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  • A Scottish first for the Self Closing Flood Barrier

    The Freuchie Mill area in Fife Scotland, has long been prone to flooding and many residents in the community have learnt to live with the daily fear of heavy rainfall which could bring further damage and misery to their lives. However, for some in properties owned by Kingdom Housing Association, the need to respond to the sound of the flood air horn at Freuchie Mill, ...


  • BLOBEL launches website for HDS Flood Barrier System

    Blobel’s new patented HDS Flood Barriers www.floodbarriers.eu are fully flexible and can be designed to suit your needs. In developing this flood mitigation range, special attention has been given to inconspicuousness and protection from vandalism. The systems can also be completely demounted, making a safe, durable and invisible flood protection system. A unique sealing and pressure design ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • How the Leigh Barrier reduces flooding to Tonbridge and surrounding areas

    Find out more about how we managed flood risk in Tonbridge in December 2013 The Leigh Barrier The Leigh Barrier, built in 1982, was designed to reduce the risk of flooding in Tonbridge by controlling the amount of water flowing through the town. It also provides some protection for communities downstream such as East Peckham and Yalding, but that is not its primary purpose. ...

  • GFDS Prepares for showcasing the Tsunami Flood Barrier at Aquatech Amsterdam

    As part of our impressive stand at the Aquatech Exhibition 1st-4th November we will be showcasing working models of a number of our passive flood defence systems. Alongside our Self Closing Flood Barrier Range, which includes the SCFB®, and the Floodbreak we will also be displaying our Tsunami Barrier. On the stand will be a working model of our tsunami defence system in action. ...


  • Manual Spill Barrier and Flood Barrier - BL/BED - Cover multiple requirements with one product.

    Untitled Document BL-BED, a stationary BLOBEL Spill Control Barrier System, is designed to contain Leaks, ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • UK first self closing flood barriers unveiled to protect tourist town devastated in Cumbrian floods

    A well known tourist destination in the Lake District, devastated by flooding in 2009, is set to benefit from innovative new self-closing flood barriers. Cockermouth’s £4.4 million flood scheme, officially opening on Tuesday, uses automatic barriers to better protect the town. It is the first time the technology has been used to protect a community from flood. The defences were ...

  • Flood forecast improving but the risk of flooding continues

    Parts of southern, south west and central England remain at risk of flooding as river levels remain high. While the overall picture is starting to improve as river levels stabilise, risks to people and property remain. Severe flood warnings remain in place along the Thames and in Somerset where water levels continue to rise in response to recent rainfall. Ground water flooding also continues to ...

  • Better protection against floods

    Hurricanes are devastating. Aside from the high, sustained wind speeds, they usually bring with them heavy rain, which can quickly lead to the breaching of flood defences in susceptible areas. Now, US and UK researchers have reviewed hurricane flood defence barriers and technologies with a view to helping engineers find improved designs. Writing in the International Journal of Forensic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flooding risk to continue into the weekend

    Communities in southern, south west and central England remain at risk of flooding, with further heavy rain expected to affect the country on Friday and into Saturday. Continued heavy rainfall means that flooding will remain for several days. Although water levels may fall throughout today, they are expected to rise again on the Thames and Severn, affecting places already experiencing flooding. ...

  • Pakistan floods: lessons learnt

    According to Patrick McCully, Executive Director of International Rivers, there are three vital global lessons to learn from the ongoing flood catastrophe in Pakistan. The main lesson is that mismanagement of river systems by building dams and embankments for the benefit of short-term gain, such as along the Indus, has major long-term costs. Firstly, the rise in the planetary temperature has ...

  • Sandbags are Needed for Severe Flooding

    With the recent flooding we have seen in the East and South, being prepared can not only save lives and property, but allow you to provide the needed protection without large human workforces. With the SandMaster, sandbags can be filled and placed at an amazing rate providing a very viable solution for your emergency flood control needs. The ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Work starts on flood defences in UK town after 2007 flood

    On the 22 July 2008, the Environment Agency, and just one year after the summer 2007 floods, started preliminary work in Worcester to build flood defences that will help to protect Hylton Road. Preliminary work will involve preparing the ground ready for construction of the flood defence scheme and excavating clay for the scheme from a site adjacent to Upton Marina. On Monday 21 July, at a City ...

  • Blobel Flood Protection system in the dry

    Untitled Document In recent years we have ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • Innovative flood dam wins in Stockholm

    Andrew, from Yarm School, Stockton-on-Tees, designed and constructed a domestic flood protection barrier that is inexpensive, recyclable, easy to use and quick to install. His Flood Dam serves to prevent flooding damage to homes and businesses, fitting easily into a door or window recess. The Flood Dam was tested with a tank in a river and found that it performed well. Although it still requires ...

  • Environment Agency issues severe flood warnings for coastal flooding

    The Environment Agency has (as of 1600 Thursday) issued 12 severe flood warnings for coastal communities as strong winds combine with high tides and large waves from the early hours of tomorrow (Friday 3 January). Severe flood warnings – the highest category of warning – indicate a danger to life and property and have been issued for the following locations as of 1600: Cornwall: ...

  • New transparent offering for flood defences

     Drawing on the experience and the design of our already widely used glass flood defence system, the new sleeker product incorporates a slimmer frame design that maximises the view through the glass panels and provides flood protection up to 800mm in height and where the load criteria consideration is hydrostatic water head. This system has already been installed in mainland Europe and in ...


    By IBS Engineered Products Ltd

  • Satellites to strengthen UK flood response

    DMCii is leading a new European Space Agency (ESA) project to design and build a system for the UK civil resilience community - those tasked with responding to and recovering from disasters - putting space-based systems at their disposal. The system will be used for all types of emergencies listed in the UK's National Risk Register but the project's focus is on flood scenarios. Flooding ...

  • Review of damage-reducing measures for floods

    Climate change is likely to increase the frequency and severity of flooding. This study reviewed damage mitigating measures at local, regional and national scales, and suggests that approaches including both spatial planning and private precautionary measures (such as building adaptations) are important for integrated risk management. Floods and the resulting damage are increasing in Europe. For ...

  • Consequences of climate change and flood protection

    Acqua alta has a section on 'Maritime visions and projects', where star architect Hadi Teherani will present his 'Living Bridge' project, a bridge with housing and shops on it. A Living Bridge is to be created in Hamburg, about 700 metres long and 60 metres wide, linking the inner city and the urban districts to the south of the Elbe. 'This concept for cities by the water creates an intensive ...

  • Quick Sandbagging for Spring Flooding 2014

    According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook for 2014, rivers in half of the continental USA are at minor or moderate risks of flooding this spring. The SandMaster sandbagging attachment may be just what your community needs to provide the protection when a flood event threatens your ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

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