Assessing the legitimacy of flood risk governance arrangements in Europe: insights from intra-country evaluations

Maria Pettersson (Lead Author), Marleen van Rijswick, Cathy Suykens, Meghan Alexander, Kristina Ek, Sally Priest

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Legitimacy has received comparatively less attention than societal resilience in the context of flooding, thus methods for assessing and monitoring the legitimacy of Flood Risk Governance Arrangements (FRGA) are noticeably lacking. This study attempts to address this gap by assessing the legitimacy of FRGAs in six European countries through cross-disciplinary and comparative research methods. On the basis of this assessment, recommendations to enhance the legitimacy of flood risk governance in Europe are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)929-944
Number of pages16
JournalWater International
Issue number8
Early online date13 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Legitimacy
  • Flood risk governance
  • Europe

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