Tag: floods

  • Here’s how we can fix our broken water infrastructure

    Here’s how we can fix our broken water infrastructure

    In many ways, it’s hard to imagine our world of nearly 8 billion people and $85 trillion in annual goods and services without this water engineering. Cairo, Phoenix, and other large desert cities could never have grown to their present sizes. California’s sunny Central Valley would not have become such an abundant producer of vegetables, […]

  • New global map shows populations are growing faster in flood-prone areas

    New global map shows populations are growing faster in flood-prone areas

    And while the global population grew by 18.6% from 2000 to 2015, the population in these areas outpaced that growth, increasing by 34.1% over the same period. That means between 58 million and 86 million more people were exposed to flooding in those places over the course of 15 years. “It’s not particularly surprising that […]