Tiden har runnit ikapp Sverige: Sju principer för god vattenstyrning och hantering

Translated title of the contribution: TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR SWEDEN : SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR GOOD URBAN WATER GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT

Åse Johannessen, Rolf Larsson, Lena Blom, Dick Karlsson, Henrik Aspegren

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Abstract

We argue in this paper that Swedish urban areas have several urgent challenges when it comes to water governance and we propose seven principles for addressing them. Climate change and urban growth call for swift action to manage both water scarcity and flooding in an integrated way. This paper focuses on the municipal level for which we argue that there is a need for a more systematic approach. The seven principles require an engaged and knowledgeable political force at national, regional and municipal level. We call for governance at river basin level, better risk prevention in planning, adequate incentives to invest in nature-based solutions, adapted legislation, adapted organisation and strategic collaboration, increased citizen engagement, and knowledge support from research. We also mention some of the well-functioning and promising initiatives that already make a difference in today’s urban water governance and management.
Translated title of the contributionTIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR SWEDEN : SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR GOOD URBAN WATER GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)371-381
JournalVatten: tidskrift för vattenvård /Journal of Water Management and research
Volume75
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
  • Public Administration Studies

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