The extraordinary flood event Auckland experienced on the night of January 27, the eve of the city’s anniversary weekend, was caused by rainfall that was literally off the chart.
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Harbour of Auckland in New Zealand.
We’ve built our cities to be vulnerable to major weather events such as the one in Auckland. While almost no city could escape the effects of four months’ worth of rain in 24 h, there are things that could've been done to avoid some of the worst impacts.
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Coastal planning implies the estimation of extreme sea levels. As the distribution of astronomical high tides can be predicted, most recent publications suggest focusing on the estimation of extreme skew surges.
Journal of Flood Risk Management (Wiley)
Flooded road
Study investigates whether the potential level of disruptive impact on the road networks of European countries could reach a socio-economic tipping point – with an abrupt and large loss of road-network function.
European Commission
The research aim of this study is to identify socio-demographic groups vulnerable to floods and whether the groups vulnerable to floods and pandemics overlap or are disjoint.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
Istanbul, Turkey
Türkiye’s geographic location, population density and distribution, and socioeconomic factors make it highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and other environmental and natural hazards, as detailed in the World Bank’s report.
World Bank, the
Evolution has occurred more rapidly than previously thought in the Chesapeake Bay wetlands, which may decrease the chance that coastal marshes can withstand future sea level rise.
University of Notre Dame
Riksha drivers walking through the flooded streets in Bangladesh in 2020.
Millions of displaced people have moved to Dhaka and Chittagong in search of safer ground, but these metropolises are subsiding under the pressures of rapid urbanisation
The Third Pole
Women walking on Malo Island, Vanuatu
Last month, a new Automated Weather Station (AWS) was installed at the Vanuatu Agricultural Research and Training Centre in Luganville. Two Automatic Rainfall Gauges (ARG) were installed at the villages of Vunaspef and Sarakata Hydro.
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
The landmark St Mark's Square is regularly flood by "acqua alta", high water events caused by abnormally high tides, providing good photos for visitors but threatening the city's foundations.
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