Flood Monitoring News

  • The world of watermaster - newsletter 2014

    Restore and protect the environment, build and maintain the infrastructure - this is the goal and purpose of Watermaster dredgers and for nearly three decades Watermasters have been solving these challenges worldwide. Environmental challenges seem to be escalating all around. An alarming number of water systems globally have been inadequately maintained and left to deteriorate for years. The ...


    By Watermaster - Aquamec Ltd.

  • Flooded streets, normal or manageable

    One of the challenges for urban planners is urban water management. For example, buildings and paved roads prevent natural infiltration and direct the water flow to channels and sewers. Moreover, the weather patterns are also changing. We are increasingly faced with longer periods of drought and short periods of intense rainfall. Water drainage and sewage system Because the ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Teaming up to understand the wastewater network

    Leading flood and pollution prevention specialists, Detectronic, have teamed up with global water, energy and maintenance solutions providers, NCH Chem-Aqua, to help a Yorkshire-based brewery better understand their wastewater network. The brewery approached NCH Chem-Aqua with a view to saving water within the plant and further improving operational costs and efficiencies. NCH Chem-Aqua suggested ...


    By Detectronic Ltd

  • OTT issues Flood Warning

    Nigel Grimsley, Managing Director of OTT Hydrometry is urging those responsible for flood prevention and management to take action this summer to ensure they are protected before the arrival of severe weather. “Saturated soil and blocked channels contribute to the severity of flooding, but in many cases it is the location and intensity of rainfall that contributes to the speed with which ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • 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.

  • Wasser Berlin 2017, 28 - 31 March

    Landustrie will be showing the DMC System on Wasser Berlin 2017, booth no. 125 in hall 4.2 at the Flood Management segment. The Dike Monitoring and Conditioning System provides 24/7 up-to-date information on the stability of levees. DMC system was awarded the Water Innovation Price in 2012. ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Natural Resources Wales taps CH2M`s Flood Modeller Pro for its new flood forecasting system

    Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government's principal adviser on issues relating to the environment and its natural resources, selected CH2M's Flood Modeller Pro software as the core hydrodynamic modelling solution within its new flood forecasting system. The system is being built using Deltares' Delft-FEWS software, an ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • EU floods underline relevance of four priorities for action Sendai Framework

    In late May and early June 2016, extreme flooding began after several days of heavy rain in central Europe, Germany and France, but also Austria, Belgium, Romania, and Moldova. Not only Europe is affected but also other regions, like Northern Africa. UNESCO-IHE's flood experts Chris Zevenbergen and Biswa Bhattacharya visited the city of Alexandria in Egypt last December where they advised local ...

  • Intelligent monitoring system provides flood warnings

    Water level sensing technology from OTT Hydrometry is being used in an intelligent flood warning system that has been installed at a ford in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. The system, which was designed and installed by SWARCO Traffic, monitors water level in the Finham Brook where it passes under the A452, and warns drivers when potentially dangerous conditions arise. Working closely with ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Human impacts that fuel extreme weather

    The serious floods that hit southern England in the winter of 2013-14 were at least partly a consequence of climate change driven by the global warming that results from fossil fuel combustion. To be precise, the extreme rainfall that led to £431 million (US$622 million) of damage was made 43% more likely by human-induced climate change, according to a new study led by the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Cumbria Farmers Facing Floods For the Third Time

    Farming communities across Cumbria faced flooding for the third time in less than a month, following torrential rains and high winds in the wake of Storm Desmond. The Environment Agency has issued no less than 23 flood warnings across England and Wales and 14 in the North West, urging people to take immediate action. According to the BBC, the MET office has already issued yellow warnings for rain ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Green roofs as flood mitigation measures: how to improve performance

    Green roofs have been proposed to mitigate flooding in urban areas. This study combined field experiments and numerical simulations to investigate the ability of green roofs to absorb rainwater. The authors describe how green roofs can be most effective at mitigating flooding, providing findings which will be important for policy on green infrastructure. Rapid urbanisation has led to increases in ...

  • Conference programme announced for Flood & Coast 2016

    The advance conference programme for Flood & Coast 2016, 23-25 February in Telford, is announced today as visitor registration opens.  Led by the Environment Agency, the conference will bring together local authorities, owners of infrastructure, businesses and community groups to tackle the big questions relating to flood and coastal risk management (FCRM) today and in the future. ...


    By Trio Events Ltd

  • New flood simulation tool improves collaboration on flood management

    A new tool for flood simulation and visualisation is accessible for both experts and practitioners, allowing them to collaborate better on flood planning and relief. Among other features, the new system includes 3D simulations, rainfall simulation and water flow data. With a vast majority of its population at risk from heavy floods and storms, the European Union has developed a risk management ...

  • Large-scale early flood warning systems provide high returns on investment

    Continental-scale early flood warning systems in Europe can provide significant monetary benefits by reducing flood damage and associated costs. Specifically, a new study found that the return from the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) and available flood damage data has the potential to be as high as approximately 400 euros for every one euro invested. Early flood warnings — and ...

  • Internationally coordinated use of satellites needed for managing floods

    Loss of satellites providing rainfall data could have a negative effect on global flood management, according to new research. However, this could be mitigated by improved international co-operation and the use of more modern satellite technology, the authors say. The study examined the consequences for flood management of the loss of four of the existing 10 dedicated rainfall measuring ...

  • New flood alert as warming raises sea levels threat

    Europe could face a higher marine invasion than anybody anticipated. As polar ice melts, tides could be as much as 1.5 metres higher around the coasts of Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands and England, according to a new study. This is considerably higher than the average sea level rise – driven by global warming as a consequence of burning fossil fuels ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Australia faces stormy future as temperatures soar

    New research into storm patterns warns that flash floods are likely to sweep across the Australian landscape with increasing intensity, particularly in urban or residential areas. Peak rainfall is predicted to soar with rising surface temperatures as the world’s largest island – and also its smallest continent − experiences ever greater extremes of heat. Civil engineers from the ...


    By Climate News Network

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