New Flood Defenses for Aylesbury

Flood defenses to protect Aylesbury’s Willows estate will be out on display on Saturday, September 12.

The defenses aim to stop the kind of deluge that flooded 79 homes on the estate in the severe storms of winter 2013/14.

Nearly half a mile of emergency flood defense barrier has been bought from a £340,000 repair and renewal grant from the Government.

Strategic Flood Management Officer Alex Back, who led the Willows flood alleviation project, said that the flood of winter 2013/14, the result of a combination of surface water and flooding from the nearby brook, was reckoned to be a one in 30 year event.

The emergency defenses going on display on Saturday would, he said, cope with a one in 100 year flood.

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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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