ABPmer to Take Part in Flood and Coast 2016 Event

ABPmer will be presenting at Flood and Coast 2016, an event which will advance the debate about flood and coastal erosion risk, resilience and response.

Organised by the Environment Agency, the event will bring together the key players in the flood and coastal risk management (FCRM) community to tackle the big questions and challenges in FCRM delivery.

Heidi Roberts, Head of Coastal Processes, will be presenting the methodologies ABPmer used to help Associated British Ports consider its resistance and resilience to flooding.

Over the 2013/14 winter period, the UK experienced some of the most extreme weather on record.

One particularly important event was the 5 December 2013 storm surge which coincided with one of the highest tides of the year and resulted in considerable flooding at many ports.

Heidi Roberts said: “The extreme weather had a considerable impact on UK transport systems; we undertook flood resilience reviews for each of ABPs 21 ports across England, Wales and Scotland ahead of the Transport Resilience (Brown) Review. These assessments identified the contrasting nature of present and future flood risk to critical infrastructure assets around the UK.”

Heidi’s talk will highlight the wide-ranging flood resilience/resistance considerations necessary to keep the ports in operation during and following extreme flood events.

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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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