Self Closing Flood Barrier (SCFB) launched at Australia’s largest flood convention – the NSW Floodplain Management Authorities of NSW Annual Conference 2008.
As changing weather conditions including extreme rainfall and higher ocean levels increase the flood threat to people and property, better flood mitigation strategies and faster deploying, stronger protection devices are demanded.
The technology of the Self Closing Flood Barrier now provides property owners, developers and consent authorities with an automated option to flood response that uses the flood water itself to deploy, without reliance on vulnerable power sources.
Many of the concerns held by consent authorities about flood barrier deployment (by who, how safe and how fast) are resolved by the Self Closing Flood Barrier:
- No warning time is required - the Self Closing Flood Barrier rises with the water level
- No human intervention - the Self Closing Flood Barrier provides up to 2metre protection with no manpower required
- No pre or post flood disruption to community or businesses. The Self Closing Flood Barrier immediately deploys and demounts therefore avoiding lengthy and protracted disruptions associated with other barrier types
With the technical support of the Robert Bird Group, Flooding Solutions Advisory Group is the exclusive Australian and New Zealand distributor of the Self Closing Flood Barrier, an invention from Van Den Noort Innovations.