Flood-proofing

  • Date of submission
    Phase
    Completed
    Countries
    Objective

    This Technology Transfer Advances Bhutan's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution and the needs recognized therein to "enhance climate information services for vulnerability and adaptation assessment and planning" and "develop a monitoring, assessment, and warning systems for flash flood and landslide hazards and risks"

    Context

  • Objective

    The primary objective of flood-proofing is to reduce or avoid the impacts of coastal flooding upon structures. This may include elevating structures above the floodplain, employing designs and building materials which make structures more resilient to flood damage and preventing floodwaters from entering structures in the flood zone, amongst other measures.

    The description of this technology originates from Linham and Nicholls (2010).

    Description:

  • Country of registration
    United States
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture
    Coastal zones
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Renewable energy
    Energy efficiency
    Forestry
    Transport

    Orizon’s mission is to enable new markets and empower leaders to transform local economies through the design of enabling policies and the application of breakthrough technologies promoting market based approaches to low carbon emissions, carbon capture, and sustainable livelihoods.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    South Korea
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Coastal zones
    Infrastructure and Urban planning
    Industry
    Water

    Sea & River Technology (S&R) has participated in development projects of major harbours, ports and designing measures for coastal erosion areas in Korea such as coastal defense facilities. S&R has taken part in different overseas projects related to ports and coastal&nb

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Jamaica
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Coastal zones

    Smith Warner International Ltd.

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    New Zealand
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Coastal zones
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Infrastructure and Urban planning
    Water

    CLIMsystems Ltd provides software tools, consultancy services and data/knowledge for the assessment, management and reduction of climatic risks, under both current climate variability and future change. The geographic scope of its operations is global.

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    Objective
    Sectors

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    Summary:

    The primary objective of flood proofing is to reduce or avoid the impacts of coastal flooding on structures. This may include elevating them above the floodplain, employing designs and building materials that make them more resilient to flood damage, and preventing floodwaters from entering them in the flood zone, amongst other measures.