NOFLOOD Hydraulic Module
For its conformation, its compact and resistant structure, as well as for its draining and hydraulic capacity, represents the innovative solution to face the great problem of the phenomenon connected with the floods.
Over the past twenty years , with the profound change in the climate, a number of calamitous events have occurred, which led to severe flooding , increasingly frequent and harmful to the socio-economic context in which we live and without having received significant responses from those who are delegated to remedy them.
The "NOFLOOD" module is proposed precisely to deal with such emergencies: both for the possibility of being quickly positioned under vast agricultural areas, instead of, generating very high volumes of reservoir and temporary or non-provisional water collection; both for its total environmental and landscape compatibility; and both for his very limited production cost.
The New Proposal is based on both an unusual aspect, and I would dare to say completely innovative, to create and manage the flow of water into river basins, and both on the design of a specific "NOFLOOD" prefabricated "Hydraulic Module" with thin walls in post-use plastic, at very low cost, which can allow the construction of large underground areas with the function of Reservoir to cope with the excess water of the Flood Wave.
– The first aspect concerns a design of the entire River Basin, starting from historical data relating to rainfall in the different years and in the different areas, with the identification of multiple and widespread "Colmata" areas , such as to constitute a set controlled and managed in a unitary manner to cope in a flexible manner, I would dare to say, programmed for calamitous events that may occur either in the entire basin or in part of it.
– The second innovative aspect is linked to the specificity of a product, the "Hydraulic module”, better described later, which, due to its lightness and its exclusive shape, would allow the construction of such "Colmata" basins with very low costs and with the possibility of obtaining enormous volumes of reservoir , since the thin walls of the Base Module occupy only 1/10 of the total volume.
Another peculiarity of the same Module is that it is structurally load-bearing , so it is able to withstand high static and/or dynamic loads; this allows to cover the volume thus obtained either with earth or other materials depending on the final use of the resulting surface. For example , if you plan to build a fill volume below or in an agricultural area, the crops will still be able to resume as before the intervention, therefore without the need to provide for an expropriation of the areas themselves, or an inhabited area, the same previous destinations may be maintained in squares or roads or green areas .
The impact with the landscape and with the urban fabric will therefore be very modest.
Comparisons and Considerations
In the illustration alongside the different solutions it clearly emerges how the NEW PROPOSAL represents one solution that is unmatched with the other currently known solutions.
To all this we must also add the possibility of recovering a significant amount of waste or heterogeneous plastic waste , which otherwise would go either to landfills or to the incinerator.
Respect for the landscape, Reduction of Environmental Impacts, New combined management of the different realities of Hydraulic basin and Low costs interventions therefore represent the characterizing and determining factors of this NEW PROPOSAL.