Water Integrity: Governance model in the Dutch Water Safety Programme

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  • Water Integrity: Governance model in the Dutch Water Safety Programme

    1. 1. dr. A.H. te Lindeir. E.M. van der KuilDelft6 juni 2013Governance model in theDutch Water SafetyProgrammeWater Integrity Forum
    2. 2. Governance model in the Dutch Water Safety Programme6 juni 2013 2|© Twynstra Gudde |Right | wrong  context: culture, law, trust, wealth, … Sometimes no choice Self-interest is common behaviorHuman behaviorIntegrity‘right’Corrupt‘wrong’Etc..CountryLocal communityFamilyOpportunism
    3. 3. Governance model in the Dutch Water Safety Programme6 juni 2013 3|© Twynstra Gudde |60% NL prone to flooding  watersafety is huge public taskDike reinforcement programme:‐ Every ~5 years update boundaryconditions and all (primary) dikes andstructures are tested on height andstability / strength‐ 2001 and 2006 ~ 370 km failed subsidy for reinforcement‐ 89 projects, 11 Water boards‐ 3 Billion Euro, ~200 – 400 MEuro/year‐ Finished in 2017 Infrastructure projectWater safety programme
    4. 4. Governance model in the Dutch Water Safety Programme6 juni 2013 4|© Twynstra Gudde |Policy making  Planning and budget  Tendering  Construction  Maintanance
    5. 5. Governance model in the Dutch Water Safety Programme6 juni 2013 5|© Twynstra Gudde |Sharing resources: politicsMinistry of Infrastructure and the Environment• Water safety• Quick, low costs• Transfer money to other issues• No scandalsParliamentBoardWater Boards• Water safety• Delay• More money• Other local improvements:nature, roads, recreation, ...
    6. 6. Governance model in the Dutch Water Safety Programme6 juni 2013 6|© Twynstra Gudde |Governance modelMinistry of Infrastructure and the Environment• Policy• Law and regulation• BudgetWater Boards• Project management: scope,time, money, risks• Tendering to design and build• MaintainanceProgramme Bureau• Provide subsidy: sober, robust, expedient• Fair share for all Water Boards• Audit project management, procurement• Monitor progressDG Public Works and Environment
    7. 7. Governance model in the Dutch Water Safety Programme6 juni 2013 7|© Twynstra Gudde |Programme bureau has no incentives for corruption:‐ Independent, ‘referee’‐ Public officials and consultants‐ No political interests‐ Transparant‐ Accountable‐ Bureaucratic…The chosen governance model helps to move towards integrityLessons:‐ People willing to change and cooporate when they experience benefits‐ Communication between organizations is difficultConclusion
    8. 8. Alle intellectuele eigendomsrechten met betrekking tot deze presentatieberusten bij Twynstra Gudde.Niets uit deze presentatie mag worden verveelvoudigd of openbaar gemaaktzonder schriftelijke toestemming van Twynstra Gudde.dr. A.H. te Lindealn@tg.nlir. E.M. van der Kuileki@tg.nlwww.twynstragudde.nl

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