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  • Protects homes from flooding

    We all know someone who has been affected by flooding. The unrest of knowing that water can flow into your home, destroying memories. We at Wapro understand that this causes distress. In the seaside town Rhyl in Wales, UK, studies have shown that the level of protection of the storm-hit coastal ...


    By Wapro AB

  • 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

  • Azerbaijan prepares flood protection

    The government of Azerbaijan has entered into a contract with engineering consultancy Royal Haskoning and research institute Deltares, to prevent more devastating floods as experienced by the country during spring 2010. The agreement is part of an initiative of cooperation between the Netherlands and Azerbaijan that will see improvements to water management and ...


  • 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 ...


  • Consequences of climate change and flood protection

    As a city on the tide-exposed Elbe, the risk of flooding for Hamburg, is ever-present, particularly from storm floods. Around one-third of the city area is regarded as being at risk of flooding. Holger Poser, Head of Department of Disaster Management and Civil Protection Ministry of the Interior, will describe at the acqua alta conference, how the city prepares for the constant threat. Such ...


  • Blobel Flood Protection system in the dry

    Untitled Document In recent years we have ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • New flood-protection strategies for the north

    We have long believed in the Netherlands that we are safe from flooding as long as our dikes are high enough. However, dikes will always be vulnerable, one reason being the continued sea-level rise. Because of this, the concept of ‘multi-layered safety’ ('meerlaagsveiligheid') was introduced in the Delta Programme. Alterra and HKV have applied this concept to the islands and mainland ...

  • Sweco to improve flood protection in Poland

    Sweco has signed two new contracts – one with the Regional Water Management Authority in Wrocław and one with the Regional Water Management Authority in Szczecin – to provide consulting services for the Odra-Vistula Flood Management Project - component 5.4.  The project, which is being co-financed by the World Bank, aims to improve flood protection for people living in the ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

  • Flooding: what influences householders to protect their homes?

    Householders who believe that climate change increases flood risk are up to 12% more likely to protect their homes against flooding than those who do not hold this belief, finds recent research from Germany. The national survey also found that previous experience of flood damage increased the likelihood of households introducing flood protection measures. Floods damage homes, businesses, ...

  • 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 ...


  • Best possible protection against floods in residential areas

    With focus on simple and innovative solutions, we at Wapro have prevented thousands of floods worldwide. Our products are put to the test daily with chemicals, temperature changes, debris and unforeseen events. Keeping common sense and simplicity as keywords throughout development, Wapro is able to provide effective solutions which can be installed in minutes. In a residential area in ...


    By Wapro AB

  • GBP 16m for local community flood protection

    Local communities across England will benefit from £16 million funding to help them tackle surface water flooding, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn announced today. £9.7 million has been awarded to 77 local authorities for areas where the evidence shows that the risk and potential impact of surface water flooding could be highest.  Local authorities for all other areas will also be able to ...


  • GBP16 million for local community flood protection

    Local communities across England will benefit from GBP16 million funding to help them tackle surface water flooding, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn announced today. GBP9.7 million has been awarded to 77 local authorities for areas where the evidence shows that the risk and potential impact of surface water flooding could be highest.  Local authorities for all other areas will also be able ...

  • ‘Soft’ flood defences to protect riverside biodiversity

    Riversides that are unprotected by flood defences are home to more diverse plant communities, according to a new study. According to the researchers of the study, ‘soft’ approaches to flood management, which work in harmony with natural processes, could help promote biodiversity in flood-prone regions. Many studies have highlighted the benefits that biodiversity provides for ...

  • 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 ...


  • DN600 WaStop protects from flooding in Depew, New York

    Flooding occurred regularly at the pubic works (water and sewer) yard where offices, public works trucks and snow plows are located. An old underground valve vault in the compound flooded every year in the spring snow melt. The vault drained into the creek and was protected with an Iron flap valve. The flap valve always seized partly open rendering if useless for flood protection. The operators ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Distributors of flood protection systems required in Germany / Distributoren in Deutschland erforderlich

    There appears to be a considerable amount of interest in Germany regarding our company profile / product. We are looking for distributors who maybe interested in selling and installing our ‘Flood Protection.’ We think that Germany is a good market for us as it already has an established market for flood protection and more importantly our product is ...


    By Flood Ark Ltd

  • New WaReg 3.0 flow regulator protects against flooding

    By utilizing effective flow regulation, we at Wapro know that flooding can be minimized and even mitigated. Flood sensitive areas can be protected directing flow to less sensitive areas. In Åkersberga, Sweden, the municipality’s water department wanted to prevent water from flooding an industrial area. The water was gathered in an attenuation pond and was then re-directed to dikes at ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Communities urged to take action to protect themselves and their homes from flooding

    Risk of flooding continues across south and south west England. With the Met Office reporting 30 to 60 mm of rainfall across southern England over the last 24 hours, many rivers including the Medway, Severn and Thames continue to respond, bringing a risk of flooding over the next three days. Prepare for flooding and listen to advice We have issued a severe flood warning, ...

  • £2.6 million flood protection grants for homes announced today

    60/10  The second round of a £5.5 million grant scheme to help households better protect their homes against flooding was announced today by Environment Minister, Huw Irranca-Davies.The Property Level Flood Protection Grant Scheme is part of the Government’s response to Sir Michael Pitt’s review of the 2007 floods. In this the second phase, £2.6 million will be allocated to 34 schemes in ...


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