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Flooding in Sri Lanka

Managing Flood Risk in a Warming World

  • Date: 27 September 2022

This year has brought another set of reminders about the risks of flooding in a warming world. Communities from Wyoming to Kentucky to Pakistan have faced the terrible consequences that floods can bring. 



In this episode, Jeff Opperman, WWF's global lead scientist for freshwater, breaks down the science behind what's driving more frequent and severe floods (2:32), explains how floodplains can play a role in helping communities limit the harm from future floods (4:30), and shares examples of communities that have led the way in embracing floodplains as nature-based solutions (8:15).



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