Is soft engineering better for river flood management compared to hard engineering?

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'soft engineering is a better river flood management strategy than hard engineering' discuss this view

Posted Tue 7th May, 2013 @ 12:20 by Jennifer

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It really depend on the situation. Soft engineering is (usually) the cheapest and most environmentally friendly method but if you were in a city that gets flooded regularly its no good just monitoring water levels or allocating flood plains as its already developed. However in more rural areas it would be pointless building expensive dams or oversized Levees

Answered Tue 7th May, 2013 @ 23:04 by Tom