Are we losing our historical sites to floods? (Part 2)



One cannot move forward without learning the past. Historical buildings gives us a unique perspective of the past. They must be preserved.

According to a study by Jinghui Wang (Problems and Solutions in the Protection of Historical Urban Areas, published on Frontiers of Architectural Research on March 2012), “Historical sites are essential to the character of a city. Their protection involves extensive planning and massive undertaking. Care and attention to details must be given to plans.”

modern buildings with backdrop ancient buildings

The said study goes on to say that aside from the physical aspect, cultural diversity in historical urban sites should be considered as well.

The preservation of the site does not simply include the exterior appearance but also the sites’ progress. In this way, local government units and residents should cooperate. The protection of historical sites must not be used for political gains.
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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.

Are we losing our historical sites to floods?



Historical urban areas are the windows to the city’s past, they are irreplaceable. People can learn from them by studying past mistakes

This is the first part of our series on the protection of historic sites against flood. Keep on following our blog site and learn flood safety tips that can save places made precious by history!

How significant are historic urban areas?

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A paper by Jinghui Wang entitled “Problems and Solutions in the Protection of Historical Urban Areas” appeared on Frontiers of Architectural Research on March 2012 (volume 1, issue 1). The said research was very enlightening on the importance of historic sites located in urban areas.
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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.

Flip-up Flood Barriers



Flooding can occur anytime be it during day or night. What if nobody is manning the garage? An automated system would be the best option.

Flooding can occur anytime be it during day or night. By day, everyone can be warned for impending flood so they setup barriers.

Flooded car garage basement

But what if it were to happen at night time when everybody is asleep? Who would set up the flood protection barriers? An automated system would be the best option for such a scenario. The barrier would be programmed such that a single touch of a button can set it up.

Also its sensor can detect the rising water. Also, the complete reliability and barriers must be setup discreetly in keeping with the surroundings.

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Ariel Arcebido

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Ariel is a retired US Navy veteran. Was a Radio station manager at DWAU104.1FM at the Angeles University Foundation for 11 years. Wrote for the newsletter of the University called the AUFGAZETTE.

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