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'Malaysians must brace for more floods'

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"Rapid development and environmental degradation have caused worse and more frequent occurrence of floods and landslides, especially in urban areas," a report by the World Bank said. According to the Malaysia Economic Monitor 2011 (Smart Cities) report, "while heavy rainfall in Malaysia is linked to climatic patterns, man-made factors aggravate the impact of floods." "Malaysia has started to complement defensive action and structural flood controls but more comprehensive approaches are needed," the report said.

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  • Themes:Structural Safety, Urban Risk & Planning
  • Hazards:Flood
  • Countries/Regions:Malaysia

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/24159

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