UK: EA Chairman Pushes for Flood Defences Improvement

The winter floods have highlighted the danger of building on floodplains, the Environment Agency Chairman Lord Chris Smith said at this week’s CIWEM conference.

Britain’s wettest winter for 250 years also underlines the need to continue improving flood defences to cope with future extreme climate, he said in a keynote speech.

EA Chairman Pushes for Flood Defences Improvement

In addition, there needs to be a continued commitment from Government and partners to investing in flood defence maintenance, more widespread use of individual property flood protection measures and a higher priority given to flood risk in national infrastructure planning, he added.

Speaking to a packed audience at the Royal Geographical Society, Lord Smith said: “More frequent extreme weather is the number one challenge facing the nation. The climate will throw more at us in the future and we need to be even better prepared.”

Press Release, April 10, 2014

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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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