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By Jeroen Warner

Floods are among the commonest and such a lot devastating typical failures. a huge flood could cause the loss of life of hundreds of thousands, occasionally hundreds of thousands, of individuals and reason massive harm. it may well additionally problem a government’s legitimacy if caution measures or flood defense platforms are perceived as having been insufficient. within the wake of such an occasion, the strain to begin flood safeguard schemes that would offer safeguard is gigantic, and politicians promise speedy suggestions within the nationwide curiosity.

Jeroen Warner appears at a few such initiatives from worldwide - from the center East, South Asia and Western Europe - geared toward the prevention of great flooding. every one provoked a degree of controversy unexpected through its initiators, with the outcome that initiatives have been shelved, transformed, weren't accomplished, or just failed on the first try. Even a good geared up participation method with joint or open making plans didn't exempt planners from the tricky political dynamics that arose.

Flood politics aren't like usual politics. they're approximately lifestyles and dying, and a flood occasion might legitimize striking measures during which basic principles don't observe. the writer exhibits how initiatives created in keeping with such events unavoidably develop into politicised as assorted stakeholders search to advertise their pursuits. the result's a pioneering e-book that offers the 1st entire account of the politics and decision-making surrounding flood making plans and of the teachings to be learned.

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