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Five Feet High and Rising. Cities and Flooding in the 21st Century

Five Feet High and Rising. Cities and Flooding in the 21st Century
  • World Bank. May 2011
  • This policy research working paper focuses on floods in urban areas. The first part of the report provides an analysis of trends in reported water-related disasters, particularly of floods and its consequences (numbers affected, damages, and losses). The second part of the report analyses the causes of increased impacts and makes some suggestions of what can be done for risk reduction. A list of devastating floods over the last decade and a list of floods with the highest mortality rates are also provided.
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Floods, Groundwater, Risk management, Urban areas, Urbanization, Vulnerability
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Local governments, Policy makers, Stakeholders
  • Main purpose: Assessment
  • Type of resource: Policy briefing, Working paper
  • Download file (1.3 MB)
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Published in 2015