A resident wades through a flooded street in Zhengzhou, Henan province on Friday. Photo: AFP A resident wades through a flooded street in Zhengzhou, Henan province on Friday. Photo: AFP
A resident wades through a flooded street in Zhengzhou, Henan province on Friday. Photo: AFP

China floods show need to prepare for more extreme weather events, experts say

  • As the climate changes, long-term urban planning, including better drainage, and reliable weather forecasts seen as key to protecting lives and property
  • Balance must be found between cost and level of flood protection needed, according to water and environmental engineering professor

Topic |   Extreme weather
A resident wades through a flooded street in Zhengzhou, Henan province on Friday. Photo: AFP A resident wades through a flooded street in Zhengzhou, Henan province on Friday. Photo: AFP
A resident wades through a flooded street in Zhengzhou, Henan province on Friday. Photo: AFP
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