For decades we have seen a growing number of climate disasters worldwide. Major cities are insufficiently protected from floods. Today, there are worldwide initiatives to better manage large-scale flooding.
Many of these catastrophes are caused by man. The storm floods are often a result of the excessive draining of ground water, dams and fast-expanding megacities. Tokyo is especially threatened by soil liquefaction. Throughout the world, oceanographers, coastal engineers, geologists, economists, architects and insurance companies are working together to understand, anticipate and create a strategy of sustainable protection systems. The floods don’t just lead to a loss of human life but are also a major cost factor for the global economy.