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Storm Axel worst German flooding in decades

[caption id="attachment_12181" align="alignleft" width="300"] The port city's historic fish market, which lies directly on the harbour, was filled with knee-deep water, while cars and busses driving along the water front flooded through the high tides.[/caption] Flooded streets and basements,...

Flood Risk: Question Is Where, Not When

[caption id="attachment_11707" align="alignleft" width="300"] Flood risk maps like this one from NOAA, are not glamorous or technologically exciting things. They have done their work for many years and, provided that they are up to date, are an effective way of communicating a generalized level of...

Flexible Flood Barrier

[caption id="attachment_7297" align="alignleft" width="300"] This multi functional flood barrier offers the ability to change the height of the flood barrier.[/caption] This is a great low cost, green and rapid solution for a new river barrier.  The UK suffered from floods in 2014. Neptune has...

Fishermen predict flooding

[caption id="attachment_10561" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hut's research showed that data from temperature-sensing waders worn by the public and shared with scientists, can be used to decide where the most interesting places are to do more detailed and more expensive research.[/caption] A...

UK households without power after floodings

[caption id="attachment_10029" align="alignleft" width="300"] Royal Lancaster infirmary running on generator after flooded substation cuts electricity to 55000 homes and businesses in north Lancashire.[/caption] Floodings hit tens of thousands of homes in the region of Lancaster in western...

3Di floods: avoid disaster management during a flood

[caption id="attachment_6539" align="alignleft" width="300"] During the calculation, the user can retrieve information and make changes. These modification may relate to the spatial planning or the water and wastewater systems and civil engineering structures.[/caption] 2D models of rivers and...

New dossier: Flood Risk Management for Industries and Flood Solutions

[caption id="attachment_8196" align="alignleft" width="300"] Many companies are asking themselves whether they have entered a “new normal,” and which steps they should take - and when - to build resilience to these increased risks.[/caption] The recent increase in costly extreme weather events...

FLOOD SOLUTIONS – FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT

[caption id="attachment_8128" align="alignleft" width="300"] Think of this: Bangkok is sinking rapidly by the increasing flood of seawater invading the city.[/caption] Floods are an increasing issue for the world. But industries, businesses and public organisations like hospitals, still don't...

Texas flood death toll rises to 24

[caption id="attachment_7780" align="alignleft" width="300"] Flood Waters Threaten To Break Padera Dam Texas[/caption] Persistent rain has resulted in the US state of Texas for more flooding. This past week certainly 24 people were killed by the storms and rising waters, 13 people are still...

Flood expected? The Crowd is saving lives

[caption id="attachment_7769" align="alignleft" width="300"] Floodtags offers the local perspective, the ground-truth on floods, by listening to and anticipating on the flood observations of citizens on social media. After filtering and enriching the data with water- and geolocations, Floodtags...

Dutch Water Experts in worldwide Flood Team

[caption id="attachment_3701" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sunset Boulevard reopened Monday, six days after a water main break created a massive sinkhole in Westwood and flooded parts of UCLA's campus[/caption] Dutch Flood Experts will join an international flood crisis team...

UK Opens Flood Professional Training Centre

[caption id="attachment_5946" align="alignleft" width="300"] This flood barrier is protected under patent application and is a tailor-made, multi purpose solution to combat flood risk worldwide[/caption] As a result of the heavy floods in 2014, the UK starts a training centre for flood...

Five million homes in England are at risk of flooding

[caption id="attachment_2172" align="alignleft" width="300"] National Audit Office warns: be prepared for more floods.[/caption] Five million homes in England are at risk of flooding and the government’s own assessment shows climate change is increasing the risk by driving more extreme weather....

Dozens of America’s east coast cities face routine tidal flooding under climate change

[caption id="attachment_3934" align="alignleft" width="300"] Flooding will plaque the East Coast of the VS[/caption] Tidal flooding should be one of the biggest concernes of dozens of America’s east coast cities. Researchers said that cities have to face routine tidal flooding under climate...

No more flood disasters from Poland’s River Odra

[caption id="attachment_4338" align="alignleft" width="250"] Odra River Poland[/caption] Poland’s Odra River has flooded its banks more than 16 times in 200 years – causing death and destruction. A World Bank-supported project is now in place to prevent future flooding, and protect the thousands...

Florida’s fears of further beach erosion and coastal flooding

[caption id="attachment_1927" align="alignleft" width="300"] Climate change causes a lot of damage in Florida[/caption] Decades after Congress sought to curb the federal costs of coastal management, several agencies are encouraging communities to apply for aid to protect shores with sand...

Stop high floods with one push on the button! Up to 10 meters high quay wall

[caption id="attachment_4172" align="alignleft" width="300"] This Block-It wall protects up to 10 meters flood[/caption] This Block-It wall comes up with one push on the button. The whole area behind is protected against high floods. This concrete wall is provided with an intelligent independent...

Hillblock protects dikes against flooding

[caption id="attachment_4201" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hillblocks prevent dikes against heavy storm[/caption] This slope-lining concrete block produces significantly greater wave abatement and provides more stability with 30% less concrete than existing bank and shore protection. ...

The Flood Solution: The Tube

[caption id="attachment_4139" align="alignleft" width="300"] Flexible Tube Barrier from 50 cm to 100 cm high[/caption] When a flooding is imminent, well known methods used for protection are dated. Sand bags and systems that require water pumps, air compression, stones or other equipment to...

Extreme European flooding could more than double costs by 2050

[caption id="attachment_4128" align="alignleft" width="300"] Devastating effects by the 2013 Central European floods[/caption] A report from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) warns that losses from extreme floods in Europe could more than doubled by 2050, because of...

HydroGuard Flood Barrier for Houses and Buildings

[caption id="attachment_4577" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Hydroguard protects your house, office or large building against flooding[/caption] They started out at the 17th of September and as for today, the 30th, they have eighteen days to go at the UK crowdfunding platform Indiegogo: The...

Burlington flood: Cities face new breed of storms, climatologist says

[caption id="attachment_3646" align="alignleft" width="300"] The heavy rain over Burlington, Ont., on Aug. 4 was an isolated event, but climate change seems to be accompanied by more extreme storms that overwhelm infrastructure and cause flooding.[/caption] Canadians are facing a 'new breed' of...

Live demo flood barriers today in Delft – Holland

[caption id="attachment_3422" align="alignleft" width="300"] Demo FloodProofHolland BoxBarrier 2013[/caption] Today, July 3th, flood barriers demonstrate their power live to the community. For instance the BoxBarrier which battles flood with water.  The test facility has been expanded and...

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Super Lego blocs stop floods

[caption id="attachment_3035" align="alignleft" width="300"] floods Bulgeria june 2014[/caption] It’s flooding again in Central-Europe. Eastern-Bulgaria this time. Yesterday (June 18th) the normal monthly amount of rainwater fell in hardly 24 hours. Last month it was at the other side of the...