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  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • OTT issues Flood Warning

    Nigel Grimsley, Managing Director of OTT Hydrometry is urging those responsible for flood prevention and management to take action this summer to ensure they are protected before the arrival of severe weather. “Saturated soil and blocked channels contribute to the severity of flooding, but in many cases it is the location and intensity of rainfall that contributes to the speed with which ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • RIA Recommendations for After the Flood

    With several inches already on the ground and more in the weather forecast, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has these tips for residents impacted by the flooding: Make sure gutters are free of debris so they drain properly. Direct downspouts so that water drains away from the foundation of the house and any below grade openings. In basements or below grade areas, raise ...


  • Go with the flow in flood prediction

    Floods have once again wreaked havoc across the country and climate scientists and meteorologists suggest that the problem is only going to get worse with wetter winters and rivers bursting their banks becoming the norm. A team based at Newcastle University and their colleagues in China have developed a computer model that can work ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flood inundation map

    A new online and interactive flood preparedness tool is now available for the Flint River. Scientists from the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Weather Service (NWS) developed the new Flood Inundation Map to improve flood warnings and emergency management along the Flint River in Albany, GA, USA. The creation of the Flint River Flood Inundation Map tool is a result of a national pilot ...


  • Brisbane flood map

    Esri has developed an online application to manage the floods in Brisbane, Australia. The map displays the estimated flood peaks and the roads affected by the water. The map shows evacuation centres (including street address and bed capacity), estimated flood depths and road closures, throughout the Brisbane area. Currently, this map only features Brisbane ...


  • Flood control expansion

    Flood Control, USA, has recently introduced Oscar Martinez to the Chicago Illinois Branch of Flood Control to further enhance the productivity of its damage restoration services in the area. Illinois is known for its widely varying climate (specifically snow and thunderstorms) because of its close proximity to the Great Lakes. With the flood season approaching quickly, Flood Control wants to be ...


  • Pakistan floods: lessons learnt

    According to Patrick McCully, Executive Director of International Rivers, there are three vital global lessons to learn from the ongoing flood catastrophe in Pakistan. The main lesson is that mismanagement of river systems by building dams and embankments for the benefit of short-term gain, such as along the Indus, has major long-term costs. Firstly, the rise in the planetary temperature has ...


  • Addressing flooding on the Somerset Levels

    Further information on the Environment Agency's response to flooding in Somerset The flooding on the Somerset Levels is the result of prolonged and persistent rainfall, with the area seeing more than twice the average rainfall for this time of year. Up to 40 properties and 65 square kilometres of land have unfortunately flooded. However, flood defences have protected over 200 square kilometres of ...

  • World water day focus on global sewage flood

    Two billion tons of human and animal waste and industrial pollution are dumped into waterways every day around the world, according to reports released today in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 17th annual World Water Day-a day the United Nations (UN) dedicates to raising awareness of the water quantity and quality challenges facing the planet. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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