Some scientists think it's time to retire the Saffir-Simpson scale and start fresh.
One mitigation strategy—relocating people and sensitive infrastructure to higher ground—eventually will need to be considered as sea level rise accelerates.
A historical look at flooding used as a war strategy in the Netherlands found that the tactic often failed but, in the long run, has helped to protect the land against future floods and sea level rise.
Scientific societies in the United Kingdom and Europe strive to raise awareness among decision makers about geology's relevance to key societal challenges.
Workshop on Modeling and Managing Flood Risk in Mountainous Areas; Folsom, California, 17–19 February 2015
Annual controlled floods from one of America's largest dams are rebuilding the sandbars of the iconic Colorado River.
A study of extreme weather in South America shows seasonal and spatial patterns, which, if better understood, could help save lives and minimize damage to property.
The Clean Rivers Project aims to dramatically reduce combined sewage overflows into D. C.’s waterways, improving water quality while also promoting resilience to climate change.
The common assumption that flood behavior is not changing over time causes water managers to undervalue flood protection benefits. A better method of risk assessment is proposed.
To better prepare people for future floods, scientists need to dig deep into the past to capture a wide spectrum of both flood and natural climate variability.