Forest and Floods

@article{Calder2006ForestAF,
  title={Forest and Floods},
  author={Ian Calder and Bruce Aylward},
  journal={Water International},
  year={2006},
  volume={31},
  pages={87 - 99}
}
Abstract Evidence is presented to show that there is a growing disparity between public perception and scientific evidence relating to the causes of floods, their impacts, and the benefits of mitigation measures. It is suggested that this disparity has arisen through the extensive promotion of certain land uses and engineering interventions by vested interest groups in the absence of any effective dissemination of the scientific evidence which may allow a contrary view. It is believed that this… Expand
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