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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

  • 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 ...


  • ‘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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Understanding Categories of Water to Properly Remediate Damaged Structures

    In June, a sewage problem at the Coliseum forced the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners out of their locker rooms after sewage was reported to have flooded the facilities.  Sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) like this happen every day and can cause extensive damage, costly remediation and create potential health hazards.   Water can enter a building in many ways.  Local flooding, ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Public participation in flood risk management: the case of Germany

    How can stakeholders best be involved in the implementation of the EU Floods Directive? According to recent research examining Germany as a case study, three types of strategy are being pursued across the country’s 16 federal states: the first draws on Water Framework Directive (WFD) procedures, the second meets only minimum requirements for participation and the third involves stakeholders ...

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