Flood Protection at IFAT 2010 – Pumps to the Rescue


The growing risk of floods opens up interesting business opportunities for the manufacturers of mobile pumps.
“We have to avoid the unmanageable and manage the unavoidable.” This comment, which sums up very neatly just what the challenge is from climate change, comes from Professor Hans Joachim Schnellnhuber, one of Germany’s leading climate researchers and director of the Institute for Climate Impact Research in Potsdam. The kind of events regarded as unavoidable include the predicted increase in the incidence of heavy rainfall in Germany and in other countries, and the more frequent flooding that this will bring.

Possible ways of adapting to this are by using building methods that are appropriate to floods, by creating retention areas for excess water and by strengthening existing flood-protection installations. Walls, dykes, sandbags, flood barrier systems, window closures, protective gates and sliding gates are measures that can be taken, but a key element in the technology of flood protection are pumps.

Many pump manufacturers will be presenting their products and solutions next year at the environmental fair IFAT 2010 in Munich.
In 2008 IFAT set a new record for attendance, with 2605 exhibitors from 41 countries and around 120 000 trade visitors from 170 countries. IFAT 2010, the 16th International Trade Fair for Water – Sewage – Refuse – Recycling, takes place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre September 13 - 17, 2010. It is the world’s most important trade fair for innovations and new developments in the fields of water, sewage, refuse and recycling. The event offers an attractive exhibition program featuring state-of-the-art technology and a broad range of professional services for water, sewage and refuse management.

Source: Messe München International

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