Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Nanny Bressers, Hans Bressers, Corinne Larrue
    Pages 1-16 Open Access
  3. Ulf Stein, Gül Özerol, Jenny Tröltzsch, Ruta Landgrebe, Anna Szendrenyi, Rodrigo Vidaurre
    Pages 17-43 Open Access
  4. Hans Bressers, Nanny Bressers, Stefan Kuks, Corinne Larrue
    Pages 45-65 Open Access
  5. Rodrigo Vidaurre, Ulf Stein, Alison Browne, Maia Lordkipanidze, Carina Furusho, Antje Goedeking et al.
    Pages 67-82 Open Access
  6. Alison L. Browne, Steve Dury, Cheryl de Boer, Isabelle la Jeunesse, Ulf Stein
    Pages 83-107 Open Access
  7. Isabelle La Jeunesse, Corinne Larrue, Carina Furusho, Maria-Helena Ramos, Alison Browne, Cheryl de Boer et al.
    Pages 109-138 Open Access
  8. Jenny Tröltzsch, Rodrigo Vidaurre, Hans Bressers, Alison Browne, Isabelle La Jeunesse, Maia Lordkipanidze et al.
    Pages 139-158 Open Access
  9. Gül Özerol, Jenny Troeltzsch, Corinne Larrue, Maia Lordkipanidze, Alison L. Browne, Cheryl de Boer et al.
    Pages 159-179 Open Access
  10. Hans Bressers, Koen Bleumink, Nanny Bressers, Alison Browne, Corinne Larrue, Susan Lijzenga et al.
    Pages 181-201 Open Access
  11. Gül Özerol, Jenny Troeltzsch
    Pages 203-215 Open Access
  12. Carina Furusho, Rodrigo Vidaurre, Isabelle La Jeunesse, Maria-Helena Ramos
    Pages 217-230 Open Access
  13. Hans Bressers, Ulf Stein
    Pages 231-244 Open Access
  14. Corinne Larrue, Nanny Bressers, Hans Bressers
    Pages 245-256 Open Access

About this book


This book presents the findings of a team of scientists and practitioners who have been working on the project “Benefits of Governance in Drought Adaptation” (in short: the DROP project), which is included in the European Union’s INTERREG IVB NWE programme. The DROP governance team developed a Governance Assessment Tool (GAT), which allows the governance setting of a given region for planning and realizing drought adaptation measures to be assessed. Based on this assessment, recommendations can be developed for regional water authorities concerning how to operate most effectively towards increased drought resilience in this context. The GAT has been applied to six regions in Northwest Europe: Twente and Salland in the Netherlands, Eifel-Ruhr in Germany, Brittany in France, Somerset in the United Kingdom, and Flanders in Belgium. These regions are subject to drought aspects related to nature, agriculture and freshwater.

 This book will aid regional water authorities and other relevant stakeholders interested in governance assessment, whether that context is about water, more specifically about drought or flooding events, or other environmental issues. Further, the GAT can and has also been applied more broadly to a range of governance contexts for water management and beyond.


Agriculture Drought Governance Assessment Tool Nature Water Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Bressers
    • 1
  • Nanny Bressers
    • 2
  • Corinne Larrue
    • 3
  1. 1.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Vechtstromen Water AuthorityAlmeloThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Val de MarneUniversité Paris Est CréteilMarne-la-ValléeFrance

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