flood protection modeling Articles

  • 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

  • ‘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

  • 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

  • Different approaches for modelling of sewer caused urban flooding

    The correct prediction of flooding in urban areas is an important challenge to secure the values and fulfil public regulations. Traditional sewer simulations deliver the basic information for a rudimental flood protection, but the interaction between sewer and surface runoff can only be considered by a bi-directional modelling. Therefore detailed information about the relevant structures on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Different approaches for modelling of sewer caused urban flooding

    The correct prediction of flooding in urban areas is an important challenge to secure the values and fulfil public regulations. Traditional sewer simulations deliver the basic information for a rudimental flood protection, but the interaction between sewer and surface runoff can only be considered by a bi-directional modelling. Therefore detailed information about the relevant structures on the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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

  • Flood Risk Mapping for Scotland Takes Off

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


    By Innovyze

  • Is our ability to predict floods drying up?

    The ability to anticipate floods and mobilize a timely response — increasingly a life-and-death matter as extreme weather events become more common — depends to a sobering extent on 10 satellites that measure precipitation and beam data to Earth, where governments and emergency response teams use them to guide efforts to protect people and property. Even more sobering: Four of the 10 ...


    By Ensia

  • Evaluation of the effect of land use/cover change on flood characteristics using an integrated approach coupling land and flood analysis

    Land use/cover change (LUCC) is one of the crucial factors influencing the hydrological process, thus the flood characteristics in time and space. Therefore the evaluation of the change of flood characteristics implies an integrated analysis of LUCC and hydraulic simulation. In this study, the effect of LUCC on flood is examined based on an approach composed of three parts: (1) reproduction of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A multi-criteria decision-making model dealing with correlation among criteria for reservoir flood control operation

    Flood control operation in a multi-reservoir system is a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) problem, in which the considered criteria are often correlated with each other. In this paper, we propose an MCDM model for reservoir flood control operation to deal with correlation among criteria. Considering the flood control safety of reservoirs and downstream protected regions, we establish the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alleviating the flood risk of critical water supply sites: asset and system resilience

    Flooding can have severe impacts on the water supply services and adaptation responses for the provision of high-quality water supplies are necessary to cope with the risks exacerbated by climate change. This paper explores the planning process for adaptation strategies, emphasizing current research and modelling constraints and comparing resilience strategies. The flood hazard, vulnerability and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quasi-online flood forecasting downstream of dams based on rainfall thresholds

    Dams are built to supply water to users and often to protect people and properties against floods in downstream areas. Efficiency of dams for flood control is improved substantially if a flood forecasting system is implemented. Rainfall threshold (RT) depths correspond to the occurrence of critical discharge at given cross-sections for given rainfall durations and initial soil moisture ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • InfoWorks RS optimizes flood management for a complex Parisian river system

    Untitled Document Wallingford Software's InfoWorks RS software solution has been utilized to enable a French water authority to create ...


    By Innovyze

  • InfoWorks RS and FloodWorks provide potential solution for proposed European flooding directive

    Untitled Document Wallingford Software's InfoWorks RS and FloodWorks software solutions have received a boost from the news that the European Commission has put forward a directive ...


    By Innovyze

  • Management of Rivers for Instream Requirement and Ecological Protection

    This collaborative research on Instream flow requiremnt was conducted in the Deaprtment of Water Resources Engineering at Bangladesh Univ of Engineering & Tech (BUET) with the finacial assistance of the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Dhaka. Other participants were Delft Hydraulics, Netherlands, and Water Sector Organizations in Bangladesh (BWDB, JRC, WARPOO, IWM, and CEGIS) Executive ...


  • Flood prevention dams for arid regions at a micro-scale sub-catchment, case study: Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

    Unexpected flash flooding is one of the periodic hydrological problems affecting the city of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia. The region has high potential for floods as it suffers high rainfall intensity in a short time and also has high urbanization rates and topographic complexity. Constructing flood prevention dams is one option to solve this problem. A cost-effective design requires a detailed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood impact reduction and streambank repair along Spy Run Creek - Spy Run Creek, Indiana - Case Study

    Project Highlights SPY Run Creek Streambank Repair Owner: City of Fort Wayne, Ind. Engineer: Christopher B. Burke Engineering LLC / Indianapolis office Geosynthetics Distributor: D2 Land & Water Resource Inc. Cellular Confinement System: Geoweb–Presto Geosystems Background ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • ArmorMax® is Solution for Bank Stabilization in NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program, Kissimmee, FL case study

    PROJECT SUMMARY Years of flash flooding and fluctuating water levels in the West City Ditch made for a dangerous scenario. The City of Kissimmee secured NRCS EWPP grant money to stabilize the ditch before catastrophic infrastructure damage occurred, but the budget was too small for full protection with conventional hard armoring. Propex worked with engineers to model slope stability in rapid ...

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