News Digest Item
11 Jan 2018

“Adaptation required to preserve future high-end river flood risk at present levels”

Science Advances / Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Rainfall is increasing due to climate change and more people will become victims of floods than previously thought in the near future, according to a new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) published in Science Advances. Researchers are calling for greater investment in flood protection in Germany as well as many other parts of the world. The number of people at risk of flooding will increase dramatically in the next 25 years without significant investment in dike construction, altered building standards and relocations, the study found. The highest risks are in the US, parts of India and Africa, Indonesia and Central Europe, including Germany, according to the study.

Read the study here.

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