Flooding

Planet Forward
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Planet Forward
Once called the "Venice of the East" because of its extensive canal system, Bangkok is a city that has been dealing with flooding for hundreds of years. It's built on water. In fact, the primary housing option in the city in the 18th century was... Read More
The George Washington University
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Planet Forward
In this week’s WEBISODE we travel to Bangkok to see what they are doing to cope with floods. PF Producer Victoria Riess talks with Porntep Techapaibul, the Deputy Governor of Bangkok. WATCH!
Jakarta is one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia and one that is grappling with the impacts of climate change on lower-income populations. The city’s poor are often disproportionately affected by catastrophic weather events like floods, the... Read More
  Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)
University of Mississippi
Even before this week's floods engineers in Mississippi have been working on projects that would alleviate flood damage. Ole Miss' Diana Wier explains and you might be surprised who's holding up the construction. See more flood coverage on our blog... Read More

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