flood risks

Warming Climate Adds to U.S. Flood Fears

Warming Climate Adds to U.S. Flood Fears

WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change will bring an increase in severe storms like the ones responsible for the devastating floods plaguing the U.S. Midwest, experts warned Tuesday. But current government flood forecasts and insurance programs do not consider the effects of global warming, leaving Midwest residents with an incomplete assessment of…

Flood Risk Management Law Takes Effect in Europe

Flood Risk Management Law Takes Effect in Europe

BRUSSELS, Belgium, November 26, 2007 (ENS) – Reducing the risks and adverse consequences of floods in the European Union is the aim of the new directive, or law, on flood risk management that came into force today. In the past 10 years, Europe has suffered more than 100 major floods, lending urgency to implementation of…