More flood plains needed, says report
The Netherlands needs more areas which can be deliberately flooded at times of high flood risk, according to a report drawn up by five of the country’s largest nature protection groups.
Such flood plains would help the country cope better with the consequences of heavy rainfall and global warming, the organisations said. Another option would be to encourage the return of peat bogs in areas which have been drained for agriculture.
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