Flood Control News

  • New WaReg 3.0 flow regulator protects against flooding

    By utilizing effective flow regulation, we at Wapro know that flooding can be minimized and even mitigated. Flood sensitive areas can be protected directing flow to less sensitive areas. In Åkersberga, Sweden, the municipality’s water department wanted to prevent water from flooding an industrial area. The water was gathered in an attenuation pond and was then re-directed to dikes at ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Seminar day: Water Management in the Mining Industry

    The Competence Centre for Mineral Resources realizes that Water Management is a key topic of concern within the mining industry in Southern Africa. We believe that proven solutions exist that can effectively address these challenges.  We therefore invite all interested and affected parties to a seminar day which will be hosted on the 17th of May ...

  • Nitrite pollution puts warming waters at risk

    US scientists have identified a new hazard linked to global warming: a change in ocean water chemistry causing nitrite pollution that could trigger toxic algal blooms and even dead zones in coastal waters. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Protects homes from flooding

    We all know someone who has been affected by flooding. The unrest of knowing that water can flow into your home, destroying memories. We at Wapro understand that this causes distress. In the seaside town Rhyl in Wales, UK, studies have shown that the level of protection of the storm-hit coastal ...


    By Wapro AB

  • WaStop reduces flooding on Anna Maria Key and protects against environmental damage

    Anna Maria Key is a picturesque barrier island off the coast of western Florida, USA. Near Sarasota, it is the home of communities such as Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.  Anna Maria Key has become a popular destination for visitors all over the world because of the beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, tourism and development has led to the gradual depletion of the islands ...


    By Wapro AB

  • NGWA science and technology director responds to Wall Street Journal

    In a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal, NGWA Director of Science and Technology William "Bill" M. Alley, Ph.D., responded to an editorial, “California’s ...

  • World Water Day 2017 - Wastewater Management

    The 22 March is celebrated World Water Day with the motto Wastewater. The goal of this initiative that emerged in 1993 is to raise awareness about the conservation and development of water resources. In  ...


    By Toro Equipment S.L.

  • Navajo Water Project Provides Clean Water To Native Americans

    It may seem farfetched, but the reality is that many Americans don’t have regular access to clean drinking water. The election of President Donald Trump has flung the nation’s environmental protection agency into uncharted territory. Among promises to severely cut funding and the appointment of a former lawyer with a history of fighting the organization to lead it, the U.S. EPA ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • WaStop successfully installed in Kristinestad, Finland

    Kristinestad in Finland suffered significant flood damage at high tides in a river during the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014. During this time, around eighty buildings were water damaged due to flooding. The damages amounted to about 1.5-2 million euro. To avoid back flow from the river at high tide, WaStop check valve was installed in the drainage pipes leading out from the ...


    By Wapro AB

  • New USGS Streamgages Provide Flood Monitoring for Additional Philadelphia Neighborhoods

    Philadelphia communities along the Schuylkill River and Darby Creek now have new tools to help inform residents of impending flooding. The U.S. Geological Survey recently installed three new streamgages in Manayunk, ...

  • AWWA urges budget that addresses water infrastructure needs

    In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Office of Management and Budget, the American Water Works Association is urging that water infrastructure needs be addressed in the federal budget for fiscal year 2018.  “Water infrastructure is vital to our nation’s well-being,” wrote Tracy Mehan, AWWA executive director of government affairs, in the Feb. 27 ...

  • WaBack installed to prevent flooding in apartment buildings

    In Enskede, a suburb in Sweden, a residential building with about 70 apartments have been built. The building will be linked to the municipality’s combined sewer system and because of the risk of overload, the risk of back flow also increases. To give these residents peace of mind even before an unpleasant event occurs, it was decided to install a DN200-600 WaBack non-return valve. Sewer ...


    By Wapro AB

  • World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns

    Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report out today. Though very real and significant progress in reducing global hunger has been achieved over the past 30 years, "expanding food production and economic growth have often come at a heavy ...

  • 21st Century Sustainable Water Sector Utility Management

    Nearly a decade after an historic agreement among six water trade organizations and the EPA that pledged to develop a water sector utility management strategy, an expanded ten-partner coalition has come together to update the Effective Utility Management (EUM) Framework and Primer. EUM provides water leaders with a common sense, replicable, and proactive way to meet a broad range of complex ...

  • DN600 WaStop protects from flooding in Depew, New York

    Flooding occurred regularly at the pubic works (water and sewer) yard where offices, public works trucks and snow plows are located. An old underground valve vault in the compound flooded every year in the spring snow melt. The vault drained into the creek and was protected with an Iron flap valve. The flap valve always seized partly open rendering if useless for flood protection. The operators ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Flood relief pumps deployed for LOW water crisis management

    Following the collision of a barge with a weir in the river Maas, the canal water level between the Maas and Waal rivers fell dramatically. The Dutch public works department has responded with the deployment of three emergency pumps. The Maas (or Meuse) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea. It has a ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Endotoxin Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico Following Floods and Indoor Sewage Contamination

    Residents of Puerto Rico are familiar with occasional beach closures due to sewage spills or high bacteria counts in the water off of the islands’ famous beaches.  Raw sewage can contain a wide range of potentially harmful substances that may include viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites and fungi. Health officials take sewage in the water and on beaches serious and so should people ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • The importance of storm water management: how winter storms can cause soil erosion and damage to property

    As a society, we expect weather to change, storms to vary in severity and damage to be done at some point or another as a result. Engineers dedicate their lives to preparing urban environments for the everyday storms as well as the bad ones that only happen every couple of decades. But regardless of how well a city or town is planned out and managed, our personal, private property is often left ...


    By Scantec Industries NV

  • CH2M selected as Program Manager for the National Western Center

    CH2M today announced that the City and County of Denver Mayor's Office of the National Western Center (NWCO) has selected the firm as its program manager for the National Western Center (NWC) campus development. The program represents a visionary transformation of the site into a year-round destination and regional asset, transforming these current Denver landmarks for the next 100 ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Analytic to Present the TD-120 at Produced Water Management 2017

    Analytic will be presenting the TD-120 and TD-500D at Produced Water Management 2017 in Stavanger Norway. The 15th international event will be held at the Clarion Hotel on January 18 and 19. Visit Analytic to see Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments’ newest oil in water monitor. The PWM ...

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