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(u'health_ind', u'obs_scen_urb', u'sect_water', u'drrindicator', u'obs_scen_wat', u'coastal_ind', u'ast2_0', u'waterINDICATOR', u'ast2_2')
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Indicator

Floods and health

Description

  • River and coastal flooding affect millions of people in Europe each year. They affect human health through drowning, heart attacks, injuries, infections, psychosocial consequences, and health effects of chemical hazards as well as disruption of services.
  • Observed increases in heavy precipitation and extreme coastal high-water events have led to more river and coastal flooding in many European regions.
  • Increases in health risks associated with river and coastal flooding are projected in many regions of Europe due to projected increases in extreme precipitation events and sea level.

Reference information

Websites:
Source:
EEA - Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012 report

Keywords

change, clim046, climate, floods, health

Climate impacts

Flooding

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Coastal areas, Disaster Risk Reduction, Health, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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