Resilience measure: Toroba


Toroba is a homemade diversion structure that is used to divert flood water for water supply augmentation. It is built of wooden poles, taken from trees such as the curari and cuji in Venezuela, vegetation residues, and logs. The wooden poles are 50 and 130 cm in length and are placed at intervals of 50 cm to 70 cm to define a wall of debris that will divert the runoff
(UNEP - International Environmental Technology Centre, 1997).

Co-benefits and impacts

This technique may also increase infiltration to the groundwater.

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Last modified: Sept. 16, 2016, 8:24 a.m.