Flood Control Articles

  • Westbay System Reduces Construction Costs by 65% - Case study

    CHALLENGE OCWD had determined that information on the piezometric level and water quality of each aquifer layer was required to optimize management of the recharge, storage, and recovery of groundwater. SOLUTION A cost analysis indicated that for 10 zones through a depth of 1,500 ft, the Westbay System instrumentation would result in a total cost 55% to 65% ...


    By Westbay Instruments

  • Protect Waterworks From Flooding with Wastop Access Case Study

    Problem: Rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions are becoming increasingly common. Wherever we live on the earth, climate change affects us all. One issue that has therefore become increasingly relevant and important in recent years is to protect people and communities from flooding in waste water and surface water systems – which can have disastrous ...


    By Wapro AB

  • What are Kemmerer bottles?

    Based on a 1927 design by Dr. George Kemmerer, University of Wisconsin, the Kemmerer bottle has long been favored by limnologists and fishery biologists. With few moving parts and a foolproof trip, it offers a trouble-free life. Clear acrylic cylinders have the advantage of being transparent: you can see the sample before removal. You can also install thermometers inside acrylic samplers. ...

  • WaStop prevents flooding on Meritt Island Case Study

    Problem: Brevard County converted two borrow pits into retention ponds for polluted stormwater collected from the Pine Island Canal. This waterway collects stormwater from a 5,970 acre drainage basin, including citrus groves and agricultural land, and deposits it into the Indian River. A method for allowing water to flow from the canal to the converted borrow pits and to ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Wastop installed in Thames Gateway Case Study

    Problem: The Thames Gateway is an area of land in the southeast of England that stretches along the River Thames from the City of London eastwards through Thurrock and Bexley and on to Southend in Essex and Sheerness in Kent. Over the next 20 years, 120 000 new homes will be built and 180 000 new jobs will be created.  The Environment Agency ...


    By Wapro AB

  • The Use Of Innovative Groundwater Seepage Detection Techniques - Case Study

    INTRODUCTION Groundwater seepage can exacerbate environmental pollution through contaminant transport, pose a threat to dam safety and can also be associated with valuable mineral deposits. Dam safety, environmental remedial works and mineral location normally involve comparatively expensive techniques, but, if the extent and location of groundwater seepage can be accurately ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Samanalawewa Dam Willowstick Survey - Case Study

    Willowstick rapidly located leak at dam troubled for decades After 18 years of unsuccessful remediation work costing tens of millions of dollars Willowstick identified the exact leakage pathway in less than a month. This enabled the client to carry out targeted remediation works at a fraction of the original cost. The leakage path identified by Willowstick was significantly ...


    By Willowstick Technologies LLC

  • Höljes Sweden Project - Case Study

    In 2013-2015 extensive work was made to increase the dam safety in Höljes. Improved monitoring was required to bring it up to today’s standards but due to the condition of the dam foundations and high downstream water level, installation of a traditional leak detection system was not possible. ...


    By HydroResearch

  • AquaRating - to bridge the financial gap in the WASH sector

    How to bridge the financial gap in the WASH sector by helping water utilities become creditworthy? Annually, it has been estimated that approximately 114 billion USD must be spent in the WASH sector if the dedicated water goal, the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) is to be achieved by 2030 ...

  • Commercial Water System Case Studies

    Leading American coffee chain, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, knows the quality of the water - comprising 98% of each beverage’s ingredients - is critical to the taste of each drink they sell. Several regional water quality issues negatively impacted the business’ product and equipment, affecting the beverage maker’s bottom line: Inconsistent Feed Water Supply - Dually-sourced ...


    By HydroNovation Inc

  • Data is the new water: Data revolution to ensure no one is left behind and achieve SDG 6

    As countries across the world increasingly experience water scarcity, the ‘water-is-the-new-oil’ adage has come to the fore thousand times. So too has ‘data-is-the-new-oil’, this time to reflect the immense commercial value of data in a global digital economy. If we were to think of data as the new water instead, it may take us to ponder over the way data can help ...

  • Packaging Under Siege - Why Sustainable Packaging is Critical for a Sustainable Future

    Packaging is everywhere. It’s fundamental to a consumer lifestyle, so it’s hard to imagine life without it. It serves to contain, protect, preserve and market products. It enables products to arrive from any part of the planet and reach your table. It sustains the quality of products over prolonged periods of time without losing quality, thus reducing losses. Nevertheless, ...


    By thinkstep

  • What does it take to secure a safe, affordable water supply for future generations? - Case Study

    Municipality of Brezovice, Czech Republic, potable water Did you know: Our ANDRITZ C-Press helped upgrade one outdated potable water treatment plant to treat more than 2,500 m3 of potable water per day, with minimal sludge production, low maintenance, and full remote monitoring. The Gothard reservoir in ...

  • When should you change oil?

    Fleets analyzing oil samples can determine if their maintenance cycles are done at the right time and also identify maintenance issues before they become bigger problems. If the oil is good, why would you change it?” Gary Lentsch, CAFM, fleet manager for Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), asked himself. And more importantly, how much was it costing him to change oil when it ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • River Embankment, Goole - Case Study

    CLIENT: Environment Agency RECLAMATION STRATEGY: Low permeability barrier CONTAMINATION: Flood defence END USE: Flood defence Project Overview ...


    By Envirotreat Technologies Ltd

  • Corrosion-Resistant PVC Sends Metal Pipe Down the Drain Case Study

    Drain, Waste and Vent (DWV) systems are necessary in every building for removing sewage and storm water from a variety of fixtures and regulating air pressure to facilitate flow. Pipes used in traditional DWV systems for commercial buildings due to code restrictions have long been made of copper and heavy cast iron. However, performance has often been an ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • City of Ottawa Tackles System Overflow and Flooding with Tempest Inlet Controls Case Study

    Over the past few decades, rain events throughout North America have become more frequent and substantial. The combination of increased rain and outdated infrastructure has caused many municipality storm sewers and drainage systems to exceed capacity, resulting in flooding and additional expense. To cost-effectively mitigate the problem, municipalities are turning to the use of inlet control ...


    By IPEX, Inc.

  • Global Warming - a Hot Topic

    World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has consolidated data from a number of renown institutes, and has concluded that 2018 is yet another year with notably higher global average temperature on the surface of the earth than what was observed in the pre-industrial era. ...


    By Opsis AB

  • KK and Water Wellbeing Helping the Environment

    Water Wellbeing Ltd has two operational trading companies. Edgar’s Water and Wellbeing People. Edgar’s Water supplies water coolers, bottled drinking water and fresh fruit deliveries throughout the UK to any organisations that needs to hydrate their workforce. They operate over six sites and are distributing throughout the UK via 100 fleet vehicles. The original bottling company was ...


    By KK BALERS

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