Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Flooding in Guyana

It has been several years that in the rainy season, or as some of my friends point out when the clouds set up, that Guyana's capital city of Georgetown and outlying area comes under severe flooding. Obviously, when the Dutch designed these canals and physical layout of Georgetown they did not factor in El Nino, La Nina, and global warming. Unfortunately, these conditions are not going away anytime soon nor in the foreseeable future. So what is a nation to do....

I wonder if there are any feasibility studies done or contracted to be done to inquire what options are available to better deal with this doomsday scenario. It is only a matter of time that this city will sink into the Atlantic Ocean. Is anyone asking if the capital can be relocated like Brasilia in Brazil? Or better drainage systems like Rotterdam, in the Netherlands? Or even a system of canals like Venice which can be used for transportation as well as drainage? Just would be sad if nothing is done to protect this beautiful ancient city.