flood measuring Articles

  • 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

  • The Rationale for Accelerating Regionally Focused Climate Intervention Research

    Abstract Ten years ago, Paul Crutzen asked whether the time had come to consider undertaking research into intentionally intervening in the climate system so that it might be considered a policy option comparable to reducing emissions for limiting human-induced climate change. Crutzen’s article pointed out how little progress had been made in reducing emissions and suggested that ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Compliance Trends in 2017: what to expect, how to prepare

    Looking back on 2016, it was without doubt a year of political upheaval and increased scrutiny on the environmental, social and human rights implications of government regulations, corporate practices and consumer habits. In 2017, these changes will fuel additional compliance considerations for corporate supply chains around the world. While the future is anything but certain, our regulatory ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Flood modeling and mitigation measures in an urban environment – a Case Study, Victoria, Australia

    Introduction: Flooding on urban basins is intensifying due to rapid urbanization. Flooding primarily occurs because of drainage congestion of inland flow and/or over bank flow of rivers during severe rainfall events. Rapid urbanization is causing a major change in rainfall-runoff phenomenon and the drainage system as well. The overland flow pattern is becoming complex due to huge structural ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Potential analysis for synergetic flood retention measures in the Wandse River catchment

    The Wandse has a total length of 21,5 km with a catchment area of 88 km2. The source is located in Schleswig-Holstein where the upper part of river and catchment (aprox. 4,2 km and 20 km2) are of predominantly rural character. The lower part on Hamburg territory (approx. 17,3 km and 68 km2) is of urban character with a high percentage of sealed surfaces that drain to the Wandse or their ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Potential analysis for synergetic flood retention measures in the river wandse catchment

    General Description of the River Wandse Catchment The Wandse has a total length of 21,5 km with a catchment area of 88 km2. The source is located in Schleswig-Holstein where the upper part of river and catchment (aprox. 4,2 km and 20 km2) are of predominantly rural character. The lower part on Hamburg territory (approx. 17,3 km and 68 km2) is of urban character with a high percentage of sealed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood Protection: Lamberhurst, Kent

    Client: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Project Detail: In November 2010 UK Flood Barriers won the competitive tender to undertake a Defra funded Property Level Flood Protection Scheme in Lamberhurst, Kent, in conjunction with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and the Environment Agency. Lamberhurst’s most recent serious flooding event was in October 2000, ...


    By UK Flood Barriers Limited

  • Rajang Delta threatened by floods

    This paper presents a case study of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak, Malaysia where peatland subsidence will cause flooding, rendering more than half of the Rajang Delta unsuitable for any agriculture cultivation due to severe floods in 50 years. The land area which will be inundated is 3 times the size of Singapore!! What a great loss! Case study summary: The case study reveals that ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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 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

  • Downtown Shall Not Flood Again

    ABSTRACTThe City of Richmond, Virginia conducted a study to evaluate local drainage system in its downtown business district to remedy conditions that cause flooding more than once in a twoyear period. The main goals of this study are to evaluate the capacity of the storm water collection system in the downtown area to handle the 2-year storm event, identify system constraints and provide ...

  • Urban flood risk assessment using sewer flooding databases

    Sustainable water management is a global challenge for the 21st century. One key aspect remains protection against urban flooding. The main objective is to ensure or maintain an adequate level of service for all inhabitants. However, level of service is still difficult to assess and the high-risk locations difficult to identify. In this article, we propose a methodology, which (i) allows water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessing national flood management using a sustainable flood management framework

    This paper presents a prototype framework for sustainable flood management at the national level which features stakeholder participation, and is modified and applied to a case study. Through literature reviews and an interview survey of South Korea (the case study country), the causes of recent flood damage are found to be heavy rainfall due to climate change, urbanization, insufficient channel ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood disasters – a global perspective

    Various disasters in recent decades have confirmed that the risk from water-related events has been increasing significantly worldwide. Among those events are tsunamis, storm surges, river floods, flash floods, mass movements and droughts. The driving factors of this risk are the unabated increase in global population, the concentration of people in high-risk areas such as coasts, flood plains ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood risk management plans 1

    Flood risk management plans (FRMPs) contain an approach for saving or improving flood protection within a river basin. They shall address all aspects of flood risk management focusing on prevention, protection and preparedness (EC 2007). FRMPs include the conclusion of the preliminary flood risk assessment, the flood hazard maps and flood risk maps. Furthermore they should contain: description ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The potential to improve flood simulation and forecasting

    The potential to improve flood simulation and forecasting by the use of predicted rainfall data based on radar measurements (virtual gauge) was investigated in two projects.  Thus, water level in water bodies could be forecasted at neuralgic point, based on ...


    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

  • Flood Forecasting and Warning Services in general

    An exact and early Flood Forecasting allows accordant early warning of persons concerned as much as the establishment of necessary measures (see Flood Protection, Evacuation and Rescue Plans). Therefore, it can make an important contribution to avoid damage. Flood Forecasting is in most cases based on extensive numerical modelling which is created with hydrological and hydraulic models of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Early flood warning via SMS

    A citizen’s service that visualises regional flood data, gives the fire brigade additional lead time and informs citizens via SMS in case of emergency: that’s wasserstand.info The website wasserstand.info displays water levels of Austrian rivers located in the state of Lower Austria. So citizens an monitor the water levels proactively ...

  • Flood Extent And Damage Estimation in Hungary During The Floods in Spring 2006

    Following the application of Hungary for the EU Solidarity Fund following the floods in April 2006, an analysis was carried out on flood extent and the land use in the flooded areas. This analysis has been done with available methods and data and includes: • MODIS-Terra satellite data• SRTM elevation data (corrected at JRC, 1m intervals)• CORINE 2000 land cover data• The JRC population density ...


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