EA Completes Newcastle Flood Scheme

Northumbrian Water and the Environment Agency announced today completion of the £7 million flood reduction scheme in Brunton Park, Newcastle.

The scheme will reduce the risk of flooding to more than one hundred properties in Mitford Gardens, Princes Close, Fairway Close, Princes Road, Waterbury Road and Clayworth Road.

The three sources of flooding in Brunton Park were from the water company’s surface and foul sewer networks and from the River Ouseburn.

Work involved installing 380 meters of new river channel to divert the Ouseburn from the area that suffers from flooding; using the current section of Ouseburn river channel and a new storage basin to drain and store more than seven million liters of surface water; constructing 650 meters of flood defenses (walls and earth embankment) and installing two kilometers of new sewer pipe and a new storage tank, which will hold up to 450,000 liters of water.

The newly created river channel and storage basin, known as SuDS (sustainable urban drainage system), will also create a valuable wetland habitat for wildlife. Kingfisher perches and an otter holt will also be installed.

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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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