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Dealing with Flood Risk

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Kron, Wolfgang
Journal: Stockholm Water Front
Page(s): 16-18
Date: 2006
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5278
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Subject(s): drought
water resources
flood management
Abstract: "Droughts and floods claim more lives than all other natural catastrophes. An analysis of the hundred most deadly and the hundred most expensive natural catastrophes since 1950 reveals that droughts caused more than half of all fatalities. In the remainder of the catastrophes – i.e. not including droughts – more than half of the fatalities were due to flooding. Almost half of the overall losses were generated by floods. Natural catastrophes have increased alarmingly in recent decades. Looking at the losses from great natural catastrophes in the last fifty years, we find that the overall losses in the ten years from 1996 to 2005 were almost seven times as high as in the 1960s. This applies in like manner to great flood catastrophes."

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