Every year around the same time I get to see photos and videos of flooding in certain areas in the UK. This year it happened again. The rain has caused flooding in many areas. And I’m wondering again, like every year, why is this happening? I think I’ve managed to find out the problem. The UK has almost no waterways, not canals, no rivers that can get rid of the water, thus it’ll get onto the streets and into the houses.
In the Netherlands every piece of land is surrounded by a waterway. We have so many canals, waterways and rivers we almost never flood. Even though we are beneath sea level.
I’m thinking: replace every hedgerow and dry stone wall with waterways and you´ll get way less flooding then now. Think about it!