flood risk service Articles

  • 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

  • Methodology for qualitative urban flooding risk assessment

    Pluvial or surface flooding can cause significant damage and disruption as it often affects highly urbanised areas. Therefore it is essential to accurately identify consequences and assess the risks associated with such phenomena. The aim of this study is to present the results and investigate the applicability of a qualitative flood risk assessment methodology in urban areas. This methodology ...


    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

  • Subsidence of peat soils in South-East Asia – Flooding risks in Sarawak

    There is an increase in awareness of the carbon emissions resulting from peatland drainage and peat fires. There is in general however a lack of recognition of the link between carbon loss and peatland subsidence, i.e. lowering of the soil surface. This paper presents the case study of the Rajang Delta in Sarawak, Malaysia where peatland subsidence will cause flooding, rendering 50% and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Sewer Flooding: The Next Step

    Untitled Document Since privatisation, water and sewerage utilities in the UK have been able to deliver almost year-on-year reductions. ...


    By WRc plc

  • 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 risks and environmental vulnerability — Exploring the synergies between floodplain restoration, water policies and thematic policies

    Nowadays floodplain areas are reduced in size or no longer function as active floodplains, thereby impacting on the delivery of environmental services to local and regional communities and economies. These services include regulating services such as protection against floods or water purification; provisioning services, such as nutrient collection and fertile soil formation; and cultural ...

  • Grow in concert with nature : green water defense for flood risk management in East Asia

    This summary note presents the key concept and approach of Green Water Defense for flood risk management in East Asia. East Asia is home to more than a quarter of the world's population. It saw impressive economic growth in the past decade, accompanied by rapid population growth and urbanization. As a result, land and water resources in this region are under increasing pressure leading to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Green infrastructure for flood-risk management in Dar es Salaam and Copenhagen: exploring the potential for transitions towards sustainable urban water management

    The risk of flooding in urban areas could be better approached by complementing conventional sewer systems with sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) for storm-water management. This may be the case for developing world cities like Dar es Salaam with incomplete sewer services, as well as cities like Copenhagen with fully developed sewer systems. This paper explores some theories relevant to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood Protection Hepscott park and Hayden bridge, Northumberland

    Client: GB Building Solutions Ltd on behalf of Northumberland County Council Contract Period: 2 weeks - April 2010 Project Detail: In April 2005 a burn in Hepscott, near Morpeth broke its banks, leading to frantic efforts by workers from Northumberland County Council to stem the flow of water. In September 2008, the village was ...


    By UK Flood Barriers Limited

  • InfoWorks RS models Mexican river flooding

    Untitled Document The CNA Chiapas ...


    By Innovyze

  • Risk is much more than a game

    Wildfires and flooding affect many more people in the USA than earthquakes and landslide and yet the dread, the perceived risk, of the latter two is much greater than for those hazards that are more frequent and cause greater loss of life. Research published in the International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, suggests that a new paradigm for risk assessment is needed so that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Uncertainty-based flood resiliency evaluation of wastewater treatment plants

    Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have a significant role in urban systems’ serviceability. These infrastructures, especially in coastal regions, are vulnerable to flooding. To minimize vulnerability, a better understanding of flood risk must be realized. To quantify the extent of efforts for flood risk management, a unified index is needed for evaluating resiliency as a key concept in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Wallingford Software’s solutions match flood report modeling requirements

    Water UK’s report on ‘Lessons learned from summer floods 2007’ highlights a need for better flood forecasting tools that Wallingford Software’s InfoWorks CS, RS and FloodWorks are perfectly aligned to meet. The water industry’s trade body set up a review after the devastating flooding that hit many parts of the country and overwhelmed the Mythe water treatment works in Gloucestershire, leaving ...


    By Innovyze

  • Rotork valve actuators at hub of automated flood alleviation scheme - Case Study

    Overview An extended scope contract performed by Rotork Site Services has successfully delivered full automation of a flood alleviation scheme protecting the historic town of Cardigan in West Wales. The project involved replacing unreliable actuators from another manufacturer, installing a PLC control cabinet and interfacing with the existing river level sensor and telemetry system. ...


    By Rotork

  • Sea Level Rise: Risk and Resilience in Coastal Cities

    Introduction One of the most dire impacts of anthropogenic climate change is a rise in the global sea level caused by the melting of glaciers and land-based ice caps, as well as a smaller increase from expansion due to the higher temperature of the water itself.  Unlike some other predicted effects of climate change, this impact has already been observed for some time.  Indeed, ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Bankers, what are the risks of your peatland investments?

    The world’s increasing demand for palm oil and pulp wood for paper production attracts the private sector to invest more and more in these businesses in Indonesia and Malaysia. But are banks, the creditors of these businesses, aware of the risks of their investments in palm oil and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Once you drained it, you risk losing it all!

    Peatlands have been recognised for their high carbon storage and their potential to emit a huge amount of carbon emissions once they are drained. Their annual carbon emissions of 2 billion tonnes are a paramount issue in the global effort to mitigate climate change. However, the perilous and far-reaching consequences from peat drainage activities are not limited to ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Guidelines for identifying business risks and opportunities arising from ecosystem change

    Ecosystems provide businesses with numerous benefits or “ecosystem services.” Forests supply timber and wood fiber, purify water, regulate climate, and yield genetic resources. River systems provide freshwater, power, and recreation. Coastal wetlands filter waste, mitigate floods, and serve as nurseries for commercial fisheries. However, human activities are rapidly degrading these and other ...

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