flood control Articles

  • London flood risk

    A Greater London Assembly report in 2011 stated that there was a 'serious risk' of flooding if London faces severe rainfall. Regardless of the Thames Barrier – which is there to protect against flooding from the sea, the London Assembly’s Environment Committee claim that some streets could flood from rain within minutes. Rainfall equal to what other parts of the country experienced in ...

  • Flood control in an urban drainage system using a linear controller

    Effective management of floods in densely populated urban areas poses a great challenge. Computer modeling plays an important role in appropriate management of urban drainage systems. In this study an effort has been made to develop an efficient urban drainage model in which hydraulic results obtained from the developed SWMM model have been linked with a Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • River Flood Defences - Strategies for River Flooding

    Flooding from main rivers is caused by heavy rainfall upstream, and can also be caused by flood surges up rivers from the sea – caused by high tides, low pressure and strong winds. ...

  • Sandbags for Flooding

    Are sandbags suitable for building level flood protection? Most photographs in the press in recent years following a flood event depict hessian sandbags against flooded property – clearly having failed in their intended purpose. ...

  • Matter-element model of integrated risk assessment for flood control systems

    The matter-element model of integrated risk assessment for flood control systems is established with matter-element analysis theory and correlative function of extension set, on the basis of classification of flood situations and risk indexes of typical flood control works. By this model, quantitative indexes of integrated risk assessment can be derived for flood control systems on a basin or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flooding management using hybrid model predictive control: application to the Spanish Ebro River

    In this paper, the problem of flooding management using hybrid model predictive control is presented and applied to the Ebro River in Spain. The Ebro River presents flooding episodes in the city of Zaragoza during spring when snow melts in the Pyrenees. To avoid flooding in populated areas, some land outside the city is prepared for flooding. This paper presents a control approach to determine ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Examining the effects of urban agglomeration polders on flood events in Qinhuai River basin, China with HEC-HMS model

    The urban agglomeration polders type of flood control pattern is a general flood control pattern in the eastern plain area and some of the secondary river basins in China. A HEC-HMS model of Qinhuai River basin based on the flood control pattern was established for simulating basin runoff, examining the impact of urban agglomeration polders on flood events, and estimating the effects of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comprehensive flood control involving citizens in a Japanese watershed

    In July 2009, the city of Fukuoka, Japan experienced a flood disaster along the Hii River, which runs through densely populated, concrete-covered areas of the city. The drainage system was overwhelmed and the river overflowed due to heavy rainfall and rapid runoff. The event led citizens in its watershed to plan and implement comprehensive flood control. The plan aims not only to mitigate floods ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A WebGIS-based flood control management system for small reservoirs: a case study in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River

    Small reservoirs are important to flood control and water resource utilization in local areas. This study proposes a WebGIS-based flood control management system to support the flood discharge of small reservoirs during intensive rainfall in the flood season. The agile software development method and a loosely coupled structure are used to combine multidisciplinary knowledge from different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Decomposition–coordination model of reservoir group and flood storage basin for real-time flood control operation

    The research of joint optimization operation of complex flood control systems is still in the process of development. This paper introduces a decomposition–coordination model for solving the multi-objective optimization problem for real-time flood control operation in reservoir group and flood storage basin. The multi-objective programming is established for maximum safety of the ...


    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

  • Automatic control of pollutant on a shallow river using surface water systems: application to the Ebro River

    In this paper, the problem of automatic control of pollutant on a shallow river using surface water systems is addressed using a benchmark test case based in the Ebro River. The Ebro River presents flooding episodes in the city of Zaragoza in Spring when snow melts in the Pyrenees. To avoid flooding and high pollutant levels in living areas, some lands outside the city are prepared to be ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adaptive multi-objective simulation–optimization framework for dynamic flood control operation in a river–reservoir system

    An adaptive simulation–optimization (S–O) framework enables dynamic reservoir operational decision-making process during the different phases (time stages) of flood control operation during the passage of a flood event in a river–reservoir system is proposed. This is achieved by incorporating the changing priorities of the reservoir operator/manager at each phase of the flood mitigation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Malaysian flood hazard management program

    Flooding is the most severe hazard in Malaysia, a country experiencing a wet equatorial climate with heavy seasonal monsoon rains. In the past, nature took care of itself as vast expanses of forests and wetlands soaked up rainfall excess and delayed the flow of water into rivers. Indigenous peoples are also well adapted to seasonal floods, as their lifestyles and livelihood on floodplains have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Are embankments a good flood control strategy? A case study on the Kosi river

    Whether embankments should be used to control floods is a question of great importance in the eastern Gangetic plain, where embankment breaches cause severe flood damage every year and huge damage due to major breaches every few years. Critics of the embankment policy have called for a strategy of living with floods by building dispersed infrastructure to cope with floods. However, no ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Challenge and response in the Mississippi River Basin

    This paper discusses the historic and contemporary challenges in the management of the lower Mississippi River Basin, and describes the evolving role of the federal government in addressing these challenges. In the early eighteenth century, the federal government was responsible for maintaining a navigable channel. After repeated calls by states for federal assistance with flood control and a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The 1998 Yangtze Floods: The Use of Short-Term Forecasts in the Context of Seasonal to Interannual Water Resource Management

    This paper reviews changes in the use of short-term climate information for water management in China after the 1998 Great Flood in the Yangtze River basin. This devastating flood is now believed to have been caused mainly by the 1997–98 El Niño event. Although the short-term climate forecasts and weather forecasts are considered to be useful in planning for flood prevention activities and for ...


    By Springer

  • Maple Lodge Water Treatment Site Flood Protection - Case Study

    Flood Control International(FCI) is a Framework Partner with Thames Water for the design, supply and installation of flood protection solutions to a range of water treatment assets over a number of their at-risk treatment works. ...

  • Upward shield tunneling from deep underground stormwater storage pipes in the central areas

    The Waterworks & Sewerage Bureau of the city of Nagoya is proceeding with flood control projects throughout the city, in consideration of damages the city suffered from the unprecedented volume of rainfall in September 2000. To proceed with these flood control projects smoothly, it was necessary to minimize the influence of the construction on underground facilities such as railroads and ...

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