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A village in the periphery of South Sulawesi’s capital, Makassar, affected by floods in 2019. RISE program, photograph by Noor Ilhamsyah.

How scientists and communities can build partnerships to deal with floods: learning from Indonesia

Residents of flood-prone areas have been counting on local knowledge and community support to deal with floods for centuries. Can scientists work with them to better understand floods?
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How the water and sewage under your feet could end up flooding your home (and what to do about it)

Some flood dangers can be hard to spot initially – to planners, developers and home-buyers. Sometimes, the danger comes from underground.
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Double trouble: floods and COVID-19 have merged to pose great danger for Timor-Leste

In flood-ravaged Dili, COVID-19 restrictions were abandoned as the disaster unfolded. But it means an already escalating pandemic situation may spiral out of control.

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