We can choose to give environmentalists even more power to control or propitiate The Earth. We might even try to build more flood control or irrigation systems. But in either case the outcome is not guaranteed.
Nothng is guaranteed. But we do have thousands of years of experience indicating that dams, reservoirs, and careful planning can drastically reduce or in many cases eliminate the traditional threats of flooding and drought.
Which is why, given a choice, I’d much rather move in that direction rather than kneel before the great Green altar of the God Smelt in sacrifice of what we already know that usually works.