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.
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.
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.
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.