The Problem with Levees
Big Idea champion’s view on flooding rivers
The World Water Initiative brings together UC Davis experts from all fields to solve water issues like flooding.
Levees have been valuable tools for managing flood risks, but relying on them exclusively may not work. Nicolas Pinter, professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences, associate director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and a champion of the World Water Initiative, shares his view on levees and how near-record flooding on many rivers serve as a warning to avoid repeated mistakes.
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