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Unchecked development and lack of drainage are among the reasons why heavy rains in this coastal city were so deadly, IBNLive reports.
Houston’s Bayou Greenways project is part of a broader trend of flood-prone cities prioritizing water management, Ensia reports.
A new study finds cities near the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are at particular risk, Salon reports.
One of the world’s most iconic cities could be completely submerged in 100 years, Global Post reports.
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.
The world’s first combination boat/tricycle was designed by a Filipino startup to help motorists navigate flooded roads in Manila, Gizmag reports.
City leaders across Asia should pursue holistic planning to mitigate flooding, the Asia Development Bank says.
Sea-level rise and coastal erosion are a big threat to Pakistan’s financial capital, The Third Pole reports.
A planned 10-mile long, U-shaped park would disguise flood protections, the Daily Mail reports.
The online interactive can help city leaders project the economic and human toll from river floods, The City Fix reports.
Flood mitigation efforts could displace nearby residents who subsist with jobs in the informal economy, according to the New Cities Foundation.
Encouraging beachfront development is raising tax revenue to fund a storm water project the Washington Post reports.
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.
Southern Thailand’s largest city developed a flood mitigation strategy that mixes technology and people power, the Thomson Reuters Foundation reports.
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.