Flood Modeling Articles

  • How to ensure real-time access to Antarctic tide data

    One of the most important challenges, when designing monitoring facilities in remote locations, is resilience. Remote tide gauge systems operate in extremely harsh environments and require robust communications systems that almost never fail and are capable of storing large amounts of data locally as extra protection for data. Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are therefore ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • South West & Anglian Telemetry System for The Environment Agency - Case Study

    SWANTEL for The Environment Agency The Environment Agency are the leading public organisation for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. Around 5 million people, in 2 million properties, live in flood risk areas in England and Wales. The Environment Agency has an important role in warning people about ...

  • Sensors provide Iowa flood warnings

    To create the world’s most sophisticated flood monitoring and forecasting system, the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) uses more than 200 Senix ToughSonic 30 and ToughSonic 50 ultrasonic sensors to measure water levels in streams across the state. Data collected from the sensors are ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • The Great Flood of 2019: A Complete Picture of a Slow-Motion Disaster

    This year's flooding across the Midwest and the South affected nearly 14 million people, yet the full scale of the slowly unfolding disaster has been difficult to fathom. To visualize just how extensive it was, The New York Times created this composite map showing all the areas that were inundated at some point from January through June. The blue on the map, generated from satellite data used to ...


    By Ark Flood and Dam Resources

  • Why is it important for products to be tested and certified by independent test houses?

    Because it makes the results completely independent of the manufacturer’s claims and secondly because it will encompass the entire standard’s tests and methodology. A good example exists in the property protection industry and the British Standard Institute (BSi) Kitemark Publicly Available Standard PAS1188:2014. This is the only freely available standard in the UK for flood ...


    By Aquobex Ltd.

  • Climate change will push major European cities to cope with natural disasters

    “Major British towns and cities, including Glasgow, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Chester, could be much more severely affected by climate change than previously thought, according to new research. The study, by Newcastle University, analysed changes in flooding, droughts and heatwaves for every European city using all climate models. Looking at the impact by the year 2050-2100, the team produced ...


    By Aquobex Ltd.

  • Speaking in tongues - Deciphering the language of flood resilience for architects

    Jargon Most industries and professions are guilty of it. It makes communication easier among those in the know but jargon can often isolate or shut out those who don’t quite understand it and the field of flood resilience is no different. In an attempt to bridge the gap between two related but often disparate fields, this article will demystify some ...


    By Aquobex Ltd.

  • Monitoring River Back-up - Case Study

    A research team working with a municipal client contacted StormSensor because they wanted to calibrate a model for a basin study in a flood- prone area along the Mississippi River. A preliminary four-Scute™ network was installed in September 2019. A few months into the study, sudden reverse flows and rapid increase in depth were detected across all monitoring points. After some quick ...


    By StormSensor Inc

  • Soil Physics Workshop – Syllabus

    Soil Hydrology with the Stevens HydraProbe Soil Sensor This year at the Meteorological Technology World Expo 2018 event in Amsterdam Stevens is excited to present a 2-hour Soil Physics Workshop. The interactive lecture will be hosted by Steven’s own Soil Scientist & Geochemist / Certified Professional ...

  • Warnings of increased UK flooding as a result of climate change

    Intense bouts of flooding in the UK have increased substantially this century, with the frequency set to rise even further as a result of climate change. ...

  • What should we expect for winter weather in 2017/18?

    It has been a difficult few years in the UK when it comes to predicting and managing the weather. Between having the hottest June for more than 40 years, to ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Real-time CSO Detection - Case Study

    StormSensor is working with the Jersey City Municipal Utility Authority, the Jersey City Office of Sustainability, and the Jersey City Office of Innovation to complete a multi-phase pilot study. The first phase of the study is to identify combined sewage overflow (CSO) events in real time and determine volume of each event to prioritize capital expenditures and enhance regulatory ...


    By StormSensor Inc

  • Urban flash flood forecast using support vector machine and numerical simulation

    In order to provide urban flood early warning effectively, two support vector machine (SVM) models, using a numerical model as data producer, were developed to forecast the flood alert and the maximum flood depth, respectively. An application in the urban area of Jinlong River Basin, Hangzhou, China, showed the superiority of the proposed models. Statistical results based on the comparison ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Urban stormwater inundation simulation based on SWMM and diffusive overland-flow model

    With rapid urbanization, inundation-induced property losses have become more and more severe. Urban inundation modeling is an effective way to reduce these losses. This paper introduces a simplified urban stormwater inundation simulation model based on the United States Environmental Protection Agency Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) and a geographic information system (GIS)-based diffusive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Quantifying the contribution of flood intensity indicators with the projection pursuit model

    Identifying the various factors that affect the intensity of a flood event, such as its duration and volume, is essential for strategic planning and flood management. Further, quantifying the impacts of these major factors on flood intensity using the contribution rate is essential, but technically challenging. In this study, the authors have adopted the projection pursuit model to quantify ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of sea level rise on hydrology: case study in a typical mid-Atlantic coastal watershed

    Sea level rise (SLR) can negatively affect the hydrology of coastal watersheds. However, the relevant information is incomplete and insufficient in existing literature. The objective of this study is to present a modeling approach to predict long-term effects of SLR on changes of flood peak, flood stage, and groundwater table with an assumption that the historical climate would reoccur in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Flood forecasting within urban drainage systems using NARX neural network

    Urbanization activity and climate change increase the runoff volumes, and consequently the surcharge of the urban drainage systems (UDS). In addition, age and structural failures of these utilities limit their capacities, and thus generate hydraulic operation shortages, leading to flooding events. The large increase in floods within urban areas requires rapid actions from the UDS operators. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water management solutions minimize flood damage

    Human societies around the world have used timber as a building material for thousands of years. As wood is the only significant biological building material we are naturally inclined to believe that using wood in construction is good for the environment. As a matter of fact the environmental benefits of using timber are not straightforward: although it is a natural product, a large amount of ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Flood disaster level evaluation using a particle swarm optimization algorithm considering decision maker's preference

    There has been an increasing demand for accurately evaluating flood disaster levels in order to improve public safety and management of water resources. This article reviews the characteristics of the existing subjective and objective assessment methods, and introduces decision maker's preferences in the particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm for a better assessment of flood disaster ...


    By IWA Publishing

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