'Leaky dams' and tree planting are useful against smaller floods, but they won't hold back the water after a major storm.
The unusual weather can be attributed to the Indian Ocean Dipole. This is the difference in sea surface temperatures between the eastern and western tropical Indian Ocean.
Floods will undoubtably wash pollutants into water reservoirs. Are we prepared enough to protect our drinking water?
Climate change affects power plants in Indonesia, eventually disrupting energy supply to consumers.
Indonesia's capital Jakarta will face escalating flood costs by 2050.
The Bureau of Meterology says persistent drought and record temperatures were a major driver of Australia's fire activity, and the context for 2019 lies in the past three years of drought.
Research on other natural disasters tells us there's a long road ahead for survivors of the current bushfire crisis – but there are some key lessons.
More than 300,000 homes have been built in areas of high flood risk since 1989.
Today's three-day weather forecast is as accurate as a 24-hour forecast in the 1990s. But floods are still particularly tricky to pin down.
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?
Tropical cyclones Idai and Kenneth have shown how important it is to integrate local information and resources with global scale forecasts and support.
Six months after huge floods swept Queensland we can start to appreciate the huge effect they had on native species.
The damage to the dam holding back a reservoir just a mile from the nearest town downriver should focus minds on ensuring civil infrastructure is maintained.
Canadian history and international relations theory gives us perspective on why co-ordinating flood management has proven so difficult in Canada and what can be done about it.
Artificial intelligence can help manage floods effectively, but decisions about which communities are protected require a human touch.
Rebuilding informal settlements after a disaster must be done through learning from those who live in the settlements.
Recent extreme rains and weather in the Midwest are causing a multitude of problems in the topsoil that much of the nation's food supply relies on.
Extreme events, from floods to droughts to polluted drinking water threatens Canadians' safety.
The Trump administration has proposed a major revamp of the National Flood Insurance Program since its inception in 1968. Here's why it needs fixing.
High poverty levels mean people lack access to land and work and they are often driven to settle in zones that are exposed to natural hazards.