Governance of transboundary risk: The Göta Älv water system

Research project
Active research
Project size
7 020 000
Project period
2013 - 2019
Project owner
Department of Sociology and Work Science

Short description

The funding was granted from Forma's call for "Social planning for a sustainable social development". The project started in 2013 and lasted until 2019.

Many risk issues are cross-border and difficult to place easily within established national, political, economic and organizational frameworks. This is particularly evident in, for example, natural disasters, climate change, the spread of infectious diseases, and extensive toxic emissions, which often involve cross-sectoral risk management based on formal and informal collaboration in networks of public and private actors. The research project studies risk perceptions, communication, interaction and division of responsibilities in stakeholder networks that deal with cross-border risk issues where geographical, political, administrative and organizational boundaries are exceeded.


Linda Soneryd, project leader

Åsa Boholm, Department of Global Studies

Anna Bendz, Department of Political Science

Martin Letell

Jesper Petersson

Madeleine Prutzer, Gothenburg Research Institute, GRI

Magnus Weber