Selly Park Flood Scheme Underway

Work is starting on the Environment Agency’s £2.4 million flood risk management scheme in Selly Park South.

The Selly Park Flood Risk Management Scheme has been developed by the EA in partnership with St Andrew’s Healthcare, Birmingham City Council and other organisations.

The area of Selly Park South has a history of flooding from the River Rea, most notably in 2008 when some residents were forced to move out of their homes as a result of flood damage. This scheme will help protect more than 200 properties in the area.

According to EA, the scheme includes plans to build an embankment on public open space, immediately upstream of Dogpool Lane bridge that will help hold water during extreme heavy rainfall events.

Bank levels will also be raised downstream of the bridge to reduce the risk of flood water getting into properties.

Work is due to be finished by Spring 2017.

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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.

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