Flood Risks and Environmental Vulnerability — Exploring the Synergies Between Floodplain Restoration, Water Policies and Thematic Policies

European Environment Agency
http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/flood-risks-and-environmental-vulnerability

This report focuses on the role of floodplains in flood protection, water management, nature protection or agriculture and the impact of hydromorphological alterations on the ecosystem services that floodplains provide. The aim is to support the implementation of the EU Floods Directive (EU, 2007), in particular with regard to environmental impacts and how these can be linked to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. It looks at synergies between water management, nature conservation and economic developments both in the field and on policy level.

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