self-closing flood barrier Articles

  • 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

  • BLOBEL Spill Barrier and Flood Barrier Systems – Risk Management for private and commercial assets!

    In today’s business environment it is vital to install effective risk management strategies. The manual and automatic Doorway Spill Barriers, Water Barriers, Stormwater Drain Covers and Flood Protection Systems BLOBEL manufactures, respond to this need. BLOBEL Spill Barrier and Flood Control Systems have a wide range of application. The Containment Systems can be used for Spill Control, Sprinkler ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • 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 Protection: Freuchie Mill, Freuchie, Fife, Scotland

    Client: Kingdom Housing Association Project Detail: The small community of Freuchie Mill in Fife, Scotland, was devastated by flooding of the notorious culvert running through its cul de sac in August 2008. More than a dozen homes were flooded, elderly residents were trapped in their homes, and in one case part of a garden collapsed, leaving a gaping hole 12m ...


    By UK Flood Barriers Limited

  • Early Flood Warning System prevents village from a potentially devastating flood - Case Study

    Aquaread's LeveLine-EWS system proving to be a huge success story for Essex Village Parish councillor and local residents comment on their experiences with their new flood alert system, provided by Aquaread, as it issues it's first alerts to the community. According to the Met Office, December was the wettest month the UK has seen in over a century. As a result flooding has ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • Sandbags help in the aftermath of wild fires which create flood & erosion risks

    With all of the wild fires we have seen around the country this year and in the past, the potential of significant flooding and erosion become a valid concern. Hillsides and slopes once covered by vegetation and trees are reduced to dirt and ash. When rain events happen on these denuded areas, there is nothing to help retain the water and slow down the flows resulting in the flooding of ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • BLOBEL Retention Systems - Spill Control, Containment of Contaminated Fire Fighting Water and Flood Protection

    Untitled Document BLOBEL manufactures and supplies manual and automatic Retention Barriers, Stormwater Drain Covers and Flood Protection Systems. The Retention ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • Case study - Freuche Mill, Scotland

    The small community of Freuchie Mill in Fife, Scotland, was devastated by flooding of the notorious culvert running through its cul de sac in August 2008. More than a dozen homes were flooded, elderly residents were trapped in their homes, and in one case part of a garden collapsed, leaving a gaping hole 12m wide. Freuchie Flood Action Group was instrumental in subsequently bringing an ...


    By AGGERES

  • Case Study - Boulder Colorado, USA

    Boulder, in the State of Colorado is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet (1,655 m). It's close proximity to this mountain chain puts it in range of flooding during the spring when the mountain snows begin to melt. The restaurant KFC was making a major investment in a new flag ship store in the town and wished to incorporate a solution to the ...


    By AGGERES

  • Case Study - KFC Restaurant, Boulder, Colorado

    Architect: Harvey Hine Timing: 2003 The Problem Boulder, in the State of Colorado is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet (1,655 m). Its close proximity to this mountain chain puts in range of flooding during the spring when the mountain snows begin to melt. The ...


  • 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 ...


  • Case Study - Klaas Kamminga - Narrabeen, New South Wales

    Type: Private development - New house Architect: Con Vink, Robert Bird + Partners, International Consulting Engineers, Sydney Timing: 2007 The Problem Narrabeen is a beachside suburb in northern Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia.  It is located 23 kms north-east of the Sydney ...


  • Case Study - Waterwegen en Zeekanall NV - Schelle Belle on the River Schelde, Antwerp

    Architect: Johann van den Noort Timing: 2010 The Problem Antwerp is located on the River Schelde, a major tidal river which feeds into the North Sea. At points of very high water and tidal surge from the North Sea, the populated areas in the immediate hinterland are often at flood risk where there are entry points to the river ...


  • Case Study - Hoboken, Antwerp, Belgium

    The yacht club at Hoboken is located on the right bank of the River Scheldt, close to Antwerp. In spite of being many miles inland, the river is tidal at this point and at times of very high water and tidal surge from the North Sea, the industrial areas in the immediate hinterland are at risk of flood. The many dykes protecting the region had to be cut in order to allow access points and slip ...


    By AGGERES

  • Case Study - Waterwegen en Zeekanall NV - Hoboken on the River Schelde, Antwerp. Right Bank

    Architect: Johann van den Noort Timing: 2010 The Problem The yacht club at Hoboken is located on the right bank of the River Schelde, close to Antwerp. In spite of being many miles inland, the river is tidal at this point and at times of very high water and tidal surge from the North Sea, the industrial areas in the immediate ...


  • The most efficient sandbag filling machine on the market

    The SandMaster takes the process of filling sandbags to a whole new level. Most sandbag filling machines simply replace the shovel and still require a piece of equipment to load the sand. That piece of equipment with the SandMaster can fill, transports, securely close and places the bags where they are needed. Maybe your community still fill bags the old fashion way, by hand. Anyone who has been ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Simplify Your SandBagging Efforts With The SandMaster

    Are you still filling sandbags the old fashioned way, by hand? Do you need to put together a small army just to fill a few thousand bags to protect your home, business or community? Do away with the back breaking, time consuming, labor intensive process of filling and placing sandbags by utilizing the SandMaster for all of your sandbagging needs. The SandMaster fill, transports, securely closes ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Staying dry with rising tides – miami beach - Case Study

    The City of Miami Beach, Florida, USA is a beautiful resort community nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Miami Beach is built on natural and man-made barrier islands. Infrastructure which ensures residents and tourists in Miami Beach aren’t regularly flooded by sea water is often taken for granted however with a changing climate it has become evident to residents that ...


    By Wapro AB

  • 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

  • Rising seas and powerful storms threaten global security

    Standing before the United Nations General Assembly in October 1987, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, President of the Maldives, made an appeal representing “an endangered nation.” That year for the first time, “unusual high waves” in the Indian Ocean inundated a quarter of the urban area on the capital island of Male’, flooded farms, and washed away reclaimed land. Gayoom cited scientific evidence that ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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