flood control Articles

  • 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

  • What classifies as water pollution and why is it an issue?

    The UN declared 2005-2015 as the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’. Yet each day thousands of people still die as a result of contaminated water. This does not even take into account the millions of organisms that perish every year thank to polluted water sources. Water pollution is a huge issue that is made more so by the fact that unfortunately, water is ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Modelling and Managing Flood Risk and Flooding

    The UK’s prestigious Royal Society recently held a discussion group on the subject of Flood Management and Climate Change. With much of the Northern Hemisphere approaching the winter flooding season, we spoke to Wallingford Software’s David Fortune to find out the role of modelling in flood forecasting and flood management. He set out his ideas as follows: We must remember first that, while we ...


    By Innovyze

  • 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

  • How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

    The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level. To prevent flooding, however, the plant needed a solution that ensured the ejector ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Flood Control Equipment from Barrier Systems LLC

    We have all seen the massive amounts of volunteer labor that is generally required for sandbagging operations. It takes time to put together the workforce and can be chaotic and inefficient. By utilizing the SandMaster to fill and place the bags, the workforce can be reduced, response times improved, and more properties saved. Volunteers ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Developing optimum solutions to flooding

    Developing optimum solutions to flooding With a very long period of wet weather in the summer overlaid by intense rainfall, 2007 was the wettest summer in the UK on record. This unusual weather pattern resulted in very high localised runoff, with three events in England exceeding the 1 in 100 year return period over that time – some of the worst flooding that has ever occurred in ...


    By Innovyze

  • Contribution to a flood situation management: a supervisory control scheme to reduce disaster impact

    Inundations due to river overflows are becoming more frequent; management of flood is thus an important task belonging to the set of preventive measures allowing the protection of people and goods downstream. The flood situation management method proposed in this paper was designed to reduce the flood impact at its early arising stage. The river is supposed to be equipped with reservoirs in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Flood Control-case study

    Crisafulli Vertical Pumps.These are excerpts from a report prepared in 1998 by NORTHWESTERN POWER EQUIPMENT CO. INC. Regarding the purchase and use by affected cities, as advised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of 27 Crisafulli Vertical Pumps in sizes ranging from 10" to 16" for flood control applications along the Red River Valley of the North. Historical ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Justinian system: one of the oldest flood control facilities in the world

    In ancient times, the city of Urfa suffered serious flood disasters due to the Karakoyun river which surrounded the city on the north and west sides. In order to prevent the recurrence of such disasters, in 525, the Byzantine Emperor Justinian had built a huge wall of stone (Justinian wall) to the northwest of the city that conducted the river to the north and east walls of the city. He also ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Selection of criteria for multi-criteria decision making of reservoir flood control operation

    In reservoir flood control operation, selection of criteria is an important part of the multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) procedure. This paper proposes a method to select criteria for MCDM of reservoir flood control operation based on the back-propagation (BP) neural network. According to the concept of ideal and anti-ideal points, we propose a method to generate training samples of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quick Sandbagging for Spring Flooding 2014

    According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook for 2014, rivers in half of the continental USA are at minor or moderate risks of flooding this spring. The SandMaster sandbagging attachment may be just what your community needs to provide the protection when a flood event threatens your ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Modeling the Configuration of Breaches to Flood Defenses

    Introduction Engineers are nowadays expected to not only be skilled in technical matters, preparing calculations and designs, but also to know far more about risk analysis than ever before. In almost all aspects of engineering, risk analyses are now commonplace, with many of the design codes used based on statistical analyses. In the fields of river and coastal engineering it is nowadays expected ...


    By Innovyze

  • 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

  • Living with floods in the Mahanadi Delta, India

    In October 2013, one of the fiercest cyclones to hit the Bay of Bengal for many years made landfall on the low-lying delta coast of the Indian state of Odisha. With winds battering the coastline at more than 200 kilometres per hour, the structural damage from cyclone Phailin was intense. Thousands of straw, timber and bamboo homes were destroyed across the delta of the River Mahanadi, one of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Preventing rain water flooding case study

    SmartScan 50 helps preventing rain water flooding by providing an efficient level measurement solution in a pop. 1M city. The municipality has been struggling for years with heavy flooding of rain water during winter time that damaged large parts of the city and caused distress to its residents. As a result, a long drainage pipe was laid between the city's shore and the flooded parts. This huge ...

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