Birmingham Flood Protection Scheme Opens

A new £2.7 million flood scheme, which reduces risk to more than 200 residential and commercial properties in the south of Birmingham, has been officially opened.

The Selly Park South flood prevention scheme was carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency and in partnership with Birmingham City Council and St Andrew’s Healthcare.

The new flood defenses include a 500m long embankment on a public open space next to Dogpool Lane bridge and the construction of a pile cladded wall on the opposite bank, which have created a flood storage area that will collect water from the River Rea during times of heavy rainfall and then slowly release it back into the river when levels recede.

A new reinforced concrete wall was constructed on both sides of the river downstream of bridge on Dogpool Lane to protect the properties directly affected by the works, which started in September 2016.

The official opening on 19 January was attended by Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, Mike Adams, Environment Agency Senior Flood Risk Adviser for the West Midlands Area, John Clayton, Coordinator for the Selly Park South Flood Action Group, and Councillor Karen McCarthy from Birmingham City Council.

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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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