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  • coastal flooding
    • Mumbai coastal zone
      • 2.8million people live
      • by 2070 risk of flooding increased to 11m
      • city is only 10-15m above sea level
      • narrow landmass surrounded 3 sides of sea
      • legally protected since 1991
    • Sundarbans
      • mono-culture
      • largest mangrove forests in the world
      • 3.1cm average sea level risen in the past 20 years
        • four islands have been lost
          • 6000 families homeless
        • by 2020 - the rising sea level and soil erosion threaten to displace 30,000 people
      • need to discuss:
        • growth of the prawn monoculture
        • erosion caused by barraging of rivers
    • Mangroves
      • wetlands with trees roots under the water level, prone to flooding and sea levels increasing
      • a tidal swamp
      • examples - Fiji and south pacific islands
  • city is only 10-15m above sea level
  • narrow landmass surrounded 3 sides of sea

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