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In episode 74 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with flood management experts, both in the US and abroad.  Discover the history of flood management in the US.  We also learn how the Netherlands plans for 1 in 10,000 year flood events.  The guests in this episode also discuss nature based solutions to flood management. World Wildlife Fund’s Anita Van Breda shares information on the recently released Natural and Nature-Based Flood Management: A Green Guide (aka the Flood Green Guide), developed by WWF and its partners, as a tool for natural based solutions to flooding.  This is the first episode in a 3 part series, sponsored by World Wildlife Fund.

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Experts in this episode:
Anita Van Breda, WWF
Dr. Steve Stockton
Dr. Bregje van Wesenbeeck
Dr. Jeff Opperman

Topics covered:

  • Discuss history of flood management.
  • How developing and developed countries approach flood management.
  • What do we know about the effectiveness of green infrastructure and what do we still need to learn?
  • What’s kept us from truly reforming flood plain management?
  • Flood management in the Netherlands.
  • The science behind nature based solutions to flooding.
  • And much more!

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