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China’s rapid urbanization in areas prone to flood or drought events can be seen as a double-edged sword. Urbanization enlarges the population exposed to these hazards, but the resulting socio-economic development also helps build resilience. This article quantifies flood occurrence, drought severity, and related resilience in 81 cities in Mainland China. The extent of flood exposure was notable, both in absolute terms as well as in relation to the drought-prone urban population. China needs to integrate urban flood/drought policy making with sustainable urbanization policy making to best contribute to minimizing flood and drought risks in its cities.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||International Journal of Water Resources Development|
|Early online date||13 Aug 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
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WASCO: Global Water Scarcity Atlas: understanding resource pressure, causes, consequences, and opportunities
01/10/2016 → 30/09/2018
Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding