Too much water

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Since the year 2000, flood-related disasters have increased by 134%. Floods have large social consequences for communities and individuals. Immediate impacts of floods include loss of human life, property, crops, and livestock. Another dire consequence is health deterioration due to waterborne diseases and malnutrition. It takes months, if not years, for communities to recover from floods.

Just like droughts, floods also negatively affect how we grow our food. By impacting crop yield, causing soil erosion and nutrient depletion, excessive water is bad news for everyone involved. Not only are our crops negatively affected, but the farms, factories, and transportation networks that produce them are too. Floods can spread chemicals, pollutants, and even diseases through our land and pose a real risk for everyone who lives and works in the affected areas. Find out more about what you can do, by checking out our partner organizations.

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