SP 6.3 How to promote adaptation towards resilient flood risk governance in Europe? Key recommendations from STARFLOOD in a practitioners’ perspective

 Tuesday 10 May, 13.30 – 15.15, Penn Room II

The need for good governance to deal with increasing flood risks is becoming ever more apparent. In this session we will present conclusions and recommendations, as well as good practices drawn from the rich empirical data generated in STAR-FLOOD (www.starflood.eu). Examples are the Belgian Water test and River contracts (promoting collaboration between sectors and across boundaries), Polish crisis management
(enabling dealing with floods), English insurance system (stimulating awareness and enabling recovery) and Dutch Delta programme (promoting learning and change). Then, all participants will engage in an interactive world café discussion, in which they are invited to bring in their own good practices.

Organised by Tom Raadgever, Grontmij Nederland (part of Sweco), the Netherlands
Dries Hegger, Peter Driessen, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Mark Wiering, Radboud University, the Netherlands
Ann Crabbé, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Partners Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, France
Water Governance Centre, the Netherlands
Chair Enrico Moens, Grontmij Nederland (part of Sweco), the Netherlands
Rapporteur Dries Hegger, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Key findings from the STAR-FLOOD project about flood risk governance in Europe
Marleen van Rijswick, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

The STAR-FLOOD Practitioner’s Guidebook: a strategic guide towards more resilient and appropriate flood risk management and governance
Tom Raadgever, Grontmij Nederland, the Netherlands