Flood management measures

Filter strip

Filter strip
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Filter strips are gently sloping, vegetated strips of land that provide opportunities for slow conveyance and infiltration (where appropriate). The...

Filter trench

Infiltration trench
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Filter trenches are shallow excavations filled with rubble or stone that create temporary subsurface storage of stormwater runoff. These trenches c...

Green roof

Green roof at the British Horse Society headquarters
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Green roof belongs in the category of SUstainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) and aims at source controlling. A green roof or living roof is a roof of ...

Green wall

London's largest living wall will "combat flooding"
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A green wall is a wall partially or completely covered with vegetation that includes a growing medium, such as soil. Most green walls also feature ...

Increase of infiltration capacity

Methods to increase infiltration capacity
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Improving the soil infiltration capacity means improving the permeability of the soil. If the infiltration capacity of the soil is increased, more ...

Land claim

Reclaiming in Perth, Australia 1964
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The main objective of land claim is neither erosion nor storm reduction. The aim of land claim is instead, to create new land from areas that were ...

Multi-layer safety as a central concept for flood protection

Multi-layer safety, prevention, sustainable spatial planning and disaster management © Beleidsnota Waterveiligheid 2009-2015
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The central concept for the revised water safety policy is formed by 'multi-layer safety'. In this concept safety is assured through multiple layer...

Rain garden

A home rain garden recently planted
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A rain garden is a planted depression or a hole that allows rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas, like roofs, driveways, walkways, parking ...

Flood management measures

Name Definition
Filter strip Filter strips are gently sloping, vegetated strips of land that provide opportunities for slow conveyance and infiltration (where appropriate). They ...
Filter trench Filter trenches are shallow excavations filled with rubble or stone that create temporary subsurface storage of stormwater runoff. These trenches ...
Green roof Green roof belongs in the category of SUstainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) and aims at source controlling. A green roof or ...
Green wall A green wall is a wall partially or completely covered with vegetation that includes a growing medium, such as soil. ...
Increase of infiltration capacity Improving the soil infiltration capacity means improving the permeability of the soil. If the infiltration capacity of the soil is ...
Land claim The main objective of land claim is neither erosion nor storm reduction. The aim of land claim is instead, to ...
Multi-layer safety as a central concept for flood protection The central concept for the revised water safety policy is formed by 'multi-layer safety'. In this concept safety is assured ...
Rain garden A rain garden is a planted depression or a hole that allows rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas, like roofs, ...