Update on Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme

The Environment Agency is working in partnership to develop proposals to reduce flood risk in Oxford.

Investigations have confirmed that a flood relief channel will bring significant flood relief benefits to Oxford.

The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme project team have developed a series of options to construct new channels or enlarge existing channels in the western floodplain.

Between 19 January and 1 March 2016 the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme project team held 5 public events on the scheme.

The consultation provided the opportunity for the project team to understand the public’s preferred option for the route of the flood relief channel.

They are currently analyzing these options to help select a preferred option for the channel.

If the scheme is approved, construction is planned to start in 2018.

 

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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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