About the project
My research focusses on river governance and especially on collaborative initiatives among stakeholders to maintain floodplains in a harmonize way. This research was started within a two-year lasting program, called Urban Regions in the Delta; Delta East (See movie QR code), funded by the Dutch organization for Scientific research (NWO). Currently, the research is continued in the program of RiverCare (funded by STW) to ultimately answer the main research question; which underlying visions with regard to collaborative governance perceived by stakeholders play a role in sustainably maintaining flood protection and nature values in floodplains? And what kind of recommendations can be drawn based on these insights? Read two-pages overview >>
Documents & Publications
Journal Publications & Book Chapters
- Warner, J.F., Fliervoet, J.M., Smits, A.J.M. (2016), Towards a joint maintenance approach for floodplain management in the Netherlands: tensions and possibilities, In: R.D. Margerum, C.J. Robinson, The Challenges of Collaboration in Environmental Governance: Barriers and Responses, Edward Elgar publishing, UK, 424 pages.
- Fliervoet, J.M., Geerling, G.W., Mostert, E. and Smits, A.J.M. (2016), Analyzing Collaborative Governance Through Social Network Analysis: A Case Study of River Management Along the Waal River in The Netherlands, Environmental Management, 57: 355, doi:10.1007/s00267-015-0606-x.
- Fliervoet, J.M., Geerling, G.W., Mostert, E. and Smits, A.J.M., Analyzing collaborative relationships regarding floodplain management through social network analysis: a Dutch case study, . In: H.J.R. Lenders, F.P.L. Collas, G.W. Geerling, R.S.E.W. Leuven (Eds.). Bridging gaps between river science, governance and management. Book of abstracts NCR-days 2015, NCR Publication 39-2015, 1-2 October 2015, Radboud University, Nijmegen, pp. 45-47
- Fliervoet, J. M., R. J. G. Van den Born, A. J. M. Smits and L. Knippenberg, (2013), Combining safety and nature: A multi-stakeholder perspective on integrated floodplain management., Journal of Environmental Management, 128: 1033–1042, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.06.023.