Self Closing Flood Barrier
Why flood Protection
Extreme global flooding events are occurring with increasing frequency, affecting both the developed and the developing world with catastrophic results. A confluence of contributory factors, including but not limited to climate change, increasing global population and settlement in vulnerable areas, urbanization and deforestation, is having a profound effect on communities worldwide. Climate change in particular has resulted in an increased severity and intensity of rainfall. The human and economic impact of recent catastrophic flood events is beyond measure.
The Self Closing Flood Barrier SCFB,
a unique effective flood defense system to protect people and property from inland waterway floods caused by heavy rainfall, gales or rapid melting snow. This system has been developed in the Netherlands to provide optimal protection against extreme high water levels. The barrier systems have proved to be the best flood protection and has already been built and installed in several countries around the globe. Rapid onset flooding cost by heavy rainfall causes the greatest damage to underground parking, metrostation and all other lower entrance. For deploy of the more traditional type of manually operated flood-doors and floodgates systems you need warning time and time to set up the barrier which you don't have in these cases. The SCFB overcomes all the issues associated with these flood defences, and has the considerable advantage of not requiring any intervention during a flood warning, the SCFB using the approaching floodwaters to automatically raise the barrier; effectively using the problem to create the solution.