Each year, Korea experiences two months of high flood risk during the monsoon season. KJI, a Grundfos Group company, is highly respected as a supplier of flood control solutions.
Endotoxin Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico Following Floods and Indoor Sewage Contamination
Residents of Puerto Rico are familiar with occasional beach closures due to sewage spills or high bacteria counts in the water off of the islands’ famous beaches. Raw sewage can contain a wide range of potentially harmful substances that may include viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites and fungi. Health officials take sewage in the water and on beaches serious and so should people who have experienced flooding or a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) in their home, school or place of business. A major health...
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 open data handling platform, designed for building a customized hydrological forecasting system. "Flood forecasting is an essential component of flood risk management to reduce the impact of...
Check valves protect Brisbane central district from floods
Flood prevention in Brisbane, Australia, is paramount to a sense of security for those living in close proximity to the Brisbane River. Kerry Olsson of Wapro AB reports why the Brisbane city council chose WaStop check valves to prevent the reoccurrence of devastating and costly flooding in its central business district after trials, tests, and analysis. Situated inside a bend of the Brisbane River, the central business district of Brisbane, Australia, is a thriving and trendy area popular with companies, families,...
Ultrasonic water level sensors monitor flooding in the Philippines
A variety of factors make the Philippines, and especially the Manila region, among the most flood prone in the world. Tropical rains flow rapidly from mountain uplands to the Manila basin where dense urbanization accelerates run-off. To make matters worse, Manila is built on lowlands that are getting lower due to ground water extraction and the weight of urban concrete and steel. As a result, typhoon storm surges can now extend up to 20 km inland. In addition to these weather risks, the Philippine coast is...
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 authorities how to better prepare for extreme rainfall events, which will happen more often in the future. Floods in...