Scientists Blame Negligence for Floods

Incidents | September 8, 2014, Monday // 18:59|  views

Georgi Korchev. Photo: BGNES

Members of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) believe that the main cause of the devastating floods in Bulgaria is human negligence, not the torrential rains.

“There are no natural disasters, there is human negligence”,  the head of the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at BAS, Georgi Korchev, told

According to him, torrential rains are not something new for Bulgaria, but the climate change will make them more frequent and abundant.

“We need to take preventive measures to avoid future tragedies,” he said. “We need to pay serious attention to the riverbeds and the dam walls and to clean the gullies on a regular basis.”

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