Flood-prone Manitoba is now home to an innovative wave testing facility that mimics flood conditions, allowing researchers to test their arsenal of flood-fighting technologies in real-world scenarios.
Tomorrow, a team of civil engineering researchers will demonstrate how their 1,000 square-foot testing pool brings to life the drama of rising waters. Partnering with the Winnipeg company ITW Syn-Tex Bag, the researchers are testing how super-sized, four-foot-tall sandbags called Wave Breakers stand up to waves. They provide a less laborious alternative to traditional sandbags, which to date remain the most used technique despite their limitations.
Find out how this facility will lead to better flood protection for Manitobans.
What: Demonstration at wave testing facility
Where: Smartpark Research & Technology Park,
Behind 150 Innovation Drive, Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba
(please follow signage and drive through the field and park on street or grass near the site)
When: Thursday, August 16, at 10:00 a.m.
For more information contact Janine Harasymchuk, marketing communications office, University of Manitoba, at 204-474-7300 or 204-799-4802 or email: Janine.Harasymchuk@ad.umanitoba.ca