VIDEO: Restoring Hickling Broad

The official channel of the Broads Authority, the body responsible for looking after the Broads Park in Norfolk and Suffolk, UK, has just released this amazing video about the dredging and reed bed restoration operations at Hickling Broad.

In the video, sediment is being dredged from the channel at Hickling Broad in the Broads Park, than pumped into an area known as ‘Chara Bay’, set to be used to fill large geotextile bags which will prevent the an area of restored reedswamp from being swept away by the wind and waves from the broad.

The works began in 2018 and will take place over three winters to create 1ha of new land into Hickling Broad, using 19,000m3 of dredged sediment. The works are being undertaken by the Broads Authority as part of the INTERREG funded CANAPE project (Creating A New Approach to Peatland Ecosystems).

 

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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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