Developing Tidal Defense Barrier for Boston

The Environment Agency is working on a £90 million tidal defense barrier that will protect 20,000 homes in Boston for over 100 years.

Following severe storms in December 2013, the east coast endured the most significant tidal surge in 60 years. This affected many coastal towns and communities. In Boston, Lincolnshire, over 800 houses were flooded across 55 streets.

The Boston Barrier will work whether to reduce the risk of tidal flooding for the Borough of Boston or manage water levels through the town in the future.

The focus is now put on the Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO), a form of legislation to approve large infrastructure projects that impact on transport systems. The Agency needs to apply for a TWAO because the Boston Barrier will cross navigation used by the Port of Boston, Boston and District Fishing Association and recreational river users.

If this is approved, construction can begin on the barrier in 2017 and be completed by late 2019.

 

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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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