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Software firm introduces “the next generation of sustainable drainage design tools”

Water infrastructure software firm Innovyze has launched InfoDrainage, which it describes as the next generation of Sustainable Drainage design tools. The firm...
The control structure at Shylte Brook, Much Wenlock

Sponsored Content: Case study: Flow and monitoring for flood scheme

Water management products firm Hydro International was involved with the multi award-winning Much Wenlock flood alleviation scheme, a £2M project initiated by Shropshire Council to reduce flood risk in the small town of Much Wenlock.
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Anglo-German barrier system won’t float away

Thermoplastic expert Structure-flex has introduced a unique, patented flood protection system to the UK.

A tropical flood-planning first

In a move that could save many lives, Malaysia is extending its state-of-the-art flood warning system across the country. Said to the first time national-scale flood management has been implemented in a harsh tropical environment, it has been developed by engineering firm HR Wallingford, who offer further explanation below.
Greener Grangetown

Cunning conveyance

A green infrastructure project in Cardiff was deemed the overall winner in the susdrain SuDS Awards 2020, an event that recognised excellence in sustainable drainage in the UK.
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The missing link for SuDS?

2020 has been a year of extremes in more ways than one.

Project aims to reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Argyll and Bute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVcKT_ZReYI&feature=youtu.be A £3.4m investment project to help reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Tarbert, Argyll and Bute began on 31 August. The improvement work...

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...

Satellite telemetry supports flood protection in Scotland

Water monitoring expert OTT Hydromet explains some of the practicalities behind a recent project In recent years the development of flood warning systems has benefited...

WJA system backs water jetters carrying out Covid-19 essential services

The Water Jetting Association has put in place an essential services notification system to assist its members in confirming that they have the right...

Virtual reality training wins water industry innovation award

Drainage and utility specialist Lanes Group plc has won the Institute of Water of Innovation Award 2020 for the South East Region for leading...
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Monitoring for flood management

Climate projections for the UK suggest that rainfall will increase in winter and decrease in summer, and that individual rainfall events may increase in intensity, especially in winter. This paradigm predicates an increased risk of flooding.
Simon Crowther

The long road to recognition

Civil engineer and Chartered Water & Environmental Manager Simon Crowther has both personal experience of flooding (as "victim" in 2007), and expertise in tackling it, as director of Flood Protection Solutions, which he founded in 2012. Here, he offers his own thoughts on the sector's current shape and direction
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SuDS helps secure appeal

A proposed housing development in Bexhill has been given the green light following the agreement of a suitable drainage strategy, overturning a June 2019 decision to refuse planning permission given the site’s proximity to Pevensey Levels SAC.
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Sponsored Content: Nuclear reactor drains un-blocked

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have used new pipe cleaning technology to solve persistent drain blockage problems at a nuclear power station.

MP meets stakeholders to discuss flooding and AI

Sheffield based Environmental Monitoring Solutions recently hosted a session between North East Derbyshire MP, Lee Rowley, and water industry stakeholders to present the...

Peers sought to build urban resilience platform

A new peer-to-peer platform is helping municipalities and water utilities find reliable innovative solutions to their infrastructure resilience challenges, according to the firm behind...
Flooded streets in Ho Chi Minh City

Governments should prepare for 3m sea-level rise by 2100, says IMechE

Governments around the world must step up their preparations for a minimum sea level rise of 1 metre this century and be planning for up to 3 metres, according to a report released by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in November.
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REDEEMing pumping stations for eels

Dr Jon Bolland of the University of Hull's International Fisheries Institute (HIFI) discusses a new project that aims to make pumping equipment more amenable to aquatic life

98% of Unblocktober participants ‘optimistic’ their habits have changed for the long-term

The world’s first awareness month aimed at protecting the UK’s sewers and seas - 'Unblocktober' - has been hailed "a major success", say the...