Floods are acts of God, but flood losses are largely acts of man
Preserved floodplains are best natural protection of the flood losses.
In this age of floods, I can’t stop repeating the famous quote by Gilbert F. White, an American hydrologist and geographer.
Floods are acts of God, but flood losses are largely acts of man.
He said in his 1942 doctoral dissertation. Natural hazards are best avoided rather than “managed” by building dams, levees and walls, which often do more harm than good, he showed.
Give space to the rivers, let them flood its natural floodplain which relief the human infrastructure.