Significance of EU Floods Directive Risk Management Plans for Drinking Water Supply
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Flood is a threat to safe drinking water supply. To reduce and manage the risks of floods, EU has adopted the Floods Directive. The Floods Directive is linked to and should be coordinated with the EU Water Framework Directive. Securing drinking water supply is an important aspect for management of both water resources and floods. Recently the first cycle of the Floods Directive working procedure was concluded with the establishment of Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMP). We have investigated how the FRMPs made in Sweden consider the potential consequences of flood on drinking water supply as well as if the plans show signs of integration of flood risk management with water resources management and drinking water supply. Drinking water supply is well represented in the objectives and measures suggested in the FRMPs. However, the knowledge of the consequences of flood on drinking water is poor. Many of the suggested objectives and measures are concerned with providing more knowledge. The plans show an awareness of the importance of coordination and integration with other sectors and actors but there are few signs that integration actually has taken place.
Research subject Earth Science with specialization in Environmental Analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-301890OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-301890DiVA: diva2:955569