Exe Estuary Scheme Meeting Set for October

Work is underway to determine the best way to manage the risk of tidal flooding at Starcross and Cockwood on the Exe Estuary in Devon.

The scheme is being accelerated as part of the March 2015 Budget announcement regarding the 6-year flood defense program.

The coastal villages of Starcross and Cockwood lie on the west side of the Exe Estuary and the area has a history of flooding. With the expectation of increased storminess and sea level rise, the Environment Agency is starting work on a tidal defense scheme for the area.

Martin Davies, Flood and Coastal Risk Management Advisor for the Environment Agency, said: “In addition to managing current flood risk, the scheme will also help to reduce the risk of future flooding resulting from climate change. The proposed timings will see the detailed design stage commencing from autumn 2015.”

The Environment Agency plans to identify a number of possible options to address the risk of flooding in the area. These decisions will be made at the next stage of the project following public consultation.

People will have the opportunity to comment on the initial proposals for managing flood risk during a public exhibition, which is planned for 12 noon on 16 October 2015 at Starcross Pavilion.

 

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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.

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

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