Hydro International has launched The Hydro StormTrainTM Series, a comprehensive toolbox of surface water treatment devices in anticipation of the growing need to remove silts, sediments and other pollutants from stormwater runoff. Through The Hydro StormTrainTM Series, Hydro is providing an unrivalled range of performance-verified and internationally-recognised technologies for surface water treatment to meet current [...]
Local authorities preparing for new roles to oversee the compulsory use of Sustainable Drainage Schemes (SuDS) in England and Wales doubt the Government’s long-term commitment to their implementation, a new survey suggests. SuDS: The State of the Nation was commissioned for the Engineering Nature’s Way knowledge-sharing SuDS website by sustainable drainage specialists Hydro International. Of [...]
Highway degradation and surface water pollution in an environmentally sensitive area of the Scottish Cairngorms Mountains famous for its whisky production have been tackled with an imaginative SuDS Solution from Hydro International which has averted potential road safety problems on the A95. Poor drainage, flooding and freezing weather had led to a landslip and extreme [...]
Heavy June rain put the Environment Agency’s £12million Flood Alleviation Scheme on the River Douglas through its first major test as torrential downpours spectacularly filled its radical new flood storage area. At the centre of the dam, just a mile from the town centre, two giant Hydro-Brake® Flow Controls successfully held back flood waters in [...]
Hydro International is launching the Hydro-Brake OptimumTM, a new vortex flow control that represents a major advance in vortex technology. Hydro-Brake OptimumTM promises to set new standards in design versatility and hydraulic performance in drainage and sewerage systems. The Hydro-Brake OptimumTM dispenses with the need to choose from a range of sizes and types and [...]
Hydro International is launching a new engineering consultancy for flood risk assessment and stormwater management in the UK in response to the growing need for expert technical support in both the public and private sectors as they respond to water and planning reforms. Hydro Consultancy is led by respected industry experts David Schofield and Alan [...]
The Highways Agency’s £375 million upgrade to create 28 kilometres of new dual carriageway on the A46 in Nottinghamshire is using a Sustainable Drainage solution combining natural and engineered techniques to achieve pre-development surface water runoff in a sensitive location. Doubling the surface area of the metalled Newark to Widmerpool trunk road would have created [...]
The Hydro Stormbloc® modular underground storage and infiltration system has been awarded prestigious British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification following a rigorous independent testing and validation programme. The endorsement confirms that cellular design of Stormbloc® meets high product performance specifications and quality manufacturing standards, backed by physical testing witnessed by the BBA and auditing of [...]
An innovative new sustainable drainage system, Hydro Filterra™, has been launched by Hydro International to introduce the pioneering principles of bioretention and biofiltration to the UK’s highways and car parks in an attractive, compact and predictable technology. Hydro Filterra™ is a SUDS-compliant drainage unit which harnesses natural biological and chemical processes to combine stormwater control [...]
HYDRO International has launched the next generation of its innovative Downstream Defender® advanced hydrodynamic separator in anticipation of tougher UK legislative requirements for treatment of suspended solids and pollutants in surface water runoff.
THE WORLD’S largest ever Hydro-Brake® Flow Control devices have been installed as part of Glasgow City Council’s £53 million White Cart Water Flood Prevention scheme. The scheme is designed to protect 1,750 properties in the South of the city from the risk of flooding.
HIGH-PRIORITY flood defence projects in England and Wales – in jeopardy following tough spending cuts – need a fresh injection of innovative, lower-cost engineering to avoid future flooding disasters, drainage experts are warning.