Hazardous settlement of flood plains

Building on flood plains
Construction on flood plains
Exposure of settlements to tidal flooding
Hazardous settlement of unprotected coastlines
Subsistence farmers lacking cultivable land are increasingly forced to settle marginal lands exposed to tidal flooding. In many river valleys, areas chronically liable to floods are now farmed through lack of more suitable cultivable land. Close to the coast, such settlement may be vulnerable to exceptionally high tides and to the effects of hurricanes.
(E) Emanations of other problems