Planning for rivers is one thing, but implementation is another as urbanisation and population growth increases.
When a dam comes down this fall, a team of scientists will be there to track the environmental changes.
In 2017 18.8 million people were displaced by natural disasters, with floods accounting for 8.6 million. Climate change is poised to drive those numbers higher still.
We rely on climate data to help us make important decisions for our future, such as building infrastructure. But what if a region's climate has long been more volatile than we realised?
Managing flood risk is not just 'good planning'; it requires commitment to resilient cities by land developers, politicians and communities. Effective response means learning from mistakes.
Wild animals are hard at work this spring. Here's how their hard labour benefits humans, and why we should be more appreciative.
Australia has always suffered heat and flood, but a detailed seasonal rainfall reconstruction of the last 800 years shows the extremes are intensifying.
Engineering practice assumes that floods are randomly distributed but science suggests they are not. This raises questions about the reliability of flood infrastructure and management strategies.
To address environmental degradation, including climate change, it is essential to take into account human rights and migration. Hybrid international law and regional thinking are both essential.
The possible join between the fragments of an ancient epic written in cuneiform in London and Geneva has been speculated for over 50 years.
African governments must focus on developing and supporting highly-skilled water professionals.
By 2050, climate change impacts such as storms and drought could displace up to 300 million people worldwide. Nations should recognize 'climate migrants' and make plans for aiding and resettling them.
We already know that climate change makes heatwaves hotter and longer. But a new series of research papers asks whether there is also a climate fingerprint on frosty spells and bouts of wet weather.
You should never try to drive through floodwater, because you never know what's beneath the surface. And new research shows some roads are more treacherous than others.
Floods and natural disasters can be highly traumatic for children.
What decisions can we make today to reduce the future risk of hazards like floods and fire? Particularly in a time of climate change, modelling various plausible futures helps us plan for uncertainty.
A massive residential development in a flood-prone inner-city suburb sounds like a recipe for disaster. But good urban design can deliver higher density and reduce the flood risk.
Extreme weather events are inevitably followed by disease outbreaks. So why not team health professionals with climate experts?
There is increasing evidence from across many African and South Asian countries that contextual, timely climate information, helps farmers manage the risks they face.
Saturated media coverage of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma can make it seem like disasters happen all the time. Is the frequency of billion-dollar disasters really rising?