A flood is an overflow of a body of water (rive, lake) that submerges land or the abnormal accumulation of water on the surface due to excess rainfall and rise of the groundwater level above surface on impermeable or saturated terrains. source: CRED
5 Dec 2013, Bangkok Post
Policies should aim at living in harmony with floods and not trying to control them. This is a more cost-effective and longer lasting solution that may involve comunity-based livelihood adaptation, disaster risk education as well as effective land-use planning in order to reduce vulnerability, according to Danny Marks of University of Sydney...
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Source of data: 2009 Global Assessment Report
|Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database|
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