Step 2: Basin Flood Management Vision and Policy

Based on the national vision and policy, a Basin Flood Management Vision and Policy should be developed at each river basin. The vision can either take the shape of an overall statement of principle for the future of flood prone areas, or be developed in more detail combining clear statements on:

  • What is the role of floods in the Basin (beneficial and negative aspects)?
  • Why flood management needs to be improved?
  • How risks due to floods are to be mitigated

In any case the Basin Flood Management Policy will show more specific images and ideas to be pursued and implemented in a particular basin. Being embedded in the framework of the national flood management policy it has to reflect both, the principles of the national flood management policy as well as the characteristic of the river basin with social and economic activities associated with the regime of the river.

 


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