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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 between humans and water.

This collection is curated by Jonatan Palmblad (Rachel Carson Center).

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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
Atlantropa – Endless Energy from the Mediterranean Sea
Mauch, Felix Arcadia 2012, no. 9
Disaster Ahead: How Danube Floods Created Telegraph Networks
Neundlinger, Michael Arcadia 2012, no. 7
The Great Flood of 1962 in Hamburg
Mauch, Felix Arcadia 2012, no. 6
Rioting Townsmen Destroy Abbey’s Salmon Weir in Medieval Scotland
Hoffmann, Richard Arcadia 2012, no. 5
London’s New River
van Lieshout, Carry Arcadia 2012, no. 3
Expecting Disaster: The 1963 Landslide of the Vajont Dam
Hardenberg, Wilko Graf von Arcadia 2011, no. 8
Transforming Rivers into Streets: How the Nineteenth Century Scheme to Improve Shipping on the Vitava, Elbe and Danube Failed
Brabec, Stephan Arcadia 2011, no. 7
From Grains to Riches: How Hydropower Production on the Möll River in the Austrian Alps Went from Local to Supra-Regional
Haidvogl, Gertrud Arcadia 2011, no. 6
The Hamburg Flood in Public Memory Culture
Mauch, Felix Arcadia 2011, no. 4
Taming the Danube: Floodplain Regulation in the Machland
Hohensinner, Severin Arcadia 2011, no. 2