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Does the german flood protection fail?

The current flood has caused immense damage in June 2013. As in 2002 and 2005, large parts of Germany where once again flooded. The question for the causes goes to the heart of our understanding of the interaction between people and nature. 16 Professors of the chairs for hydraulics and engineering hydrology at German universities draw up a resolution (Only available in German language) to defend themselves against the accusations in German media of being not able to secure people and landscapes.

Roman Breuer

Dr. rer. nat. Roman Breuer – RWTH Aachen University

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