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Investing in solutions for river floods

Prevention pays!

Science said this is the time to invest! Investments in flood protection is economically attractive in most regions of the world.

Investments in preventive flood protection measures, for example dykes, may be economically attractive in many parts of the world. In many cases, economically efficient investments could even reduce future flood risk below today’s safety levels, inspite of climate change and economic growth.

Turning point to reduce impacts of disasters in the future

Doing nothing is not an option

Investing in flood protection is better than doing nothing.

Almost all scenarios show that the benefits of investments can be 4 to 10 times greater than the costs.

Population affected before and after flood investment

Urban damage before and after flood investment

Annual expected damages with and without flood protection