3 Oct 2016, Guardian, the
Flooding causes more economic, social and humanitarian damage than any other natural disaster and has affected 2.3 billion people over the past 20 years. China has been particularly affected. Two years into the 'sponge cities' programme, the government of 450 million people faces complex needs and investor disinterest to deliver on flooding and water shortage solutions.
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