Deltares Part of Alberta Scheme

New funding from the Alberta government will allow work on the southwest berm and other mitigation measures to go ahead to protect High River from future flooding like the 2013 disaster in southern Alberta.

“The Town of High River was one of the communities most severely affected by the damaging floods of 2013. Local flood mitigation projects on the Highwood River will provide a greater level of protection for families and businesses in High River and surrounding communities,” said Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks.

These projects reflect a commitment of approximately $30 million in multi-year funding for flood infrastructure in the Town of High River. This builds on previous commitments of more than $100 million since 2013.

The province commissioned Dutch research foundation Deltares to study mitigation options for  the Highwood River.

Deltares reviewed two diversion options and recommended neither due to concerns about environmental sustainability and cost effectiveness.

Based on the Deltares study, the province, Town of High River, and Municipal District of Foothills are now assessing options for improving the flow of the Highwood River, as recommended by the firm in its “Room for the River” approach.

The decision not to build the Highwood diversion gives Town administration the clarity it needs to design and build additional local flood mitigation projects, including the southwest berm and the 5th Street berm.

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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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