City of York Five-Year Plan on the Table

A new five-year plan to better protect the City of York against flooding has been announced, Thursday 17 November.

The Environment Agency plan sets out options to reduce the risk of flooding to 2,000 properties across 10 York communities over the next five years.

It looks at a range of potential flood reduction measures including; the creation of storage areas, increasing pumping capacity, raising and building new walls, raising land and building embankments.

Following the devastating floods of Boxing Day 2015 which affected over 600 properties in York, the government committed £45 million to reduce flood risk and increase resilience to at least 2,000 properties at risk and keep the city open for business during major floods.

Tony Andryszewski, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency said: “We have listened to what residents and businesses were saying to us back in May and we are now sharing our outline plans at an exhibition on 25 and 26 November at Hotel 53 in York.”

The Environment Agency will begin consultation with key partners and community groups on the development of this longer-term plan to manage flood risk across York in April next year.

The public exhibition will take place from 12 midday to 7pm on Friday, 25 November, and 10am to 5pm on Saturday, 26 November, at the Hotel 53 Piccadilly, York.

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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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