flood protection News

  • 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

    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Blobel Flood Protection system in the dry

    Untitled Document In recent years we have ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • ‘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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • California Flood Protection Enacted, Drinking Water Voted Down

    SACRAMENTO, California, October 15, 2007 (ENS) - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation that will strengthen flood protections in California by creating the framework for the development of a comprehensive Central Valley Flood Protection Plan. The law signed October 10 creates a new 200 year flood protection standard for urban development in the region. The ...

  • Bidding starts on multi-million pound flood contract to protect Londoners

    The Environment Agency is today launching the bidding to manage tidal flood risk in London and the Thames Estuary in what is the UK’s largest flood risk management contract. Suppliers from all over Europe are invited to bid for the Thames Estuary Phase 1 programme, which includes projects to maintain, refurbish, and replace Thames tidal defences in London and the Estuary. Adapting to ...

  • New studies strengthen the case for boosting flood protection and switching to greener taxes

    Two studies published by the European Commission today show how environment policy can spur economic growth by boosting flood protection and making more of a switch to greener taxes. One produces more evidence about the overall economic benefits from timely investment in defences against flooding, and the other highlights the advantages of moving the tax burden away from labour and towards ...

  • Mouchel welcomes flood protection plans but voices funding concerns

    Mouchel welcomes flood protection plans but voices funding concerns.Consulting and business services group Mouchel has welcomed the Environment Agency’s new corporate strategy to improve flood protection in England and Wales, but expressed concerns over funding.The Environment Agency’s five-year strategy, unveiled at its annual conference on Tuesday 10th November, includes plans to increase flood ...


    By Mouchel Limited

  • Communities urged to stay safe and protect themselves and their homes from flooding

    More rain will bring further disruption Another band of heavy rain is expected on Boxing Day evening into Friday, the Environment Agency is urging people to be prepared for flooding and stay safe. The Environment Agency is warning of more significant disruption across southern England. It is possible that heavy rain may worsen the current flooding situation in some areas with rivers responding ...

  • 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

  • £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 ...


  • Automation scheme holds back the tide to improve flood protection

    The River Ritec flows towards Tenby, where it discharges via a 780 metre culvert/outfall system that passes beneath a railway embankment and sand dunes to discharge into the sea below typical low tide level. There is a history of flooding upstream of the culvert which imposes a restriction on the discharge of flows from the river catchment area during high river flow events. This is particularly ...


    By Rotork

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