New Flood Control System Comes To Florida Town
MIAMI LAKES TO INSTALL SYSTEM INVENTED IN KUWAIT
MIAMI LAKES, Fla., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In many cities throughout the world, street level flooding from torrential rainstorms is often a major problem. To address this issue, on April 23(rd), the Town of Miami Lakes, Florida will install the first prototype of a flood control system invented in Kuwait and used successfully for a number of years in Beirut, Lebanon. In Florida, sudden torrential rainstorms can sometimes create significant street flooding, which is often caused by objects blocking or backing up systems. Such flooding also occurs in countries like Kuwait which, although arid, do experience very disruptive torrential rainstorms. This new system strains the water flowing into sewage systems, keeping leaves, debris and other foreign objects from backing them up. It requires infrequent cleanings to keep fresh water running freely through storm drainage pipes.
“This is a problem that many communities like ours live with,” said Michael Pizzi, Mayor of Miami Lakes. “We are proud to be the first city in America to test this system. We hope that the prototype will be effective so we can expand its use in the future.”
Although the Town of Miami Lakes is a freshwater location, the invention can also be used where flooding from seawater occurs.
The Gully Anti-Blockage System was created by Kuwaiti engineer Faisal Abdulaziz Al-Asfour. Mr. Al-Asfour worked closely with Kuwait’s Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity, which was established by Kuwait’s Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The Center discovers and sponsors talented and creative Kuwaitis, and in turn, provides an environment that nurtures their creative excellence. Doing so helps give these people the moral and financial support they need to convert their initiatives into tangible products and services that can be used worldwide.
Reyadh Alsharaf, Director of Shared Services of the Center commented, “Our Center is identifying the best and brightest citizens of Kuwait and giving them the opportunity to make a positive impact by developing new concepts and inventions that can be used around the world. These citizens represent a tremendous national wealth and we know they can make a difference – the Center was established to ensure that happens. We are proud to be working with the Town of Miami Lakes on the first installation of this unusual invention in the United States.”
Mr. Faisal’s invention has been used in Beirut, Lebanon since 2008.
About the Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity
The Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC) was established in 2010 as an initiative by Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of Kuwait. The Center’s primary purpose is to discover and sponsor talented and creative Kuwaitis, and in turn, provide an environment that nurtures their creative excellence. Doing so helps give these people the moral and financial support they need to convert their initiatives into tangible products and services that can be used worldwide. One of the Center’s objectives is to help inventors register their patents, providing them with the legal and financial support necessary to bring their invention to light so they can focus on what matters most – the invention itself.
The Center’s mission is built around one central idea – to foster a culture of creativity in Kuwaiti society that is felt far beyond its borders. In doing so, it identifies talented and creative students throughout the country by working closely with schools and parents. The Center then provides technical services to identify these students, as well as guidance to the students’ parents on how to care and deal with them so that their skills might be better developed. For the Center to meet its goals, there are three main sectors/departments that take the following steps:
For the gifted and talented:
- Discover the targeted categories: either through media plans, receiving applications or through contacting related entities (Ministry of Education, schools, families, clubs, etc.)
- Set certain programs to develop the capabilities of these talented individuals (Program of Science and Technology, Program of Arts)
- Implement all necessary policies in order to enable these talented Kuwaitis to globally represent their country with their distinguished work
For inventors it offers:
- Receiving ideas for new inventions
- Passing the project through expert testing
- Registering the patents for each project through local and international law firms
- Providing programs to generate and develop the use of these inventions
Contact: Richard Auletta firstname.lastname@example.org R.C. Auletta and Company (212) 355-0400
SOURCE Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness & Creativity