Starcross and Cockwood Tidal Defence Scheme

The Environment Agency is reviewing options to manage the risk of tidal flooding at Starcross and Cockwood on the Exe Estuary in Devon. This project was identified as one of the priority schemes detailed in the Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (EEFCRMS). 

Although funding is yet to be secured, the scheme’s justification to receive grant funding from central government is strong. In addition to managing current flood risk, the scheme will also help to reduce the risk of future flooding resulting from climate change.

The Environment Agency is conducting research into flooding mechanisms within the area and will be carrying out walkover surveys and site investigations to review the quality and strength of the area’s current defenses.

At this stage, no decisions have been made regarding the options the Environment Agency plans to use to address flooding. These decisions will be made at the next stage, when the Environment Agency plans to identify a number of possible methods.

Further site investigations and discussions will help the Environment Agency to refine the options and to identify the most appropriate type of defenses needed at each location.

 

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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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