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Au risque du fleuve. La territorialisation de la politique de prévention du risque d'inondation en Loire moyenne

Abstract : In the last decades, the rapid urban and outer-urban development along the Loire river has mostly occurred in floodplains – like for many other watercourses. In 1995, the French State implemented a prevention policy aiming at a better land use control in floodplains. The Loire catchment basin was used as a laboratory for this new method of flood risk management, which was then applied to the rest of French territory. The aim of this PhD thesis is to analyse the territorialization processes of the flood risk prevention policy in middle Loire valley. Studying the conflicts opposing the State and the local administration enables us to highlight the flood risk social construction, as well as its geopolitical dimension. We then focus on the mechanisms and the actors of the risk acceptability construction, which leads to emphasizing the central role of the local administration. Finally, we attempt to understand why and how the flood risk prevention can be a way to transform territorial organization. Integration of the flood risk in local strategies of territorial planning and development, which is today necessary for less vulnerable and more resilient territories to emerge, remains nevertheless very uneven.
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Sylvain Rode. Au risque du fleuve. La territorialisation de la politique de prévention du risque d'inondation en Loire moyenne. Géographie. Université de Nanterre - Paris X, 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00444166⟩

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