German Flood Expert Talks about Flood Protection over PTV4, Philippines
Flooding has gotten worse over the years due to climate change. Flood solutions that used to be effective were rendered useless due to the rising flood levels.
In light of the recent typhoons in the Philippines that have caused devastation to thousands of Filipinos, a German Engineer and Flood expert shares his insights regarding flood solutions in an unorthodox approach.
Dr. Andreas Klippe, President and CEO of Flood Control Asia RS in Clark, Pampanga deliberately discussed flood solutions in an interview with People’s Television Network. Inc. (PTV4). He shares his insights on how flood management is important and how it can solve the long-standing flood problems of the people.
Dr. Klippe highlighted the importance of installing flood barriers technology for critical infrastructures that require immediate protection against flood damages.
“I think a very good way is first to protect hospitals, [that’s] what we are currently doing against flooding. [Also] police stations… city halls, presidential palace because the moment the government [offices] stop working, the whole country will shut down and then we have chaos.” said Dr. Klippe in an interview with PTV4 correspondent, Sweden Ramirez.
In addition, Dr. Klippe also cited that the backflow and drainage system of an area should be considered to have an effective and efficient flood solution system.