Brazil France Germany India Indonesia Iraq South Africa
Sign up for our
free e-newsletter.

Case Studies
Water Management Associations
How the Use of Natural Flood Defenses can Protect our Coast and Rivers
During the winter we have just been through, the UK saw some of the worst flooding it has had for many years. With homes and farmland under feet of water, the questions that have inevitably followed focus on how flooding on such a scale can be prevented in the future. This article discusses the different man-made and natural solutions that may help to solve this difficult issue.

In recent years, we have come to rely heavily on man-made hard flood defenses and adaptations of the landscape. Purpose-built structures have done a lot to help protect big urban areas from flooding and there has been heavy investment in hard sea defenses to stop coastal towns from flooding. However, man-made flood defenses are costly it install and maintain and only partially solve the problem.

Alongside man-made solutions natural flood defense schemes can help to prevent flooding also. A ground breaking project at Wallasea Islands’ Wild Coast is recreating wetlands, mudflats and saltmarsh, lagoons and pasture to combat coastal flooding. Certain types of vegetation and landscape are very good at retaining water. Plants and animals that live these sorts of very wet environments are adapted and thrive in these conditions.

Click for the full article

About Us Categories From The Gallery   News Updates News Updates

Our Company
Case Studies
Site Map


Sonic Solution to Algae Growth - Candlewood Lake Authority is on the hunt for viable solutions to the problem of algae growth in Candlewood Lake. One promising technique, used in Europe and Asia, uses solar-powered ultrasound units that are used to cripple and ultimately kill certain types of algae.

© 2010 Copyright Aquarius Systems. All Rights Reserved.   |   (262) 392-2162