Flood Control Articles

  • How a Specialized Automatic Control Valve Solved Flooding

    The Colombian area of Antioquia creates much of its clean power from hydropower plants along the Guadalupe River. The Guadalupe IV hydroelectric plant generates power with three vertical axis turbines that discharge water below the river level. To prevent flooding, however, the plant needed a solution that ensured the ejector ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Flood modeling and mitigation measures in an Urban Environment –Victoria, Australia - Case Study

    Abstract Accurate prediction of flood extents in urban catchments is extremely difficult without having a 1d/2d integrated modeling approach. The integrated flood modeling is becoming popular and a new benchmark for urban flood risk management studies. City of Glen Eira in Victoria, Australia is a developed metropolitan municipality. The council is responsible for the management ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Master Plan of Drainage for Redlands - Using advanced storm drain modeling techniques to identify historical flooding issues - Case Study

    The city of Redlands, California, has a long history of flooding during moderate to severe storm events. The historic downtown area resides just downstream of the confluence of four major tributaries. The four tributaries run into a single storm drain under Redlands Boulevard, which routes flows through the downtown. The existing capacity of the current facility is approximately 2,000 cu ft per ...


    By XP Solutions

  • North Glasgow Integrated Water Management Strategy - Case Study

    Scotland, UK Scottish Canals, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Water Dec 2012 – Aug 2013 The Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) commissioned AECOM to undertake a feasibility study investigating whether or not the Forth and Clyde canal should take surface water from North Glasgow as a means to supporting regeneration and development ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Modelling the Thatcham Flood - Case Study

    Overview On 20th July 2007, an unusual storm swept west across England along the approximate line of the M4 motorway. Thatcham, a town in Berkshire, was one of the worst affected. Many towns in England flooded that month from the Humber to Tewksbury. In fact there were 200 major floods worldwide in 2007 affecting 180 million people. Some of these floods were caused by rainfalls much more ...


    By XP Solutions

  • In a Future of Extremes, Southeastern States Must Have Water Management Policies

    Introduction Climate change is expected to have an impact on every type of weather phenomenon that occurs on Earth.  The nature and magnitude of the impact varies with the location on the planet and the type of weather in question, and coupled climate-weather models, have different degrees of uncertainty about different types of weather (though these models are dramatically improving ...


    By Climate Institute

  • What is natural flood prevention and how does it help?

    Around the world many different countries have had to design elaborate and often expensive methods of controlling and mitigating the damaging effects of global flooding. Whilst these methods often involve feats of technical and mechanical engineering, they work against nature, rather than with it.That is where natural flood prevention comes in; utilising local environments and ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • Water Security – A Growing Issue with No Easy Fixes

    The issue of water security – access to enough quality water to make it possible to live safely – is a growing concern for many, just ask the communities of Flint and Corpus Christie. The problem is exacerbated when communities and companies come face-to-face over access to water supplies. Wouldn’t the nice idea be to share?  That’s met with disagreements as ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • From Drought To Flooding: California Struggles With Turnaround

    In a drastic about-face, California has gone from historically desperate drought conditions to an inundation of water that has brought its own set of problems.  In one indicator of the dramatic difference, snowpack on the Sierra mountains recently measured 135 percent of its seasonal average. “We haven’t seen an event of this magnitude in at least a decade,” Mike ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Case study - Harris county flood warning system

    The Harris County Flood Control District in Texas was created in 1937 as a response to the devastating floods that struck the region between 1929 and 1935. The District's boundaries protect 3.7 million people and include the city of Houston. Twenty-two different watersheds are included in the district's boundaries, each with a unique set of monitoring challenges. The District is using the "Flood ...

  • Case study - Flood warning station at Kriebstein, Saxony - Germany

    As flood-warning station and hydrometric base station with a catchment basin of 1754 km2 , reliable data monitoring is extremely important for the hydrological balance of Freiberg and for the whole area around the Mulde. The power plants, located up and down stream of this gauging station, influence the water level and water flow surrounding it.  As a solution for measuring the discharge, ...

  • Case study - Flood water protection in the city of Buenos Aires

    The Arroyo Mendrano is the second largest channeled stream of water running through Buenos Aires. In case of heavy rainfalls it overflows its banks and causes considerable material damage. When the retention basin which had been especially built to collect large quantities of water during strong precipitation events also overflowed, the government decided to have an alarm-system installed to ...

  • Why Water Management Professionals Can’t Afford to Ignore Innovation

    Innovation in the water management industry is born from the collaboration between water managers, operators, engineers and manufacturers who set out to resolve problems or improve service levels that impact all parts of the supply chain. This is usually the result of early adopters either at the field level or in engineering ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • WaStop Inline Check Valve protects Hull from Flooding - Case Study

    Location:  Hull, United Kingdom Client:  The Environmental Agency, Hull City Council & Associated British Ports Problem:  In December 2013 a storm surge caused water to over top the existing flood defence along the Humber frontage and on the Albert dock causing flooding and widespread damage. Once the water had over topped the ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Areas Most Prone to Winter Storm Water Can Benefit from Temporary Erosion Control

    Winter can be a beautiful time of year. Generally, there are nice, brief storms and maybe some snow, and everything is fine. But occasionally, we get hit hard with storms that just won’t let up, such as when it rains for days or feet of snow come down—we are left to deal with the consequences. All too often, those consequences involve too much water, despite the work put into ...

  • Most UK coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms

    Scientists at the NOC and the University of Southampton have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather than extreme storms. Researchers have undertaken one of the most detailed assessments of extreme sea level and coastal flooding ever carried out ...

  • The EU Floods Directive trickling down: tracing the ideas of integrated and participatory flood risk management in Sweden

    This study examines how the EU Floods Directive – an extensive and innovative legislative instrument for integrated and participatory flood risk planning in all EU member states – influences local flood risk management in one member state, Sweden. The study identifies that: many municipalities have received new knowledge; cross-sectoral organisational structures for water and flood risk issues ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A new methodology for surcharge risk management in urban areas (case study: Gonbad-e-Kavus city)

    This research presents a simulation-optimization model for urban flood mitigation integrating Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm (NSGA-II) with Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) hydraulic model under a curve number-based hydrologic model of low impact development technologies in Gonbad-e-Kavus, a small city in the north of Iran. In the developed model, the best performance of the system ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Are young people leaving themselves at risk of flooding?

    According to recent figures from the Environmental Agency, young people in the UK may be leaving themselves at risk of flood damage. Around 75% of 18-24 year olds ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • Combined risk assessment of nonstationary monthly water quality based on Markov chain and time-varying copula

    Water quality risk management is a global hot research linkage with the sustainable water resource development. Ammonium nitrogen (NH3-N) and permanganate index (CODMn) as the focus indicators in Huai River Basin, are selected to reveal their joint transition laws based on Markov theory. The time-varying moments model with either time or land cover index as explanatory variables is ...


    By IWA Publishing

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