The Cost of Flooding
How does widespread flooding affect the world economy? And what can we do to make our economies more resilient against the increased likelihood of floods? Our guests include an underwriter with the doom-laden title of head of catastrophic perils, and experts from Bangladesh and the Netherlands - a country that has successfully held back seas and rivers for centuries. Manuela Saragosa's guests are Brenden Jongman from VU University in Amsterdam, Andreas Schraft, head of catastrophic perils at the Swiss re-insurance giant Swiss Re and climate change expert, Dr Saleemul Huq, from the International Institute for Environment and Development in London and director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development in Bangladesh. And, as ever we hear from our IT consultant turned stand-up comedian, Colm O'Regan.