Lagos is vulnerable to heavy storms but the impact can be mitigated with better preparation.
Japan took a fresh approach to ensuring their society was more resilient to the frequent earthquakes they experience. We could learn from its experience.
Residents need the necessary support to adapt their homes and make collective decisions about flood prevention.
Coming to a river catchment near you: a rodent crack team ready to reduce flooding and boost biodiversity.
US military leaders have to plan for operations all over the world, so they can't afford to ignore climate change or debate its causes.
Some parts of Australia have enjoyed excellent rainfall this year, but others have not. Drought relief is still slow and patchy.
Bangladesh is on the front lines of climate change, but factors including money, gender and religion make some Bangladeshis much more vulnerable than others. Can it find inclusive ways to cope?
The water that replenishes groundwater, rivers and lakes is under threat from climate change, pollution and aging infrastructure.
More than 1 billion euros were donated after Paris’ cathedral was grievously damaged by fire in April. By comparison, just a few million euros were given after catastrophic flooding in Cité des Doges.
Earth's biggest rivers are streams of warm water vapor in the atmosphere that can cause huge rain and snowfall over land. Climate change is making them longer, wetter and stronger.
The peak time for heatwaves in southern Australia has not yet arrived. Many parts of Australia can expect heavy rains and flooding. And northern Australia's cyclone season is just gearing up.
Current policy to manage and protect people from flooding disadvantages those who are most vulnerable.
Hundreds of Canadian municipalities have declared climate emergencies but many have yet to take action.
In failing to acknowledge that the capacity of rivers can change quickly, some flood models and defences may not be equipped to deal with the consequences when they do.
With the promise of more periods of intense rainfall in years to come, what do we need to do to protect ourselves more from flooding in future?
As climate change intensifies, much of the nation's building stock will need upgrading to strengthen it against flooding, snowstorms and other weather hazards.
Some Californians want to ban people from living in wildfire-prone areas. Behavioral economics offers a less heavy-handed approach to reducing the costs and risks.
All the Great Lakes are at, or close to, record highs. But it is us, not the water, that needs to move out of the way.
The foundations of orderliness for any city are planning and management. Lagos had this in place in the early days.
As climate change speeds up tropical storm cycles, rivers and bays have less time to process nutrients and pollutants that wash into them after each event.