Tag Archive: flood risk management

Going Dutch in flood management?

by Sander Meijerink and Dave Huitema. This winter, the UK has suffered from severe weather conditions, storm surges and river floods. Many were affected and the economic damage is enormous. As in other cases of flooding around the world, Dutch water managers offered assistance, and talk emerged of the ‘Dutch approach’ to flooding as a solution. But …

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On water, chess and strategic planning

Playing chess in the water

By Farhad Mukhtarov.  When Karl Wittfogel, in 1957, published his seminal book “Oriental Despotism“, his claim that state-formation and organization of societies in hierarchies originated from large structural works, mainly irrigation in Mesopotamia and in the Yellow River in China, received much attention.  While the hypothesis of Wittfogel on the link between large-scale irrigation works and “despotism” …

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Black swans in water management

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By Dave Huitema- It has been a couple of years since Nassim Nicholas Taleb published his book “The black swan. The impact of  the highly improbable“. The book is amusing reading, if only for the personality of the author who is opinioned on just about anything. This includes the question whether an expert is really an expert (as in …

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Special feature the public-private divide in flood management

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