How to Build a City That Doesn’t Flood? Turn it Into a Sponge

Cities encourage potentially devastating floods by laying down asphalt and pavement. Could this be avoided by making them “spongier” and more absorbent?

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How to Build a City That Doesn’t Flood? Turn it Into a Sponge

Take care: Unclear conditions ahead

New automatic weather stations advance climate information & early warning in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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Take care: Unclear conditions ahead

Why is Raspberry Pi perfect for building flood resilience?

Could a palm-sized $10 computer become a life-saving tool against disasters and climate change? In this blog, Rob Mullins (Raspberry Pi co-founder) and Miguel Arestegui (Disaster Risk Reduction specialist at Practical Action) discuss how the Raspberry Pi micro-computer is building flood resilience in Peru and how it could help us in the future.  

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Why is Raspberry Pi perfect for building flood resilience?

Better forecast, better preparedness – investing in improved weather services

Sun or rain? Most of us rely on the daily weather forecast to know what to wear or whether to bring an umbrella. However, for millions of people living in flood prone areas, timely and accurate forecasts, as well as early warning, can impact more than just clothing choices –they can help minimize flooding impacts.

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Better forecast, better preparedness – investing in improved weather services

Why we need to restore floodplains

Floods can be inconvenient. Large floods can be downright disastrous. Small, regular floods that inundate riverside floodplains are essential to a river’s health, and provide a wide variety of benefits to wildlife, fish and people. When we manage rivers wisely, we can keep communities safe and enjoy all of the benefits healthy rivers provide.

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Why we need to restore floodplains
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