Gallery: Six Flood-Proof Buildings That Can Survive Rising Tides

 

Floating Maldives by WaterStudio


When sea levels rise, whole countries will be in danger of going underwater forever. The Maldives is already working on plans to shore up their country -- or even relocate it all together. WaterStudio designed a floating star-shaped island for the country to hold a conference center and golf resort. It may seem a bit luxurious, but it's at least a start to what they country will need to survive the rising seas. + Waterstudio.NL

Floods often come up quickly with almost no warning, so it’s imperative to have safe and secure designs, especially in places known for flooding. Even regions that aren’t known for rising waters can be taken by surprise. Good flood design should first of all protect the lives of people who live there and then secondly be able to handle the force of the water and hopefully not be completely destroyed or ruined. With increases in the strength of hurricanes, changing weather patterns and rising sea levels, we have a lot of work ahead of us.

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  1. archciv archciv March 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    that work is appreciate able for developed countries, will there is any design for developing countries most importantly for Pakistan will you help me or recommend me please.
    i,ll be thankful for your corporation in this aspects
    regards and best wishes for you.

  2. Embassy of Drowned Nati... August 16, 2010 at 10:16 am

    [...] their time on the island, rising tide refugees will be given the chance to grieve and recuperate in a safe space. When they are ready to [...]

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