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Climate change

It is the world’s poorest people who are hardest hit by devastating droughts, floods and other extreme weather events. The massive injustice is that climate change is caused by the world’s richest countries.

But it's not just about recognising the problem. For Practical Action it’s also about supporting the solutions. Solutions that already exist.

Simple, practical actions can help people to minimise the ways in which floods, droughts and extreme weather affect their lives. At Practical Action, we know that small-scale technologies can make a difference, and around the world, we're working with people to help them adapt.

Our approach

Coping with drought

Simple technologies, such as rainwater harvesting and water conservation, can reduce the devastating impact of droughts

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Preparing for floods

Appropriate training and technologies are introduced in order for families to dramatically lessen the impact of the inevitable flooding

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River erosion

Displacement from river erosion can be devastating, but building back better gives people a stronger chance against future adversity

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Flood resistant housing

Simple design changes improve houses enough to be unaffected by flooding and resulting dangers to livelihoods

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Surviving freak freezes

Simple yet effective ideas to improve the livelihoods of communities struggling to cope with extreme weather conditions

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Adapting rice to saltier water

Using forgotten indigenous varieties of rice to grow in saltier water

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