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Storm surge barriers are often our first line of defence against the rising tides. These barriers exist and are being developed all around the world to reduce the risk of severe flooding to people, property and places.

I-STORM is the international knowledge sharing network for all those working in the storm surge barrier industry. Within our network specialists around the world are getting together to face common challenges. We enable continuous improvements in storm surge barrier design, operation, maintenance and management.

The challenge

Storm surge barriers are unique structures that require personnel with specialist knowledge to operate and maintain them, so the barrier can be relied upon to perform whenever it is called into action. However, as storm surge barriers age the maintenance challenges grow. Changing climates and sea level rise also cause a growing pressure on barriers to operate more frequently. To deal with all these challenges, barriers need to continuously adapt and improve ways of working.

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About us

I-STORM is an international knowledge sharing network for all those who have a part to play in achieving reliable storm surge barriers. We facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration between our members, to help them deal with common challenges at an international level, and enable continuous improvement in storm surge barrier design, operation and management.

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18 December, 2020

I-STORM gets a new look

As the I-STORM network grows and becomes more and more professional, we are happy to announce that we have launched today a brand new I-STORM website, logo and look.

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"We are convinced that, although each storm surge barrier is unique, we face similar challenges. By developing relationships and learning from each other, we can ensure maximum reliability of our barriers."

Andy Batchelor, Operations Manager Thames Tidal Defences England
&
Marc Walraven, Storm Surge Barrier Senior Advisor in The Netherlands

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Over the last decade I-STORM has continuously evolved as an organisation, strengthening its organisation and connections across the globe, maturing into the international knowledge sharing network for all those working with storm surge barriers it is today. As I-STORM continues to grow, it became clear that our I-STORM network needed an updated look and a new website that would be of key benefit to all of our members. So, over the past 6 months I-STORM’s coordination team have been busy developing an image that suits the network for now and the future.

Over the next few months, we will be developing the website further and adding more content and features, so watch this space!

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Due to all travel and meeting restrictions worldwide, we had to decide last March to reschedule our Annual Meeting, planned for June 2020. To keep in contact with our members and facilitate knowledge exchange we organised several virtual meetings. Prospects of meeting face to face are becoming more promising, we have therefore rescheduled our Annual Meeting to October 2021. We’re really looking forward to meeting our members again in person. If all goes well of course.

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"We are convinced that, although each storm surge barrier is unique, we face similar challenges. By developing relationships and learning from each other, we can ensure maximum reliability of our barriers."

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Andy Batchelor, Operations Manager Thames Tidal Defences England
&
Marc Walraven, Storm Surge Barrier Senior Advisor in The Netherlands

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