Sven N. Willner, Anders Levermann, Fang Zhao and Katja Frieler

Science Advances

Published date January 10, 2018

Adaptation required to preserve future high-end river flood risk at present levels

  • States that changes in rainfall patterns can result in an increased flood risk worldwide
  • Finds that more than half of the United States needs to at least double their flood protection within the next two decades
  • Finds the need for adaptation to increased river flood is a global problem affecting industrialized regions as much as developing countries