Due to the terrain and river distribution, floods occur in China every year. The Yangtze River and the lower plain of Yellow River in eastern China are flood-prone, especially in urban areas. Whenever a flood comes, a lot of material and human resources are invested in the affected areas. However, there are some potential hazards in the existing flood control methods and related resettlement and management modes. In this paper, the author of this article will attempt to design a conceptualized urban flood relief and management system with a focus on the near future. the system will take use of a piece of multi-functional placeable equipment to improve the existing flood control methods, and adopt a modular method so that the joint step such as sandbag and placeable equipment transportation, power supply, and disaster area data collection can be implemented more systematically and conveniently. This system will greatly improve the safety and efficiency of flood management, and reduce the possibility of accidents for disaster relief personnel.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Flood control--China; Disaster relief--China; Emergency management--China

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Industrial Design (MFA)

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School of Design (CAD)


Lorraine Justice

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Alex Lobos


RIT – Main Campus

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