Flood risk management nowadays affects landowners behind dikes, broadening the group of stakeholders. Interactive governance provides an approach to negotiate and balance the diverging interests of stakeholders involved.

One of the benefits of interactive governance is creating satisfaction through involvement, making stakeholders less prone to taking legal action against implementation.

A paper published on the Taylor & Francis Research Insights, tests this assumption through standardized quantitative longitudinal research, demonstrating a statistically positive correlation between interactive governance and stakeholder satisfaction. Read the full paper here.