UK: Whittlesey Washes Scheme Involves South Barrier Bank Strengthening

The second phase of a £26-million scheme to strengthen the banks of the Whittlesey Washes is to start later this year and residents of Whittlesey and Stanground are invited to find out more.

The Environment Agency-led scheme involves strengthening 16km of the South Barrier Bank. The scheme is taking place over three years, with the second phase, between Eldernell and Stanground, due to start this summer.

Guy Szomi, Environment Agency catchment engineer, said: “The Washes play an important part in reducing the risk of flooding to hundreds of properties, as well as roads, railways and more than 8,000 hectares of farmland, in the fenland area to the south east of Peterborough. Our work to strengthen the banks of the Washes will further reduce the risk to people and property.”

Press Release, March 19, 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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