(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Soil erosion, muddy floods and the need for institutional memory

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Environmental Change Inst., Univ. Centre for the Environment, Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Soil & Water Conservation Unit, Melsterbeek Catchment, Sint-Truiden, BELGIQUE


In two areas, southern England and central Belgium, the AA. examine the role of institutional memory in the success and failure to deal with soil erosion and muddy flooding. There appear to be four reasons for memory failure: inadequate transfer of information to the relevant people; lack of a legislative framework, particularly in the UK; a shortage of trained personnel; and institutional difficulties in dealing with an interdisciplinary problem. The AA. suggest that a successful project involving cooperation between municipalities in the Melsterbeek catchment, Flanders, offers a model for action in other areas


Article of periodic

published at : Area / ISSN 0004-0894

Editor : Institute of British Geographers, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 42, no4 [pp. 502-513]

Bibliographic references : 60 ref.

Collation : 5 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19067

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