Engaging communities and building flood resilience

Source : https://www.worldwildlife.org/

Article by : Ms. Kusum Athukorala – Regional Chair, GWP SAS

As climate change intensifies, flooding is increasingly threatening communities, livelihoods, and economies. Has this shifted your perspective on floods?

Dramatically. My native home is very close to a major river in Sri Lanka. Flooding was an annual event. But now, places that used to get inundated mildly are inundated heavily. All this increased flooding has gone hand in hand with the filling in of wetlands. Pair that with climate change, and we are having ā€œ100-year floodsā€ sometimes twice a year. Read full article