Q&A: Cities and Flooding - A Guide to Integrated Risk Management

February 22, 2012

Floods are the most frequent among all natural disasters. In 2010 alone, 178 million people globally were affected by floods. More than 90 % of the global population exposed to floods lives in Asia.

Against the backdrop of rapid urbanization, growing populations and long-term climate change trends, urban flooding is becoming an increasingly serious development challenge.  The most effective way to manage flood risk is to take an integrated approach which combines both structural and non-structural measures. But the key is getting the balance right.

On February 22, 2012 Abhas Jha, lead author of the new report "Cities and Flooding:A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century" hosted a live Question & Answer discussion on how to prepare for and manage floods in cities.

Replay the discussion below.


Transport, Urban and Disaster Risk Management Manager