Costs of flood damage likely to get worse with time
November 20, 2007

Britain is still reeling from a serious flood scare earlier this month that nearly turned catastrophic when stresses on flood defenses were pushed to their limits as a storm surge met a high tide across part of the coast. As people around the world migrate to urban areas and over-build along coastlines (as well as riverfronts and lakes), the costs of flooding will certainly grow with time, despite our best efforts to manage stormwater through gates, levees, flood-control pumps, and other civil works.

last revised November 2007