Initial Sketches Released for Leeds Flood Scheme

Image source: Leeds City Council

Initial sketches of how the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk in the city could look were released yesterday.

The indicative images offer early examples of how elements of the scheme could look to reduce flood risk upstream of the city centre including the Kirkstall corridor which was badly hit by the effects of Storm Eva at Christmas 2015.

The images produced by Leeds City Council working with the Environment Agency and BMM JV Limited were presented as part of a pre-application presentation at a planning meeting yesterday, outlining the proposals for phase two of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme.

Building on the success of phase one of the scheme which has seen formal flood prevention measures put in place for the first time in the city center and downstream at Woodlesford, phase two proposes a further £112 million investment in a range of measures along the River Aire including to its upper catchment.

Following yesterday’s meeting, work will now continue on the plans with a formal planning application expected to be submitted later this summer.

If approved by the government, work on phase two is scheduled to begin mid-2019.

 

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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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