RISK Award 2019 - University of Dundee and Resilience Solution

"Upscaling the concept of floating homes in Bangladesh"

“It’s not about a boat house – it’s much more!”

“It’s not about a boat house – it’s much more!”

Interview with Nandan Mukherjee, researcher at the University of Dundee, and co-developer of the Floating Homes Concept in Bangladesh. Nandan and project team won the 2019 RISK Award, endowed with € 100,000, for an innovative concept that has the potential to transform coastal areas and make them more resilient. >more

2019 RISK Award: "Resilient Floating Homes in Bangladesh"

2019 RISK Award: "Resilient Floating Homes in Bangladesh"

Current approaches for managing coastal disasters often focus on building large-scale engineered constructions like embankments or cyclone shelters on raised platforms. While these initiatives can save lives, they rarely address underlying causes of vulnerability. The 2019 RISK Award shifts that focus to a solution that is more integrated and systemic and helps families to address multiple challenges at once. >more