Witham Brook Scheme Completed

The Environment Agency, together with its partners Witham First Internal Drainage Board, has completed works on the Witham Brook scheme in Grantham.

Summer storms in 2015 saw four properties and the Witham Brook Park Industrial Estate flooded when water levels in the brook rose substantially following heavy rain.

The culvert under the industrial estate became blocked by debris and rubbish, causing the water to back up and spill over its banks.

But now the EA has worked with partners to reduce the risk of this happening again.

The narrow, steep banks have been reshaped to make the channel wider, allowing it to better cope with heavy rain and sudden changes in water level.

The brook has also been connected to the nearby floodplain so extra water will spill into it first and be less likely to affect properties.

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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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