INFLATER – Development of a universal flood protection tool using the force of the water to protect against floods

INFLATER – Development of a universal flood protection tool using the force of the water to protect against floods

The flooding of rivers has always been a problem, and thanks to advances in civil engineering humans learnt of methods to keep the river in its bed. In urban areas especially, but in rural areas as well, embankments have been built to keep the river where it belongs. Unfortunately even with embankments flooding occurs as we can see it all over Europe and the World. Due to global warming flooding is becoming more and more common and the water level is getting so high that the presently built embankments cannot cope. At present people use sandbags as the main protection against flooding. The advantage of sandbags is that it is cheap and sand is widely available, but it requires a lot of manpower to fill and place the bags.. The idea of this project would be to design and build a portable dam, which can be placed anywhere quickly, easily and does not require much manpower.

Web: http://inflater.eu/inflater
Grant Agreement: 286522
Call: FP7-SME-2011
Coordinator: ATEKNEA
Participants: Buildair, X-treme holding bv, Tausec, Fordam ,2 l’Eau Protection sarl, Dublin City Council, Budapesti muszaki es gazdaságtudományi egyetem, Labor s.r.l.
2011-2014