Flood Monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Selection of criteria for multi-criteria decision making of reservoir flood control operation

    In reservoir flood control operation, selection of criteria is an important part of the multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) procedure. This paper proposes a method to select criteria for MCDM of reservoir flood control operation based on the back-propagation (BP) neural network. According to the concept of ideal and anti-ideal points, we propose a method to generate training samples of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Examining the effects of urban agglomeration polders on flood events in Qinhuai River basin, China with HEC-HMS model

    The urban agglomeration polders type of flood control pattern is a general flood control pattern in the eastern plain area and some of the secondary river basins in China. A HEC-HMS model of Qinhuai River basin based on the flood control pattern was established for simulating basin runoff, examining the impact of urban agglomeration polders on flood events, and estimating the effects of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Flood prevention measures around the world

    Looking at flood prevention measures around the world offers an interesting perspective when it comes to reviewing and comparing our own methods here in the UK. Across the continents, various flood prevention techniques are in place – with varying levels of success.From the Delta Works in the Netherlands to the Red River Floodway in Winnipeg, our new, exclusive LinkedIn article looks into ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • 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 ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • 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, ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Development of a diffusive wave shallow water model with a novel stability condition and other new features

    One of the approaches to flood modelling is numerical simulation of the diffusive wave approximation of the shallow water equations. Improving these models in various aspects is still an open area of research. In this study, a new diffusive wave model with explicit time integration was developed which includes some novel features: (1) time steps are determined using a novel stability criterion ...


    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

  • A WebGIS-based flood control management system for small reservoirs: a case study in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River

    Small reservoirs are important to flood control and water resource utilization in local areas. This study proposes a WebGIS-based flood control management system to support the flood discharge of small reservoirs during intensive rainfall in the flood season. The agile software development method and a loosely coupled structure are used to combine multidisciplinary knowledge from different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Automated convective and stratiform precipitation estimation in a small mountainous catchment using X-band radar data in Central Spain

    For the purposes of weather nowcasting, flood risk monitoring and water resources assessment, it is often difficult to achieve a reliable spatio-temporal representation of rainfall due to a low rain gauge network density. However, quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE) has acquired new prospects with the introduction of weather radars, thanks to their higher spatio-temporal resolution. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aquaread’s Award Success at The Flood Expo 2016

    Aquaread recently attended The Flood Expo 2016, the largest event of its kind in the world showcasing the best solutions and innovations in the world of flooding. The event, hosted at London’s ExCel, showcased a new feature for 2016 in the form of The Flood Expo Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate companies and products pushing forward in the areas of flood innovation, mitigation ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • ‘Smart’ flood alleviation system protects Portsmouth

    In late 2014, Southern Water completed a major project to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in parts of Portsmouth and Southsea. Substantial works were undertaken to divert runoff and tidal ingress, and a ‘smart’ hydrometeorological monitoring system was installed to enable prompt diversion of excess water during periods of high rainfall. Sewer level monitoring is undertaken in ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Towards two-way flood risk communication: current practice in a community in the UK

    Despite the considerable progress in engineering works, flooding continues and is now recognized as a major and increasing challenge. This realisation has resulted in a shift in flood risk management from leaning heavily on structural measures to the incorporation of non-structural initiatives, such as communication about flood risks that is considerate of the diversity existing within ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Staying dry with rising tides – miami beach - Case Study

    The City of Miami Beach, Florida, USA is a beautiful resort community nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Miami Beach is built on natural and man-made barrier islands. Infrastructure which ensures residents and tourists in Miami Beach aren’t regularly flooded by sea water is often taken for granted however with a changing climate it has become evident to residents that ...


    By Wapro AB

  • A reliable rainfall–runoff model for flood forecasting: review and application to a semi-urbanized watershed at high flood risk in Italy

    Many rainfall–runoff (RR) models are available in the scientific literature. Selecting the best structure and parameterization for a model is not straightforward and depends on a broad number of factors, including climatic conditions, catchment characteristics, temporal/spatial resolution and model objectives. In this study, the RR model ‘Modello Idrologico Semi-Distribuito in continuo’ ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of CMPA precipitation estimate in the evolution of typhoon-related storm rainfall in Guangdong, China

    The merged precipitation data of Climate Prediction Center Morphing Technique and gauge observations (CMPA) generated for continental China has relatively high spatial and temporal resolution (hourly and 0.1°), while few studies have applied it to investigate the typhoon-related extreme rainfall. This study evaluates the CMPA estimate in quantifying the typhoon-related extreme rainfall using a ...


    By IWA Publishing

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