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Michal Monit

Sep 10, 2017
08:39

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A super-creative approach Adejoke! Especially now, in the season for hurricanes... 

Did you consider any specific designs or sizes? Maybe something inflatable / reusable could work? Your idea reminds of this innovative approach against flooding, from 2016. No energy generation there, though!


Betsy Agar

Sep 10, 2017
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Thank you for such creativity, this is exactly what is needed. I have seen portable turbines that people can pop into a stream, but using flood water is new to me. I think you need to look into the ecological impacts of damning water in various places. Even big hydro is sited after much deliberation and with extensive damage controls. I also wonder if an open market model would allow the few people with the technology to take advantage of the many who are without. Water is a public right and we have to, at all costs, ensure public access to it and all of its benefits. These are interesting challenges!


Adejoke Bayowa

Sep 10, 2017
06:45

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Thanks Michal for sharing the link on inflatable dam. I am actually seeing that for the first time, but just believe that in a way, the mini or portable dam is possible. For now, I am yet to come up with any specific design or size in mind, just my magnified thoughts...

I had my thoughts more on the energy generation and how to catch it.

This inflatable dam has energized my thoughts even more... with this and many other innovations that are around, I believe with collaboration, the energy generation from flood water will be achieved soon.


Adejoke Bayowa

Sep 10, 2017
07:59

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Hello Betsy, Thanks for your suggestions.

I agree with you that there are quite some ecological impacts of damming water in various places.

Flood water is usually the water we don't want again, like a waste. So we like or definitely want to do away with that. In waste management, we talk about the 3Rs, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. What I am proposing is an approach I believe could be utilize to reuse or "recycle" the flood water (which is now a waste); with the added benefit of solving some of our energy problem and no significant release of the GHGs.

 


Muntaha Nelia

Jan 11, 2020
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Hello, I am in grade 9 and I live in Canada. I have a Geography project on finding solutions for real-life problems in Canada. I think creating hydroelectricity from flood water is very intriguing and I wanted your opinion on a solution I made for using flood water for hydroelectricity. My solution is to transport the water through big channels that will be connected with a bigger body of water, like a lake. The channels will have filters attached to it, so when the water is passing through, the filters will clean it and catch all the debris. After, the water will go through a turbine that is also connected to the channels. This will create hydroelectricity when the water passes through the turbine.  After passing through the turbine, the clean water will travel through the channel and return back to the lake or river. Also if needed, the water can purified in a water treatment centre for local use. Do you think it is feasible? Is it efficient ? 

Thank you!

 

 

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