Aquaread recently attended The Flood Expo 2016, the largest event of its kind in the world showcasing the best solutions and innovations in the world of flooding. The event, hosted at London’s ExCel, showcased a new feature for 2016 in the form of The Flood Expo Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate companies and products pushing forward in the areas of flood innovation, mitigation and resilience.Aquaread is thrilled to have been nominated for The Resilience Award, a category created to recognise the “best product or service designed to help its user resist flooding, minimising or totally eradicating altogether the damage caused by flooding.”
Chris Peacock, our technical marketing director, and Craig Harrison, our managing director, had to pitch to a panel of industry experts including Nick Bean, from Mott MacDonald Group, and Teresa Cannon, from Norwich City Council, in order to explain why Aquaread’s LeveLine-EWS early flood warning system deserved to win the award.
We were up against stiff competition from the likes of Amari Austria, Cemex UK, Adler and Allan, Environment Solutions and Crocodile Flood Solutions, who all offer excellent flood resilience products and services. That’s why we were thrilled to find out we had won!
The team were ecstatic to find out that our LeveLine-EWS system was found to be very innovative with regards to the resilience criteria, meaning that we were awarded a trophy to commemorate its success.
￼￼Chris was thrilled with the result that the LeveLine-EWS received. He said: “When presenting the LeveLine-EWS I really wanted to focus on the target audience of the flood alert product; people who are not effectively covered by the environment agency flood alerts.
“I explained that the product could be utilised by the whole community once deployed, at no extra cost, thanks to the ability to send it a simple text message and get an instant answer on water level. The judges could see the benefit in this novel approach, especially how it could help the older generation get some peace of mind when the rains come late at night.”
Craig was also excited that the system was receiving recognition for its community-helping potential. He said: “Getting recognition for our early warning system by winning the award for flood resilience is a great achievement which we are all really proud of. Our early warning system really does make a difference to people and communities which is why we have received this award.”