According to a recent news release – Farmers in England could be paid to let land flood.
The idea is that farmers would be paid compensation if their land was flooded so reducing the chance of flooding in urban areas.
The problem is that the UK would end up with less land for producing food!
It seems we reduce flooding but also food production. Now that is a problem for a country which already has a high population! Never mind the population growth enthusiasts will ignore that problem!