Flooding, public health – and the need for more emphasis on prevention

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 | Kate Sloane | No Comments


Nick Wilson, George Thomson, Paul Blaschke (University of Otago, Wellington)

Recent flooding events in New Zealand should make us think about the adverse public health and economic impacts. This blog post considers these issues, and suggests that there may be scope for further preventive action by central and local government so as to better reduce the health and economic impacts of flooding disasters.

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