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Flooding - it's a huge issue for people living around rivers, as Bacup found out recently. 

But what are the causes of flooding and what can we do to prevent it? Like much of what we've done in geography, there are human causes (that's things that people do) and physical (things that happen in nature). There are also lots of things we can do to prevent flooding, or reduce the damage they cause when they do happen. 

 

So here's your project for this afternoon - we're after CAUSES of floods and DEFENCES against them. What can you find out about the causes - made by humans or not - and what we can do to stop them doing so much damage? Are there problems with these defences? You might want to set your work out as a mind-map like we did with our Islam work. These BBC clips are a good place to start...

What causes flooding? - BBC What's New?

This year, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by flooding in many countries in Africa, including Kenya, Somalia, and Rwanda. BBC What's New ...

UK floods: What can the UK do to prevent flooding?

With parts of the UK continuing to suffer the aftermath of the most severe winter floods in years, attention has focused on how flooding can be prevented or ...

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