flood defence Articles

  • UK Government announces cash injection for flood defence projects

    On 2nd December, the British Government launched the National Infrastructure Plan 2014. Within this plan, the Treasury pledged a £2.3 billion investment in flood defences across the UK. This 6 year programme of investment will inject much needed cash into ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • WaStop Inline Check Valve protects Hull from Flooding - Case Study

    Location:  Hull, United Kingdom Client:  The Environmental Agency, Hull City Council & Associated British Ports Problem:  In December 2013 a storm surge caused water to over top the existing flood defence along the Humber frontage and on the Albert dock causing flooding and widespread damage. Once the water had over topped the ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Case study - Freuche Mill, Scotland

    The small community of Freuchie Mill in Fife, Scotland, was devastated by flooding of the notorious culvert running through its cul de sac in August 2008. More than a dozen homes were flooded, elderly residents were trapped in their homes, and in one case part of a garden collapsed, leaving a gaping hole 12m wide. Freuchie Flood Action Group was instrumental in subsequently bringing an ...


    By Aggeres

  • The Flood Resilient Home?

    Aquobex provides engineered waterproofing system that mitigates damage whilst providing a guaranteed, insurable flood solution for the home! Expertly designed to maximise the efficiency of class-leading flood resilience products, the flood resilient home presents a cost effective, sustainable ...


    By Aquobex Ltd.

  • Flood hazards in the headwaters area: lessons learned from a survey of households in the upper Myjava basin, Slovakia

    The aims of this paper are to present knowledge about the threat of flooding in the upper basins of the Myjava River, obtained using a questionnaire, and to identify the potential lessons for flood risk management. The questionnaire was designed to obtain information about households' experience with flooding, including the type of floods experienced, the locations of flooding, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What are the true costs of rising sea levels?

    A simple relationship between sea level rise and the massive potential costs of future coastal flooding has been established by scientists in Germany. As sea levels rise, the damage to human economies rises even faster. And as sea levels rose by an estimated 14cms in the last century, and could rise by up to 130cms ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Mangroves for coastal defence

    The role of mangroves in protecting our coasts against natural hazards such as storms, tsunamis and coastal erosion has been widely promoted. But the supposed coastal protection services of mangroves have also been subject to debate. The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International together with the University of Cambridge set out to map the current state of knowledge about the role of mangroves ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Innovative Glass Flood Defence for Keswick, Cumbria

    In September 2011, IBS Engineered Products Ltd was awarded a contract by main contractor VolkerStevin to design, supply and install a glass wall flood defence system for Keswick, Cumbria. The glass wall panelling formed part of the Environment Agency’s £6.1 million flood risk management scheme in Keswick.  ...


    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. ...

  • Flood protection plan for the Trout Hotel

    Aquobex have designed and installed a range of flood door, window and barrier defences bolstered by one-way drain valves, vents and and sump pump to remove any water. ...


    By Aquobex Ltd.

  • Propositions for using risk acceptance criteria

    Risk acceptance and tolerability criteria are tools that are used to evaluate and control risks. Although such criteria have been used for many years in different sectors of applications, their rationale and use are still being discussed. Three issues commonly addressed are: 1) the type and form of the criteria (e.g., general formulations compared to tailor-made criteria for specific ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flood and Coastal Risk Management - Case Study England

    The Environment Agency is the principal flood risk management operating authority. It has the power (but not the legal obligation) to manage flood risk from designated main rivers and the sea. These functions in relation to other rivers (defined as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • BLOBEL Flood Barrier Systems – Protection from Floodwaters and Mud!

    In recent years we have experienced more and more extreme weather conditions which have caused damage and devastation to the environment and local infrastructure.BL/HSW-SB at work, designed to protect private and commercial assets from rising floodwaters and mud.The BL/HSW-SB, a fully demountable Flood Protection System responds to this need, according to Blobel. It is designed to protect private ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • Understanding flexibility for multifunctional flood defences: a conceptual framework

    Flexibility is often proposed as a valuable capability to cope with uncertainty and change. However, there is no consensus about what constitutes flexibility across the literature. A review of publications on flood management, real options and manufacturing reveals remarkable commonalities along with substantial inconsistencies in the use of flexibility. These observations are used for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Choosing DC valve actuators with the lowest energy consumption

    Around the world there is a growing need for automated valve control in remote locations where mains electrical power is not available. For example, effective water management demands efficient and responsive flow control for applications such as groundwater remediation, irrigation and flood prevention. With perceived climate changes introducing more extremes of rainfall or drought conditions, ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Beachside Holiday Cottage Project - Case Study

    Background A stone cottage built in the 1800s on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, its fundamental attraction being its proximity to the sea. A beautiful beach property, it had no history of flooding, yet ever-changing climate conditions and increasingly higher tide levels became a concern. The ...


    By Aquobex Ltd.

  • Bedford Pumps keep up the tradition at Welches Dam P.S.

    Bedford Pumps Ltd has recently replaced pumps originally installed by W H Allen, the company that facilitated their existence, at Welches Dam Pumping Station in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Bedford Pumps was formed in 1987 by former members of the Pump Department at NEI (WH Allen) after the company closed their pump manufacturing facility within the town. Since then BPL have re-established themselves ...


    By Bedford Pumps Ltd

  • Water pollution prevention guidelines for UK construction works

    Construction and maintenance activities in or near water have the potential to cause serious pollution or impact on the bed and banks of a watercourse and on the quality and quantity of the water. Some activities with the potential for affecting watercourses or groundwater may require either consent in England and Wales under the Water Resources Act 1991 or an authorisation in Scotland under the ...

  • 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

  • Is it time for investment in mobile flood barriers?

    There is a reluctance on many responsible authorities to invest in mobile flood barriers (also known as temporary flood barriers); this despite mounting evidence that they can work very effectively, and the increasing risk of flooding. It is not economic to provide new multi-million dollar levees or diversion channels for ...


    By Aquobex Ltd.

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