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Better use and management of levees: reducing flood risk in a changing climate

Wenger, Caroline


Many nations rely on dykes and levees to mitigate flood risk. However, a myriad of problems has prompted views that levees are ultimately maladaptive and should be used as a measure of last resort. This leads to questions not only about the place of levees in future flood risk management, but also whether anything can be done to reduce their impacts. A detailed review of flood events from Australia, China, the Netherlands, and the USA was used to develop a case study for each country. Case...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Reviews
DOI: 10.1139/er-2014-0060


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