Flood Proofing

Flood Management Tool Series, Technical Document No. 15 ¦ 2012

This tool aims to provide various options of flood proofing measures, not exclusively limited to structural measures or building protections, with a target of practitioners responsible for flood management. The tool covers two aspects of flood management: flood resistance and flood resilience. The flood resistance keeps out flood water to prevent flood damages, while flood resilience minimizes the impacts of floods once flooding occurs.

  • Buoyant Foundation Project
    The Buoyant Foundation Project promotes the use of a type of amphibious foundation designed to be retrofitted to an existing house that is already slightly elevated off the ground and supported on short piers. Buoyant foundations can provide increased safety and resilience in cases of extreme flooding, as well as support the recovery of both physical and social structures.

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