Managing Risk of Tidal Flooding

The Environment Agency is currently investigating options to manage the risk of tidal flooding at Starcross and Cockwood on the Exe Estuary.

It was accelerated as part of the March 2015 Budget announcement regarding England’s 6-year flood defense program.

This project was identified as one of the priority schemes detailed in the Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (EEFCRMS).

At the moment, the project is in appraisal stage, meaning that the agency now needs to make their case internally to acquire funding for the scheme. It has already started discussions with community representatives, parish councils, government consenting bodies and landowners.

The Environment Agency is looking to start work at Starcross and Cockwood in line with the planned works at Dawlish Warren (including the management of the sand spit).

The following timescales are anticipated:

  • 2016: detailed design stage
  • 2017/2018: begin 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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