Developing the Little Hadham Scheme

The Environment Agency is working with Hertfordshire County Council to develop proposals for a flood alleviation scheme for Little Hadham in conjunction with a bypass on the A120.

According to EA, the Council’s proposal for an A120 bypass around Little Hadham provides the opportunity to take forward a joint project incorporating flood alleviation measures. This would involve using the bypass embankment to create flood storage areas to reduce the risk of flooding to the 71 properties at risk in Little Hadham and Hadham Ford.

The Environment Agency is therefore working with the Council to develop a flood alleviation scheme in conjunction with the bypass.

Funding for the flood alleviation scheme was confirmed in 2014 and in conjunction with Hertfordshire County Council the Environment Agency held a pre-planning consultation between October and December 2014. This allowed all interested parties to express their views on the proposals.

Following this consultation, the Environment Agency and Hertfordshire County Council submitted a joint planning application in 2016, which was given consent in January 2017.

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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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