This conundrum begs the question: If floods are inevitable, what can we do about them? First, we need a reliable flood forecasting system. Fortunately, our scientists have initiated efforts toward this direction, including Mahar Lagmay and his colleagues in Project NOAH, as well as Enrico Paringit et al. of UP Diliman’s DREAM program.
Floods and how to stop them: 3 questions, 3 answers. As cleanup begins after massive flash flooding in Germany, many are left wondering why a predictable natural phenomenon causes so much damage.