What are the best solutions for Hydraulic works and erosion control along watercourses
Watercourse management preserves ecosystems as well as human activities from the severe issues that uncontrolled water can cause. The approach to watercourse management is increasingly considering social and environmental aspects along with the economic impacts of hydraulic structures. Understanding of hydraulic engineering and watercourse ecosystems enables us to find a better balance between the demands of our societies and environmental equilibrium.
Over the years, Maccaferri has been working along with some of the most prominent universities at international level to develop a graded, logical range of sustainable erosion control products and drainage techniques. With this expertise and strong manufacturing base, we can tailor solutions to clients’ soil instability problems, so that the level of intervention is appropriate to the erosion risk encountered. Moreover, our specific design software provides client support on the selection of the most effective solution for their project needs.
We have a long-standing experience in developing nature inclusive solution that prevent soil erosion while promoting vegetation growth. Our engineered solutions reduce the risk of damage to infrastructure lines due to superficial landslides and at the same time act as a first, natural like, protection barrier against slope instability phenomena. Furthermore, our solutions have been extensively used to mitigate the risk of soil slump in landfill capping and other applications in which a layer of soil is placed onto a surface with low friction angle.
For this reason, we are continuously researching and developing solutions that can withstand chemical attacks and significant mechanical loads such as river sediment abrasion, such as PoliMac, the exclusive polymer coating for double twist steel wire solutions that can resist the most aggressive environmental conditions.
Our PoliMac coated Gabions and Reno Mattress Plus have been successfully implemented in many projects over recent years, in all sorts of sectors: from reservoirs to mine stilling basins, from canals to attenuation ponds, from golf courses to agriculture. In all these applications we offered in-depth technical support to our clients, providing a full assistance and giving them access to our MacRa Studio, the suite of software that enables the design of environmentally sound hydraulic engineering applications. Ask our support to start designing the change!
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