flood rehabilitation News

  • Cisco hands over more than 500 houses to the government of Karnataka in Raichur to mark its commitment to support rehabilitation of flood-affected areas

    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that it has handed over more than 500 houses to the Government of Karnataka, as part of the completion of phase one of "Project Samudaya." The initiative represents Cisco's commitment to partner with the government in its Asare program towards helping rehabilitate flood affected communities in Karnataka. The handing over ceremony was held in N. Malkapur in ...

  • UNEP head donates prize money to flood victims

    Achim Steiner, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has donated a USD70,000 international leadership prize to relief efforts in Pakistan following the devastating and on-going floods, it was announced on 30th August. Mr. Steiner was awarded the 2010 Tällberg Foundation prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on Sunday evening for 'principled pragmatism' and 'leadership that walks the ...


  • $190M for Bangladesh to fund recovery from floods and cyclone

    The Asian Development Bank and its development partners are providing more than $190 million in assistance to help Bangladesh recover from the destruction wrought by the floods and cyclone that devastated the country in 2007. ADB is extending a loan of $120 million equivalent and a $200,000 technical assistance grant to the Emergency Disaster Damage Rehabilitation Project. The Japan Bank for ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • 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that Pennsylvania must act boldly to fix its huge number of structurally deficient bridges, high-hazard dams and outdated aviation and rail freight facilities, Governor Edward Rendell this week urged the General Assembly to approve his rebuilding Pennsylvania proposal.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 ...

  • Spring Floods Inundate States Across the Central Plains

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (ENS) – Across the Central Plains states from Texas to North Dakota flood warnings are in effect, and flood waters now cover thousands of acres of agricultural land, state highways, and county roads. Numerous and widespread rounds of showers and thunderstorms over the weekend led to flooding of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers throughout Kansas, Iowa, Missouri ...

  • Northern California flood control projects fast-tracked

    Four levee improvement projects to control flooding in Northern California will move ahead quickly, funded by $211 million from a bond measure already approved by voters, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday. Of the almost $5 billion in Proposition 1E and 84 funding passed by voters in 2006 for flood protection, more than $3 billion has not yet been allocated, according to the ...

  • Growing Texas City Counts on Innovyze Software to Help Manage Rehabilitation of Underground Distribution Infrastructure

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Denton Wastewater Department in Texas has chosen industry-leading Innovyze InfoMaster Sewer software to help manage the replacement and ...


    By Innovyze

  • Japan and ADB putting in place flood management system in Southwest Tajikistan

    Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are helping communities in southwest Tajikistan to be prepared when floods and other disasters strike. The Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR), through ADB, will provide a $3 million grant to enable 130 flood-prone villages in Khatlon province to anticipate and cope with floods and other disasters. The villages are situated in the five districts of ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • 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

  • Orascom telecom partners with Obopay for text donation program to speed flood relief to Pakistan

    The deadly August flood waters in the Sindh Province of Pakistan have receded, but the devastating impact on life there will continue for months to come. Orascom Telecom Holding SAE (OTH), the parent company of Mobilink, the largest GSM operator in Pakistan, and Obopay, the ...

  • Black & Veatch selected to lead China’s Fuzhou environmental improvements project

    Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced today it has signed a contract with the Fuzhou Municipality to provide consulting services for the Fuzhou Environmental Improvement Project in Mainland China. The project is funded by the Asian Development Bank. “The effort will help provide an improved and sustainable urban environment for the city ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Urban river renewal guidelines to help clean Cape Town’s waterways

    The South African Water Research Commission (WRC) launched new guidelines for urban river renewal at the annual Peninsula Paddle community event on Sunday 8 June 2014 in Cape Town. Aurecon was appointed to determine procedures for enforced rehabilitation activities on urban river reaches in Cape Town. The project was led by Aurecon Associate Water Scientist Sam Braid who used it a basis for her ...

  • DWR produces new advisory floodplain maps

    The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has released new advisory floodplain maps for Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley cities and counties.  “Many of the existing flood maps do not reflect the most accurate information about the flooding potential,” said DWR Director Lester Snow.  “The new DWR floodplain maps will help provide a better understanding of the true risk of flooding to public ...

  • World Bank Offers US$250 Million To Aid Bangladesh Cyclone Recovery And Mitigation

    The World Bank has offered up to US$250 million in the aftermath of Cyclone Sidr to help millions of Bangladeshis recover and to strengthen the country’s disaster mitigation systems. “This is a horrible shock to Bangladesh and our sympathies are with the thousands of families who have lost loved ones; with the millions who have lost livelihoods and shelter” said Xian Zhu, World Bank Country ...


    By The World Bank

  • China reservoir attracts loan

    A project to improve the efficiency of water reservoirs in the Shandong province in the People's Republic of China (PRC) has received financial backing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). A USD29.8 million loan for the ‘Risk Mitigation and Strengthening of Endangered Reservoirs' in Shandong Province Project has been approved. The loan will rehabilitate nine ageing dams and hopes ...


  • Options for peatland-based climate change mitigation presented at UN climate talks

    Opportunities for climate change mitigation through peatland rehabilitation and lessons learned for future agreements under the UNFCCC were discussed at a side event during the Bonn climate negotiations. Participants at the side event , jointly organised by Wetlands International, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • New designs for making old dams safer

    A group of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) hydraulic engineers are helping to rehabilitate aging small dams across the country. Efforts are underway to upgrade existing auxiliary spillways or build new spillways for these dams, especially in Oklahoma. These upgraded or new spillways meet current dam safety standards and will increase the useful lives of the dams. The U.S. Department of ...

  • IDB approves US$56m for urban environmental program in Brazil

    The Inter-American Development Bank announced on Monday the approval of a US$56.7 million loan to the Municipality of Goiânia for an urban environmental program in the Macambira and Anicuns River watersheds. The program will help mitigate the impact of haphazard settlement along riverbanks and promote citizen participation in sustainable development of the city of Goiânia, located in west-central ...

  • Contamination concern grows over private water supplies

    Water supply specialists are urging farmers to monitor their private water supply for possible contamination now that flood waters have receded.  Flood water in a private water supply can cause increased susceptibility to iron related bacteria as well as stimulate bacterial activity if it is already present. Iron bacteria is one of the most common contamination problems in private water ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Innovyze enhances leading asset performance modeling solution

    Delivering on its customer-centric approach to wet infrastructure modeling and management applications, Innovyze today announced expanded asset management capabilities for its industry-leading CapPlan Sewer. Leveraging users’ feedback, enhancements in V6 generation of the best-in-class asset performance modeling solution ...


    By Innovyze

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