Cities must tackle rising flood risk – World Bank

AlertNet: Urban areas have been badly affected by an increase in flooding around the world, underlining the urgent need to manage the growing risk in towns and cities, says a new World Bank guidebook. "Urban expansion often creates poorer neighbourhoods which lack adequate infrastructure and services, making them more vulnerable to floods. The poor are hit hardest, especially women and children,' said Pamela Cox, the World Bank's vice president for East Asia and the Pacific. "But rapid urbanisation also......

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