Institutional and Governance Dimensions of Flood Risk Management: A Flood Footprint and Accountability Mechanism

Publication | December 2019

This working paper proposes flood footprint and accountability to coordinate risk management projects through appropriate spatial planning at river basin scale.

Flood footprint is defined as the potential impacts of floods on different sectors and vice versa. It is useful as a mechanism to guide institutional arrangements and administrative procedures for activities within flood risk zones and in adjoining areas. The paper also discusses a trial study in the Longxi River basin that demonstrates how technical tools could be used to assess the probable change in flood footprint from different risk management scenarios.


  • Introduction
  • Integrated Water Resources Management and Disaster Risk Management
  • Flood Footprint
  • Flood Footprint and Its Assessment
  • Linkage of Flood Footprint and Accountability
  • Small Watershed Trial Study: Longxi River, People's Republic of China
  • Issues and Recommendation in the Adaptation of Flood Footprint and Accountability Mechanism

Additional Details

  • Environment
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Disasters
  • Water
  • Basin Water
  • Water Resource Management
  • China, People's Republic of
  • 50
  • 8.5 x 11
  • WPS190614-2

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