Aug 9, 2012

Measures Against Flood Protection is Not Enough


BERLIN, Germany – Ten years after the great flood, the  the flood protection measures by the Society for Nature Conservation is still insufficient. President Olaf Tschimpke criticized the agency on Monday that they have the old “purely technical measures” and called for more space for the rivers.

Tschimpke sees the main cause of flooding in the narrowing of the rivers, which are natural areas of development. In the summer of 2002, the flood of the century devastated large parts of Dresden and many villages in the upper and middle area of Elbe were flooded with water.


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