Dryup Swiss Technology revolutionizes our vulnerability against flood
Our planet is moving towards a global situation of increased flood risk
of the world population will soon live in floodplains
people affected every year by floods between 1937 and 1997
of economic losses linked to floods in the world
Frequency of natural disasters in percentage ¹ (2000-2019)
¹ Source : Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters – UNDRR, « Human Cost of Disasters », 2019.
Flood is one of the major natural disasters in the world, and it is the natural disaster that causes most damage.
We have watched closely the climate change patterns and impacts for several decades, but these last few years we are witnessing that its evolution now exceeds all projections. This accelerating trend leads to a constant increase in the number of recorded natural disasters all over the world, in terms of frequency as well as intensity.
A few key figures
in Paris, one of the highest temperatures recorded after Greece
displaced persons because of hurricanes
hectares burnt due to extreme heat