Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bihari Floods

Bihar, where I was born, is prone to major flooding pretty much every year.

Sharing Flood Mitigation Strategies with At-Risk Countries
Deltas cover about 1 percent of the surface of the earth, but they are home to more than half a billion people and generally include major cities, harbors, farms, and forests. ... the proportion of world deltas vulnerable to flooding is expected to increase by 50 percent this century. The fastest change is that land is sinking. But seas are also rising, and rivers are disgorging more water during intense rainstorms.

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