Fluvial Innovations is a technology-led company that provides elegant and robust solutions to the devastation of flooding.
The company was founded in 2006, and is part-owned by Bournemouth University. Our initial flood protection technology was invented during academia by the company's Managing Director and founder.
Fluvial Innovations has been working and supplying technology in the flood defence industry for over 10-years. We have supplied many miles of flood barrier to hundreds of customers around the world. We are truly a world-wide company with manufacturing and distributor networks set up in Europe, Asia and the America’s.
Emergency Planning Society’s Most Innovative Product of the Year (Floodstop)
Our company and technology has been featured in
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Simon Phelps – Director & Founder
Simon developed the flood defence barrier, FLOODSTOP, during his final year at Bournemouth University. He became aware of the need for a rapidly deployable barrier after watching a TV programme recounting the Lewes & Uckfield floods of 2000. It astonished him that a large number of properties were devastated, all because the sandbags used as flood defences proved utterly ineffective. Simon is currently a Science & Engineering Ambassador for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
After a career as a partner in Touche Ross & Co (now Deloitte) and more than 20 years as finance director of Devonport Management Limited, a £500 million turnover per annum marine engineering business, Henry is an investor and director in a portfolio of private companies.
Henry’s role in Fluvial Innovations is to support Simon in the development of the flood barrier business and to provide commercial advice.
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Here are just some of the benefits of our products
Used around the world to protect homes and businesses from floods
All of our products are designed to be quick to deploy for just one or two people
All of our products are very robust and stackable, making them easy to store
We are the sole provider of the innovative
Fluvial Innovations is a business dedicated to protecting properties against the cost and misery which arises as a result of flooding. We have been protecting properties and assets from flooding since 2007 and have supplied well over 10 miles of flood barrier to many hundreds of customers in the United Kingdom. We manufacture in both Europe and the United States.
We provide a robust and elegant solution to the devastation of flooding for households, businesses and local authorities. At Fluvial Innovations we are passionate about making a real difference to individuals who suffer from the heartache of flood damage. FloodStop - is a rapidly deployable barrier that is used throughout the UK to protect utilities, businesses and households at risk from flooding. The Environment Agency has successfully used this technology on several occasions. Our principal technology is the award-winning Floodstop & FloodBlock™ modular flood barriers. These patented flood defence systems actually fill with the rising flood waters to create effective flood protection. Our flood barriers can be easily deployed to prevent flood waters from entering a small opening (such as a driveway) to much larger areas (such as a tidal promenades or river banks).
According to The Environment Agency, 1 in 6 UK homes are at risk of flooding. Our flood barrier systems provide vital protection against rising water and could save you thousands of pounds.
Floodstop & FloodBlock™ modular flood barriers are more cost effective reliable than ineffective sandbags. Sandbags leak excessively - we do not recommend their use for flood protection. If you are a private householder or business, visit our