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  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • French glacier flood threat

    French authorities began draining a lake trapped beneath a glacier in the Mont Blanc Alpine range last week, in order to protect thousands of people in the valley below from potential flooding. Draining the main cavity at a rate of 50 cubic metres per hour, working round the clock, will take until October. The reservoir of water, roughly the volume of 20 Olympic-size pools, was discovered by ...

  • 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 ...

  • Russian spring flood threats

    Dozens of villages were flooded and roads washed out in Saratov Region, Russia. Rescue teams evacuated more than 600 people. A monastery with precious icons and frescos near the town of Pskov submerged. Specialists say that this is only the beginning of the spring flood in Russia and the water level is still far from its maximum. The day before scientists and experts in emergency control ...

  • 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

  • Australia faces record flood

    According to CBS, residents of an Australian city were cut off by some of the country\'s worst flooding in decades are being warned to stay out of the water, and not just because of the risk of being swept away: debris, snakes and even crocodiles could also pose a danger. Officials have said the flooded area covers the size of France and Germany combined and 200,000 people have been affected. 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 ...

  • Rampant disease washes in with flood water in Sierra Leone

    With malaria, diarrhea and vomiting, pneumonia, bronchitis and other respiratory infections, worm infestations, scabies, abscesses, sores, and boils all common ailments in the Kroo Bay community of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown local medical official Amadou Kandor says it’s little wonder 35 is an average life expectancy for the slum’s 6,000 inhabitants. Kroo Bay, one of the poorest areas in ...


    By IRIN

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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