Arcadis strengthens Coastline Manhattan

Arcadis strengthens Coastline Manhattan

NY Sandy

Arcadis is in charge of actions to be taken to strengthen Manhattan’s coastline. Over four kilometers will be strengthened by building watercourses, dams and a better drainage system.

The Manhattan project is the first part of a coastal defense system. In order to win the project, Arcadis participated in the contest ‘Rebuild by design’. The contest was canceled after Hurricane Sandy, who caused tens of billions of dollars five years ago. Read More

New drainage tech: the downpipe

New drainage tech: the downpipe

Working of the capacity down pipe (1, empty; 2, filling-up; 3, over-flowing; 4; full; 5, drained)

A case study in Manchester with different solutions for water infiltration and retention systems, showed that soak-aways and infiltration trenches are generally less preferred than capacity down pipes, ponds and filter strips.

And this wateringpipe – the capacity downpipe (CDP) – works even better.

It has a very low footprint, can be integrated in water storage systems and retention. And … it is inexpensive. Read More

Dutch experts provide drainage refugee camp in South Sudan

dutch water experts, floods, refugees, infra, climate change, VN,

Residents of flooded protection site for people displaced by violence cross waist-high water as

More than fifty thousand people in a swampy area of ​​seventy acres that is totally flooding during the rainy season total.

That is the residence of refugees in the civil war-torn South Sudan Bentiu town.

A team of hydraulic engineers, has been working to improve the drainage of this refugee camp. Read More

Green / Blue Cities Of The Future

Sustainable infrastructure, climate change, water crisis, drought, floods

Green, Blue Cities are Climate Proof

Worldwide, urban areas have to deal with climate change.  Consequences:  to much water, drought and not enough drinking water. It’s time for climate change adaptation. More water and flora (making the city greener) will make the city more resilient during periods of extreme rainfall or drought. Read More

Stumbled upon opportunities: Kefalonia Island (Greece)

Kefalonia Drainage is the challenge in Greece, also on this island. It appears that the diameter of drainage pipes was estimated too small by the time of the first installations. It is forbidden to flush toilet paper and that is annoying. Anyone with a good idea for this, starting upon the island of Kefalonia, will be a rich man.

Kefalonia
Drainage is the challenge in Greece, also on this island. It appears that the diameter of drainage pipes was estimated too small by the time of the first installations. It is forbidden to flush toilet paper and that is annoying. Anyone with a good idea for this, starting upon the island of Kefalonia, will be a rich man.

The 2014 holiday season’s top lays already behind us. Perhaps you’ve been in places where you too saw opportunities concerning water, energy and / or sustainability. Share it with the growing BetterWordSolutions community, of course under your own name: office@beterworldsolutions.eu

 

Nice people, excellent quality, low prices and lots of opportunities for entrepreneurs in Kefalonia Island (Greece)

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