NoFloods Mobile Barriers protect city residents, infrastructure and the environment from the devastation caused by flooding through a system of mobile tube structures.

We need to be inventive in the way we work and the flood protection solutions we develop.

Anders Philipsen – CEO, Enviroment Solutions

The NoFloods Barrier is an easy-to-deploy and cost-efficient alternative to the traditional use of sandbags for flood protection. The solution consists of tube structures which are filled with water from nearby sources, including actual floodwater, in order to create an impermeable barricade that can retain up to 80 centimeters of water over a long distance. The barrier is deployed in sections of 200 meters, and it can be continuously extended on all types of surfaces.

In the winter of 2014, the French city of Redon experienced severe flooding when heavy rain caused the water levels to rise in nearby rivers. However, the local government managed to deploy 500 meters of the NoFloods Mobile Barriers, which successfully protected the city and its residents.

Why you should care

Globally, flooding is the most frequent natural disaster, responsible for extensive economic and humanitarian impacts annually. Between 2000 and 2015, 332 flood events in Europe alone were recorded, resulting in approximately 1,720 fatalities. The NoFloods Barrier is an effective approach to increase resilience against floods and has already proven its ability to protect people, infrastructure and the environment in several countries around the World.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Good Health and Well-Being

Indirect health impacts which follow flood events, such as waterborne diseases, can cause more deaths than the initial flooding. NoFloods’ solution could reduce the vulnerability of communities to these risks.

Responsible Consumption and Production

The NoFlood Barrier minimises the resources needed to protect cities against floods by offering an easy-to-install mobile infrastructure solution.

Climate Action

Effective flood barriers increase resilience to more frequent flooding as a result of climate change. According to the company, it reduces CO2 emissions by 99.6% compared to traditional sandbag barriers.