West Yorkshire Combined Authority Backs Up Leeds Projects

Two flood alleviation schemes backed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee, at their meeting Wednesday, 3 January, will help reduce the risk of flooding for hundreds of homes and businesses across Leeds City Region, and protect land for new development.

The Natural Flood Management Program and Wyke Beck Valley Project will be developed with partners to safeguard key areas of land by the River Aire, River Calder and River Colne as well as housing and brownfield sites across east Leeds.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority committed to invest a total of £20m into flood alleviation projects across the City Region following the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

This is in addition to its £5m Business Flood Recovery Fund, which launched just weeks after floods hit to support SMEs affected by flooding to get back on their feet, West Yorkshire Combined Authority said.

Leeds City Region Natural Flood Management Program will introduce a range of practical measures to mimic natural flood protection. They will look to slow the flow of water in the Upper Aire Catchment, Wessenden Valley, in Kirklees, Gorpley Reservoir and Hardcastle Crags, in Calderdale.

 

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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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