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.
Impact of floods, hurricanes and storms
What happens to the water network in the wake of hurricanes and floods? Just days after Hurricane Harvey dumped over 50 inches of rain on the American state of Texas causing the deaths of 60 people and delivering billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and property, Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc in the Caribbean with the most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history. Hurricanes are the atmosphere’s attempt to move heat from the warm equatorial regions toward the cold polar regions. They are...
Flood modeling and mitigation measures in an Urban Environment –Victoria, Australia - Case Study
AbstractAccurate prediction of flood extents in urban catchments is extremely difficult without having a 1d/2d integrated modeling approach. The integrated flood modeling is becoming popular and a new benchmark for urban flood risk management studies.City of Glen Eira in Victoria, Australia is a developed metropolitan municipality. The council is responsible for the management of 535km of drains servicing roads, properties and parks. Most of the drains were built before 1960, at a time when there were less...
Modelling the Thatcham Flood - Case Study
OverviewOn 20th July 2007, an unusual storm swept west across England along the approximate line of the M4 motorway. Thatcham, a town in Berkshire, was one of the worst affected. Many towns in England flooded that month from the Humber to Tewksbury. In fact there were 200 major floods worldwide in 2007 affecting 180 million people. Some of these floods were caused by rainfalls much more severe than those that crossed England but the amount of damage caused is related to whether the infrastructure can cope. In...
How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding
The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level. To prevent flooding, however, the plant needed a solution that ensured the ejector pumps would work regardless of power or pressure differentials. The Problem: Constant Flooding The lower part of the plant is susceptible to water leakage because the river runs beside a...
What is natural flood prevention and how does it help?
Around the world many different countries have had to design elaborate and often expensive methods of controlling and mitigating the damaging effects of global flooding. Whilst these methods often involve feats of technical and mechanical engineering, they work against nature, rather than with it.That is where natural flood prevention comes in; utilising local environments and ecosystems, in some cases under man-made influence, in order to provide its own form of flood prevention. To find out more about these...