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Benefits of investments in dikes worldwide known

20:00 EDT 30 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) The economic benefits of building dikes to reduce flood damage far outweigh the costs at the global scale. In many parts of the world, it is even possible to reduce the economic damage from river floods in the future to below today's levels, even when climate change, growing populations, and urbanization are taken into account.

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