removable flood barrier system Articles

  • Water management solutions minimize flood damage

    Human societies around the world have used timber as a building material for thousands of years. As wood is the only significant biological building material we are naturally inclined to believe that using wood in construction is good for the environment. As a matter of fact the environmental benefits of using timber are not straightforward: although it is a natural product, a large amount of ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • An inflatable tunnel seal stops flooding of world`s largest undeveloped uranium mine

    The Cigar Lake Mine, located in the Athabasca Basin of Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, is sitting on the world's largest undeveloped high-grade uranium deposit in the world. Operated and majority-owned by Cameco Corporation, Cigar Lake is expected to eventually provide more than 10% of the world's mined uranium. But to extract the uranium ore, Cameco has to overcome significant technical ...


    By Petersen Products Company

  • Water Jet Floor Cleaning and Effluent Recycling System: SCS Specialised Services

    SCS Specialised Services Pty Ltd has developed a method of cleaning industrial concrete floors which recycles the wash water (the Recovery Jet system). On average, this has resulted in an 85 per cent reduction in the quantity of effluent generated. Background SCS Specialised Services Pty Ltd is a small floor cleaning and protective coatings business, specialising in cleaning ...


  • BLOG: Is development stuck in a destructive rut?

    Or can we dream of a new world where ecology, economy and society are re-connected? As Wetlands International, we know that it is vital to improve the condition of wetlands in order to meet future food, water and climate needs. We have also seen how wetland loss is wreaking havoc on lives and livelihoods. It is literally a tragedy in which the poorest most vulnerable people suffer the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Integrated SUDS scheme overcomes challenges at low-lying manufacturing facility

    The sustainable drainage system developed by ACO Water Management for Kybotech's new timber processing facility in Nottinghamshire fully integrates a number of SUDS processes to successfully overcome the site's many challenges. Situated in a restricted low-lying position close to the watertable, the system first removes all oil deposits and sawdust carried in run-off from both the handling yard ...


    By ACO Group

  • Opinion: Planning Reform - `The Continuous Revolution` Meets the Legal Minefield

    The pace of planning reform is now so fast that it is hard to grasp the scale of the changes that the Government is pushing for. While many aspects of the Localism Bill remain controversial - such as the effective ending of strategic planning and the complex and unelected Neighbourhood Forums - there are now new changes to digest, emerging from the Budget and in new Government amendments to the ...


  • Amidst California’s drought, an opportunity for action

    News of California’s epic drought continues to reverberate around the nation. Not only have millions of Californians been cut off from their usual water supply, but the drought is threatening the state’s multi-billion-dollar agriculture and tourism industries. To learn about the ...

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • A critical moment to harness green infrastructure—not concrete—to secure clean water

    Natural ecosystems provide essential services for our communities. Forests and wetlands, for example, filter the water we drink, protect neighborhoods from floods and droughts, and shade aquatic habitat for fish populations. While ...

  • How to make hydropower more environmentally friendly

    Hydropower provides 85 percent of the world’s renewable electricity, but comes with a hefty environmental price tag. Here’s what some are doing to fix that. Humanity got its first large-scale electricity thanks to hydropower. On Aug. 26, 1895, water flowing over Niagara Falls was diverted to spin two generators, producing electricity to manufacture aluminum and carborundum. Since ...


    By Ensia

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