Global leaders in flood resilient solutions

Aquobex design and engineer world-class flood resilient solutions. Our research-led approach is based on a deep understanding of how our built environment is developing in a rapidly changing climate. With a combined experience spanning over 50 years in the industry, we pioneer new approaches to flood management solutions from property level resilience to strategic city planning. We are recognised by the Government and the insurance industry and relied upon by organisations across the globe.

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EDF Product Qualification

Following the disastrous events at the Japanese nuclear power plant at Fukashima, the requirement to protect all of EDF’s French nuclear power stations became urgent.

The French regulator insisted on passive flood barriers (that required no human intervention) for all the sites. In addition, that specified the barriers must be able to withstand an earthquake event up to a magnitude 5 on the Richter scale.

FloodBreak were invited to participate in the tender process and Aquobex, as their sole partner in the UK, started to engage with EDF and Bristol University to undergo the required seismic testing.

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Speaking in tongues – Deciphering the language of flood resilience for architects

Most industries and professions are guilty of it. It makes communication easier among those in the know but jargon can often isolate or shut out those who don’t quite understand it and the field of flood resilience is no different. In an attempt to bridge the gap between two related but often disparate fields, this article will demystify some terms that are used widely within the field of flood resilience and explain how they might relate to architects.

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Speaking Truth to Power

” The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has now entered the history books as the seventh most intense on record—17 named storms and 10 hurricanes (six of them major, including two Category 5 storms and three Category 4 storms that made landfall in the United States).” – says Natural Hazard Centre.

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