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A simple compensation mechanism for flood protection services on farmlandLand Use PolicyResearch paper

Reservoirs for the transient storage of water in order to lower river flood peaks would usually be built on farmland and used in case of a serious flood event. Farmers’ willingness to have their lands included in a reservoir critically depends on the ...

The effect of the opening of the Tiszaroff flood storage reservoir on downstream flood riskDevelopment of a Monte Carlo simulation based decision support systemAnalysis

A decision support system was developed for the Middle Tisza Region Water Directorate (Kötivizig).The flood-storage reservoir at Tiszaroff can provide significant help to avoid a potential flood catastrophe. Although the opening of the flood gates ...

The emerging role of economic analysis in decision support for the operation of offline flood storage reservoirsAn example based on the case ofthe Tiszaroff reservoirResearch paper

The construction of a series of flood peak reservoirs along the River Tisza was the result of a change in flood defense strategy triggered by the experiences of the Millennium floods and a Hungarian national budget constraint. The Tiszaroff flood ...

Evaluating Economic Policy Instruments for Sustainable Water Management in EuropeThe EPI-WATER FP7 Research ProjectAnalysis

A sustainable management of water resources has a potential to tackle water-related natural hazardand climate risks, and at the same time alleviate communities from poverty. In thiscontext, Economic Policy Instruments (EPIs) can help to make water ...