After a flood, most people rely on officials to test public water sources. Private well owners are on their own, with little data to guide testing and treatment. New research seeks to change that.
Reconstruction reveals how people living along the banks of the Nile may have relocated as climate changed and flooding increased during the African Humid Period.
Rich people’s aversion to flood risk results in poor people living in the most vulnerable locations poverty. Pro-poor flood risk management policies could have a significant impact on inequality.
Coastal communities face more frequent floods in which rain, rivers, and ocean storm surge combine forces. A reliable system that accurately predicts inundation from these events is urgently needed.
Improvements in our ability to forecast oceanic conditions weeks to months in advance will help communities, industries, and other groups prepare amid a changing climate.
Trees tell of a wetter past along the Brahmaputra River and, combined with climate modeling, suggest heightened future flood risks in one of the world’s most densely populated areas.
Climate change increases massive storm surges, which may be more than Venice’s flood-control system can handle.
A new book presents recent advances in the modeling and remote sensing of droughts and floods of use to emergency response organizations and policy makers on a global scale.
As floods increase in frequency and intensity, chemicals buried in river sediments become “ticking time bombs” waiting to activate.
To plan policies that manage flood and drought risk, is it sufficient to follow the science? The better path uses the best science, which draws insight from integrated multidisciplinary research.