temporary water infrastructure Articles

  • Kijlstra’s precast CSOS lead the way

    As ever, time is money in the civil engineering industry and anything which can deliver high quality results in double-quick time is worth investigating. Hence in the specialised business of storm drainage and flood attenuation – currently a rare growth area in the industry – engineers and contractors are catching on to the considerable advantages of using pre-cast concrete ...


    By Kijlstra Precast Ltd.

  • How climate adaptation experts help companies prepare for disaster

    As the planet warms, new careers are starting to emerge In 2008, floods in Thailand forced the temporary closure of four Nike factories, costing the company millions of dollars. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy demolished Verizon’s copper-wire infrastructure on the U.S. eastern seaboard, costing thousands of Verizon customers service and the company $1 billion in repair costs. ...


    By Ensia

  • Building a lower carbon construction industry

    Dominic Burbidge, Senior Client Manager Carbon Trust Advisory takes a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, use and demolition of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • 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

  • Debunking Murphy`s Law - Utilities address conditions to reduce risk of failure in aging metallic pipelines

    According to an adapted Murphy's Law, "anything that can fail, will fail." While that universal engineering law has been proven true again and again, many utilities are working diligently to reduce the risk of failure by taking measures to improve the service life of their aging ...

  • 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

  • Kijlstra leaves the competition high and dry on flood alleviation scheme

    Kijsltra provides precast drainage solution For some people, the widespread floods of summer 2007 were a foretaste of the kind of natural disaster that results from man-made climate change. For many in the water industry, it was also a stark reminder of how urgently we need to upgrade our water infrastructure. One of those areas worst hit by the 2007 floods was Wakefield, West ...


    By Kijlstra Precast Ltd.

  • Environmental Indicator Report 2013 - Natural Resources and Human Well-Being in a Green Economy

    In 2010, The European environment — state and outlook 2010: synthesis (EEA, 2010d) emphasised the increasingly systemic nature of environmental challenges and highlighted the need for greening the economy. It argued that further resource efficiency gains have to be realised to ensure resilient ecosystems that can deliver the natural resources and ecosystem services that we depend on. In ...

  • One of Europe’s most contaminated sites

    VSD Avenue, a joint venture partnership between VolkerStevin, DEC and Sita Remediation, started work at the beginning of September on the remediation of the former Avenue Coking Works in Chesterfield; one of the most heavily contaminated sites in Europe. Guy Pomphrey, chairman of VSD Avenue, explains The £82m contract, signed in July, was commissioned by the client and site owner the East ...


  • Hurricane response emergency modeling with InfoWorks WS

    The island of Jamaica is located in the Caribbean Archipelago, 90 miles south of Cuba, 600 miles south of Florida and 100 miles south-west of Haiti. It has a population of 2.6 million, 800,000 of whom live in the metropolitan area of the capital, Kingston. The island is mountainous, with a distinct east-to-west ridge and a dramatic relief change in the east. Like the rest of the region, ...


    By Innovyze

  • Enhancement of Terrestrial Carbon Sink Potential: A Possible Contribution to Mitigating Global Warming

    Introduction Climate researcher Klaus Hasselmann, Director of the Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) for Meteorology in Hamburg and a project co-ordinator of EC’s Environment and Climate Programme, was one of the first scientists to warn that recently observed global warming trends have a discernible human related forcing component. Climate model calculations show, that global warming is closely related ...


  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • Increasing efficiency with permanent leakage monitoring - Case study

    Abstract In this paper information from Water Authorities in the USA, Europe, Middle East and Australia that have purchased permanent monitoring leak detection equipment is reviewed and the findings are presented in a structured format that covers the following: Justification for permanent monitoring Evaluating the different product offerings Selecting the ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Joint action on climate change: Facts and figures

    Ilan Kelman examines the history, overlaps and conflicts between climate change, development and disasters. By the end of 2015, three global policy processes will have set the stage for how the world responds to major challenges facing humanity in the years to come. A voluntary agreement to tackle disasters was reached in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New Recycling Era for NYC

    Untitled Document New 20-year contract between the city and large-scale recycler ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Building Sustainable Sanitation Systems

    A low cost system of resource management such as composting toilets is helping to mitigate many of Haiti’s social and ecological challenges. The Caribbean Republic of Haiti — the poorest, most environmentally degraded country in the Western Hemisphere with a population of about 10 million — is a case study in forestry and soil fertility mismanagement. A colonial ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • City of Billings: Complex Floodplain Issues - Case Study

    In 1937, a major flood of Yellowstone River tributaries devastated Billings, Montana. Despite the vulnerability of the community that this event revealed, the floodplain was not accurately delineated for decades. The reason for this delay in mapping was due to two factors: 1) lack of available funding and 2) exceedingly complex flow patterns in the developed floodplain. Recently, however, a ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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