Water-Gate©: flexible protection for towns and businesses!
Active flood protection for towns, industrial sites, transport networks, businesses and individuals. Natural emergencies happen, but the damage caused by them is not inevitable. Water-Gate’s© flexible technology lets you protect yourself where you have most to lose.
In investment the cost is infinitely cheaper than permanent protections and then on the aesthetic level one cannot disfigure a port like that of La Rochelle.
The Water-Gate © solution that has been chosen makes it possible to avoid touching the roads and doing heavy work. These devices are both light and quick to deploy.
Compared to the other products offered to us, Water-Gate really is the ideal solution. You unroll it, and it takes care of the rest on its own!
For us, Water-Gate is an innovative product because it provides a technical solution, partly in terms of flexibility, but also in terms of emergency response thanks to its rapid deployment capabilities.
We’re always on the lookout for systems that can protect us in the event of water level rises, and we purchased the Water-Gate device. Our goal is to protect the RER C line, a very vulnerable asset, from flooding.
Risk of submersion: Water-Gate© selected by the city of La Rochelle
La Rochelle was badly hit by storm Xynthia in February 2010 (6 dead, 280 Million Euros in damage). Rather than rebuilding the identical, the city of La Rochelle has implemented a PAPI (Programme d'Actions de Prévention des Inondations / Flood Prevention Action Program). The decision was made to protect the entire population against the risk "Xynthia + 20cm".
The 100-year flood: on the front line of flood risk
While the country plays Russian roulette with the flood risk (every year, there is a 1 in 100 chance of experiencing a devastating flood costing 30 billion euros: see the article), some companies are seizing the chance to call on new technology in order to reduce their exposure to this risk.
Services offered by MegaSecur.Europe
5 steps towards active flood protection: FLOOD-READY
Study the flooding dynamics of the site. Cartography, HKWL (Highest Known Water Levels), Topography
. HEIGHT OF PROTECTION
Define the target height for the flood protection (e.g. 100-year flood, 1000-year flood)
. VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT
Vulnerability assessment of the surface and networks for the given protection height
Optimal device design | Closing off networks & pumping solutions
. DEPLOYMENT TRAINING
Train teams to independently install the system
Flood protection: case studies
Protecting a building, a riverbank, a neighbourhood, a town, and underground spaces from floods.
Water Gate is an emergency flood protection device that complements structural solutions | Hydraulic structures, flood overflow zones, embankments, etc.
Portable or mobile anti-flood barriers must be integrated into flood prevention action programmes (PAPI), flood risk prevention plans (PPRI) and local protection plans (PCS).
The 3 typical flood protection setups
The Water-Gate© flood dam is a new and comprehensive flood protection solution. Thanks to its modular design, its different heights and its flexibility, it can fit all kinds of terrain: 360° perimeter protection for flat terrain – U-shaped protection on sloping terrain – sectional protection supported by a wall or embankment. A feature shared between of all these anti-flood systems: the flood should never strike the dam from the rear.
Supported by a wall
The ends of the flood dam rest on a wall (any type, height and gradient can work).
Fitting the natural slope of the land
The ends of the flood dam rest on a gradient (a bank, a slope) – it can even be undulating.
Perimeter protection of up to 360°, covering several hundred metres (on flat ground).
Water-Gate© I Packaging
Pre-packaged rapid deployment boxes
WL: a complete range of flexible flood cofferdams for professionals and private customers
* Ultra-rugged and abrasion-resistant PVC-coated polyester fabric. Can be installed on all types of surfaces.
** Galvanised steel plates slotted into polyester mesh holders sewn onto the dam.