Tag: flood management

Amid Midwest Flooding, a Call for New Solutions

Written by | April 25th, 2013

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The current flooding of the Illinois River is a stark reminder that we need to stop being reactive and start being proactive when it comes to investing in flood management.

Teamwork Necessary to Manage the Floods of the Future

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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Thousands of lives and billions of dollars in infrastructure were spared during this year’s record floods along the Mississippi. But are we prepared for the more severe floods of the future?

From Drumbeats to Texts & Tweets: Different Ways to Say ‘The River is Rising’

Written by | January 5th, 2010

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Reducing floods through dams on rivers like the Zambezi can actually make the floods that do happen catastrophic. How can conservation help?

Adapting to Climate Change? Try Adapting to Water Change

Written by | December 17th, 2009

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Climate change is changing water in big and potentially dangerous ways, says Conservancy water expert Jeff Opperman — and we need to start adapting now.

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