Titford Pools Set for Dredging

Waterways and wellbeing charity, Canal & River Trust, working together with the European Regional Development Fund, Highways England and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, have secured £3.1 million to improve the water quality and encourage wildlife back to the Titford Pools in Oldbury.

Hidden away under the M5 motorway Titford Pools is located along the Titford Canal and is part of the Birmingham Canal Navigations – which this year is celebrating its 250th birthday.

The Pools were originally constructed as a small reservoir in the 1770’s to feed the Titford Canal and today feeds water to both the canal and to Edgbaston Reservoir in Birmingham.

Over the years, they have become silted up which is affecting the water quality and impacting on the amount and variety of wildlife visiting the pools.

According to the officials, the two-year project will involve dredging the pools to remove the build-up of silt and a redesign of the drainage channels from the M5 motorway to stop road debris from entering the pools.

Work will also include cutting back the trees, bushes and shrubs to open up the pools to encourage more plants and wildlife to the area as well as clearing pathways and updating the visitor signage.

 

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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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