3 Reasons Why Academic Institutions Need Flood Protection



Let us start this blog with a story.

For more than 150 years, University College Cork, the third oldest university in Ireland was just doing a great job in training more than 20,000 students in various academic disciplines. It was educating students on Mathematics, Biology, Sociology, Language, History, Engineering, among others. It was transforming the lives of many students and opening a plethora of knowledge that contributed to the advancing of the society.

Then there was flooding.

Let us start this blog with a story. 

For more than 150 years, University College Cork (UCC), the third oldest university in Ireland was just doing a great job in training more than 20,000 students in various academic disciplines. It was educating students on Mathematics, Biology, Sociology, Language, History, Engineering, among others. It was transforming the lives of many students and opening a plethora of knowledge that contributed to the advancement of the society.

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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

The Great Flood that Damaged Kuala Lumpur Greatly



It was the day after Christmas of 1970 when signs of rain were noticed by many people living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The white-blue sky turned gray and the dark rain clouds began appearing. In just a moment, a few drops of rain fell from the sky. Then some more. Then more. People out on the streets started running for shelter. Many hoped the rain would stop soon. But it did not.

The Great Flood of 1971

It was the day after Christmas of 1970 when signs of rain were noticed by many people living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The white-blue sky turned gray and the dark rain clouds began appearing. In just a moment, a few drops of rain fell from the sky. Then some more. Then more. People out on the streets started running for shelter. Many hoped the rain would stop soon.

But it did not.

The rain poured continuously and more intensely for the whole week. By January 4 of the next year, 1971, almost three quarters of the city were submerged underwater. Kuala Lumpur experienced what was known as “The Great Flood”. On this blog, let us take a look at how the flood greatly damaged Kuala Lumpur and how can future flood damages be avoided.

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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

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