River Medway FSAs Project

The River Medway Flood Storage Areas (FSAs) project is being delivered by the Environment Agency in partnership with Kent County Council (KCC), Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council (TMBC) and Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) to develop options to reduce the risk of flooding to communities.

The costs of the options of the Middle Medway Strategy are currently estimated to be £34 million. In the 2014 Autumn Statement the government committed approximately 50 percent of these costs, subject to a viable business case.

However the remaining costs must be found before the Agency can construct the scheme. Following the Christmas floods, Kent County Council (KCC) agreed to find 50 percent of the costs. KCC is currently exploring ways to raise this funding.

Although the Middle Medway Strategy recommended increasing the flood storage at Leigh FSA and further flood storage on the River Beult, the Environment Agency together with its partners is considering a wide range of options to ensure they identify the best solution for these areas.

In order to secure the government’s funding contribution to construct a scheme a business case must be prepared that demonstrates the reduction in flood risk that it will provide, how the defenses could be constructed and how to make best use of public money.

The business case will be considered by Defra in 2018. Once the business case is approved, the Environment Agency and its partners will move to the detailed design phase in 2018 to 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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