Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project on Display

Residents and businesses in Lowestoft are invited to have their say on proposals to reduce flooding from rivers and extreme rainfall, as well comment on the appearance of the permanent defenses, the Waveney District Council said in their latest release. 

The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project aims to reduce the risk of flooding from the sea, rivers and from extreme rainfall.

The project, which is currently estimated to cost £32.5 million, is due for completion in 2020 and includes the creation of a permanent tidal wall which will be built around the harbor to protect against tidal surges, with a tidal gate located near to the Bascule Bridge to prevent surge water entering Lake Lothing.

A public consultation started earlier this month, inviting people to comment on the look of the permanent defenses and also have their say on proposals for reducing flood risk to properties vulnerable to flooding from rivers and rainfall.

The project team are also looking for views on the environmental aspects of the permanent tidal defenses.

In addition, a drop-in event will be held between 2pm and 7pm on Thursday 30 November at the Riverside building in Lowestoft allowing residents the chance to view consultation documents and plans.

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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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