Towards an integrated flood management approach to address trade-offs between ecosystem services: Insights from the Dutch and German Rhine, Hungarian Tisza, and Chinese Yangtze basins

Autor(en): Halbe, Johannes 
Knueppe, Kathrin 
Knieper, Christian 
Pahl-Wostl, Claudia 
Stichwörter: DYNAMICS; Ecosystem services; Engineering; Engineering, Civil; EXPERIENCES; Flood management; Geology; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary; Institutional analysis; NETHERLANDS; Paradigms; POLICY; PROTECTION; RISK-MANAGEMENT; RIVER-BASIN; TRANSITION; WATER GOVERNANCE; Water Resources
Erscheinungsdatum: 2018
Herausgeber: ELSEVIER
Volumen: 559
Startseite: 984
Seitenende: 994
The utilization of ecosystem services in flood management is challenged by the complexity of human nature interactions and practical implementation barriers towards more ecosystem-based solutions, such as riverine urban areas or technical infrastructure. This paper analyses how flood management has dealt with trade-offs between ecosystem services and practical constrains towards more ecosystem-based solutions. To this end, we study the evolution of flood management in four case studies in the Dutch and German Rhine, the Hungarian Tisza, and the Chinese Yangtze basins during the last decades, focusing on the development and implementation of institutions and their link to ecosystem services. The complexity of human-nature interactions is addressed by exploring the impacts on ecosystem services through the lens of three management paradigms: (1) the control paradigm, (2) the ecosystem-based paradigm, and (3) the stakeholder involvement paradigm. Case study data from expert interviews and a literature search were structured using a database approach prior to qualitative interpretation. Results show the growing importance of the ecosystem-based and stakeholder involvement paradigms which has led to the consideration of a range of regulating and cultural ecosystem services that had previously been neglected. We detected a trend in flood management practice towards the combination of the different paradigms under the umbrella of integrated flood management, which aims at finding the most suitable solution depending on the respective regional conditions. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 00221694
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.02.001

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