How to prevent flooding competition

This imaginative competition used film to challenge traditional attitudes to flood prevention, showing how water could benefit communities and enhance natural landscapes.

The focus of the competition was to come up with innovative ideas around flooding resilience and prevention. Entries focused on flooding alleviation in different parts of the world, showcasing alternatives to traditional flood prevention methods.

New ideas for flood prevention

The gallery below uses clips from the shortlisted films to showcase new approaches to living with water in our cities, coastal communities and homes.

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Shortlisted films

Eight films were shortlisted in the competition. The films showcased innovative ideas for how flooding schemes could be integrated with local communities and landscapes.

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Competition details

The LI ran the competition with organisations from the Inter-Institutional Flooding Group, including the Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Royal Town Planning Institute. The competition was also supported by RIBA and the Building Centre.