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Flood planning, the politics of water security, by Jeroen Warner

"Floods are amongst the most common and devastating natural disasters. In the wake of such an event, the pressure to initiate flood protection schemes that will provide security is enormous, and politicians promise quick solutions in the national interest. Jeroen Warner examines a number of such projects from around the world - the Middle East, South Asia and Western Europe - aimed at the prevention of serious flooding. Each provoked a level of controversy unforeseen by its initiators, with the result that schemes were shelved, were not completed, or simply failed. The author shows how such projects inevitably become politicized as different stakeholders seek to promote their interests."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction: the politics of flood and fear -- 2. Midnight at Noon? The tussle over Toshka, Egypt -- 3. Resisting the Turkish Pax Aquarum? The Ilisu Dam Dispute -- 4. Turkey & Egypt: War , Peace and Hegemony -- 5. Death of the mega-Project? The Contoversy over Fllod Action Plan 20, Bangladesh -- 6. The Maaswerken Project: Fixing a Hole? -- 7. Public Participation in Emergency River Storage: The Ooij Polder -- 8. The Jubilee Rover: Flood Alleviation or Flood Creation Scheme? -- 9. The Politics of Six River Interventions : A Synthesis -- 10. The Securitization of Flood Events: Implications for Security Analysis -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (384 p.)
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