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Assessing flood risk inside Europe

Swissinfo, November 2013

Affixed to a building’s wall in the southwestern city of Wroclaw, a small metal plate, about 70 centimetres above street level, reads “13 July 1997 – water level during the flood”. This innocent-looking plaque, hardly visible to passers-by, encapsulates what some see as a defining moment for the city on the Odra River.

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