Next Phase of River Blackwater Scheme

The schemes on the River Blackwater at Bocking have been designed to reduce erosion and flood risk, improve fish habitat and the overall ecology of the river.

The first project, led by the Environment Agency, began in April 2014, and work was carried out over a 2 week period in March 2015.

The latest scheme, taking place further downstream by the Bocking nature reserve and designed by the Essex Wildlife Trust (with Defra funding), started last week and is set to be completed within 3 weeks.

The river has been heavily modified in the past to improve land drainage and reduce flood risk, however this created a number of problems, which affected the fish habitat.

Among the changes introduced by the projects were:

  • narrowing the river channel, making some sections fast flowing;
  • installing woody debris to provide habitat for fish;
  • Planting of 70 native trees along the bank edge to provide shade, habitat diversity and a future source of woody debris.

 

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2019 Western Dredging Association Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting

The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates.

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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.

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