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  • NGWA science and technology director responds to Wall Street Journal

    In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, NGWA Director of Science and Technology William "Bill" M. Alley, Ph.D., responded to an editorial, “California’s ...

  • RapidEye focus on loddon flood waters

    The RapidEye constellation of five earth observation satellites have been focused on the East Coast of Australia, dedicating resources to capture valuable images of the ever-changing face of its flooding landscape. The readily enhanced RapidEye satellite data has been of interest to a range of Government agencies in recent weeks. Currently, the movement of the Loddon flood waters in Victoria is ...

  • Water and flood modelling practices and solutions

    The dates and a call for papers for the 2010 European Water and Flood Modelling Conference have been announced. The event, a comprehensive and significant wet infrastructure simulation and management technology gathering, will be held 28th and 29th September 2010, at the Crowne Plaza, Reading, UK. This once-a-year learning opportunity for the European expert modelling community will feature ...


  • Ciwem welcomes flood and water bill

    CIWEM endorses the proposed increase in responsibility for local authorities as the importance of local expertise in the context of effective flood risk management cannot be underestimated. However, CIWEM is concerned that with this increase comes sufficient funding and capacity building to support local delivery and decision-making. It is crucial that LAs are supported by effective guidance and ...

  • European water and flood modelling conference

    Innovyze has announced the dates and issued a call for papers for the 2011 European Water and Flood Modelling Conference. The event, a comprehensive wet infrastructure simulation and management technology gathering, will be held 20th and 21st September 2011 at the historic Tortworth Court hotel in South Gloucestershire, UK. This once-a-year learning opportunity for the European expert ...

  • Drainage and flood agenda released for european water and flood modelling conference

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today released the technical program for the Drainage and Flooding stream of the 2011 European Water and Flood Modelling Conference. The event, a comprehensive and significant wet infrastructure simulation and management technology summit, will be held September 20-21, 2011, at the ...


    By Innovyze

  • Severe flood warnings remain as further flooding expected

    High sea levels, strong winds and large waves will increase the risk of coastal flooding this week. Severe flood warnings are in force for along the River Severn today, as high sea levels and heavy rain threaten to cause further flooding this week. Homes protected from flooding Since Friday evening over 87,000 homes have been protected from flooding and over 74,000 ...

  • Mapping groundwater flooding for the EU Floods Directive

    In the coming years the EU Floods Directive1 will require Member States to produce flood hazard and risk maps. Taking the UK as a case study, new research highlights the need for advances in data collection, mapping and groundwater flood warning systems to meet EU requirements for maps and management plans. Although often occurring less frequently than fluvial (river) flooding, the effects of ...

  • Flood forecast improving but the risk of flooding continues

    Parts of southern, south west and central England remain at risk of flooding as river levels remain high. While the overall picture is starting to improve as river levels stabilise, risks to people and property remain. Severe flood warnings remain in place along the Thames and in Somerset where water levels continue to rise in response to recent rainfall. Ground water flooding also continues to ...

  • Drastic response to mississippi flood

    Flames shot up and a loud boom was heard on Monday 2nd May as the US government blew a hole in a Mississippi River flood levee in a bid to save several towns in Illinois and Kentucky from being inundated. A witness said water began to pour out of the hole after the explosion, and is expected to flood some 130,000 acres of farmland in Missouri in order to spare the towns. The deliberate ...


    By Bekaert Group

  • 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 ...

  • 2010: year of the floods?

    What do Victoria, Pakistan, Rio de Janeiro and Madeira have in common? All of these states, countries, cities and islands have been hit badly by floods in 2010. However, the finger of blame should not be pointed solely at the common scapegoat of global warming, as an enquiry from the UN suggests. Losses of $43 billion are a lot to stomach for any nation. Even Western countries with ...


  • Impact of floods on soils

    A recent study conducted in the Midwestern United States examined the effects of harsh wet conditions on both cultivated and uncultivated soils, vastly advancing the knowledge of water’s effects on aggregation. Soil aggregation is an important soil attribute that is related to the physical-chemical state of the soil, and is one of the essential processes that determine soil quality. During the ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Severe flood warnings expected

    High sea levels combined with strong winds and large waves will increase the risk of coastal flooding along the south west and southern coasts tonight and into Wednesday. After the wettest January on record in places, further widespread rain – falling on already saturated ground – could cause river and surface water flooding in the south and west of England as well as parts of the ...

  • Asian floods complicate relief

    For four days, people in Nakhon Ratchasima province's Pak Thong Chai district's Boh Pla community, Thailand, have been doing their best to cope. With their houses practically submerged, many are trying to move to higher ground and are barely surviving on meagre donations of dry food and water. The death toll from floods caused by heavy rain in central Vietnam rose to 32 on Monday, with an unknown ...

  • Severe floods in Pakistan

    It is only the start of the monsoon season, but already Pakistan is experiencing some of the worst flooding it has seen in over eighty years. Entire villages have been washed away, an early estimate of over 1,600 deaths so far and over 2 million displaced or otherwise affected. The accompanying image of DigitalGlobe displays Nowshera, one of the worst-hit districts. The immediate water damage is ...

  • Catastrophic flooding in Pakistan

    The start of the monsoon season in Pakistan has brought some of the worst flooding seen in the country for eighty years. Entire villages have been washed away. There have been an estimated 1,600 deaths so far, and more than 2 million people have been displaced or otherwise affected. The DigitalGlobe image shows Nowshera, one of the worst-hit districts. The immediate water damage is causing havoc, ...

  • Keeping floods at bay in Semarang

    Located at the seaside in an area with heavy rainfall, the Indonesian city of Semarang is prone to flooding. Every year, uncontrollable water masses wreak havoc on people’s homes and lives. A unique solution shelters citizens from the water masses. Semarang is situated on the northern side of the island of Java. The pulsating metropolis is home to approximately two million people, ...


    By Grundfos

  • Compensating for re-directed flooding

    Flood prevention actions can redirect flooding to another location. A new French survey indicates that current local compensation policies to deal with this situation may be financially unviable. It suggests more practical solutions would involve insurance schemes and state intervention, as well as local water management institutions. The EU Directive on the Assessment and Management of Flood ...

  • Flood Control Pumps

    The threat of floods has been part of our lives ever since mankind changed their nomadic ways and decided to settle in certain places. Obviously some parts of the world are more prone to floods than others, but it has been a global problem throughout history and it is still affecting people all over the world today. Recent images from central Europe show that floods still pose a real threat and ...


    By BBA Pumps

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