During flood relief
"Evacuating as frequent as floods is impractical and unproductive"
Floods have increased in severity
In the Penang flood recently on November 2017, four people were killed in their sleep
Floods have increased in their frequency
Flood disasters have more than doubled across Europe in 35 years
What have we found out from flood victim?
"No choice as floods last 1-3 weeks... or we starve"
Flood victims know that staying indoors is safest due to high water levels, but have to venture outside for resupplies and other necessities
"Often rely on wealthier neighbors... to ferry things by boat"
-Relief worker, Global Ehsan Relief
Flood victims realize that owning a boat is extremely useful but are reluctant to do so due to high cost and white elephant storage
Current solutions focus on pre and post flood mitigation but victims prefer a user-centric product for more immediate applications
Wheel Boat Row
The solution that every flood victim craves
During the flood, the user can use it to move around during a flood. It shall be able to accommodate one child and one adult complete with a lock-box for documents and personal items
Can be used as a wheelbarrow for recovery and productivity before and after flood
Swiss Army Shovel
Can be used for navigation in water during floods as well as clear up dirt after the flood.
Rope & bone tool, solar powered radio/charger, compass and other tools to improve survivability
Current Progress and Future Work
Have developed an initial computer aided model of our Wheel-Boat-Row for simulating a meta-centric analysis of the product.
Correspondence with National Governmental Organisations
Have conversed with NGOs to assess the feasibility and release of our product
Physical prototype in progress
Discussed the design and feasibility of our product with various experts for our prototype
Director and Product Innovator
-Research experience in hydrology
-Experienced in leading community-based innovations and social projects
-Singapore representative for James Dyson International 2017
Louth Bin Rawshan
Technical expert and implementer
-Represented Singapore for National Olympiads
-Solidworks and other CAD expertise
-College Undergraduate at 15