flood defence system Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Early Flood Warning System prevents village from a potentially devastating flood - Case Study

    Aquaread's LeveLine-EWS system proving to be a huge success story for Essex Village Parish councillor and local residents comment on their experiences with their new flood alert system, provided by Aquaread, as it issues it's first alerts to the community. According to the Met Office, December was the wettest month the UK has seen in over a century. As a result flooding has ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • 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

  • Are the Government doing enough to protect communities from flooding?

    Despite it being the official start of British summer, many locations have continued to be hit by severe flooding in the last few weeks. Locations all over the UK have been struck by severe weather warnings, and many properties have been left damaged by the continued rainfall. Unfortunately this is not considered remarkable. The UK has already seen heavy flooding since the year started, following ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • Flood Risk Mapping for Scotland Takes Off

    Untitled Document Scotland has an area of roughly 79,000km2 and a population of five ...


    By Innovyze

  • Flood protection wooler fire station, south road, wooler, Northumberland

    Client: GB Building Solutions on behalf of Northumberland County Council Contract Period: 2 weeks Installed April 2011 Project Detail: The Northumbrian market town of Wooler high in the Cheviot Hills experienced the worst floods for 100 years in September 2008, having already been badly flooded four years earlier in August 2004. 7 ...


    By UK Flood Barriers Limited

  • InfoWorks RS aids priority river flood modeling in New Zealand

    Project Background Innovyze’s InfoWorks RS has been the key software in helping to formulate flood risk reduction strategies throughout the Northland Region of New Zealand, an area of approximately 14,000 km2 on the northern tip of New Zealand’s North Island. The Northland Region has a predominately tropical climate. In recent years a number of tropical storms have ...


    By Innovyze

  • Case Study - Klaas Kamminga - Narrabeen, New South Wales

    Type: Private development - New house Architect: Con Vink, Robert Bird + Partners, International Consulting Engineers, Sydney Timing: 2007 The Problem Narrabeen is a beachside suburb in northern Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia.  It is located 23 kms north-east of the Sydney ...


  • 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

  • Case Study - Astellas Pharma Europe (previously Yamanouchi) - Meppel, N.E. Holland

    Architect: Johann van den Noort Installed by: Schagen BV Timing: 1998-2004 The Problem The company, Astellas Pharma Europe (previously Yamanouchi) produces expensive pharmaceutical medicines and in 1998 this area was hit by very heavy rainfall which caused extensive flooding in the immediate vicinity of ...


  • The case for automatic weirs

    With hosepipe bans returning to parts of the country this summer, it’s easy to forget the disastrous floods of recent years – unless, of course, you were personally affected. This year’s harsh winter and modest levels of spring and summer rainfall belie a growing trend of more extreme weather events hitting the UK and a pattern of warmer winters and wetter summers. As we saw ...


    By Kijlstra LTD.

  • Innovation in water legislation in Italy: ecosystem protection and stakeholders participation

    Main innovations in the field of water management and pollution control, introduced by legislation in Italy in the last decade, derive from a few general social trends, such as the awareness of the need for environmental protection and demand for improved public services management. In particular, two innovative principles, namely the sustainability of water use and the stakeholders' ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urban Hydrology

    The provision and disposal of water for urban populations is as old as the development of cities themselves. Unrestrained development has made the task ever more difficult and hydrologists and civil engineers face constant pressures to stay on top of the challenges of providing sufficient supplies and adequate treatment/disposal of effluents. Urban areas have long existed as centres of trade, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Puny drain pumping station

    Bedford Pumps Ltd has recently completed the installation of the Mechanical and Electrical plant at a new pumping station at Puny Drain. The drain which is controlled by the East of Ouse, Polver and Nar IDB’s, drains an area of low lying land to the south of Kings Lynn. The recent redesign of the drainage system in the area necessitated the construction of a new drain and pumping station to ...


    By Bedford Pumps Ltd

  • Using scenarios to improve understanding of environment and security issues

    The need to address environment and security For many people, the term 'national security' suggests images of military and police efforts to preserve peace and stability. Environmental issues are seldom seen to play a major role in security but in fact the issues are inextricably linked. Resource overexploitation and changes in climate affect quality of life, potentially ...

  • Impact of IT on river modeling

    Background Models of river channels and river flows have been used to good effect for many years. HR Wallingford Group, in the UK, has been building physical models of rivers for nearly 60 years. Some years ago, it was predicted that physical modeling would soon cease to exist, to be entirely replaced by computer models. This has not happened - in fact, the demand for physical models is greater ...


    By Innovyze

  • Acting on disaster warnings: Don`t miss the human factor

    We need to understand why some people act on early warnings while others ignore them, says disaster preparedness specialist Sudhir Kumar. The Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami of 11 March 2011 challenged global ideas about responding to disasters. It showed that structural defences alone, such as breakwaters, coastal dykes and tidal barriers, cannot provide protection ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • If the well runs dry — climate change adaptation and water document actions

    'Our water is shut off once or twice a month, sometimes more,' says Baris Tekin from his apartment in Besiktas, an historic district of Istanbul, where he lives with his wife and daughter. 'We have about 50 litres of bottled water in the apartment for washing and cleaning, just in case. If the water is off for a really long time we go to my father's place or to my wife's parents,' says Baris, an ...

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