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  • Flood Control Pumps

    The threat of floods has been part of our lives ever since mankind changed their nomadic ways and decided to settle in certain places. Obviously some parts of the world are more prone to floods than others, but it has been a global problem throughout history and it is still affecting people all over the world today. Recent images from central Europe show that floods still pose a real threat and ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Flood Control at IFAT 2008: Controlling Bodies of Water

    Farsighted flood control and shore protection are environmental protection tasks with optimum priority, not the least due to the climate change. How can we support natural retention basins of water reservoirs and what protection do technical solutions provide? As the leading international trade fair of the environmental protection industry, IFAT 2008 has included ...


    By Messe München GmbH

  • Drainage and flood agenda released for european water and flood modelling conference

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today released the technical program for the Drainage and Flooding stream of the 2011 European Water and Flood Modelling Conference. The event, a comprehensive and significant wet infrastructure simulation and management technology summit, will be held September 20-21, 2011, at the ...


    By Innovyze

  • Super `floodway` mooted for Thai floods

    Researchers from a Thai university have come up with a proposal for a 'super express' floodway to help reduce the impact of future flooding on Thailand's capital, Bangkok. The idea came from Chulalongkorn University's Unit for Disaster and Land Information Studies and would make use of existing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Integrated flood management for Ho Chi Minh City

    Royal Haskoning and its partners Deltares and DHV have acquired a frontrunner project in a series of Dutch-Vietnamese initiatives to improve flood control in the Mekong Delta. This first project aims at reducing flooding in and around Ho Chi Minh City. The approach is multidisciplinary. Technological knowledge will be applied and transferred but institutional aspects, management capabilities and ...


  • Flood prevention solution installed in Indiana USA

    SolidAT ultrasonic level sensors were deployed as part of early warning water level solution in Munster, Indiana USA. The overall solution, including cellular based reports and control room software was provided by our partner ommyx. ommyx's solution offers town officials with the ability to check river level conveniently via a web site. Alerts are disseminated when the river reaches a warning ...

  • 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

  • Science `could have helped with Brazil`s floods`

    In the wake of hundreds of deaths caused by torrential rains and mudslides in Brazil, the country's scientists have said they are frustrated by a lack of application of their knowledge, which could have prevented many deaths. In Rio de Janeiro, 650 deaths had been recorded by Monday (17 January), following one week of rains. Although Brazil has the scientific know-how for preventing and managing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Florida stormwater management inspectors flood Granite Environmental

    Five more qualified and certified Florida Stormwater Management Inspectors beef up Granite Environmental, giving them a grand total seven certified in-house inspectors! For two full days the participants studied and tested to complete the Florida Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Program, held in Palm Bay, FL on February 2-3. Hal Lundsford, of the Department of Environmental ...

  • Is cloud seeding preventing further flooding in Indonesia?

    Indonesia is banking on an unusual strategy to prevent further flooding in its inundated capital Jakarta, and officials claim that they are already seeing positive results. They are using 'cloud seeding' — a weather modification technology often resorted to during drought. The method involves injecting clouds with substances that encourage the formation of ice crystals heavy enough to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Using UAVs to improve Flood Risk Management

    A twelve month project being undertaken by Cranfield University, which is jointly funded by the Environment Agency and EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), is helping to improve the quality of river photography that is used for flood risk management. The images provide detailed information to monitor the characteristics of water courses and the effect these have on ...


    By Cranfield University

  • Tensar Erosion Control Technology brings vegetated bank benefits to suds surface water control schemes

    Increased local authority investment is required to improve water courses and surface drainage for water control and flood alleviation, following Government SUDS initiatives. As an alternative to hard stone and concrete finishes, Tensar International’s proven erosion control technology is creating flow resistant vegetated banks on projects around the UK and in Europe. Tensar’s RollMax ...

  • AECOM to provide flood-control, other infrastructure solutions to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, under US$171-million work order contract

    AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that it was awarded a substantial work order for project management services that include a consultancy, engineering, and construction services contract for a citywide storm ...


    By AECOM

  • MWH Soft FloodWorks successfully predicts flash flooding in Egypt

    MWH Soft, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, has announced the successful implementation of its FloodWorks software in a 3900 mi2 (10,000 km2) pilot area around Nuweiba, Egypt. The system was used to successfully predict flooding in the region in February 2010, the worst flash flooding event in Egypt since 1994. The implementation ...


    By Innovyze

  • Innovyze releases version 13.0 of FloodWorks real time flood forecasting software

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced the release of FloodWorks Generation V13, its class-leading river and floodplain real time flood forecasting solution. The release adds a range of customer-requested functionalities to further improve ...


    By Innovyze

  • Texas Capital Adopts InfoWorks ICM for Comprehensive Stormwater and Flood Modeling

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Austin, Texas, Watershed Protection Department has implemented industry-leading InfoWorks ICM. The cutting-edge integrated catchment management solution gives Austin expanded power in ...


    By Innovyze

  • Flemish Environment Agency Selects FloodWorks for Critical Flood Forecasting

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the Flemish Environment Agency (VMM), Belgium, has chosen FloodWorks as part of its flood control and mitigation systems. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Tri-Tech Holding Wins $2.66 Million Flash Flood Early Warning System Contracts in Three Chinese Provinces

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), which provides turn-key water resources management, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control solutions, announced today that it has secured contracts for flash flood early warning projects in three provinces in China. The projects totaled approximately $2.66 million (approximately RMB 16.74 million). ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • South Florida Water Management District Selects MIKE FLOOD for Emergency Response Planning

    In light of the many recent disasters caused by extreme weather conditions throughout North America, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has taken steps to improve their emergency response operations during flood events. One of the key aspects of the emergency operations modeling was to improve the reliability and accuracy of the existing flood modeling and mapping techniques. ...


  • Tri-Tech Holding Awarded Seven Additional Flash Flood Early Warning Contracts Valued at $2.4 Million

    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.

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