Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Research article
05 Dec 2017
Research article |  | 05 Dec 2017

What does nature have to do with it? Reconsidering distinctions in international disaster response frameworks in the Danube basin

Shanna N. McClain, Silvia Secchi, Carl Bruch, and Jonathan W. F. Remo

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This article examines the international policy and institutional frameworks for response to natural and man-made disasters occurring in the Danube basin and the Tisza sub-basin, two transnational basins. Monitoring and response to these types of incidents have historically been managed separately. We suggest that these distinctions are counterproductive, outdated, and ultimately flawed, illustrate some of the specific gaps in the Danube and the Tisza, and propose an integrated framework.
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