Author: Isaac Gendler

Using Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Resilience

Using Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Resilience

Using Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Resilience

11/13/19

“How can we use rainwater harvesting systems for resilience?”

 

Water parched areas of the world are going to experience more droughts with climate change. To solve this, resilience will need to get built to ensure that communities at risk will not face disaster. Part of this solution will include Using Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Resilience by capturing and storing water that falls from the air.

 

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Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

11/12/19

“How can we harvest rainwater for later use?”

 

With the advent of climate change, water is becoming more and more scarce in many regions of the world. As a result, humans are looking at new ways to become more resilient to such droughts. One way to approach this is to look at a fresh and semi-continual source of water, rain. By using Rainwater Harvesting, humans can take in a source of water that is usually wasted. Rainwater harvesting is popular in water-starved areas of the world such as the Middle East and South Asia.

 

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Why Battery Energy Storage Needs to Be Strategically Placed to Build Flood Resilience

Why Battery Energy Storage Needs to Be Strategically Placed to Build Flood Resilience

Why Battery Energy Storage Needs to Be Strategically Placed to Build Flood Resilience

11/11/19

“Why do we need to strategize battery placement to ensure flood resilience?”

 

Energy storage from batteries is critical for building resilience against blackouts. However, due to its delicate chemistry, even a minor flood could have devastating effects on it. As a result, batteries will need to have strategic placement to stay safe during floods. A few ways to accomplish these include keeping batteries at elevated heights and in floodproof containers. This is Why Battery Energy Storage Needs to Be Strategically Placed to Build Flood Resilience.

 

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Facility Hazard Communications

Facility Hazard Communications

Facility Hazard Communications

11/10/19

“How can we communicate the hazards that a facility may contain?”

 

Facilities have all sorts of hazards, whether it be flammability in a home or the presence of toxic chemicals in a scientific lab. To ensure the safety of everyone who works in and inhabits the building, these dangers must be communicated to them. As a result, facility operators need to set up Facility Hazard Communications that make this information clear to everyone. This can come in the form of the chemical hazard diamond, written warnings, or anything useful that can be thought of!

Resilience Assessment Reports

Resilience Assessment Reports

Resilience Assessment Reports

11/09/19

“How do we write reports assessing the resilience of a particular project?”

 

Governments, municipalities, businesses, and institutions of all kinds have worked on creating climate action plans of all kinds. However, given that resilience requires different focuses than mitigation, is there any way to write plans with this in mind? Well, what if we were to develop assessments that take into account all of the potential threats to an area and prescribes their solutions in a clear and understandable format? This so happens to be the main idea behind the Resilience Assessment Reports that are used as the basis for adaptation plans by institutions all over the world.

How Planting Trees in Urban Areas Improves Air Quality

How Planting Trees in Urban Areas Improves Air Quality

How Planting Trees in Urban Areas Improves Air Quality

11/08/19

“How does planting trees in cities improve air quality?”

 

Many cities are suffering from two simultaneous issues: horrendous air pollution and a lack of greenery. Both of these can be solved by planting trees in urban areas. Trees are able to absorb CO2 and release oxygen, making local areas fresher and better to breathe. Cities around from all over the world, from Jakarta to Atlanta, are taking this logical, sustainable course of action.

The Resilience-Mitigation Nexus

The Resilience-Mitigation Nexus

The Resilience-Mitigation Nexus

11/07/19

“How are climate resilience and mitigation related?”

 

Although usually siloed into two different categories, climate resilience and mitigation need to be studied jointly. For example, while committing to a sustainable solution such as installing solar panels, the decision of whether or not to couple it with a battery will affect the system’s resilience. Just like water and energy affect each other in a water-energy nexus, sustainability and mitigation affect each other in The Resilience-Mitigation Nexus.