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  • 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 ...


  • Climate Alarm - Oxfam

    Climatic disasters are on the increase as the Earth warms up – in line with scientific observations and computer simulations that model future climate. 2007 has been a year of climatic crises, especially floods, often of an unprecedented nature. They included Africa’s worst floods in three decades, unprecedented flooding in Mexico, massive floods in South Asia and heat waves and forest fires in ...


  • Insurance industry sleeps through climate alarm calls

    Insurance is all about assessing risk, so you might expect companies in the sector to be intimately involved with one of the most potent risks facing the world – the possibility of catastrophic climate change. Yet a survey by Ceres, a US not-for-profit group that lobbies for more environmental awareness in the business sector, has found a startling lack of action by most insurers on the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • NOAH Water Leak & Flood Damage Limiter saves homes!

    Since 1971, as an insurance underwriter, Bob Goodenough has seen insurance claims from Homes, Businesses and Yachts flooded by water from frozen pipes, ruptured washing machine hoses and faulty appliances. “Why didn’t they just turn off the water when they went on vacation?” This was a question many insurance risk managers and claims adjusters would ask. The fact is that this is a time ...


    By NOAH Products, LLC

  • FloodWorks v8.5 delivers more effective flood forecast management

    Wallingford Software announces today the release of FloodWorks v8.5, the leading real time flood forecasting and warning software solution. A modular software package, FloodWorks is used extensively for the real-time simulation and forecasting of extreme hydrological and hydraulic conditions within river basins, drainage systems and the coastal zone. With version 8.5 Wallingford Software has ...


    By Innovyze

  • FloodWorks v8.5 delivers more effective flood forecast management

    Wallingford Software announces today the release of FloodWorks v8.5, the leading real time flood forecasting and warning software solution. A modular software package, FloodWorks is used extensively for the real-time simulation and forecasting of extreme hydrological and hydraulic conditions within river basins, drainage systems and the coastal zone. With version 8.5 Wallingford Software has ...


    By Innovyze

  • U.S. Issues Loudest, Clearest ‘Alarm Bell’ On Climate Action to Date, Adviser Says

    Researchers have issued the “loudest and clearest alarm bell to date” signaling the need for urgent actions to combat climate change in the U.S., the president's science adviser said May 6. The third and most comprehensive installment of the National Climate Assessment shows that evidence of human-induced climate change is growing stronger as its impacts are increasingly felt across ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Divided Public: Climate Survey Shows Skepticism And Alarm Rising Over The Past Decade

    Researchers have found that between 2002 and 2010 the images and emotions that the American public associates with global warming shifted significantly. Four consecutive nationwide surveys found both increasing skepticism and growing alarm among respondents. The researchers assessed Americans' "cognitive risk representations" including the words, thoughts, and images, and the positive or negative ...


    By SRA Information Technology

  • 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.

  • Sandbagging may be the only solution for protection from failing Levees across the USA!

    Unacceptable, Failing Levees Found Across U.S. The Army Corps. inspections of approximately 58% of the levees across the USA is very alarming with 326 levees covering more than 2,000 miles found in urgent need of repair! This is like a time bomb ready to explode and you will ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Climate change a clear and present danger

    This piece was co-authored with Vinod Thomas, Director General of independent evaluation at the Asian Development Bank. It originally appeared in the South China Morning Post. China, South Korea, Russia, the United States and two dozen others face potential leadership transitions this year. The prospect for economic growth and prosperity is likely to be the central determinant of these events. ...

  • UEMSI Attends the 2013 APWA Illinois Chapter Conference

    The theme of the APWA 2013 Conference in Peoria, IL was that of prevention. Municipalities and contractors alike came together to share ideas on how to keep unexpected equipment repairs from eating up much of their time. UEMSI, a recognized dealer for Hadronex, were on-hand to offer solutions to meet this need. Municipalities are always looking for solutions when it comes to preventing sewage ...

  • Asia`s booming cities must go green or risk disaster

    Asia must act now to pave the way for green, resource-friendly cities or face a bleak and environmentally degraded future. That was the key conclusion of a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report released this month. But amid the alarming details of the growing environmental crisis in Asia's expanding mega-cities, there were signs of hope and opportunity. "Asia has seen unprecedented urban ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Quantum - the last word in pump control

    Pulsar’s Quantum non-contacting ultrasonic pump controller is the most sophisticated self-contained control system yet developed for use in sites under risk of flooding and makes available to the operating company a level of functionality previously only available using a specially programmed PLC. Key to the success of the unit is its ability to accurately calculate the ‘time to spill’, avoid ...

  • Asia: Tri-Tech Subsidiary YanYu Water Wins Recognition by Chinese Water Summit for Fast Growth in China`s Water Industry

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions for customers in the segments of water resources, water and wastewater treatment, and industrial safety and pollution control, announced that during the Fifth China (International) Water Summit Forum held November 18-19, YanYu Water, a subsidiary of ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • Getting the facts straight about weather related disasters

    "It is misleading, and just plain incorrect, to claim that disasters associated with hurricanes, tornadoes, floods or droughts have increased on climate timescales either in the United States or globally. It is further incorrect to associate the increasing costs of disasters with the emission of greenhouse gases." Those bold statements are not the remarks of a climate skeptic. Rather, they are ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Beyond NYC: Other places adapting to climate, too

    From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming. Some are planning cities that will simply adapt to more water. But climate-proofing a city or coastline is expensive, as shown by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $20 ...


    By Associated Press

  • New Environmental Sampling Unit From Crowcon

    The new Environmental Sampling Unit (ESU) from Crowcon is a cost effective device for monitoring high density gases such as chlorine, sulphur dioxide and flammable vapours where positioning a conventional sensor is not practical. An electric fan draws an air sample into the chamber via a pipe, where Xgard detectors monitor the presence of flammable or toxic gases. The ESU is ideal for ...

  • World Bank report calls for action on climate change and water provision

    We are facing a world of rising sea-levels, ocean warming, and more intense typhoons, with South East Asia taking the brunt of these changes, according to a new report by the World Bank. As well as extreme flooding, water shortages will become an increasing problem due to shifts in rainfall patterns as well the predicted growth in population, reinforcing the need to protect the current water ...


    By co2balance UK Ltd

  • Tri-Tech Holding Wins Water Information Contracts Valued at $1.26M

    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, announced today that its subsidiary, ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

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