Author(s): Daniela Molinari, Benjamin Dewals, Stefan Haun, Kamal El Kadi Abderrezzak, Ravindra Vitthal Kal
Keywords: IAHR; Hydrolink; Sustainable Development Goals; SDG; SDG6; water; sustainable development; water action decade; 2030 Agenda; mitigation; extreme events; disaster risk
Floods are the most frequent type of hazard around the globe, affecting more people than any other natural hazards. A total of 222 floods were recorded in 2021 with approximately 30 million affected people (www.emdat.be/database). In 2030, this number could rise to 54 million/year according to the World Resources Institute, despite large infrastructure investments made to mitigate disaster risk.