How the development of river basins is being managed in Britain and Europe.

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What is the environmental issues of development of river basins in Britain?
One in 10 houses built on floodplains, 650 new home on floodplains in Longford Glos, there is little alternative as other areas have already been used
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What is the economic issues of development of river basins in Britain?
£240 billion of housing/ assets/ infrastructure located on flood plains, storm damage in the UK doubled by £6bn between 1998 and 2003, if London is hit will cost £40bn, 2007 floods £2-3bn insurance.
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What are the social issues of development of river basins in Britain?
4.3 million people live in flood prone areas,
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What is the environmental issues of development of river basins in Europe?
60% of Netherlands below sea level, dykes are being built too high (could cause devastation)
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What is the economic issues of development of river basins in Europe?
Flood protection costs £9bn in Netherlands, dyke management costs allot.
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How are environmental issues being managed?
1.2 m acres of dry land allowed to flood, rivers are being widened and dredged.
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How are social issues being managed?
Maasbommel will have floating homes (rising and fall generates electricity), future ''hyro-metropolis'' being planned.
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