The first Aqua-Swirl in Bahrain was installed in the parking lot of the now iconic Four Seasons Hotel. Bahrain Bay is the Kingdom of Bahrain’s first master planned mixed-use waterfront community, situated off the northeast coast of the capital Manama. The $2.5 billion development has a masterplan designed to create a fusion of residential, commercial, retail, tourism, and community facilities and public amenities.
The engineering wonder is built on a reclaimed island in the center of Bahrain Bay.
The project included two Aqua-Swirl AS-6s to return clean water to the bay and reduce flooding. Though rainfall is scarce, large amounts of rain tend to fall at once, creating runoff and often flooding. Having a solution that allows for high water flows was essential. The Aqua-Swirl treats flows up to 178L/s.
“Service is extremely important for this client, so ensuring that runoff doesn’t collect on the car lots was a high priority. No one wants cars flooded at this high-rise,” said Sellam Hmadouch, Aqua-Shield’s Middle-East representative.
Check out the awesome photos of this engineering feat below.
In the News: Jersey City Awarded Grant for Resiliency Projects, Including Stormwater Management
NJ.com recently announced that Jersey City was awarded a $260,000 grant toward post Hurricane Sandy resiliency projects. You can read about the six target projects the money will support, including shoreline protection, flood planning and stormwater management techniques in the full NJ.com article.
The AquaShield team is honored to contribute to the ongoing recovery of New Jersey. In 2013, the Aqua-Swirl was selected to meet stringent new construction and stormwater treatment rules for the Route 35 rebuild. At the completion of the project, several large diameter Aqua-Swirls featuring hydrodynamic separation (vortex) technology will be installed in a variety of sizes. You can read more about how AquaShield worked on the project in our case study, “Helping to Rebuild a Community.”
Check out this article about flood management in Mount Vernon that was recently published in Storm Water Solutions.
Located along the banks of the Skagit River 60 miles north of Seattle is the City of Mount Vernon, Wash. This community, which is known for its annual Tulip Festival street fair, has been plagued by immense flooding. The devastating effects of this flooding have limited the city’s ability to promote its unique tourist opportunities.
In order to alleviate the flooding issue, the city developed a multi-year plan that included the purchase of a mobile floodwall that could be installed during events. This was utilized as a stopgap measure while designers worked on developing a more permanent fix. The long-term solution decided upon was the $27.3 million Private-Public Partnership Waterfront Revitalization Plan, which was broken down into multiple phases.
Read the whole case study in Storm Water Management.
Check out this awesome story about some very cool kids working to increase community awareness around their local waterway, reduce pollution and runoff, and help save a critical waterway for fish. This is a great example of what we can accomplish when communities work together. If your community is involved in saving water, tell us about it in the comment section.
School club helps design route along Bell Creek
by ALANA LINDEROTH
In an effort to increase community awareness of Bell Creek, a historical vein of water running through the heart of Sequim, students belonging to Sequim High School’s Be The Change club are assisting city officials to create a questionnaire-driven route along the creek. . .
Read the whole story at the Sequim Gazette.
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