Green Light for Next Stage of Avonmouth Flood Defense Project

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South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet, a unitary authority in the South West of England region, has given the green light to progress the next stage of the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area (ASEA) ecological mitigation and flood defense project.

Cabinet approved the council’s financial contribution of up to £31.95m for the construction of flood defenses and ecology mitigation works within the ASEA, which crosses the South Gloucestershire and City of Bristol boundary.

The decision to proceed to the second phase of the project will see the detailed design and build of the proposals.

“The project will deliver 17km of new flood defenses that will protect local communities and reduce flood risk to at least 2,500 homes and businesses, now and into the future. It will also encourage businesses to invest in the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area, helping to support the creation of 12,000 new jobs by 2026,” according to an official announcement.

The proposed flood defense upgrade involves raising existing earth embankments and walls as well as some other innovative techniques, said the council.

The new flood defenses will allow for anticipated rising sea levels and will ensure that any flood risk is reduced for at least 60 years.

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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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