floods Articles

  • Flood protection - Flood walls

    Manitoba Hydro is the electric power and natural gas utility in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Located only minutes north of the US border at North Dakota, Manitoba Hydro have generating stations and sub-stations located in the Red River Valley. This critical infrastructure is vulnerable to annual river flooding and, with flood predictions and forecasts for Spring 2011 at the highest in ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Flood Alleviation

    BritishFlora helps rescue lost London river from subterranean obscurity in award winning flood prevention. In the 1930's, engineers at the then Metropolitan Borough of Woolwich diverted a flood-prone section of the River Quaggy through an underground culvert so that new housing could beQuaggy built. In fine weather, the river was contained. But after heavy rainfall, the Quaggy became a ...


    By BritishFlora

  • Flood alerts

    This case study examines a solution for flood alerts which was deployed in Indiana US. The solution is based on SmartScan50 and provides level information for the ...

  • Flood safety standards

    A flood occurs when prolonged rainfall over several days, intense over a short period of period of time, or an ice or debris jam causes a river or stream to overflow and flood the surrounding area (NOAA 2011). Melting snow can combine with rain in the winter and early spring; severe thunderstorms can bring heavy rain in the spring and summer; or tropical cyclone can bring intense rainfall to the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood Safety Standards

    A flood occurs when prolonged rainfall over several days, intense over a short period of period of time, or an ice or debris jam causes a river or stream to overflow and flood the surrounding area (NOAA 2011). Melting snow can combine with rain in the winter and early spring; severe thunderstorms can bring heavy rain in the spring and summer; or tropical cyclone can bring intense rainfall to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood Resilience Measures

    Flood risk management is a top priority, exacerbated by the perception that flood risk has increased during the last two decades in many regions. There are two hypotheses for such changing patterns: Changes in climate, e.g. the sequencing of extreme wet and dry periods, leading to a greater magnitude and/or frequency of hydrological extremes (Huntington 2006); and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood maps and plans

    Flood means the temporary covering by water of land not normally convered by water ( 2007/60 EC). There are various flood types, which differs regarding to the water source (e.g. rainwater, groundwater, stream water) their duration (short (minutes to hours) or long (weeks to months)) or to their location (e.g. coastal floods). One possible classification of flood types is listed below: Flash ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood hazard maps

    Flood hazard maps have to be developed for areas, which have been identified in the preliminary flood risk assessment. For certain flood frequencies the extent and the water depth, the flow velocity or the relevant water flow have to be mapped. Flood frequencies consider (2007/60/EC): floods with a low probability, or extreme event ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood Control Pumps

    The art of flood protection The threat of floods has been part of our lives ever since mankind changed their nomadic ways and decided to settle in certain places. Obviously some parts of the world are more prone to floods than others, but it has been a global problem throughout history and it is still affecting people all over the world today. Recent images from central Europe show that ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • The art of flood protection

    The threat of floods has been part of our lives ever since mankind changed their nomadic ways and decided to settle in certain places. Obviously some parts of the world are more prone to floods than others, but it has been a global problem throughout history and it is still affecting people all over the world today. Recent images from central Europe show that floods still pose a real threat and ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • Shopfloor Flooding Solution

    Elephant snot and how to prevent it. Refrigeration engineers can be forced to spend up to 50% of their time performing a task so unpleasant and mind-numbingly dull that you would by rights expect to see it on the work plan of a Victorian gutter snipe – namely sucking out and disposing of the ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Flood mapping, a core component of European flood risk management

    Flood mapping is a crucial element of flood risk management. Directive 2007/60/EC on the assessment and management of flood risks will require Member States to prepare two types of maps by 2013. Flood hazard maps, showing the extent and expected water depths/levels of an area flooded in three scenarios, a low probability scenario or extreme events, in a medium probability scenario (at least with ...

  • Tidal technology to stop flooding

    A large 1.6 metre valve that stops tidal waters getting into the stormwater network will help stop flooding in the city centre during heavy rainfalls.   High tidal levels and heavy rain cause problems in Porirua, New Zealand.  Porirua was the first Council in New Zealand to test the valves, which are a Scandinavian design called WaStop. The Councils Water Services Engineer Desmond ...


    By WaStop International AB

  • Living with the floods, not against them

    “Yes, we are illiterate sir, but we are engineers as far as our experience with water and rivers is concerned”, says Phushi Mahato, a villager in the Gosi Kandak floodplains in North-Bihar in India. As an outcome of water resource management that failed to understand the role of fluvial regimes in delta, Phushi and his fellow village members have now become vulnerable to floods ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Video: Major flood mitigation

    In an area of town at high risk for flooding, Globeville has initiated one of the biggest infrastructure developments in the city’s history. As one of four projects under Globeville’s $300 million Platte to Park Hill plan, the Globeville Landing Outfall Project (GLO) aims to redirect stormwater and ...


    By Hamilton Kent

  • Flood control and disaster management

    Flood control refers to all methods used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of flood waters (wikipedia). Some of the common techniques used for flood control are installation of rock berms, rock rip-raps, sandbags,  maintaining normal slopes with vegetation or application of soil cements on steeper slopes and construction or expansion of drainage channels. Other methods include ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • After the flood - preventing mold

    Beyond the direct water damage from a flood, there can be short term and long term problems with mold growth, whether the building is commercial or residential. The source of the water is the first important issue. Consider the following: 1.) If the flood is from surface water flooding such as heavy rains, hurricanes, and overflowing rivers this means dirt and debris. This ...

  • Flood and trash screen monitoring

    Hydro-Logic was contracted by City of Edinburgh Council in 2010 to supply and install water level monitoring and flood warning systems at 10 key locations throughout the City. The sites were on open water courses and culverted stream running through the city suburbs where flooding has been a recurring problem over several years. Design and installation services were provided by our sister company ...

  • Semantic model for flood management

    Risk assessment involves the study of vulnerability and hazards. When focused on flood events, such an analysis should evidently include the theoretical and practical study of floods and their behavior. Nevertheless, risk assessment is not useful if the results are not subsequently used for more effective management and planning by local authorities and qualified personnel. The risk evaluation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sewer Flooding: The Next Step

    Untitled Document Since privatisation, water and sewerage utilities in the UK have been able to deliver almost year-on-year reductions. ...


    By WRc plc

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