Singapore Tests Flood Protection Technology

3 Jan 2021 by The Water Diplomat

Singapore is testing a possible new addition to its arsenal to keep people dry when flash floods threaten during the monsoon season. While the new flood protection device looks like an ordinary blue plastic mattress, it is actually a high-tech equipment that was tried and tested in wet, rainy Britain. The device is made from high strength steel frames wrapped in a waterproof rubber sleeve. Its side panels can be extended with a wrench to achieve a watertight seal against the doorway, said PUB in a media release on Wednesday (Dec 30).