16 Jun 2015, Floodlist
Sri Lanka has launched a $3.4m project aimed to increase coastal resilience to damage caused by floods, erosion, tsunamis and storm surge, reports Floodlist. 'After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, it became evident – particularly in Sri Lanka which was severely impacted – that those villages that had intact mangroves suffered significantly less damage than those that did not'...
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