Flood Control 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.

  • Flood recovery project - Case Study

    Greener Waste Technology has been working with a utility company to combat the effects of flooding on a filter bed works. The works in question is low lying and next to a river which recently burst its embankment and flooded the filter beds entirely. The flood distributed large volumes of silt and mud onto the filters blocking the beds and starving the indigenous bacteria population of oxygen ...


    By Greener Waste Technology

  • Environmental Impact does NOT equal risk

    Auditing the new ISO 14001:2015:  Environment Impacts does not equal Risk In recent transition audits, there has been one common misconception that I have seen repeated, and that is that environmental impacts are risks.  This is not correct.  Environmental impacts do not equal risk. Let’s start ...

  • Flood modeling and mitigation measures in an Urban Environment –Victoria, Australia - Case Study

    Abstract Accurate 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 ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Master Plan of Drainage for Redlands - Using advanced storm drain modeling techniques to identify historical flooding issues - Case Study

    The city of Redlands, California, has a long history of flooding during moderate to severe storm events. The historic downtown area resides just downstream of the confluence of four major tributaries. The four tributaries run into a single storm drain under Redlands Boulevard, which routes flows through the downtown. The existing capacity of the current facility is approximately 2,000 cu ft per ...


    By XP Solutions

  • North Glasgow Integrated Water Management Strategy - Case Study

    Scotland, UK Scottish Canals, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Water Dec 2012 – Aug 2013 The Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) commissioned AECOM to undertake a feasibility study investigating whether or not the Forth and Clyde canal should take surface water from North Glasgow as a means to supporting regeneration and development ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Modelling the Thatcham Flood - Case Study

    Overview On 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 ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Flood impact reduction and streambank repair along Spy Run Creek - Spy Run Creek, Indiana - Case Study

    Project Highlights SPY Run Creek Streambank Repair Owner: City of Fort Wayne, Ind. Engineer: Christopher B. Burke Engineering LLC / Indianapolis office Geosynthetics Distributor: D2 Land & Water Resource Inc. Cellular Confinement System: Geoweb–Presto Geosystems Background ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Decision sciences in the management of water resources: multi-criteria methods and game theory applied to the field of sanitation

    Due to the complexity of some managerial problems, especially those related to sanitation, academic studies have shown the need to use appropriate methods to assist in this type of decision. Within this context, this research aimed to provide a review of the literature from the field of decision sciences to the field of water resource management. It was identified in this study that the use of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Selection of criteria for multi-criteria decision making of reservoir flood control operation

    In reservoir flood control operation, selection of criteria is an important part of the multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) procedure. This paper proposes a method to select criteria for MCDM of reservoir flood control operation based on the back-propagation (BP) neural network. According to the concept of ideal and anti-ideal points, we propose a method to generate training samples of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fritz Sick Pool Cultec Parking Lot Rehabilitation

    Improper grading in the parking lot of the Fritz Sick Swimming Pool in Lethbridge, Alberta, led to stormwater flooding in the building and breakdown of the lot’s asphalt and subgrade. The consultant and contractor were open to an approach Nilex proposed, based on a complete solution of supply and installation with a rapid turnaround for design. The ability to respond quickly with a solid ...


    By Nilex

  • In a Future of Extremes, Southeastern States Must Have Water Management Policies

    Introduction Climate change is expected to have an impact on every type of weather phenomenon that occurs on Earth.  The nature and magnitude of the impact varies with the location on the planet and the type of weather in question, and coupled climate-weather models, have different degrees of uncertainty about different types of weather (though these models are dramatically improving ...


    By Climate Institute

  • 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 ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Examining the effects of urban agglomeration polders on flood events in Qinhuai River basin, China with HEC-HMS model

    The urban agglomeration polders type of flood control pattern is a general flood control pattern in the eastern plain area and some of the secondary river basins in China. A HEC-HMS model of Qinhuai River basin based on the flood control pattern was established for simulating basin runoff, examining the impact of urban agglomeration polders on flood events, and estimating the effects of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • From Drought To Flooding: California Struggles With Turnaround

    In a drastic about-face, California has gone from historically desperate drought conditions to an inundation of water that has brought its own set of problems.  In one indicator of the dramatic difference, snowpack on the Sierra mountains recently measured 135 percent of its seasonal average. “We haven’t seen an event of this magnitude in at least a decade,” Mike ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Water Security – A Growing Issue with No Easy Fixes

    The issue of water security – access to enough quality water to make it possible to live safely – is a growing concern for many, just ask the communities of Flint and Corpus Christie. The problem is exacerbated when communities and companies come face-to-face over access to water supplies. Wouldn’t the nice idea be to share?  That’s met with disagreements as ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Derivation of flood frequency curves through a bivariate rainfall distribution based on copula functions: application to an urban catchment in northern Italy's climate

    The utilization of continuous approaches, namely analytical-probabilistic methods, has often been advocated for hydraulic device sizing, in order to overcome some deficiencies of the design event method. In the analytical distribution derivation, however, strong simplifying hypotheses are usually adopted. Rainfall depth and duration independency is the most unrealistic, even if it usually ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rainfall effects on inflow and infiltration in wastewater treatment systems in a coastal plain region

    Aging wastewater collection and treatment systems have not received as much attention as other forms of infrastructure, even though they are vital to public health, economic growth, and environmental quality. Inflow and infiltration (I&I) are among potentially widespread problems facing central sewage collection and treatment systems, posing risks of sanitary system overflows (SSOs), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

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