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  • Flood forecasting system for suir river

    HKV Consultants has won a contract for the implementation of a flood forecasting system for the Suir River. The system will be used to timely erect mobile flood walls in and around the town of Clonmel in the southeast of Ireland. HKV Consultants uses the Delft-FEWS system to implement the flood ...


  • A global risk assessment of river and coastal flooding

    A new study provides the first global estimates of river and coastal flooding, highlighting past and future trends, and indicates that Asia and Europe are two of the regions that are worst affected. The researchers suggest that their methods could be useful in developing a global framework for flood risk assessment. Although millions of people worldwide are affected by floods every year, ...

  • Floods ravage central US as rivers choke with rainwater

    Heavy storms have ravaged much of the central US this past week creating flooding across multiple states as rivers overflow their banks. So far, 16 deaths have been attributed to the storm soaked Midwest as Missouri incurred the worst flooding of all with up to 10 inches of rain recorded in some parts of the State. Major flooding was occurring along the Ohio and Mississippi river area that ...


    By Axcess News

  • A flood study of the Urumea River in The Basque Country

    The Urumea river catchment area which is located in the Basque Country in the northern part of Spain has historically been seriously affected by flooding. The districts most affected by the frequent inundations are the municipalities of San Sebastian, Astigarraga and Hernani. As recently as October 2008 a minor flood was experienced in Hernani. In 2006 and 2004 major flood events with significant ...


  • Colorado River begins flooding Mexican delta

    Colorado River water has begun pouring over a barren delta near the U.S.-Mexico border, the result of a landmark bi-national agreement being celebrated Thursday. The gush of water in Mexico is an effort to revive the last 70-mile stretch of the river into the Sea of Cortez. The delta dried up decades ago. Conservationists hope the water will bring back trees, wildlife and aquatic life that were ...


    By Associated Press

  • River Thames severe flood warnings downgraded

    River levels to remain to remain high in southern England. Still a risk of flooding The Environment Agency has downgraded its 14 Severe Flood Warnings for the River Thames - a decision taken in conjunction with the emergency services and local authorities. River levels on the Thames are gradually falling but will still remain high and property could be flooded for some time. ...

  • River restoration for flood management in the Iberian Peninsula

    Experts from Spain and Portugal discussed how to restore rivers and manage landscapes to reduce flooding risks and impacts. At the same event prizes were awarded to the best short stories, poems and pictures about rivers. The workshop River Restoration for Flood Management: Debate about new social and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Mississippi River Flood Victims on the Lookout for Mold & Bacteria

    Cinnaminson, NJ, May 11st, 2011 Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mississippi River had crested around Memphis, while downstream many communities were still facing additional flooding.  The water levels in Memphis had not been observed since the 1930s and many low lying areas were heavily damaged by the flood waters. Further south, in Louisiana, it was reported that the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Flood threat remains into next week as larger rivers start to reach their peak

    Communities in Dorset and Oxfordshire are urged to remain prepared for flooding as peak flows move along the rivers Thames, Dorset Stour and Frome. There is the possibility of significant flooding in the lower reaches of these rivers. Ongoing river flooding is expected on the Somerset Levels and rivers in the south east remain very high after recent rainfall. River levels on the Severn will also ...

  • Severe flood warnings issued to communities along the River Thames

    More rain, wind and waves to cause further flooding into next week. There are 16 severe flood warnings in place for the River Thames and in parts of Somerset. A severe flood warning means that there is a risk to life. The Environment Agency has issued 14 severe flood warnings along the River Thames from Datchet to Shepperton Green, including Ham Court and Chertsey, as river levels in the area are ...

  • Satellite Images Display Extreme Mississippi River Flooding from Space

    Recent Landsat satellite data captured by the USGS and NASA on May 10 shows the major flooding of the Mississippi River around Memphis, Tenn., and along the state borders of Tennessee, ...

  • Mississippi River Flood Victims Turn to the IAQ Video Network

    Today it was announced that the Mississippi River has neared its crest around Memphis while downstream many communities are still facing possible additional flooding.  The water levels in Memphis had not been observed since the 1930s and many low lying areas have been heavily damaged by the flood waters.   Further south, in Louisiana, it was reported that the Army Corps of Engineers ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Major French authority adopts InfoWorks ICM for critical river flood modeling

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Etablissement Public d'Aménagement de la Meuse et de ses Affluents (EPAMA) has adopted industry-leading InfoWorks ICM (Integrated Catchment Modeling) ...


    By Innovyze

  • Detecting river floods using low-resolution satellite data

    The methodology for detecting river floods using Terra low-resolution data was developed and tested by specialists of the Risk Monitoring and Forecasting Section under the Fire and Civil Defense Department of the Volgograd Region (Russia) Administration. This year"s spring flood ...


  • Communities along the River Thames warned to expect severe flooding into Tuesday

    Communities along the Thames, particularly in Berkshire and Surrey, are being warned to expect further severe property flooding from the River Thames today (Monday) and into Tuesday. The Environment Agency has issued 14 severe flood warnings along the River Thames from Datchet to Shepperton Green, including Ham Court and Chertsey, as river levels in the area are extremely high and are forecast to ...

  • Flood warnings remain but river levels set to fall slowly this week

    The Environment Agency is continuing to work 24/7 to protect communities River levels are expected to remain high for several more days, especially along the Thames and Severn, but levels are starting to gradually fall this week. Severe flood warnings for the Thames were downgraded yesterday in response to this improving picture, but property could be flooded for some time. Flood Warnings remain ...

  • Communities along the River Thames and in Somerset warned to expect more flooding

    Heavy rain is expected on Wednesday. Environment Agency teams continue to be out in force across England - day and night - to minimise the impact of flooding. Further disruption from flooding Since Monday afternoon, approximately 70 properties have flooded along the River Thames, and this figure is set to rise. Flooded communities include Datchet, Wraysbury and Chertsey. Windsor ...

  • Flood risk reduces as rivers fall slowly across southern England

    Two severe flood warnings remain in place on the Somerset Levels, whilst the country’s largest-ever pumping operation continues in order to reduce flood water on the Levels and Moors. Millions of tonnes of water pumped daily Over 65 pumps, including those imported from the Netherlands, are working to pump millions of tonnes of water off the levels every day. ...

  • New international system for early flood warning in the Danube River Basin

    The first international system for forecasting Danube floods and providing early flood warning was launched on 10th March 2008 by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Following the disastrous 2002 floods in the Danube and Elbe river basins, the new system will provide the national authorities of countries in the Danube ...


  • Communities along the River Thames and in Somerset warned to expect more flooding as river levels continue to rise

    Environment Agency teams are out in force day and night to minimise the impact of flooding. Further disruption from flooding Groundwater flooding is also expected in the coming days in Hampshire, Kent and parts of London. Local authorities will work with utility companies to respond to these incidents. Further periods of heavy rain are expected mainly to affect the south ...

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