Weatherproofing households in flood-prone areas

This study identified a wide range of improvements that residents in flood-prone areas have implemented in their homes including: building dikes, embankment, raised structures, raised toilets, the use of pumps, digging trenches or using sandbags. However it should be noted that not all of them were found to be equally useful.

Climate Related Risk


Form of Option

Engineering and built environment

Country of Origin





The option exists in a real setting and was not created as part of the project.

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in norms or ways of doing things