UrbanFlood article in Innovation and Research Focus
Future proofing our built environment and infrastructure.
Timely detection of the
onset of potential flooding in urban environments has been the objective of the
UrbanFlood Project. It uses interactive sensor networks to warn of changes in
the condition of flood defences and the development of increased flood risk…. more
Download the UrbanFlood article Innovation and Research Focus, August 2012
18 August 2012
Invitation for IJKdijk activities in August and September 2012. You are
welcome to visit the IJKdijk location during the tests, by appointment or
during the visitor’s days. … more (Dutch), www.ijkdijk.nl
See the webcam at Bellingwolde, The Netherlands
UK demonstrations of the UrbanFlood Early Warning System
16 July 2012
Wallingford will organise in various
cities around the UK
demonstrations of the UrbanFlood Early Warning System. If you want to attend these
UrbanFlood road shows, send an email to Alexandra Topple Each event is
limited to 30 people.
and locations are:
Maidstone, 3rd August 2012
Leeds, 10th October 2012
The importance of Flood Early Warning
11 July 2012
week in Russia 171 people died,
400 injured and 35,000 affected by floods in the Kuban region of Russia. The
Hydrometeorological Centre of Russia issued a storm warning several hours
before the beginning of a torrential rain, but no flood alert has been issued.
warning: 171 died in Russia
warning: 4 died in Japan,
BBC News Asia
Russia Beyond the Headlines, July 9, 2012 … moreB92
10, 2012 … more
Photos on Google
Dramatic video: Fatal
flooding kills dozens in southern Russia
Destroyed & Devastated:
grieves by Russia Today
More videos of Russian Floods.
UrbanFlood demonstration at The Crystal
Summer 2012 – London,
The Crystal in London is for everyone who
cares about creating a better future for our cities. Visitors to the Crystal can explore an
interactive exhibition about trends affecting cities, and ways to make them
more sustainable and better places to live. Of course a demonstration of
UrbanFlood is part of this very interesting and important exhibition.
Follow this link to view the UrbanFlood demonstration
(new version on July 14, 2012).
the summer of 2012 in London’s Green Enterprise
District, the Crystal is London’s newest landmark
and visitor experience. An iconic green building, with a comprehensive visitor
centre and state-of-the-art conference facilities, it also aims to promote
independent dialogue and collaboration on sustainable cities.
Stakeholder feedback requested
3 July 2012
Following the suggestion of the Review Committee we would like
to invite interested stakeholders to download two important UrbanFlood reports: D2.1 Early Warning Systems and the Mitigation of
Climate Change Induced Disasters (Stakeholder Requirements) and D2.2 Functionality & Architecture of Internet
Based EWS and EWS Hosting Platforms. These reports were published in
2010. The UrbanFlood community is very interested in your comments and views,
and suggestions for updates and improvements.
Please send your suggestions to Bob Pengel, the WP2 task leader.
30 – 31 May 2012 - Krakow,
The last UrbanFlood Consortium meeting
was in Krakow, Poland. We had an excellent
meeting, progress was up to expectations. Two Advisory Board members joined
most of the meetings which enabled them to give their views and reflections.
Deltafact on sensors in dikes updated
2 July 2012
Follow this link (Dutch) for more information.
Future of dike monitoring
28 June 2012
project that can be considered ‘the parent’ of UrbanFlood is still active. A
very interesting new experiment will take place in August-September this year,
for more information see this press release: release: Future of dike monitoring
more information check www.ijkdijk.nl.
For live images of the construction of the dikes check http://www.bouwcam.com/cameras/bellingwolde
Flood defence technology tested in
18 May 2012
technology which can detect possible failures in flood defence embankments is
being tested in Lincolnshire.
Sensors have been installed in the
bank of the River Haven, in Boston,
to detect changes below ground such as temperature, moisture and movement.The data is sent to a control room
via the internet, so that any changes in the flood defences can be
project (UrbanFlood) is being
funded by the European Commission. ...more or download the BBC News article.
Boston Visitor centre
26 April 2012
Boston Visitor centre is receiving positive feedback on the installation of the
multi-touch screen. Visitors to the centre have been using the multi touch
screen to learn more about the flood defences where they live. A feedback book
is located next to the multi touch screen and we are actively encouraging
members of the public to comment in the book.
from the public include:
interesting, really amazing what can be done these
learnt something new today about where I live, it is reassuring to know we are
in ‘safe’ hands when it comes to flooding problems”
exciting to see in Boston”
on Polish TV
UrbanFlood was broadcast on Polish Television. See the link (Polish)
And on local news where UrbanFlood
was mentioned briefly see link at 10:30 (Polish)
The technology of monitoring dikes with sensors is spreading
8 March 2012
technology of monitoring dikes with sensors is spreading in the
Netherlands. A new important dike on the Rhine, protecting the Eem
Valley and the cities of Veenendaal and Amersfoort (The Netherlands), is
now being monitored using the sensor technology of Alert Solutions,
which is also used in UrbanFlood projects.
Follow this link (Dutch)
Water Boards and UrbanFlood on Dutch television
‘the Netherlands from Above’
7 January 2012
Episode 6. Water: friend or enemy?
10 January 2012, on TV ‘Nederland 1’
Water Boards will be on television with their work in virtually all ten
episodes. But in episode six on 10 January 2012, the emphasis is on our
efforts to keep the Netherlands dry.
The ‘Afsluitdijk’, the Delta
works, the fight against water has resulted in flood protection works
where we in the Netherlands can be proud of. But anyone who thinks that
the fight against the water is completed is wrong. A breach of a dike is
the biggest threat that our small country faces. Using sensors, we will
be able to monitor the dikes better. This is explained by our project
manager Nico Pals, halfway in this episode 6.
Follow this link (Dutch) for information on all episodes.
6 January 2012
heavy rainfall that accompanied the storms of the past few days have
led to critically high water levels in the northern-most provinces of
Groningen and Friesland.
Thursday (5 January 2012), a dike near the Groningen town of Tolbert
was in danger of collapse, but the situation there has since stabilised.
On Friday, the condition of a dike along the Eems Canal became
critical. About 800 inhabitants of several villages along the canal have
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