Articles tagged with ‘flood’

The dam’s frame consists of gabion cages: wire mesh baskets filled with sturdy columns of recycled concrete cylinders or rocks.
13 April 2015
Researchers in the Philippines are using green engineering to develop a low-cost dam that aims to prevent flooding, generate electricity, and help end food and water shortages. Designed by a team from the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD), the “Gaia dam”...
Credit: Abdul Majeed Goraya/IRIN/flickr
22 January 2014
The July 2010 flooding of the Indus River Basin in Pakistan was one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history. Now, researchers are working with communities to help reduce their vulnerability to future extreme weather events. The unusually heavy monsoon...
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