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  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    A new £2.7 million flood scheme, which reduces risk to more than 200 residential and commercial properties in the south of Birmingham, has been officially opened. The Selly Park South flood prevention scheme was carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency and in partnership with Birmingham City Council and St Andrew’s Healthcare. […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work is underway on the second element of a £4 million flood prevention scheme in Birmingham, being carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency. The works are being carried out in two phases – Selly Park North and Selly Park South – and when complete will significantly reduce the risk […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, Team Van Oord (TVO) is making excellent progress on a £2.4 million flood prevention scheme in Birmingham. The scheme at Selly Park South is one of four currently being carried out by TVO in the West Midlands – the others are in the town of Rugeley in Staffordshire, […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Three Birmingham-area waterways will see environmental improvements, thanks to grants from the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program. Turkey and Village creeks in Jefferson County and Shoal Creek in Shelby County will benefit from the grants, which will help reduce erosion and aid water quality, among other improvements. “These projects will engage multiple organizations, […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 74th meeting of the Inland Waterways Users Board (the Board) was held on February 25, 2015, in Birmingham, Alabama. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Martin Hettel of AEP River Operations and was attended by nine of the ten current Board members. The Deputy Commanding General for Civil & Emergency Operations (DCG-CEO) Major General […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After researching and evaluating available options for the removal of the floating leaf vegetation from Quarton Lake, the recommended treatment options include using approved aquatic herbicides, announced bhamgov.org. The matter will be discussed at today’s Birmingham City Commission meeting on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Members of the community are encouraged to attend the meeting […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Canal and River trust welcomed proposals unveiled by Birmingham City Council (BCC) for the creation of a new canal quarter as part of the city’s vision for using HS2 as a catalyst for regeneration and growth. “We have been leading the work, alongside BCC and other partners, to ensure the development of HS2 in Birmingham […]

  • 16 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust (UK) has announced an update on a £43.6 million winter works program being performed across England & Wales. According to the update, dredging has been completed on the Macclesfield Canal and on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, where the Trust has removed 27,000 tons of contaminated sediment at Titford Pools. In […]

  • 6 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Canal and River Trust has officially begun work to dredge Titford Pools in Oldbury as part of a £3.1 million project to improve water quality and encourage wildlife back to the area. Working in partnership with the European Regional Development Fund, Highways England, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and volunteers from the Birmingham Canal Navigations Society, […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Land & Water Services has officially started its work on transforming 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 are a quirky surprise to anyone exploring […]

  • 2 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    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 […]

  • 4 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just announced that people living near a flood scheme being built in Sandwell Valley Country Park, aimed to reduce flood risk in Perry Barr and Witton, will have a chance to visit the site next week. The £42.3m scheme is being built by the EA in partnership with Birmingham City Council […]

  • 1 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work on a multi-million pound scheme to reduce the flood risk to over 150 homes and businesses in Selly Park North is ready to protect people from flooding, reports the Environment Agency. The project is part of the EA’s program to invest £2.6 billion by 2021 protecting over 300,000 homes and businesses from the risk […]

  • 4 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Canal & River Trust (CRT) is spending £8 million on dredging in the financial year 2019-20 to help keep the waterways navigable for boaters. According to the Trust, the comprehensive program covers locations identified by boaters, as well as the places that need dredging every year. The Trust will be carrying out dredging work […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Both phases (North and South) of the £4 million Selly Park flood prevention scheme have been completed by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency. The works have significantly reduced the risk of flooding from Bourn Brook, a tributary of the River Rea, for hundreds of local homes and businesses. The works at […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mobile District christened the Survey Vessel Damrell in a ceremony November 8, 2018 at the Cooper Riverside Park Amphitheater in Mobile, Ala. Col. Sebastien P. Joly, Mobile District Commander, presided over the ceremony to honor Col. Andrew N. Damrell. Among the speakers and guests were Sandy Simpson, mayor of […]

  • 2 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency staff will be setting up a stall near the Forge Mill Farm car park, West Bromwich, on 9 August, from 1pm to 4pm, to talk to local residents and visitors about the progress being made on the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme. The completed scheme will reduce flood risk for 1,400 […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Environment Agency construction work gathers pace on the major flood scheme for Perry Barr and Witton, near Birmingham. The £32 million project – developed in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council – will reduce flood risk for 1,400 properties currently at risk of flooding from the River Tame, including 950 homes. The […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Alabama Power, in partnership with its parent company, Southern Company, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), yesterday announced grants supporting restoration efforts along two important waterways in Central Alabama: the Cahaba River and Village Creek.  The grants are funded through the Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program. Five Star provides funding to […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Twenty-six infrastructure projects from across the West Midlands are in line for this year’s ICE West Midlands Project Awards. The awards recognize outstanding examples of West Midlands’ design and construction completed in 2016. According to the Institution of Civil Engineers, 2017 has seen the greatest ever number of entries for the ICE West Midlands Regional Project Awards […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Last Friday, the Environment Agency held a public event to mark the end of the first phase of works to help reduce the risk of flooding in Perry Barr and Witton. According to EA, this is a key milestone in the £28 million, 2 phased flood risk management scheme that has been developed in partnership […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Work is starting on the Environment Agency’s £2.4 million flood risk management scheme in Selly Park South. The Selly Park Flood Risk Management Scheme has been developed by the EA in partnership with St Andrew’s Healthcare, Birmingham City Council and other organisations. The area of Selly Park South has a history of flooding from the […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Team Van Oord (TVO) has started work on two schemes with a combined value of £4 million to provide improved protection against flooding for two communities in the Midlands. The contract for the works – at Selly Park in Birmingham and the Staffordshire town of Rugeley – has been awarded to TVO by the Environment Agency. […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just released the latest update on the Perry Barr and Witton flood risk management scheme. The Agency has begun the wall improvements and will carry out river channel works through Witton, down to Gravelly Industrial Estate. Construction work should be complete by July 2016. There are approximately 1,400 properties at risk from […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Federal Environment Parliamentary Secretary Senator Simon Birmingham and South Australia Minister for the River Murray Ian Hunter have recently advised that the decision has been made to start dredging the Murray Mouth to remove sand build-up. “It’s vital that the mouth remains open to keep the ecosystems in the Coorong healthy, as well as maintain connectivity […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    A new five year monitoring plan for the Murray-Darling Basin announced today by the Commonwealth Government will provide unprecedented knowledge into the effectiveness of environmental watering. “Localised teams of experts from Australia’s leading regional universities and research institutions will undertake projects in key areas of Commonwealth environmental water delivery,” said Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Land & Water Services are making excellent progress dredging the canal between Wallbridge Lower Lock and Lodgemore Bridge. The first work boats in eighty years recently arrived on this stretch of water. Two brand new mud hoppers and a mini push tug are also in the place. The mud hoppers were manufactured in Birmingham. They will […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Soho Loop canal dredging scheme is currently underway. The Soho Loop is a 2 km section of the eighteenth-century Old BCN Main Line canal in Birmingham, UK, about 1.9 km west of the city center. [mappress] Dredging Today Staff, April 28, 2014  

  • 16 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Canal and River Trust outlined their plans for investment in the waterways over the next three years. Expenditure will rise to £85.4m this year and continue to rise to £93m in 2016/17. The bulk of this investment is all targeted around improving and protecting the waterways for boating. The planned major works expenditure for […]