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Walmart, Arkansas

Wal-Mart Inc was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton. It is now the world’s largest company by revenue trading across 11,000 stores in 28 countries. In 2005 after a local flash flood at their global HQ in Bentonville, Arkansas, they trawled the world for a solution to prevent the repeat flooding of warehousing and offices.

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PwC Barrier Solution

Following two burst water mains incidents that swamped the underground car park and basement area at their London offices, PwC decided it was time to take action to prevent this from happening again.

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EDF – Project Fulfilment

After the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi in March 2011, the regulator mandated precautions that needed to be put in place. All nuclear power plants in France required attention to prevent an occurrence at the sites following any seismic activity.

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British Aerospace

Belfor was contracted to supply flood and fire remedial works to the site and, once complete, they recommended that BAE should consider flood mitigation measures to ensure it didn’t ever happen again.

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National Bank of Oman

The sustainable design by London-based LOM Architecture and Design reflected Oman’s topography and natural elements but had to take account of the flood risk of being located in a wadi (a normally dry valley).

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Essex County Council

After fluvial and surface water flooding to residences in the Essex area, Aquobex was commissioned to carry out detailed surveys of the properties, including structural elements of listed and historic buildings.

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Canadian Property

Sam Valentine lives in Calgary, Canada, an area often prone to dangerous levels of flooding during the autumn and winter seasons. In 2013, Calgary experienced extreme flooding that was the most expensive natural disaster in Canadian history.

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Beachside Holiday Cottage

Jerry Smith is the owner of Lower Saltings, a stone cottage built in the 1800s on Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, its fundamental attraction being its proximity to the sea. A beautiful beach property, it had no history of flooding, yet ever-changing climate conditions and increasingly higher tide levels became a concern.

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