Flash Flooding: A flood disaster in any area due to heavy downpour or sudden rainfall. It is also defined as excessive rainfall hits in a short period of time, usually less than 6 hours. With changing global climate situation, flash flooding has become one of the major concerns in the world during last decade.
Action plan needs to be worked on before it’s too late.
The rising rate of flash flooding in urban cities can be a major hurdle in the development of world class infrastructure. Insufficient and ineffective urban sustainable drainage system is another major problem that gives birth to frequent flash floods in urban cities. During the days of excessive rainfall, the storm water runoff needs to be taken by an effective storm water management system in order to recharge the ground water and capture the runoff for store or reuse in an aesthetically designed underground water storage tank.
Apparently, the amount of groundwater recharge majorly in developing counties has been constantly declining while the amount of stormwater runoff has been increased with each passing year. The philosophy of storm water management and rain water harvesting is not new, it has been originated during ancient times, and however the increasing rate of world population and consequences of climate change are the prominent reasons behind the constant innovations in the field of water management. Through planning and implementation of mitigation solutions for flash flooding, urban cities can reduce flood control and stormwater management costs. To avoid the latter problems, an action plan needs to be constructed on account of flood control. The final action plan for urban cities should be sound enough and come up with answers like,
- Efficient use of rainfall measurements
- Smooth drainage system
- Rainfall/runoff computation
- Utilization of hydrological study
Green infrastructure with effective flood control solutions
Just as growing urban infrastructural development need to upgrade and expand infrastructure of roads, sewers, and drainage system, they also need to upgrade and expand their green building infrastructure wherein every building should strive for the highest LEED credit and adopt measures like mandate modular rain water harvesting system, rooftop garden and ecological drainage system to avoid the risk of water logging in the premises. Green building infrastructure is a community’s very own natural life support system that makes the lives of people easier at large.
We talk about the solutions not the problems.
In the last decade, flash flooding in urban cities have become one of the major concerns for the national or state government body. On the other hand, local civilian has to face troubles due to the lack of an effective drainage system. Today, when world is constantly looking for innovative technologies to deal proficiently with the adverse consequences of climate change; Life Green Systems emphasizes in designing and implementing commercially viable fresh water management technologies to eventual realize the vision of green cities, clean waters and a better life. Our LifeRain™ Modules for modular rainwater harvesting (Recharge or Store or Reuse), stormwater management, urban flood mitigation or flood control system. LifeRain™ Modules can be effectively used as stormwater runoff drainage solutions to eliminate the problem of flash flooding from urban areas. We can also eliminate frequent water logging problem arises in industrial areas due to flash floods and help industries to recharge groundwater or reuse the rainwater by installing LifeRain™ Modules.
In order to achieve optimum output from investments in managing flood risks or water logging problems it is essential to adopt a future-ready flood management system or storm water management system.