Our design system training promotes sustainable and regenerative practices which can be applied to disaster management and resilience.
This involves engaging local communities in the planning and implementation process, sharing skills and knowledge related to disaster preparedness, and fostering collective action in the face of sudden challenges. Our training promotes the building of strong community networks that will enhance resilience and response capacity during emergencies.
In this way, communities can proactively minimise the impact of potential disasters before they occur, rather than being faced with extensive repairs after the damage has been done.
Here are some examples of Edge5 training for disaster design strategies:
• Designing for disasters involves considering the susceptibility of an area to specific hazards such as floods, wildfires, or hurricanes. By selecting appropriate sites and designing resilient layouts, disaster training helps minimize vulnerability to disasters.
• In disaster-prone areas, our training techniques such as rainwater harvesting, contouring, and swales can help capture and store water, preventing soil erosion, landslides and reducing the impact of floods. Proper water management will also aid in firefighting efforts during wildfire emergencies.
• In disaster situations where supply chains may be disrupted, divers and more stable food systems can provide a source of some fresh food, reducing dependence on external resources and increasing community resilience.
It's important to note that while Edge5 training techniques can contribute to disaster resilience, we encourage they should be integrated with other relevant practices specific to the local context and the types of disasters prevalent in the area.
Additionally, collaboration with disaster management professionals and local authorities is essential to ensure that our training fully aligns with broader local emergency response plans.