Houses that Float on Water

Global Resilience Partnership
Author: Ida Gabrielsson
Posted on 26 February 2018

Photo by Tony Lam Hoang on Unsplash

A Water Window project honored at COP 23 as a Best Climate Practice.

The Buoyant Foundation Project (BFD), Development of Amphibious Homes for Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations led by architecture professor Dr. Elizabeth English of the University of Waterloo, Canada was honored as a Best Climate Practice. The honor was presented by the Initiative on Climate Change Policy and Governance (ICCG) at the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Bonn, Germany.

The BFD project was one of 12 projects that received funding from the Global Resilience Partnership Water Window Challenge (Water Window) by Zurich Insurance Group and the Z Zurich Foundation in 2017. Continue reading “Houses that Float on Water”


Chộn rộn miền Tây mùa nước đang nổi

08/08/2017 09:02 NLĐ

Những ngày này, miền Tây chộn rộn hẳn lên theo con nước đang dâng.

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Trên một số cánh đồng lũ ở giáp biên giới Campuchia thuộc tỉnh An Giang, người dân đã bắt đầu đi đặt dớn và thu hoạch những con cá, tôm đầu tiên khi mùa lũ bắt đầu – Ảnh: CHÍ QUỐC

Trên cánh đồng lũ xã Phú Hội, nơi tiếp giáp vùng biên giới Campuchia, dớn đã được đặt dày đặc. Cảnh mua bán sản vật mùa lũ như tôm, cua, cá, rắn… diễn ra ngay trên cánh đồng lũ tạo thành nét đặc trưng của người dân vùng này.

Năm nay lũ lên nhanh, đột ngột nên theo người dân địa phương lượng cá đánh bắt được cũng không bằng mọi năm. Continue reading “Chộn rộn miền Tây mùa nước đang nổi”

Mekong Delta during the flood season

Last update 11:07 | 10/08/2017

People in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam are busy fishing when the flooding season has come.

On the fields of An Giang Province’s Phu Hoi Commune, nets have been laid to catch fish, crabs and snakes.

Huynh Van Tai, a local resident who has much experience in fishing during the flooding season, said that this year the flooding arrived earlier than expected so many people had not yet prepared for the work.

Bui Thi Suong in Dong Thap Province’s Hong Ngu District said that earlier, his family earned bigger income from fishing on the flooding season. She even hired dozens of workers for the work. However, in recent years, the seafood source has much decreased.

These days, she and her husband are taking advantages of the flooding season to catch some fish for sales in the market.

Some photos of the busy farmers in the Mekong Delta region in the flooding season:


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On the fields of An Giang Province Continue reading “Mekong Delta during the flood season”