Beat the flood

When you live in a flood-prone area having somewhere safe to live, which will survive a flood, is important. In this video Ortis Deley looks at how people in Bangladesh have considered the different properties of materials to determine which are the right ones for the job, and how that has changed their lives for the better. 

Helping people build safe, flood-proof houses is a good example of technology justice in action. Technology justice is about making sure everybody has access to the technology that is essential for life. For other examples of #techjustice in action please also take a look at these videos:

Marvellous microbes Illustrating how microbes convert kitchen waste into biogas.
Pump it up!  Explaining the science behind how a water pump works. 

To explore technology justice further with your pupils please look at our technology justice activities 


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