Reducing The Impact Of Disaster
Practical Action works around the world to reduce the impact of disaster by utilising simple technology and the efforts of local communities.
It's all in the name!
By taking simple technology that can be implemented anywhere, and harnessing it to the energy and commitment of the communities to raise themselves from poverty, Practical Action helps reduce the damage wrought by disasters.
Rotarian Peter Turton has beed a long-time supporter of Practical Action. We have often supported projects of thier's, knowing that for very little money, whole communities will be helped to help themselves.
At the root of the success is simple technology that can be impletmented by local people with the skills and materials they have to hand. To help reduce the impact of disaster, Practical Action's Disaster Risk Reduction programme offers solutions:
- Flood early warning
- Flood-resistant housing
- River erosion
- Earthquake-resistant houses
- Coping with drought
- Surviving freak freezes