waterbeheer, regionale planning, hoogwaterbeheersing, Waterbeheer (algemeen), water management, regional planning, flood control, Water Management (General)
Earthscan: Resources for the Future
As a low-lying delta region with a high population density, the Netherlands have long served as a study of successes and pitfalls in water management. Water Policy in the Netherlands traces the history of water governance in the country, from technological innovations to prevent wide-scale flooding, to strategies focused primarily on improving water quality, to an interdisciplinary, integrated water management approach, which brings together perspectives from economics, hydrology, ecology, water law, and water technology. The book is grounded in the realization that both the technical and social sciences must play a key role in crafting policy in the face of serious environmental challenges, including climate change, sea level rise, and increasing soil subsidence.