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  • Atlanta floods extremely rare

    The epic flooding that hit the Atlanta area in September was so extremely rare that, six weeks later this event has defied attempts to describe it. Scientists have reviewed the numbers and they are stunning. “At some sites, the annual chance of a flood of this magnitude was so significantly less than 1 in 500 that, given the relatively short length of streamgaging records (well less than 100 ...

  • Pakistan expands glacier monitoring network

    Pakistan is expanding its glacier monitoring network into the higher Himalayas to better assess climate change impacts  in the upper Indus basin and related flood hazards. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, helped the Pakistan Meteorological ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Teaming up to understand the wastewater network

    Leading flood and pollution prevention specialists, Detectronic, have teamed up with global water, energy and maintenance solutions providers, NCH Chem-Aqua, to help a Yorkshire-based brewery better understand their wastewater network. The brewery approached NCH Chem-Aqua with a view to saving water within the plant and further improving operational costs and efficiencies. NCH Chem-Aqua suggested ...


    By Detectronic Ltd

  • Flood risk in Europe: the long-term outlook

    Floods in Central Europe have caused deaths and widespread property damage across parts of the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. Such events are likely to increase in Europe for several reasons including climate change, according to recent assessments from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Floods, storms and other hydro-meteorological events account for around two thirds of the ...

  • How vulnerable to flooding is New York City?

    A report just released in the most recent issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society offers hope that a new high-resolution storm surge modeling system developed by scientists at Stony Brook University will better be able to predict flood levels and when flooding will occur in the New York metropolitan area, information crucial to emergency managers when planning for impending ...

  • 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 ...


  • Major flood repair helped by remote control boat

    A remote control boat equipped with a SonTek M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) has been employed with HydroSurveyor software to create a 3-dimensional map of a damaged (and still submerged) flood barrier, following serious damage that took place during last December’s storms. Data from the survey enabled the Environment Agency to act swiftly and effectively to repair the damage and ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • 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, ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Europe`s transport network vulnerable to climate change

    Transport is vital to the smooth running of the economy. When movement of people, goods or services is hindered, the indirect costs to the economy can be many times higher than the direct cost of damaged transport infrastructure. Despite these risks, adapting the transport system to climate change has received relatively little attention from policymakers to date. This message comes ...

  • 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 ...


    By Wapro AB

  • 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 ...

  • Renfrewshire Council selects Cities Revealed LiDAR for flood modelling

    The GeoInformation® Group, publishers of Cities Revealed aerial photography announce today its continued contribution to flood prediction modelling with the supply of a LiDAR survey to Renfrewshire Council. Renfrewshire Council required highly accurate and detailed real-world height data to create a digital terrain model to generate an accurate overland flow boundary for extreme storm ...


    By The GeoInformation Group

  • New USGS Streamgages Provide Flood Monitoring for Additional Philadelphia Neighborhoods

    Philadelphia communities along the Schuylkill River and Darby Creek now have new tools to help inform residents of impending flooding. The U.S. Geological Survey recently installed three new streamgages in Manayunk, ...

  • Innovyze introduces InfoWorks ICM RiskMaster extension for Economic Evaluation of Flood Risks

    Pushing the limits of smart water network innovation, Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoWorks ICM RiskMaster. The revolutionary risk-based analysis extension enables ...


    By Innovyze

  • New flood alert as warming raises sea levels threat

    Europe could face a higher marine invasion than anybody anticipated. As polar ice melts, tides could be as much as 1.5 metres higher around the coasts of Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands and England, according to a new study. This is considerably higher than the average sea level rise – driven by global warming as a consequence of burning fossil fuels ...


    By Climate News Network

  • New study assesses 15 Canadian cities’ preparedness for flooding

    A study released today assesses the level of preparedness of 15 major Canadian cities to limit flood damage. Commissioned by The Co-operators and written by Dr. Blair Feltmate from the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, the report aims to motivate cities to increase efforts to build resilience against flooding, and to provide a benchmark against which their progress ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Weed Science Society of America Says Flooding Along Our Nation’s Rivers Worsened by Invasive Weeds

    This year flooding has ravaged thousands of homes and businesses in communities across the U.S. And scientists say the prevalence of invasive weeds is one of the factors that may be contributing to the damage. These foreign invaders are overrunning many vital “riparian” lands – the ecologically diverse natural habitats that run along the millions of miles of our nation’s waterways and help to ...


  • 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.

  • Innovyze Releases InfoNet Generation V17, Offering Comprehensive Asset Management for Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Stormwater Networks

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced the release of InfoNet Generation V17, a comprehensive set of smart asset performance and condition modeling applications for water, wastewater, and storm water networks. The latest release ...


    By Innovyze

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