Inspection of South West Flood Defences Underway (UK)

The Environment Agency was joined yesterday by military personnel as it starts the inspection of flood defences across the South West.

The Agency will be inspecting more than 30,000 flood defence assets across the region. This will include defences around the whole south west coast from Bristol to Bournemouth and along the many thousand miles of main-river within the region.

“This is a huge task for the Environment Agency, with miles of coastline, river banks, defences, including over 30,000 assets, to be inspected throughout the South West,” said Neal Ricketts for the Environment Agency.

Press Release, March 7, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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