Practical technologies to reduce the impact of flooding
We understand technologies as methods, systems, and tools. Our Solutions Finder is home to a range of guides to practical interventions including, low tech early warning systems, flood proof latrines, flood resistant crops, flood proof wells, raised grain storage, and floating gardens.
You might also find one of these topics useful:
- What is flood proofing?
- How can land use planning reduce flood risk?
- What makes an effective Flood Early Warning System?
- How can nature help build flood resilience?
- How do you build community flood resilience?
- How can you mitigate flood impacts on agriculture and food security?
- How do I prepare for floods?
We have a range of different blogs that can be useful when looking at ways to reduce flood risk including:
- How to Build a City That Doesn’t Flood? Turn it Into a Sponge
- Why is Raspberry Pi perfect for building flood resilience?
- Flood defences: how willow proved to be a natural defender
- Flood Protection Infrastructure: The Fine Line Between Disaster Generation and Disaster Prevention
- Adaptability in Times of Covid-19: Exploring Digital Resilience Building
- When Bangkok floods (and it floods a lot), this park does something amazing
The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance Community Programme teams use the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities, (FRMC) a framework and tool for measuring flood resilience in order to understand what capacities communities have, and lack, and how these can be built to achieve flood resilience.
Find out more about the framework, the tool, and the process of using the FRMC on our dedicated FRMC page.
The explosion of increasingly sophisticated mobile phone technologies can usefully be harnessed by disaster risk reduction (DRR) as a means of enhanci