Floods are an annual part of life in much of Bangladesh because of monsoon rains and river bank overflows for up to three months a year. So much of the country is low lying that many fields and homes are flooded for a significant portion of the year. This document highlights the design and development of low-cost, flood-resistant houses which were piloted in four villages in Bangladesh. The document provides information about the design, construction and hurdles faced related to these houses, and serves as an excellent case study for similar projects in other developing countries.

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Flow-through dam for flood control
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Runoff control structures to temporarily store rainfall