Factoring Environmental Considerations in Decision-Making Processes

Based on the understanding of the vital importance of ecosystem services as well as the potentially adverse consequences of structural flood management measures on ecosystems, IFM adopts a threefold approach of  

i)  avoiding, ii) reducing, and iii) mitigating adverse environmental impacts without compromising on flood management objectives.

This chapter addresses those elements that are required for factoring environmental considerations into the decision-making processes at various levels (policy formulation, basin planning, project design and implementation and operation):

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