Final Outline Design for the River Thames Scheme Complete

The Environment Agency has just announced that the final outline design for the River Thames Scheme is now complete.

According to the EA, the River Thames Scheme will reduce flood risk to people living and working near the Thames.

It will enhance the resilience of nationally important infrastructure, contribute to a vibrant local economy and create many recreational opportunities.

Between 2020 and 2025 the Environment Agency will build a new flood channel alongside the River Thames to reduce flood risk to properties in communities in Datchet, Wraysbury, Egham, Staines, Chertsey, Shepperton, Weybridge, Sunbury, Moseley, Thames Ditton, Kingston and Teddington.

The channel will be built in 3 sections and includes widening of the Desborough Cut and increasing the capacity of weirs at Sunbury, Moseley and Teddington by installing additional weir gates.

During the development, over 50 different options were considered to manage flood risk between Datchet and Teddington.

Data collection, surveys and engagement with stakeholders and communities have enabled the project team to design the most effective channel, reported the EA.

Now, the project team is working with partners in preparation for the planning application. The planning application will include the opportunity for communities to discuss the proposals and details of how to get involved will be published later this year.

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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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