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Research to tackle built environment resilience

THE largest UK charity dedicated specifically to built environment research, the BRE Trust, has announced a major three year funding programme to improve the...

Flood management conference in late June to reflect on the events of the past...

The 2021 Flood and Coast virtual conference and expo will be held virtually on the 28 June – 1 July 2021. "Produced by CIWEM in...

Pressure-level sensor provides motorway flood warnings

Water level sensing technology from OTT Hydrometry is being used in an intelligent flood warning system that has been installed at a ford in...

The Environment Agency appoints Mott MacDonald to provide digital Smart Object Library

The Environment Agency is to use Mott MacDonald’s Moata Intelligent Content as its Smart Object Library (SOL) and will make it available to all...

Modular sluice system can be ready to go within a week, says supplier

Addressing the growing demand for flood protection solutions, Danish firm Wintec has developed AquaBlokk, a sluice system comprising building blocks that are ready to...

Construction begins on ‘smart canal’ system in Glasgow, described as a European first

A new digital surface water drainage system will unlock 110 hectares across the north of the Glasgow for investment, regeneration and development with the...

Automating approvals: Drainage design validation system launched in Scotland

A new digital platform is said to substantially accelerate the speed at which housing developers gain required approvals, and "has the potential to revolutionise...

New flood resilient demonstration home is launched

A flood-resilient prototype home has been launched to show the most effective ways to protect homes against flood damage and limit disruption. Building science centre...

Modelling beach defence resilience at Colwyn Bay

Falling beach levels at Colwyn Bay, which have been eroded by both frequently occurring and more severe storms, have left the sea wall exposed...

Mapping study highlights risk from groundwater flooding in England

A new study appears to reveal the potential cost to property from the ‘hidden hazard’ of groundwater flooding in England, and points to inadequacies...

National drainage awards

The first National Drainage Awards will take place on 23 November at Charlton Athletic FC, as part of the National Drainage Show. Organised by The National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC), the awards are “a long overdue recognition for the great job that so many contractors do day in and day out for their customers, often in emergency situations.”

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.

New woodlands and flood mitigation: Research kicks off in Yorkshire

New research will monitor the contribution of new native woodland in England towards mitigating the worst effects of climate change, such as flooding. Earlier this...

Unblocktober 2022: What did we learn going into 2023? 

Drainage and wastewater expert Lanes Group writes We are so pleased with the success of Unblocktober 2022, and the efforts that people made to change...

Global Leakage Summit returns for its 9th year in March 2018.

The volume of water lost - from leakage, inaccurate customer meter readings and theft - provide the figure known as Non Revenue Water (NRW)....

Sparking interest for safe drainage surveys

Lanes Group has invested in EX-rated CCTV camera technology to meet growing demand for drainage survey services that offer enhanced standards of safe working...

EA flood and coastal risk management event scheduled for March 2017

The Environment Agency with Trio Events will convene the second Flood and Coast conference and exhibition and are seeking all flood and coastal risk...

Need to prevent ‘Groundhog Day’ for SuDS following ‘Achieving Sustainable Drainage’ report

More needs to be done to avoid ‘Groundhog Day’ for sustainable drainage, warns surface water solutions firm ACO Water Management, following a further report...

Water ‘gate’ solution chosen by Thames Water for flood protection

The Water Gate is a temporary flood protection solution which once rolled out self deploys using the weight of the water itself to hold...

Grease lightening

Mario Kelly of water, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe offers a few thoughts on a contemporary headache - the fatberg. FORGET alligators, fatbergs...