United Barrier Technologies

Preventing a loss is better than reacting to it after it happens

Climate change is a global phenomenon that has significantly impacted the U.S. Over the past 30 years
the U.S. has been hit by severe flooding that has caused devastating losses of life and property from the
coasts to the inland regions.
The U.S. has relied on older flood control technologies that have often failed when tested by the larger
water volumes produced by extreme storms. Climate trends predict that the heavy rains and hurricanes
will continue to grow in intensity and frequency.

This research study examines the coastal and inland flood control markets to understand the magnitude
of the flooding problem. We identify deficiencies in the flood control technologies that are often
proposed or built to prevent flooding. We also examine a set of business requirements for a new flood
control technology that has significant advantages over the prior technologies.

United Barrier Technologies

United Barrier Technologies

Preventing a loss is better than reacting to it after it happens

Climate change is a global phenomenon that has significantly impacted the U.S. Over the past 30 years
the U.S. has been hit by severe flooding that has caused devastating losses of life and property from the
coasts to the inland regions.
The U.S. has relied on older flood control technologies that have often failed when tested by the larger
water volumes produced by extreme storms. Climate trends predict that the heavy rains and hurricanes
will continue to grow in intensity and frequency.

This research study examines the coastal and inland flood control markets to understand the magnitude
of the flooding problem. We identify deficiencies in the flood control technologies that are often
proposed or built to prevent flooding. We also examine a set of business requirements for a new flood
control technology that has significant advantages over the prior technologies.