Applying the OECD Principles on Water Governance to Floods

A Checklist for Action

This report uses the OECD Principles on Water Governance as a tool for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue and practical assessment of the performance of flood governance systems. It applies the Principles to flood-prone contexts to help strengthen governance frameworks for managing the risks of “too much” water. By 2050, 1.6 billion people will be at risk of flooding, affecting nearly 20% of the world’s population at an increasing rate and many times over with dire social, economic and environmental consequences. In this report, a checklist is proposed as a self-assessment tool for stakeholders in flood management, based on lessons learned from 27 case studies that feature practical experiences and highlight common features and key challenges in flood governance.

Published on June 20, 2019

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Executive summary
Managing floods today – Setting the scene
Effectiveness of flood governance
Efficiency of flood governance
Trust and engagement in flood governance
OECD Checklist for Assessing Flood Governance Arrangements
List of case study promoters
Glossary of Terms
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