Huckbody Environmental provided environmental management input to ARUP for a Master Plan development in Rostov-on-Don in Southern Russia. Various development options were evaluated, including a mix of commercial and residential developments. Water played a key theme in shaping the development options, as the site lies adjacent to the River Don, a significant watercourse in the region and is prone to flooding. Advice was given on the flood protection measures and on the Environmental Sustainability of the design scenarios and landscaping.
Case study - Discharge measurement at the river
Due to the seasonally strong weed growth and low flow during low water periods the measurement of water level and flow at the measurement site "Kleinraschuetz“ was rather distorted. It had to be corrected by putting in additional manpower for manual measurements.Therefore it was decided to modernize the station completely and to install a stationary discharge measuring system. The challenge of the measurement situation was to find a solution that measures reliably at all water levels from a low level of 29...
Case study - Flood warning station at Kriebstein, Saxony - Germany
As flood-warning station and hydrometric base station with a catchment basin of 1754 km2 , reliable data monitoring is extremely important for the hydrological balance of Freiberg and for the whole area around the Mulde. The power plants, located up and down stream of this gauging station, influence the water level and water flow surrounding it. As a solution for measuring the discharge, the station uses the OTT SLD and LogoSens2. Monitoring Solution During 2010 and 2011 the gauging station has been systematica...
Case study - Harris county flood warning system
The Harris County Flood Control District in Texas was created in 1937 as a response to the devastating floods that struck the region between 1929 and 1935. The District`s boundaries protect 3.7 million people and include the city of Houston. Twenty-two different watersheds are included in the district`s boundaries, each with a unique set of monitoring challenges.The District is using the "Flood Warning System" (FWS) to measure rainfall and water level amounts in real-time, to provide up-to-date flood information...
Netherlands’ Mobile Emergency Pumps Provide Rapid Flood Response
The Western European nation has 20 mobilediesel-driven pumps on standby, ready to assistin national and international emergencies. One of the smallest and most densely populatedcountries in Western Europe, the Netherlandshas nearly 10 million residents who liveand work below sea level. Without activewater management and primary flood defenses, theNetherlands’ lowest point would be up to 7 meters (23feet) under water. Local water authorities in each region that are responsible for water management and...
‘Smart’ flood alleviation system protects Portsmouth
In late 2014, Southern Water completed a major project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea. Substantial works were undertaken to divert runoff and tidal ingress, and a ‘smart’ hydrometeorological monitoring system was installed to enable prompt diversion of excess water during periods of high rainfall. Sewer level monitoring is undertaken in real-time and intelligent raingauges (smart sensors) combine with radio telemetry to inform a computer based catchment-wide...