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  • Early warning system for pluvial flooding

    An early warning system for pluvial flooding caused by surface water runoff has been developed and could be implemented in the near future. The method offers greater warning and better targeting of resources. Pluvial flooding occurs when large volumes of surface water, typically from heavy rainfall, accumulate causing overland flow and ponding which is unable to drain away. Urban underground ...

  • 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 ...

  • New international system for early flood warning in the Danube River Basin

    The first international system for forecasting Danube floods and providing early flood warning was launched on 10th March 2008 by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Following the disastrous 2002 floods in the Danube and Elbe river basins, the new system will provide the national authorities of countries in the Danube ...


  • 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

  • Mississippi flood warnings

    Emergency officials warned another 200 homeowners at the weekend in the Memphis area they are at risk of dangerous flooding as the region braces for the highest Mississippi River crest since 1937. The Mississippi River, swollen with winter snow melt and rain, is carrying near-record flows slowly south to New Orleans where the crest may be at least two weeks away. The river is projected ...


  • Tri-Tech Holding Wins $1.68 Million Flash Flood Early Warning Contract in Yunnan Province

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides turn-key solutions in China for the water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control markets, ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • ALERT Flood Warning System Data Communications Gets First Upgrade in 30 Years by the National Hydrologic Warning Council

    SAN DIEGO - The National Hydrologic Warning Council (NHWC) has released ALERT2™, a new standard for transmitting data designed to significantly improve accuracy and performance in systems and software used for early detection of floods and other water hazards around the world. ALERT, which stands for Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time, uses remote sensors to transmit environmental data ...

  • Severe flood warnings remain as strong winds, high tides and heavy rainfall continue

    Five severe flood warnings and over 160 flood warnings remain in place. Significant disruption Strong winds, high tides and swollen rivers continue to bring an increased risk of flooding. Significant disruption is possible along much of the coast of Wales and south-west England from Flintshire to Dorset. This includes coasts and tidal areas of Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, ...

  • Environment Agency issues nine severe flood warnings ahead of increased risk this weekend

    The Environment Agency has issued nine severe flood warnings as high winds and tides bring an increased risk of coastal flooding this weekend. The severe flood warnings are in place in the south west and the Midlands. These are for Cornwall, north Devon and the River Severn. Other areas at risk tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday include coasts and tidal areas of Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, ...

  • Go with the flow in flood prediction

    Floods have once again wreaked havoc across the country and climate scientists and meteorologists suggest that the problem is only going to get worse with wetter winters and rivers bursting their banks becoming the norm. A team based at Newcastle University and their colleagues in China have developed a computer model that can work ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Village installs local flood alarm system

    A village in Nottinghamshire has installed a new high-tech river monitoring system that automatically issues text (sms) message alarms so that residents can implement flood protection measures. Oxton has a history of flooding problems and with an increased frequency of flood events, Parish Councillor Dr. Ian Kilpatrick says: “The monitoring system is designed to provide sufficient advance ...


  • Flood Modeller Suite launched at CH2M HILL’s International Flood Management Conference

    Yesterday, 19 November, more than 100 industry leaders and flood risk experts attended CH2M HILL’s International Flood Management Conference in London. The event saw the launch of the company’s Flood Modeller Suite, a fully integrated suite of software for flood modelling. The new Flood Modeller Suite, which will be formally released in early 2015, brings together updated versions of ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • 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.

  • More flooding expected as severe weather hits UK

    The Environment Agency is urging people to stay away from exposed coastal areas and to prepare for severe weather bringing the risk of high waves and flooding to Wales, the south west and southern England. With severe gale force winds gusting up to 80m.p.h combining with large waves and high spring  tides across southern and western parts of the British Isles from early Monday morning, the ...

  • USGS science helps understand flash flooding

    The Little Missouri River in Southwest Arkansas experienced a flash flood Friday, with waters that rose over 20 feet in just 5 hours, killing 20 people. In response to this severe and unusual flooding the USGS deployed a team of scientists to document and study the flow and height of the floodwater as it coursed down the Little Missouri River and its tributaries. "Flash flooding is one of the ...


  • Future flood losses in major coastal cities

    This is one of the findings of an OECD report, Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities, published in Nature Climate Change, part of an ongoing OECD project to explore the policy implications of flood risks due to climate change and economic development. This study builds on past OECD work which ranked global port cities on the basis of current and future exposure, where exposure is the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New forecasting method: Predicting extreme floods in the Andes mountains

    Predicting floods following extreme rainfall in the central Andes is enabled by a new method. Climate change has made these events more frequent and more severe in recent decades. Now complex networks analysis of satellite weather data makes it possible to produce a robust warning system for the first time, a study to be published in the journal Nature Communications shows. This might allow for ...

  • 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 ...

  • Tri-Tech Wins Contract for $3.83 Million Flash Flood Monitoring and Forecasting Project in Heilongjiang Province

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc.( http://www.tri-tech.cn ) (NASDAQ: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the pollution control ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • Tri-Tech Holding Wins $3.2 Million Contract for Flash Flood Monitoring and Forecasting Project

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the pollution control markets, today announced that its affiliate, ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

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