Global Flooding: Prevention Pays

Prevention Pays!

PBL Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving

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.

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Doing Nothing Is Not an Option

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Investing in flood protection will return any investments.

Almost all scenarios show that the benefits of investments can be 4 to 10 times greater than the costs. Without any protection against fooding, an average 150 million people would be exposed to river fooding, each year, based on current population numbers.

Population affected before and after flood investment
Flood Protection Pays Off
Solutions to Flood

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