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Disaster Risk Reduction

Preparing for a potential natural disaster such as drought or flooding helps reduce the devastating  impact on communities in the developing world. These videos show how Practical Action helps such communiities using a range of different technologies.

Beat the flood is a KS2 and KS3 hands-on STEM activity in which students design and build a model of a flood-proof home in preparation for a flood.

Disaster risk reduction videos

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Coping with climate change in Nepal

An outline of some of the problems caused by climate change in Nepal and how Practical Action is helping communities combat them.

  • English,
  • education resource
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Early warning systems

Personal accounts from people who have been trained how to use early warning systems in Nepal.

  • Nepali,
  • education resource
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Early warning systems for flooding

Stories of how people have been affected by floods in Nepal, before the introduction of early warning system and after.

  • Nepali,
  • education resource
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Early warning systems in Nepal

Khali Devi accounts her experience with getting stranded by a flood and discusses how she thinks the early warning system will help.

  • Nepali,
  • education resource
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Getting ready for the floods

Methods used to help communities prepare for disasters such as floods, including early warning system and protective shelters.

  • English,
  • education resource
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Glimpses of hope - adapting to climate change

How people are adapting to climate change, including sandbar cropping and floating gardens in Bangladesh.

  • English,
  • education resource
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How floating gardens combat flooding

A brief illustration of how floating gardens help people in Bangladesh adapt to flooding, a natural disaster made worse by climate change.

  • English,
  • education resource
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Impact of flooding - Nazmul Islam

A development worker discusses the effects of flooding on farmers in Bangladesh.

  • Bangla,
  • education resource
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Impact of flooding - Samedul Islam

A rickshaw van puller from Bangladesh discusses the effects flooding had on him and his family.

  • Bangla,
  • education resource
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Irrigation in Nepal - shallow tube well

The introduction of the shallow tube well for irrigation has helped people in Nepal prepare better for times of flooding and drought.

  • Nepali,
  • education resource

This project is funded
by the European Union.

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