Flood Mitigation

In a year of historic flooding, China is betting on new strategies that allow cities to soak in rainwater rather than expel it.
Wade Shepard July 28, 2016
Anticipating increased rainfall as a result of climate change, the city is investing in solutions that hold water rather than flushing it down drains.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays January 21, 2016

Unchecked development and lack of drainage  are among the reasons why heavy rains in this coastal city were so deadly, IBNLive reports. 

December 9, 2015

Houston’s Bayou Greenways project is part of a broader trend of flood-prone cities prioritizing water management, Ensia reports. 

September 18, 2015
Since a tragic dam release flooded the Indian city in 2006, early warning systems have been implemented to make sure it won't happen again.
Patralekha Chatterjee September 3, 2015

A new study finds cities near the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are at particular risk, Salon reports. 

August 13, 2015

One of the world’s most iconic cities could be completely submerged in 100 years, Global Post reports. 

July 13, 2015

Spurred by water shortages and floods, Shenzhen and other cities are introducing permeable pavement and bioswales to absorb rainwater without sewers, E&E Publishing reports. 

June 30, 2015
Nijmegen is turning a flood-control project on the River Waal into an opportunity to redevelop its inner core.
Letty Reimerink May 14, 2015

The world’s first combination boat/tricycle was designed by a Filipino startup to help motorists navigate flooded roads in Manila, Gizmag reports. 

April 14, 2015

City leaders across Asia should pursue holistic planning to mitigate flooding, the Asia Development Bank says.

April 6, 2015

Sea-level rise and coastal erosion are a big threat to Pakistan’s financial capital, The Third Pole reports.

March 19, 2015

A planned 10-mile long, U-shaped park would disguise flood protections, the Daily Mail reports. 

March 18, 2015

The online interactive can help city leaders project the economic and human toll from river floods, The City Fix reports. 

March 17, 2015

Flood mitigation efforts could displace nearby residents who subsist with jobs in the informal economy, according to the New Cities Foundation.

March 11, 2015

 Encouraging beachfront development is raising tax revenue to fund a storm water project the Washington Post reports.

December 25, 2014
The multi-purpose dam also creates recreational opportunities for a crowded city.
Grace Chua September 25, 2014

The biggest climate change-related danger to U. S. cities isn’t air pollution or wildfires. It’s rising tides that cause intermittent floods, CityLab reports. 

August 7, 2014

Southern Thailand’s largest city developed a flood mitigation strategy that mixes technology and people power, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports.

June 24, 2014

Manila’s efforts to reduce flooding include a comprehensive risk-mitigation plan and sharing knowledge with other flood-prone cities, according to the World Bank.

June 19, 2014
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