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Flood-proofing

Flood-proofing

  • Preparing an integrated flood management plan for Dungsumchu Basin in Samdrupjongkhar

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission:
    Phase:
    Completed
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    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

  • Disaster-resilient buildings

    Type: 
    Technology
    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:

  • ACCIONA Ingeniería, S.A.

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Spain
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    ACCIONA Ingeniería is the engineering firm of ACCIONA Business Group, one of the leading Spanish companies trading on the IBEX 35. With a history spanning more than a century, ACCIONA is mainly involved in renewable energy, infrastructure, water, and services. Its strategy is based on two concepts: sustainability and social well-being as the cornerstones of economic growth, environmental balance and social progress.

    ACCIONA Ingeniería brings more than 60 years of leadership in the civil, industrial and environmental engineering sectors as well as in several architectural fields.

  • Smith Warner International Ltd.

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Jamaica
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
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    Smith Warner International Ltd. is the largest Caribbean firm specializing in coastal engineering, coastal zone management, marine-related impact assessments, oceanography, climate adaptation, coastal protection, and the construction and supervision of related projects.

  • CLIMsystems Ltd

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    New Zealand
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    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. The sectoral applications of CLIMsystems’ products and services include asset risk management, engineering and architectural design, academic research and education, supply chain analysis, regional and national planning, water resource and waste-water management, agricultural development and disaster risk reduction.

  • Flood protection, structural and non-structural

    Type: 
    Product

    Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is a team comprised of scientists, engineers, surveyors, and environmental permit specialists who provide an effective blend of services to accomplish the client’s goals while also preserving our ecosystems and improving the quality of life in communities. They provide comprehensive services and assist  clients through all phases of a project. This includes providing experience and expertise for initial concept plans, community input, permitting, design, construction management and environmental monitoring.

  • Consortium of Caribbean Architects & Planners & CS Consulting Engineers

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    St. Kitts & Nevis
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    The established partnership is comprised of two independent agencies namely, Caribbean Architects and Planners founded in 2008 and CS Consulting Engineers founded in 2006. Each agency has several years of experience in the Caribbean region. The partnership has a clear understanding of Engineering, Architecture and Planning. Its key objective is to provide professional and technical assistance in design and supervision of flood management, soil erosion, slope stabilization and conducting environment impact assessments.

  • Orizon Consulting LLC

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    United States
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    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. Orizon's team of seasoned experts provide technology solutions, capacity building and advice on policy, legal and regulatory frameworks tailored to the needs of regional, national, and local economies. 

  • Flood-proof sanitary latrines

    Type: 
    Technology
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    Description

    Overflowing of sanitary latrines during flood events poses a serious health risk to communities in floodprone areas. The contaminated water may infiltrate surface or groundwater sources, causing pollution and disease. Improved construction design and planning of latrines can minimize these risks. Measures include elevating latrines or lining latrine pits to reduce waste infiltration and increase stability.

  • Flood proofing

    Type: 
    Publication
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    To access the full technology description, please refer to the Document link above

    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.