What did Singapore do to stop flooding?
Singapore adopts an integrated approach to stormwater management that balances our need for water supply with the need to manage flood risks. With climate change, rainfall events could increase in frequency and intensity.
What has been done to reduce flooding?
These methods include planting vegetation to retain excess water, terrace slopes to reduce slope flow, and building alluviums (man-made channels to divert water from flooding), construction of dykes, dams, reservoirs or holding tanks to store extra water during flood periods.
Can we prevent floods in Singapore?
To better protect against floods, buildings can add structural measures such as humps and flood barriers to protect their basement levels from floodwaters. They can also link the water-level sensors in the basement carparks to their alarm systems in order to warn their users of flooding.
What is being done to prevent future flooding?
Measures might include using small barriers in ditches and fields, or notches cut into embankments, to divert the water into open land. Letting pools form outside the main channel of a river means the water is temporarily removed from the main flow – reducing the power of the floodwaters.
How does the pub manage flooding in Singapore?
PUB adopts three key strategies for flood management in Singapore. These include providing adequate drainage ahead of new developments; implementing flood protection measures; and continual drainage improvement.
Which part of Singapore flooded?
The Singapore River, which extends into the area from Marina Bay before flowing into the Alexandra Canal, can cause flooding when it overflows. Delta Road, River Valley Road, Delta Avenue, Lower Delta Road, Alexandra Road, Jervois Road, Bishopsgate Road, Indus Road and Zion Road are particularly flood-prone.
How does Pub manage floods?
PUB takes every flood incident seriously and assesses the cause of any flood. Where necessary, PUB works with other agencies to improve the drainage system or raise road levels to reduce the risk of floods recurring.