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  • 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

  • Benelux Flood Defence Systems join us at GFDS

    We were very pleased to welcome our new distributors from the Benelux region, Benelux Flood Defence Systems, to the GFDS headquarters last week. Oliver Fémont and Anthony Fémont of Benelux Flood Defence Systems, visited us for their initial trip following signing their distributor agreement. The Fémonts attended three full days at GFDS, which covered ...


  • Flood defence repairs to start in Malton and Norton

    The Environment Agency is starting work at the end of this month to repair two sections of the flood defences at Malton and Norton to reduce the risk of the wall leaking. In November 2012 when heavy rain hit the area, the level of the River Derwent didn’t reach the top of the defences, but the high levels caused some areas of the existing defences to leak. The Environment Agency ...

  • Flood defence work set to start in Littlehampton

    The Environment Agency has announced that work to improve the tidal flood defences along the East Bank of the River Arun is set to start in Pier Road, Littlehampton this month. The £14.5 million partnership scheme includes the construction of a new tidal river wall to protect over 2,000 residential properties and businesses against 100 years of predicted sea level rise. It will also vastly ...

  • £20 million renovation of Hull flood defences

    The Environment Agency is planning a major programme to improve flood defences in and around Hull. The scheme will see an investment of more than £20 million in renovated and new defences along sections of the north bank of the Humber and the River Hull. Refurbishment is needed to maintain standards of protection both now and in the future. John Pygott, project executive for the ...

  • Global Flood Defence Systems Secures New Distribution Partners in Benelux Region

    Global Flood Defence Systems (GFDS), a leading provider of sustainable, passive flood solutions based in the UK, has signed an agreement with distributors covering the Benelux region. The partners, Benelux Flood Defence Systems will be responsible for securing sales of the company’s extensive range of innovative flood defence products in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. ...


  • Breaking News - GFDS win global passive flood defence projects

    Major distributor agreements are currently in the final stages and potential distributor discussions are ongoing on a global level. Our passive flood defence systems have been internationally recognised for their automatic 100% effectiveness in protecting vital infrastructures and communities from flooding. In the Benelux region we are about to sign a major distribution ...


  • Military support urgent flood defence inspections in South West

    The Environment Agency was today joined by military personnel as it starts the inspection of flood defences across the South West. The Agency will be inspecting more than 30,000 flood defence assets across the region. This will include defences around the whole south west coast from Bristol to Bournemouth and along the many thousand miles of main-river within the region. Flood defences across the ...

  • Aquatech 2011 - GFDS will be showcasing the world`s most innovative passive flood defences. Contact us for your invitation to this world class water event.

    We will be showcasing our award winning and world class innovative passive flood defence systems at the Aquatech Amsterdam exhibition later this year. Aquatech Amsterdam is the world’s leading trade exhibition on process, drinking and waste water technology and is part of the International Water Week 2011. GFDS will be showcasing our global flood defence systems ...


  • 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

  • Flood management for the future

    New proposals to give local communities a greater say in what is done to protect them from the risks of flooding and coastal erosion have been announced today. Defra and the Environment Agency have published a consultation on a new national flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England which aims to allow greater local involvement in planning and prioritising flood defences. ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...


  • Defra announces more support for councils to tackle floods

    A £2million boost in funding to help local authorities deal with flood risk assessments was announced today by Environment Minister Richard Benyon as part of a package of measures to help prevent and manage future flooding. The additional funding will help local authorities identify areas where there is a significantly high risk of flooding and where maps and action plans for ...

  • Better protection for homes and communities from flooding and drought

    Communities, homes and businesses will be better protected from the risk of flooding and water shortages in future under plans published in the Flood and Water Management Bill by Defra today. The Bill addresses many of the recommendations from Sir Michael Pitt’s review of the summer 2007 floods.  It will give the authorities that manage flood risk better powers to do so, putting local ...


  • New Orleans flood risk further mitigated

    Royal Haskoning has won a new contract for water control structures in New Orleans, working with partners HKV Lijn in Water and Fugro. The project will develop a software module that allows the local flood protection authority to monitor the opening and closing of gates on all flood defences. It is expected that the module contributes to an improved planning and coordination. The new system has ...


    By Royal HaskoningDHV

  • Coastal flood risk for parts of England this weekend

    High winds and tides bring an increased risk of coastal flooding along coastal areas of England this weekend, the Environment Agency warned today. Areas at risk on Saturday and Sunday include coasts and tidal areas of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire as gales and big waves combine to cause possible overtopping of flood defences and sea walls, property flooding ...

  • Climate impact, flood protection and hydraulic engineering

    The climate extremes of recent months have made it very clear again that flooding or extremely dry periods and all their consequences are a challenge that cannot be met without intensive international exchange and joint action. Scientists, business experts, politicians and representatives of municipalities and countries from the whole of Europe will meet at acqua alta, to be held in Hamburg from ...

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