Examining the benefits of collaboration: the Provider-User Matrix for collaborative flood risk management illustrated by the case of the Ljusnan River, Sweden
2015 (English)In: Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, ISSN 1939-0459, E-ISSN 1939-0467, Vol. 7, no 1, 53-69 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper examines the benefits of collaboration in flood risk management by introducing a Provider-User Matrix. The matrix is illustrated through a Swedish case of polycentric decision-making. In the Swedish case the users have not yet benefited from collaboration-benefits such as a more advanced understanding of the flood response system or from sharing detailed hydrological data; benefits that should be easily implemented. The Provider-User Matrix offers both a more holistic way to study benefits and a way to start raising the efficiency of collaboration, by identifying mismatches between the benefits provided and the benefits that users need.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2015. Vol. 7, no 1, 53-69 p.
benefit; collaboration; flood management; shared ownership; water resources
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112682DOI: 10.1080/19390459.2014.977539OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-112682DiVA: diva2:769404