Municipalities and utility companies cooperate to tackle flooding

Municipalities and utility companies in Denmark are cooperating in a number of areas to tackle the increasing problems due to flooding caused by heavy rain. Attorney-at-Law and Plesner Partner Søren Stenderup Jensen is the author of an article on the topic in the most recent issue of International Law Office (ILO) - Environment & Climate Change.

The implementation of the EU Flood Directive (2007/60/EC) in Denmark has highlighted the challenge faced by the Danish authorities in relation to flooding. In Denmark municipalities and utility companies are cooperating closely at a local level to solve these challenges.

In the article Søren Stenderup Jensen describes how municipalities and utility companies cooperate on climate change adaptation of local plans, using roads and paths to divert rain water and distributing surface water to grass and field areas etc.

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