Flood risk management in Europe: European flood regulation

Author(s): Bakker, Marloes; Green, Colin; Driessen, Peter; Hegger, Dries; Delvaux, Bram; Rijswick, Marleen van; Suykens, Cathy; Beyers, Jean-Christophe; Deketelaere, Kurt; Doorn-Hoekveld, Willemijn van; Dieperink, Carel

This report focuses on the issue of European flood regulation, including issues related to mandatory flood risks assessments, flood risk maps, flood risk management plans, the involvement of the public and stakeholders, the science-policy interface, and uncertainties related to climate change. The report identifies the challenges and knowledge gaps regarding the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Floods Directive (FD).

This report is the third in a series of four which were compiled by the STAR-FLOOD project.