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  • 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

  • ‘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 ...

  • First ‘permeable structures’ in place to protect eroding coastlines in Java

    What do you do when your house is slowly being swallowed by the sea??? This is the question that Wetlands International was asked to advise on by the community of Timbul Sloko Village, on the North coast of Central Java, Indonesia. For the past decade the people of Timbul Sloko Village have witnessed the devastating impact of converting the mangroves into fish ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Chicago Residents Learn of Ways to Protect Against Flooding Hazards

    With spring less than a month away, and Chicago area residents witnessing winter rains and snow, a local building science professional is educating people about environmental hazards that can result from flooding.    EC2, a leading environmental and building science consulting and testing services provider, has a long history of educating people across the Midwest about indoor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • UK first self closing flood barriers unveiled to protect tourist town devastated in Cumbrian floods

    A well known tourist destination in the Lake District, devastated by flooding in 2009, is set to benefit from innovative new self-closing flood barriers. Cockermouth’s £4.4 million flood scheme, officially opening on Tuesday, uses automatic barriers to better protect the town. It is the first time the technology has been used to protect a community from flood. The defences were ...

  • 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 ...

  • OSHA urges employers, workers, homeowners and others to protect themselves during flood cleanup

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges everyone engaged in cleanup after the recent floods in Texas - employers, workers and the public - to avoid potential hazards and take steps to protect themselves. "People must be aware of possible hazards - from chemically contaminated water to ...

  • ARCADIS and Bioengineering Team Awarded $150 Million Contract for New Orleans Flood Protection

    METAIRIE, La. – January 4, 2007 – Bioengineering Group and ARCADIS (NASDAQ: ARCAF) announced today that their team has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide general design support services, multidisciplinary consultancy services and construction management services, primarily within the limits of the New Orleans District, by the New Orleans District of ...


    By Arcadis

  • Caribbean’s Building Science Experts Provide Advice for Protecting Indoor Environments after a Flood

    Whether due to a natural disaster, leaking roof or a broken pipe, a flooding event can cause widespread damage throughout a property.  If any standing water, moisture or elevated humidity levels are not quickly addressed, indoor air quality (IAQ) and potential health problems for building occupants will often add to the damage caused by the initial flooding event. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OSHA and EPA urge employers, workers, homeowners and others to protect themselves during flood cleanup

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are urging employers, workers and members of the public engaged in flood clean–up activities in New York and New Jersey to be aware of the hazards they might encounter and the steps they should take to protect themselves. "We want to ensure that employers do not put ...

  • Louisiana Flooding Prompts Safety Awareness

    Following the recent Louisiana Flooding, emergency workers, various employers, and countless public volunteers have begun the massive task of cleanup and recovery throughout the state. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun an effort to raise awareness and maintain compliance with national safety and ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • Review of damage-reducing measures for floods

    Climate change is likely to increase the frequency and severity of flooding. This study reviewed damage mitigating measures at local, regional and national scales, and suggests that approaches including both spatial planning and private precautionary measures (such as building adaptations) are important for integrated risk management. Floods and the resulting damage are increasing in Europe. For ...

  • Sandbagging efforts needed for Spring Flooding 2013

    The SandMaster can be utilized to protect homes, businesses and communities from flooding. With its capability of creating and placing 15,000-18,000 sandbags in a 24 hour period, protection can be achieved in a shorter period of time with less personnel. With the spring forecast for 2013 calling for flooding across much of the country, communities are ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • 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

  • Pennsylvania Governor budgets $100m for flood control

    Declaring that Pennsylvania must act boldly to fix its huge number of structurally deficient bridges, high-hazard dams and outdated aviation and rail freight facilities, Governor Edward Rendell this week urged the General Assembly to approve his rebuilding Pennsylvania proposal. The governor's $28 billion budget proposals includes $100 million for flood-control projects over the next three ...

  • Markham Brook outfall protected with WaStop

    Difficult installation locations puts many off installing check valves. WaStop thrives in these conditions and rises to the challenge. At Markham Brook WaStop provided a bespoke flange for quick and easy installation ensuring low installation costs and 100% back flow protection. A 1200DN WaStop was designed by  with a specially shaped flange to fit the ‘snug shaped’ existing ...


    By Wapro AB

  • REPORT: Nearly 300,000 New Yorkers Flooded in Sandy Lived Outside FEMA Flood Zones

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood maps for New York City did not identify that nearly 65 percent of the area inundated during Hurricane Sandy—home to nearly 300,000 people—was at risk from coastal flooding, according to a new analysis from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The report tallies the human toll and impact to critical infrastructure like schools ...

  • Midwest Flood Victims Told to be on the Lookout for Mold

    Just last week, torrential rains inundated many parts of the Midwest. Extensive flooding has been reporting in many areas of Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, and Indiana.   In just Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn declared disaster areas in 44 counties and at least 6 rivers were at record levels. Many homes, businesses and schools in the impacted regions have experienced widespread flooding ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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