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Floods and climate change

In many parts of the world, more intense rainfall is bringing worse flooding. What can be done to ease the problem?


Opinion
As slumdwellers battle to stay afloat, little help is on the way Sebastien Malo
Stop building on floodplains, say flood-hit U.S. families Sebastien Malo
UK urged to spend £1 bln/yr on flood defences as world warms Sonia Elks
As sea levels rise, homes keep sprouting in US flood zones Sebastien Malo
'Catastrophic' floods rising on Amazon River Sophie Hares
South American cities harness tech and nature to tackle floods Anastasia Moloney
With pumps and canals, Sri Lanka’s capital moves to cut flood risk Amantha Perera
Water harvesting has added benefit for Kenya: less flooding Caroline Wambui
'Now I'm nothing': Zimbabwe floods leave local traders destitute Ray Mwareya
Indonesia dam burst raises alarm over unchecked forest clearing Ian Morse
As flood waters recede, Jakarta residents sue governor Rina Chandran
As Bangladesh floods worsen, crab farms help families tread water Manipadma Jena
Bangladesh tries new way to aid flood-hit families: cash up front Naimul Karim
As rains lash Sri Lanka, warnings arrive on time Amantha Perera
Poor farmers need better protection from costly disasters - UN Michael Taylor
Warming will put millions more at flood risk in next 20 years Alex Whiting
Protect coastal, island communities now as seas rise - scientists Laurie Goering
Kitchen building material could cut urban flooding by half Michael Taylor
Bangkok fights floods with thirsty landscaping Rina Chandran
'The water's not going anywhere' - Louisiana faces climate threats Nicky Milne
Floods predicted to uproot 50 mln a year as climate heats up Megan Rowling
Cooperation to curb Asia’s climate risks still too rare–scientists Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Flood-prone Bangkok struggles to keep canal slums dry Michael Taylor
After eastern Zimbabwe floods, water shortages parch Harare Tonderayi Mukeredzi
Unfettered construction raises U.S. hurricane costs Reuters
African nations to get profiles of drought and flood risk Nicole Hoey
After an August drenching, Karachi confronts rising flood risk Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
From Bhutan to Cambodia, early warning saves lives in floods Rina Chandran
As wild weather worsens, Malawi forecasts get a $16 mln makeover Charles Mkoka
Armed with smartphones and boots, Niger youths map flood risks Morgane Le Cam
Mumbai floods prompt calls for crackdown on India's urban sprawl Rina Chandran
Texas city loses water, 44 dead, thousands of survivors rescued Reuters
Beyond Harvey: deadly floods bring havoc to Africa, Asia Anna Pujol-Mazzini
Storm Harvey's rainfall likely linked to climate change - U.N. Reuters
Worst monsoon floods in years kill more than 1,200 across Asia Reuters
Washington urged to heed Harvey climate warning Sophie Hares
Aid workers struggle as South Asia floods affect millions Gopal Sharma and Zarir Hussain
India plans 800-mile highway to curb floods in northeast Rina Chandran
As dengue cases soar, Sri Lanka battles a deadly foe: mosquitoes Amantha Perera
City plan aims for flood-free growth in Argentina's Santa Fe Sophie Hares
Bangkok struggles to protect slum dwellers as floods worsen Thin Lei Win
As disaster hits again, early warning messages fly in Sri Lanka Amantha Perera
As Indian Kashmir's valleys turn to concrete, flooding fears rise Athar Parvaiz
Floating homes, fish ponds among winners of $10 mln award Thin Lei Win
Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding Reuters
"Nuisance" floods may cost U.S. cities as much as major hurricane JD Capelouto
After Katrina, New Orleans learns to live with water Megan Rowling
Drones help Tanzania slum residents map flood risk Kizito Makoye
Disaster-savvy students protect Bangladesh families from floods Mushfique Wadud
New York City at risk of flooding every two decades: climate study Sebastien Malo
Natural disasters in China kill more than 800 since June Reuters
Mountain Pakistan walls off glacial lake flash floods Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
India struggles to evacuate villagers as floods wreak havoc Jatindra Dash
Flood-hit Bangladesh plans to keep food safe in home silos Syful Islam
Dakar suburbs strive to turn floodwaters from foe to friend Megan Rowling
Cameroon fights flooding by turning plastic waste into jobs Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Pakistan expands glacier monitoring in effort to cut disaster risk Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Smart spending could tackle disasters in Uganda before they happen Zoe Tabary
Indonesia prepares rural flood defences to protect crops Reuters
India's most flood-prone state aided by new satellite mapping Manipadma Jena
In home-grown innovation, Pakistani village rises above flood woes Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
As floods hit, Pakistan's Kalasha fear for their way of life Rina Saeed Khan
Severe drought, floods destroy crops in Papua New Guinea highlands Catherine Wilson
Tanzania gives free land to coax flood victims from disaster zones Kizito Makoye
Dakar women grow herb business from floodwater Kathryn M. Werntz
Tweets turned into flood maps that could help save lives Megan Rowling
As more flooding looms, Kashmir remains vulnerable to disaster Athar Parvaiz
Watch groups save lives in flood-prone Pakistan valleys Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Thailand tests floating homes in region grappling with floods Alisa Tang
Floods in Angola kill at least 64, toll expected to rise Joseph D'Urso
Floods, storms and heat projected to cost SE Asia $34bln per year Alisa Tang
Malawi floods expose need to step up disaster prevention Karen Sanje
Flood-hit Cameroon to demolish low-lying urban homes Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Mombasa draws up master plan to combat worsening flooding Anthony Langat
Malawi's recovery from devastating floods may cost $400 mln - UN Kieran Guilbert
Pakistan moves to introduce flood-tolerant rice varieties Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Early warning effort protects Nepali villagers from floods Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Floods disrupt development on Cameroon's Bakassi Peninsula Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Floods leave thousands stranded in southern Chile Reuters
Women take on floods and hunger in rural Pakistan Rina Saeed Khan
Flood-resilient streams protect villagers in north Pakistan Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio
Philippines produces 3D flood hazard map Imelda V. Abano
Floods affect over 1 million in Balkans, destruction "terrifying" Reuters
Cameroon steps up war on malaria amid worsening floods Elias Ntungwe Ngalame
Opinion
Could Britain manage floods like the Dutch? Matthijs Kok
As glaciers retreat in India, rivers shrink and floods grow Ashutosh Sharma
Opinion
Sodden Britain ready to face climate change? Laurie Goering
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