This paper briefly comments on the effects on community health because of urban design perspectives leading to flood conditions in central business districts in some major centres. As well as climate change factors, the paper suggests that previous human design intervention and a possible lack of insight, investment and affirmative action are one of the major overall cause for flooding, especially in low-lying inner town and city precincts.
Future papers by the author, who has been intimately involved in water, drought management, sustainable building and farming issues, will comment on a number of aspects concerning the role of the built environment and the farming sector’s impact on sustainability, where water, drought conditions and energy are concerned. However, challenges upon the integrity and distribution of water and its impacts is not limited to these sectors and as such, regularly influence the health and lifestyle of the general population.
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