Credit: Shutterstock/Tracey McNamara When two West Coast rivers flooded on the same day in 2019, the Waiho tore down a bridge and cut off local communities for 18 days, and the Fox eroded a landfill, exposing 135 tons of rubbish that contaminated beaches more than 100km away. A flood on the Rangitata River […]

Image of Durrelle Scott and his graduate student taking water samples on the New River as part of his research that uses data to examine how climate change has impacted flooding in the U.S. Credit: Virginia Tech There’s a tendency in modern America to think of flooding as nothing but […]

This illustration shows the impact of storm surge on coastal infrastructure and people with and without mangrove forests. Credit: © World Bank and Punto Aparte   ENLARGE The natural coastal defenses provided by mangrove forests reduce annual flooding significantly in critical hotspots around the world. Without mangroves, flood damages would increase […]

“Instead of working against nature, we’ve begun to work with it.” Architects have proposed remodeling walkways around Quebec’s rivers to better manage floodwaters, and they have suggested installing a bike path, shown above, to encourage people to exercise. White Arkitekter Oslo This story originally featured on Nexus Media News Architect Ruurd […]