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What would an entirely flood-proof city look like?

25 Sep 2017, Guardian, the

In response to urbanisation and the increasing flood risk that comes with it, several projects that treat storm water as a resource rather than a hazard have been initiated. Chicago is one of the cities preparing for the future by implementing permeable pavements that allows water to drain into the ground, diverting 80 percent of city rainfall from the sewage system.


    Sendai Framework
  • Sendai Focal Point:
    Ministry of Security and Justice (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
  • Website: http://www.government.nl/ministries/venj
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+31 653 353 570 +31 653 353 570


  • National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministry of Security and Justice (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
  • Website: http://www.government.nl/ministries/venj
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+31 653 353 570 +31 653 353 570


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministry of Security and Justice (Min. VenJ/NCTV)
  • Website: http://www.government.nl/ministries/venj
  • Contact:Senior Policy Advisor
  • Phone:+31 653 353 570 +31 653 353 570
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