• Biodiversity conservation and business

    The biological diversity makes our lives livable in the planet trough an array of ecological processes which provide us vital products and services, such as foods and materials that contributes to the economy. Although, factors such as habitat destruction, biological invasion and climate change have been taken numerous species to extinction. The lasting natural areas […]

  • Blue Freedom – Providing reliable first aid electricity from hydropower

    Electrical power supply is among the first critically important services in disaster areas. Especially natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes or floodings lead to a destruction of the installed power grid and portable electricity becomes indispensable. One innovative solution is Blue Freedom Portable, a lightweight hydropower generator with 5W output capacity. With a weight of […]

  • Transition of Shelters – Portable Emergency Shelter

    Migratation of refugess are indeed a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a Society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. It affects both physically and mentally. It also causes health and safety […]

  • Inflatable Refugee Tents

    A new refugee tent has been designed by the team at M2B Inflatable in Sofia, Bulgaria.  This refugee tent is inflatable and will offer an affordable, dignified and practical shelter against extreme weather.  The inflatable tent provides immediate emergency housing solutions and adapts to any disaster area. The inflated walls of the tent will offer […]

  • The Modern Yurk – A Possible Design for Relief Scenarios?

    The Scottish company Trakke has redeveloped the nomadic yurt shelter and created the Jero Yurt. The temporary housing innovation is a lightweight dwelling that pops up and was designed to be used for events such as backyard parties or off-grid camping experiences with a modern twist. The Jero’s compact design even allows it to be […]

  • innonatives kitchen challenge winner

    innonatives first challenge winners 2015

    The innonatives team is proud to present the first winners of the first completed innonatives challenge. Please see here for the winning solutions of the Sustainable Kitchen challenge http://innonatives.com/challenge/sus-brazil/solutions-sorted/winners Congratulations to the winners !!!  Your innonatives Team

  • AIDF Disaster relief infographic d4d

    Download & share the #infographic on the importance of #PPPs & #tech in disaster management: http://bit.ly/1qj6Evn  http://ow.ly/i/6Ku5d

  • PowerCube Pop-up Solar Generator Provides Relief to Disaster-Struck Areas

    It was seven years ago that Ecosphere Technologies revealed its first iteration of a self-contained relief unit for disaster-struck areas. The company has since been busy refining the system’s form and function and has now announced the completion of what it says to be the world’s largest deployable solar power generator. Capable of generating 15 […]

  • Sustainability Maker needs you !

    Join the next big thing! Attend the first Sustainability Maker Convention, the world’s first conference on Open Innovation, Crowd Sourcing and Crowd Funding for Sustainability. Be among the first to witness the start of the next Sustainability innovation movement and to know about the www.innonatives.com open innovation for Sustainability platform. Registration Please register online before October […]

  • Rescue with The Ruins Catheter

    The Ruins Catheter, designed by Idan Raizberg, is a device made to rescue people from collapsed buildings or debris. The rescue device could be used after earthquake or in response to any collapse. The design is inspired by a medical balloon catheter, used to expand arteries. “At the start of the project, I outlined for […]

Introduction

Disasters such as, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, famines and wars cause destruction and suffering to humankind. Whether these are natural and inevitable, or man-made and unnecessary, we can improve our means of reacting and aiding the victims affected.

This website is to function as a source of information and a communication platform for exchanging knowledge, experience, ideas and projects. How can we design life in a way that we are better prepared and have better infrastructure, methods to avoid damage, suffering and death tolls?

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Recovering Tohoku

After the Tohoku Kanto great earthquake (on March 11, 2011, at 2:46 pm local time), a magnitude 9.0 earthquake (7 shindo on the japanese scale) occurred off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture in Japan. It was followed by a huge tsunami. This earthquake is the strongest ever recorded in japan, and the fourth largest recorded […]

GA.4.Disasters Project

Project Title: GEOSS Architecture for the use of Satellites for Disasters and Risk Assessment (GA.4.Disasters) The purpose of the WGISS GA.4.Disasters project is to address the use of satellites, sensors, models and associated data products to support disaster response and risk assessment. The purpose of the GEOSS architecture is to provide an enterprise perspective for […]

Portable Solar Cooker

The Solar Cooker utilizes solar heat directly to cook foods. Cheng-Tsung has developed the cooker, which looks like a satellite dish, that can harness heat and light from the sun to bake foods in a matter of minutes. Solar Cooker for D.A. IDA 60sec from Feng,Cheng-Tsung on Vimeo. The National Taiwan University of Science & […]

Mobile Hospital

A new hospital typology has been designed by the team of Hord Coplan Macht + Spevco that eliminates the need for a standard hospital. In their design, 58 trailers provide a fully operational, fully mobile 48-bed hospital. The trailers include every aspect of a hospital – from waiting gift shops, to surgical suites with four […]

What is the Ushahidi Platform? from Ushahidi on Vimeo.

Ushahidi Platform

Source: Ushahidi Imagine a way for people all over the world to tell the story of what was happening to them — or around them — during a disaster or emergency. It would need to be easy to use. Something that almost anybody could do. And it would need to be deployable worldwide. Thatʼs why […]

World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) 2012

The World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) is the pre-eminent conference of its kind – providing its participants with the opportunity to gain valuable education, training and exposure to examples of best practices, that are provided to assist them, their organizations and their communities. In order to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from […]

Emergency Phone App

The Federal Government of Australia has released a smartphone application to provide quick and easy access to information about emergencies and disasters across the country. The DisasterWatch app can be downloaded for free and contains the latest public information via a direct feed from emergency response teams in each state and territory. Attorney-General Robert McClelland says […]

Mobile station PROMETHEUS

Mobile station PROMETHEUS is designed to provide reliable power and water supply in harsh environments. The station consists of a telescopic boom with a wind generator and flexible solar panels, water generator, water filter, diesel generator, water tanks and communications center. The station can run on completely renewable energy or a hybrid system with diesel generator. This station is designed […]

Shelter Centre

Shelter Centre is a non-governmental organization registered in Switzerland that supports the sector of humanitarian operations that responds to the transitional settlement and reconstruction needs of populations affected by conflicts and natural disasters, from the emergency phase until durable solutions are reached. – The activities of Shelter Centre The 2006 – 2011 programme supports the […]

[un]restricted access

Dotting the global landscape, decommissioned military installations are leaving their mark – symbols of triumph, pride, pain and the unforeseen consequences of military aggression. These abandoned structures and ghost towns disrupt neighborhoods and split entire communities. Architecture for Humanity is hosting the 2011 Open Architecture Challenge – [un]restricted access – a design competition that will […]

Monash Disaster Resilience Initiative

  The Monash Disaster Resilience Initiative (MDRI) has been established to harness university-wide expertise with the goal of strengthening community-based disaster resilience. The aim is to provide the expertise to shape new approaches to disaster preparedness and management under the context of the Council of Australian Governments’ National Strategy for Disaster Resilience.   This will […]

Water purifiers for low-income households

Nazava is a brand of water purifiers for low-income households. Nazava’s mission is to provide clean drinking water to everybody, everywhere. These water filters help in fighting diarrhoea. When used as an alternative to boiling water they are an effective tool against global warming. The purifiers enable households to obtain safe drinking water. Obtaining water from the Nazava purifier […]