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Deltares comment on Europe flood defences

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If no additional steps are taken, flood damage to the European coast could increase by 11 billion a year. The number of people affected will also increase. This means that flooding has now been identified as the first of the three leading risks for Europe associated with climate change. This is one of the findings stated in the latest report from UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was published today. Researcher Laurens Bouwer of Deltares was one of the few Dutch people to be involved in writing the report.

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