Environment Agency’s New CEO to Visit Somerset

Sir James Bevan, the new chief executive of the Environment Agency, is visiting Somerset this week where he will see firsthand the improvements made in the area since 2013/14. 

He will start his tour in Bridgwater where he will meet local Environment Agency staff.

Sir James will then be taken to Burrow Mump, where he will witness the extent of the Somerset floods and the improvements made so far.

These include the dredging of an 8 km stretch of the Rivers Parrett and Tone (£6 million) followed by a £2 million upgrade of pumping stations and platforms.

Sir James has set himself the task of visiting all 16 of the Environment Agency’s areas in his first 100 days of office.

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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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