Wales Unveils New Plan for Flooding and Coastal Erosion

West Rhyl Coastal Defence Scheme (Welsh Government photo)

With almost a quarter-of-a-million properties in Wales at risk of flooding, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, recently launched a consultation on a new National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management in Wales.

The new strategy builds on the Government commitment to invest over £350 million in flood and coastal erosion risk management.

It sets out proposals to manage the risks from flooding and coastal erosion over the next decade and considers how the Government can better understand and address risk in a more sustainable way.

Lesley Griffiths said: “Flooding and coastal erosion can have a devastating impact on the lives of those affected and this new strategy demonstrates our ongoing commitment to support communities across Wales.”

Griffiths added that the strategy will help build resilience, prioritize investment to the most at risk communities and prevent more people becoming exposed to risk.

The consultation on the National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management will begin on Monday, 24th June, and will last for 12 weeks ending on 16th September.

 

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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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