UK: Full Steam Ahead for Thorney Flood Prevention Work

Floating machine on Tone

Work has begun this week on a flood protection scheme for the village of Thorney on the Somerset Levels, one of the communities badly hit by winter floods.

It is part of the 20 Year Flood Action Plan (FAP) for Somerset, where county and district councils, the Environment Agency, the Somerset Drainage Boards Consortium and other partner and community organisations are working together on a number of schemes to help protect the area, including Thorney Ring Bank.

Costs of £180,000 have been agreed between Somerset County Council, the Parrett Internal Drainage Board, South Somerset District Council, with financial contributions also from Kingsbury Episcopi Parish Council and the local community.

Local residents have been in discussions with the Parrett Drainage Board about Thorney Ring Bank since the height of last winter’s flooding, and the work will be sited on private land.

Work to improve an existing second ring bank at Thorney, known as Thorney West Ring Bank, is also set to begin in late summer, on behalf of the Environment Agency.

Press Release, August 21, 2014

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Dec 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

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

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply