Strategies for climate change adaptation: lessons learnt from long-term planning in the Netherlands and Bangladesh

Jos van Alphen, Jaap de Heer, Ellen Minkman

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Abstract

This paper evaluates long-term climate change adaptation strategies in the Netherlands and Bangladesh using the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Principles of Good Water Governance. Deltas face complex challenges, and adequate long-term planning is essential for these regions. However, experience with these long-term planning efforts and linkages with theoretical frameworks on water-related policy and strategy development remain limited. Both countries politically approved significant investment portfolios for a durable adaptive strategy. This paper highlights the similarities and differences in the resulting strategies. Using the learning assessment methodology, we propose to add risk-based approaches and long-term strategic perspectives as additional OECD Principles in the conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-504
Number of pages28
JournalWater International
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Bangladesh
  • Climate adaptation
  • long-term planning
  • the Netherlands
  • water governance

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