On the 2nd of July the NOS Dutch Broadcasting service has payed special attention to the reopening of FloodProof Holland, the location where various temporary flood defence systems amongst the BoxBarrier are tested and presented.
Dutch companies are working together with students and researchers from the Technical University in Delft on practical solutions for temporary flood defence systems. This merging happens in the test area called ‘FloodProof Holland’ where various innovative solutions, such as the BoxBarrier, are tested and demonstrated. Many national and international delegations from eg Brazil, Thailand, Romania and Mexico and film crews from the BBC, Discovery Channel, Vietnamese and Thai TV, and the Dutch channels NOS and RTLNieuws have visited FloodProof Holland in the past year.
On the 15th of May a delagation of the Dutch Innovation Attaché Network, consisting of people from Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, China and Japan, visited FloodProof Holland.
Water Board Noorderzijlvest offers to apply a 400 m temporary flood defence system of BoxBarriers.
Foto: Water Board Noorderzijlvest
On February 4, a demonstration has been given of Dutch temporary flood defence systems at Flood Proof Holland in Delft. The Boxbarrier was demonstrated to a TV crew of the BBC. The recording was made to show the Dutch experience, as the UK is presently experiencing extreme flooding. The program will be broadcast on BBC1 West on Februari 10, at 19.30 UK time