flood protection wall 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.

  • Retaining wall for riverbank protection (Rio Guayabo, Panama)

    Background: The strong currents of the famous rebel Guayabo River at it’s highest point in the Anton Valley watershed almost destroyed a large area of privately owned land. Constant changes in the water levels has eroded the banks, causing ancient trees to fall helpless into the river’s grasp. The construction of luxury residences “Los Portales” was suspended as ...


  • Molly Ann`s Brook- geocell wall and channel protection for the US army corps flood control project, Haledon, New Jersey - IECA `2000 Paper

    In the summer of 1999, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, designed and constructed a flood protection project for Molly Ann’s Brook, located mainly in Paterson and Haledon, N.J. The brook is a tributary to the Passaic River, which flows through an urban area in New York Harbor. Communities along the 2.5-mile stretch of the brook have been subject to repetitive flooding as a ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Molly Ann`s Brook- Geocell Wall and channel protection for the us army corps flood control project, Haledon, New Jersey - IECA `2000 Paper

    In the summer of 1999, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, designed and constructed a flood protection project for Molly Ann’s Brook, located mainly in Paterson and Haledon, N.J. The brook is a tributary to the Passaic River, which flows through an urban area in New York Harbor. Communities along the 2.5-mile stretch of the brook have been subject to repetitive flooding as a ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Retaining wall for Riverbank Protection (Rio Guayabo, Panama) case study

    Background: The strong currents of the famous rebel Guayabo River at it’s highest point in the Anton Valley watershed almost destroyed a large area of privately owned land. Constant changes in the water levels has eroded the banks, causing ancient trees to fall helpless into the river’s grasp. The construction of luxury residences “Los Portales” was suspended as the ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • USACE SWAT TEAM - Focus on Flooding

    As a company whose core technology was inspired by Eastern Montana’s need for flood irrigation pumps, the transformation of Crisafulli's PTO-powered trailer pump to a Flood Fighting tool is an All-American (plus immigrant) legend. We are particularly proud this week of the Flood Fighters of the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), our friends from Rock Island, Illinois, who were deployed to ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Storm protection - Levee systems

    Location: Lake Pontchartrain, LA Unit: C-3315 Project: Levee elevation When some levees in and around New Orleans subsided, they no longer met US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) Category 3 Storm Protection requirements. With the 2004 hurricane season quickly approaching, a speedy and reliable solution was sought by East Jefferson Levee District (EJLD). HESCO Bastion Environmental provided a ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Protecting Workers From Asbestos

    However, repair, renovation, and demolition operations often generate airborne asbestos, a mineral fiber that can cause chronic lung disease or cancer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed regulations designed to protect cleanup workers from asbestos hazards. OSHA’s Standards for Asbestos The work of flood cleanup personnel involves the repair, renovation, ...

  • Self closing flood barrier: Carrick on Suir, county Tipperary, Ireland

    Client: Office of Public Works, Ireland Project Detail: The historic river side town of Carrick on Suir in County Tipperary in Southern Ireland has long been prone to river and tidal flooding. This is an area which is heavily dependent upon having good access to the river since it is from the town’s North and South Quays, that fishermen launch ...


    By UK Flood Barriers Limited

  • Rummel Creek, Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) Houston, Texas

    Though Tropical Storm Francis flooded the project in September of 1998, and water levels were from six to eight feet over the top of the GEOWEB walls, the GEOWEB system retained the infill materials, protecting the banks from erosion and sloughing. In a park-like residential neighborhood in Houston, the Harris County Flood Control District was seeking an attractive solution for flood control ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Review of design and construction of hurricane protection barriers

    This paper reviews the respective concepts and purposes of a range of hurricane protection barriers. The structural components of each type of barrier are discussed and common variants of the forms used in each barrier are included in the discussion. The advanced analysis used in the design of hurricane protection barriers is also reviewed with reference to purpose and procedure. Finally, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water Based Damp Course Protection Chemicals: Tech-Dry Building Protection Systems

     Tech-Dry Building Protection Systems Pty Ltd has developed a range of water-based damp course chemicals for the building industry. These water-based formulations have replaced the solvent-based formulations previously used by Tech-Dry. Background Tech-Dry Building Protection Systems Pty Ltd was formed in 1982, and specialises in the development and supply of materials ...


  • Mononov provides stormscreen protection for lake district beauty spot

    The station’s existing screens had previously caused system blockages that posed a threat of subsequent flooding. Looking to install an extra level of screening into the system, United Utilities were impressed by the flow-powered operation and the selfcleaning action offered by the SC1A15064 Mono Stormscreens. “The Bowness CSO overflow chamber is located under a main road and accessed via a ...

  • Security projects

    Location: Belle Chasse, LA Unit: C-3315 and C-4315 Project: Flood, security and spill walls Conoco Phillips Alliance Refinery sits approximately 20 miles downriver (Mississippi) from the city of New Orleans. During 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, Conoco Phillips suffered massive damage, owing to hurricane storm surge and its resulting flooding. The six-month production downtime at Conoco ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Case study - Meppel, Netherlands

    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 this factory. At board level, a decision was taken to investigate the feasibility of either moving the whole factory and relocating it to higher ground, or building a flood wall ...


    By AGGERES

  • 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 ...


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