Extreme fluctuations in water level along the Volga river and around the city of Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, are affecting the city and surroundings in various degrees. The city ranks seventh in Russia in terms of industrial output, with the processing industry the most important to the local economy.
Gnidin Konstantin Sergeevich, head of the Upper Volga Basin Department of Federal Agency of Water Resources says, “We have developed a plan for the prevention of floods, aimed at zero impact from flooding on the population.” More studies and research are required to mitigate the effect of extreme high and low waters that increase the risks of drought and flooding.
The Environmental Atlas of Europe is a UNEP-EEA-ESA joint project showcasing communities responding to environmental change across Europe. The films present a series of these inspirational stories about how people are responding to climate change and in so doing, transforming their lives for a more sustainable future.
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