Environmental Management

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 27–34 | Cite as

The florence floods—What the papers said

  • David Alexander


The floods of 1966 in Northern Italy provoked varying reactions from officialdom and the press. Political and administrative problems received as much coverage as the environmental effects of the disaster, but learned opinion gained a new, if rather temporary, status in the newspapers of the time. In retrospect, economic recovery seems to have occurred more rapidly than predicted in the gloomy forecasts of the time, although a clear picture of the disruption caused by the floods


Waste Water Water Management Water Pollution Environmental Management Nature Conservation 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Alexander
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity College LondonLondonEngland

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