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Viennese city dwellers get rescued after massive floodings in 1847.

Human societies have always had a close relationship with water. Water is as much humanity's most existential resource as it is one of its greatest threats as source of floods or diseases. In order to address the centrality of water in environmental history this ever expanding Arcadia collection presents some of the most interesting stories from around the globe that deal particularly with this love-hate relationship of humans and water.

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The Watering of California's Central Valley
Grant, Daniel Arcadia 2015, no. 1
The Thames Barrier: London's Moveable Flood Defense
Hall, Alexander Arcadia 2014, no. 15
The 1969 Flood and Coastal Erosion on Cape Pitsunda
Yakushenko, Olga Arcadia 2014, no. 13
The Canal System of Bolshoy Solovetsky Island
Kalemeneva, Ekaterina Arcadia 2014, no. 11
Zolotitsa: How Diamond Mining Threatens the Ecological Conditions of a River Region
Kalemeneva, Ekaterina Arcadia 2014, no. 8
The St. Petersburg Flood of 1824
Barabanova, Kseniya Arcadia 2014, no. 7
Cosmopolitan Trout: The 1883 Fisheries Exhibition and the Global Expansion of Fish Culture
Del Vecchio, Michael Arcadia 2013, no. 21
Munich and Its Isar River: A Rafting Port on an Alpine River
Jochum, Georg Arcadia 2013, no. 18
Losing the Unruly Stream: Kondopoga and the Kivach Waterfall
Suzi, Grigory Arcadia 2013, no. 11
St. Petersburg and Its Backbone: The Neva River as Gateway to Europe and the Sword of Damocles
Kraikovski, Alexei Arcadia 2013, no. 10
The St. Petersburg Cholera Riot of 1831: Water Pollution and Social Tension
Kraikovski, Alexei Arcadia 2013, no. 9
The North Sea Flood of 1953
Hall, Alexander Arcadia 2013, no. 5
The Great Fear: The Polesine Flood of 1951
Hardenberg, Wilko Graf von Arcadia 2013, no. 3
The Struggle with the River: Vienna and the Danube from 1500 to the Present
Hohensinner, Severin Arcadia 2012, no. 19
Bold State Effort Fails to Control Floods in Fourteenth-century Roussillon
Hoffmann, Richard Arcadia 2012, no. 16