flood protection Articles

  • Flood protection - Flood walls

    Manitoba Hydro is the electric power and natural gas utility in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Located only minutes north of the US border at North Dakota, Manitoba Hydro have generating stations and sub-stations located in the Red River Valley. This critical infrastructure is vulnerable to annual river flooding and, with flood predictions and forecasts for Spring 2011 at the highest in ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • 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

  • ‘Smart’ flood alleviation system protects Portsmouth

    In late 2014, Southern Water completed a major project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea. Substantial works were undertaken to divert runoff and tidal ingress, and a ‘smart’ hydrometeorological monitoring system was installed to enable prompt diversion of excess water during periods of high rainfall. Sewer level monitoring is undertaken in ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Flood protection in Miami Dade county - Case Study

    Introduction: Miami-Dade County has experienced remarkable growth over the past thirty years, with a population that has grown to 2.3 million. Consequently, difficulties exist in maintaining a stormwater management system that meets the increased needs of the community. Unusually large precipitation events in 1999 and 2000 caused flooding in some Miami neighborhoods that were built in ...


    By XP Solutions

  • 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

  • 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

  • WaReg protects homes from flooding in Sweden - Case Study

    Location: Backaryd, Sweden Customer: Backaryds Vattenverk Problem: Backaryd Water Treatment plant backwash their filters regularly. During this process water is released into the town sewer network at a rate of 16 l/s. The towns sewer network is dimensioned to cope with 5 l/s so when it receives 16 l/s it becomes problematic for downstream residents. When the backwashing occurs, homes in ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Development of the Stormwater Information System that protects life and property from floods

    The Stormwater Information System distributes storm pump operating conditions, etc. to residents in real time via the Internet utilizing a private network that employs optical fibers installed in sewer pipes. Information to be distributed includes advisory and warning information relating to weather data, weather radar information, river information, emergency disaster information, refuge maps, ...

  • Case study - Flood water protection in the city of Buenos Aires

    The Arroyo Mendrano is the second largest channeled stream of water running through Buenos Aires. In case of heavy rainfalls it overflows its banks and causes considerable material damage. When the retention basin which had been especially built to collect large quantities of water during strong precipitation events also overflowed, the government decided to have an alarm-system installed to ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Giant seals help protect St. Petersburg from flooding

    St Petersburg is regarded as Russia’s cultural capital. To protect its people and cultural treasures from flooding, a 25-kilometer storm flood barrier is being constructed. An essential part of this structure are 40 meter-wide, seven meter-high seals, from Trelleborg. Last january, St. Petersburg was flooded for the 302nd time in its 303-year history. The water level rose more than two meters ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Low Cost Flood Warning Solution

    Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Supply and installation of flood warning system Supply of Hawk XT telemetry loggers for use with tipping-bucket rain-gauges plus supply and installation of telemetered flow gauges to the SEPA west area as part of a flood warning instrumentation project. Each flow gauge was comprised of a Teledyne RDi Channelmaster H-ADCP ...

  • 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

  • Flooding of lowland peatlands in Southeast Asia

    Vast lowland areas of Southeast Asia will be frequently and irreversibly flooded before the end of the century unless action is taken to stop the destruction of peatlands. A radical change in land-use is needed. In particular the palm oil and pulp wood sectors must stop developing new plantations on peat and plan to phase-out existing drainage-based plantations before they are flooded. If no ...


    By Wetlands International

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