Hard Engineering


Hard Engineering


  • Often more effective at preventing flooding than Soft Engineering options
  • Dams and reservoirs provide oportunity for Hydroelectric power
  • Job opotunities (e.g in builing artifical levees/dams)
  • Building flood banks is relatively cheap


  • Most methods are very expensive
  • Can harm the environment and destroy wildlife habitats
  • Building dams can cause flooding upstream and produces methane gas.
  • Not athetically pleasing (don't look good)
  • Skilled workers needed to build dams or straighten river channels


There are many types of hard engineering such as: building dams, staightening river channels and building artificial levees. 
Overall the disadvantages outweigh the advantages (for me personally) as Hard Engineering is extremely expensive and not a sustainable way to mangage floods. Although hard engineering methods tend to be effective and dams do provide opportunities for Hydrroelectric power I think the damage caused by building these outweights these advantages. PersonnalIy I believe there are better options, such as soft engineering methods, to control floods. 




You have many spelling mistakes and lots of errors please type your evaluation in word and then on the website thanks. mo

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