Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-715-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-715-2019
Brief communication
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02 Apr 2019
Brief communication |  | 02 Apr 2019

Brief communication: Rethinking the 1998 China floods to prepare for a nonstationary future

Shiqiang Du, Xiaotao Cheng, Qingxu Huang, Ruishan Chen, Philip J. Ward, and Jeroen C. J. H. Aerts

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A mega-flood in 1998 caused tremendous losses in China and triggered major policy adjustments in flood-risk management. This paper rethinks these policy adjustments and discusses how China should adapt to newly emerging flood challenges. We suggest that China needs novel flood-risk management approaches to address the new challenges from rapid urbanization and climate change. These include risk-based urban planning and a coordinated water governance system.
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