Exhibition on Starcross-Cockwood Scheme

The Environment Agency is proposing a tidal defense scheme for Starcross and Cockwood on the Exe Estuary in Devon to reduce flood risk. 

The proposed scheme is estimated to reduce flood risk to over 600 residential and commercial properties.

Currently, the Agency is at the project appraisal stage, meaning that they need to make their case internally to acquire funding for the scheme. It has also started discussions with community representatives, parish councils, government consenting bodies and landowners.

Project timings are as follows:

  • 16 October 2015: public exhibition from 12 noon to 8pm at the Starcross Pavilion, Generals Lane, Starcross, EX6 8QU;
  • 2016: detailed design stage;
  • 2017/2018: commence construction.

 

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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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