Gävle floods

How cities can be defended from catastrophic flooding

3:17 min
  • The city of Gävle is still suffering under heavy floodwater that has blocked roads and closed schools this week.
  • Experts say that more wetland for rain water to drain into is needed, to avoid a repeat of the damage.
  • Although thousands of insurance claims point to major damage, finding farm or city land to turn over to drainage may also be a costly and slow process, meaning Sweden may face similar floods in the short-term.