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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

Investing in bamboo to curb floods in Kenya

In Kenya, floods and landslides killed around 100 people and displaced nearly 300,000 between March and May 2018. Smallholder farmers along the Upper Tana River basin are now investing in bamboo trees to curb floods

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Investing in bamboo to curb floods in Kenya

When Bangkok floods (and it floods a lot), this park does something amazing

This oasis of green in the hyper-developed city has an important job: it can contain one million gallons of water. Here’s how.

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When Bangkok floods (and it floods a lot), this park does something amazing
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