For the first time in the Dutch history, water managers decided to close all storm surge barriers in the country:
- The storm barrier Oosterschelde
- The beautiful Maesland barrier
- The Hartelkering
- The Hollandse IJsselkering
- The Balgstuw
A new approach, the Anticipatory Flood Management (AFMA), will be used to make the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria better prepared for severe flooding.
Dutch-based educational institute IHE Delft will lead a project.
The project will serve as an example for many other cities in the Arab region to make the switch from responding to anticipating to a disastrous flood. Read More
Flooded streets and basements, cars underwater, dams overwhelmed – storm Axel brought great damage to parts of the Baltic coast in Germany last Wednesday.
Storming Water costs lives and a lot of money. Last winter, more than 15,000 homes and businesses in just eight council areas in the USA were flooded, a survey has revealed.
In October, the US President has declared a federal disaster for storming water and floods that struck 8 countries during late August 2016
The research for the Local Government Association found that councils were still helping flood-hit homes recover.
Councils are encouraging people to check if they are at risk of flooding this year, to sign up to flood warnings and make sure their homes are prepared. Read More
In Europe we know this permeable or porous concrete saves may lives during the year. Why? Because the road stays dry, even with stormy weather. And we will face an increasing lot of storms the upcoming years.
A lot of countries don’t invest in permeable concrete. But maybe this system will change their minds.
Porous concrete on roads means: less traffic noise and the end of splashing water and aquaplaning
The average motorist appreciates the comfort of the porous coating. But there are also disadvantages:
A flood occurred in the Vere River valley in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, on the night of 14 June 2015.
Heavy rainfall caused at least twelve death people.
At least 30f people are still missing after being swept away in a fast-flowing river. Read More
The Dutch government is assigning 20,000 million euro (25,784 million USD) to save the Netherlands against sea and especially river flooding. According to the Dutch Delta program, every citizen will be protected against climate change. This plan lowers the risk for flooding to 1 per 100,000 years.
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 replenishment, bulkheads, breakwaters and rock embankments.
What are the world’s riskiest cities when it comes to natural disasters? A reinsurance company set out to assess 616 cities around the world for their risk of earthquake, hurricanes and cyclones, storm surge, river flooding and tsunami. Here are Swiss Re’s overall top 10 most risky cities. Read More