Floods in the Anthropocene: the good, the bad and the ugly


CNDS Director, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, receiver of the Plinius Medal 2021 was interviewed by the European Geosciences Union (EGU), and gave his personal take on floods in the Anthropocene.

Floodplains have provided the potential for prosperous agriculture and for the development of organised communities and urban cultures. Contextually, flood events have caused millions of fatalities and invaluable economic losses throughout history. Over the past decades, human activities have increasingly altered the frequency, magnitude, and spatial distribution of flooding.

In this interview, Professor Giuliano Di Baldassarre analyses "the good", "the bad" and "the ugly" generated by the interplay of floods and society. Read the full interview with Giuliano Di Baldassarre here.