Flood Control News

  • CH2M releases game-changing cloud-based flood modelling service offering seamless user experience

    CH2M will officially launch its new Flood Cloud service on June 6, allowing users of Flood Modeller and integrated software, TUFLOW, to seamlessly undertake flood risk modelling in the cloud for the first time. CH2M's Flood Cloud is powered by Parallel Works and runs on Amazon Web Services to provide the on-demand computational resource required to deliver ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Residential area protected against flooding with new WaReg 3.0

    To provide peace of mind, We at Wapro have designed the WaReg 3.0 to reach the designed flow quickly to initiate regulation and never exceed the outflow requirements. The engineers at Wapro have ensured that WaReg 3.0 is insensitive to debris, sludge and solids normally found in storm water drains. This world-unique product works in real life situations, with all that this encompasses. ...


    By Wapro AB

  • New WaReg 3.0 flow regulator protects against flooding

    By utilizing effective flow regulation, we at Wapro know that flooding can be minimized and even mitigated. Flood sensitive areas can be protected directing flow to less sensitive areas. In Åkersberga, Sweden, the municipality’s water department wanted to prevent water from flooding an industrial area. The water was gathered in an attenuation pond and was then re-directed to dikes at ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Truck Logistics Force Majeure Due To Flooding – 5/02/2017

    The Midwest has experienced considerable rainfall which has resulted in significant flooding along the Mississippi and Meramec Rivers. The State of Missouri has declared a state of emergency due to the flooding situation. Mississippi Lime is declaring a force majeure related to truck logistics from our facility in Ste. Genevieve, MO. These flood conditions do not affect our ability to operate ...


    By Mississippi Lime

  • Seminar day: Water Management in the Mining Industry

    The Competence Centre for Mineral Resources realizes that Water Management is a key topic of concern within the mining industry in Southern Africa. We believe that proven solutions exist that can effectively address these challenges.  We therefore invite all interested and affected parties to a seminar day which will be hosted on the 17th of May ...

  • Nitrite pollution puts warming waters at risk

    US scientists have identified a new hazard linked to global warming: a change in ocean water chemistry causing nitrite pollution that could trigger toxic algal blooms and even dead zones in coastal waters. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Protects homes from flooding

    We all know someone who has been affected by flooding. The unrest of knowing that water can flow into your home, destroying memories. We at Wapro understand that this causes distress. In the seaside town Rhyl in Wales, UK, studies have shown that the level of protection of the storm-hit coastal ...


    By Wapro AB

  • WaStop reduces flooding on Anna Maria Key and protects against environmental damage

    Anna Maria Key is a picturesque barrier island off the coast of western Florida, USA. Near Sarasota, it is the home of communities such as Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.  Anna Maria Key has become a popular destination for visitors all over the world because of the beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, tourism and development has led to the gradual depletion of the islands ...


    By Wapro AB

  • WaStop easily installed to prevent flooded roads in Carolina Beach, USA

    Carolina Beach is a seaside destination in North Carolina, USA, known for its colorful, vintage charm. Climate change affects sea side towns and properties dramatically.  In Carolina Beach the townspeople have dealt with flooded roads caused by high lunar tides for many years.  They were used to the blocked roads, wet pavements, grass killed off by salt water.  All an effect of ...


    By Wapro AB

  • NGWA science and technology director responds to Wall Street Journal

    In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, NGWA Director of Science and Technology William "Bill" M. Alley, Ph.D., responded to an editorial, “California’s ...

  • World Water Day 2017 - Wastewater Management

    The 22 March is celebrated World Water Day with the motto Wastewater. The goal of this initiative that emerged in 1993 is to raise awareness about the conservation and development of water resources. In  ...


    By Toro Equipment S.L.

  • Navajo Water Project Provides Clean Water To Native Americans

    It may seem farfetched, but the reality is that many Americans don’t have regular access to clean drinking water. The election of President Donald Trump has flung the nation’s environmental protection agency into uncharted territory. Among promises to severely cut funding and the appointment of a former lawyer with a history of fighting the organization to lead it, the U.S. EPA ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • WaStop successfully installed in Kristinestad, Finland

    Kristinestad in Finland suffered significant flood damage at high tides in a river during the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014. During this time, around eighty buildings were water damaged due to flooding. The damages amounted to about 1.5-2 million euro. To avoid back flow from the river at high tide, WaStop check valve was installed in the drainage pipes leading out from the ...


    By Wapro AB

  • New USGS Streamgages Provide Flood Monitoring for Additional Philadelphia Neighborhoods

    Philadelphia communities along the Schuylkill River and Darby Creek now have new tools to help inform residents of impending flooding. The U.S. Geological Survey recently installed three new streamgages in Manayunk, ...

  • AWWA urges budget that addresses water infrastructure needs

    In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Office of Management and Budget, the American Water Works Association is urging that water infrastructure needs be addressed in the federal budget for fiscal year 2018.  “Water infrastructure is vital to our nation’s well-being,” wrote Tracy Mehan, AWWA executive director of government affairs, in the Feb. 27 ...

  • WaBack installed to prevent flooding in apartment buildings

    In Enskede, a suburb in Sweden, a residential building with about 70 apartments have been built. The building will be linked to the municipality’s combined sewer system and because of the risk of overload, the risk of back flow also increases. To give these residents peace of mind even before an unpleasant event occurs, it was decided to install a DN200-600 WaBack non-return valve. Sewer ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Important submarine canyons ecosystems are at risk

    NOC scientists contributed to a recent review of studies of submarine canyons, which identified they are at risk from human activities, and require better protection. The review was published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science by a team of scientists that are part of the International Network for submarine Canyon Investigation and ...

  • World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns

    Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report out today. Though very real and significant progress in reducing global hunger has been achieved over the past 30 years, "expanding food production and economic growth have often come at a heavy ...

  • Creating ‘Virtual storms’ to help design coastal defences and coastal flood warning systems

    A project has kicked-off in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led project will help inform the planning of coastal defences and emergency response. Professor Kevin Horsburgh from the NOC said, “The worst case of coastal flooding ...

  • WaStop Protects Beautiful Town Square in Rivergaro, Italy

    Rivergaro town square recently underwent renovation to give the townspeople a beautiful place to meet and enjoy the local fare. The river Trebbia runs close by the square, and has, throughout the course of history, caused numerous floods in the original town square.  During the design phase of the town square the local authorities in Rivergaro promised to develop a system to prevent that ...


    By Wapro AB

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