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  • 6 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Dune Restoration Trust of New Zealand announced recently that the 2017 National Coastal Restoration Conference will be held in Christchurch from March 22 – 26, 2017. The theme for the 2017 conference is “Diverse coastal environments in a time of change” and being based in Christchurch will show-case the wide variety of coastal landscapes in […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Republic of Maldives’ Ministry of Environment and Energy last week held a ceremony to mark the completion of a coastal protection project in Meemu atoll Naalaafushi. According to the ministry’s announcement, the ceremony was inaugurated by His Excellency President Abdulla Yaameen Abdul Gayyoom. This project, undertaken by the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC), […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A study on the potential effects of coastal erosion and inundation from Cape Burney to Greys Beach will be presented at a community information session on 8 February 2017, reported today the City of Greater Geraldton. The city CEO Ken Diehm said that the Cape Burney to Greys Beach Inundation and Coastal Processes Study was […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) continues to make progress on the Center for River Studies and Mississippi River Physical Model in Baton Rouge. Model panel assembly is kicking off and the digital projection system is being calibrated, CPRA said in its latest announcement. The Center will house the Expanded Small Scale Physical […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Funding has been confirmed for the development of Redland City Council’s comprehensive Coastal Adaptation Strategy. Council will receive $195,650 from the State Government’s QCoast2100 Program for phases 1-5 of the strategy, which will identify and develop management plans for coastal hazard. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams, said that the funding, approved by the Local Government […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has selected CH2M as part of a team to deliver preliminary and final design services for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project in the borough of Manhattan. A mitigation outcome of Hurricane Sandy, ESCR is an integrated coastal protection system that will reduce the […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Mackley recently completed phase one of the Hill Head Coastal Protection Project carried out on behalf of Fareham Borough Council. According to the company, the scheme, which was divided into three sections and delivered over five weeks, has re-nourished the beach on the Hampshire coast to historic levels, thereby protecting the sea defenses. The first section of […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A multi-disciplinary Coastal Management Group has been formed to focus on Old Bar and Manning Point as an interim step in developing a Coastal Management Program for the MidCoast region. With coastal erosion posing an ongoing challenge along the NSW coastline, the State Government has placed a high priority on Coastal Management, acknowledging MidCoast hot-spots […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The two waterfront towns of Bocachica and Caño del Oro, in the department of Bolívar, are about to receive much needed coastal protection works, reports RUBAU GROUP. According to the release, Colombian Government recently awarded the €10 million coastal protection contract to Tierra Bomba Consortium, of which Colombiana de Proyectos de Infraestructuras S.A.S. (a RUBAU GROUP company) is a member. […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The West African country of The Gambia is prone to flooding and coastal erosion, said the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in its latest study. The River Gambia, which passes through it, is both a source of livelihoods for communities and at the same time can become an environmental hazard severely affecting the capital, Banjul, […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Changes in rainfall and temperature are predicted to transform wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world within the century, a new study from the USGS and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley concludes. Such changes are expected to affect the plant communities found in coastal wetlands. For example, some salt marshes […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    America’s WETLAND Foundation has announced that the Summit on the National Significance of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan will take place in February 2017. The summit follows two leadership forums convened in October 2016 and will be a highly-focused meeting to take stock of goals set in motion 15 years ago. The program will focus on reviewing […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Local Organizing Committee, the National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Engineers Australia, PIANC Australia and the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) will this year hold the Coasts and Ports 2017 event. The event will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to Cairns, to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The second edition of Flood and Coast, an intensive 3-day conference and exhibition, will take place at the Telford International Center, 28-30 March 2017. Led again by the Environment Agency, the event will draw together key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community, including local authorities, dredging companies, civil engineers, infrastructure […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Nine separate organizations focused on restoring Louisiana’s coast have sent a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards urging him to reject a proposal by Rep. Lance Harris that would strip $9.3 million from the Executive Department’s budget. The organizations are: Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Restore or Retreat, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    DHI Group, an independent research and consultancy organization, has released a video about engineering the coast by understanding its nature, named ‘Coastal Erosion and Protection’. “Coastal erosion and protection is an ongoing challenge. Information about wind, waves, depth conditions and sediment types is key in the decision-making process on how to protect the coasts,” DHI […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has just published its latest paper named “Ten Steps to Efficiency in Flood and Coastal Risk Management”. The paper outlines ten points that could enable commissioning authorities, government and the infrastructure industry to achieve efficiencies in delivering and maintaining flood defenses, without compromising on quality or safety. These range […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Next week, Teesside University will be the host of the Defending The Tees Coast – The Saltern Wetlands lecture. The lecture will be presented by the Project Manager, Dr Dorian Latham PhD CEnv MCIEEM, from JBA Consulting. This outstanding project was 2015 large category winner of the ICE NE Robert Stephenson Awards, and is part of […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, has just announced that the Willoughby Spit and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project is expected to start this month and be complete by May 2017. The project area is located in the city of Norfolk, Virginia, and consists of 7.3 miles of shoreline along the southern portion of […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Applications are now open for the 2017-18 coastal grants program to help plan for and manage Western Australia’s coastline, the WA Government just announced. Planning Minister, Donna Faragher, said that $600,000 is available to coastal managers and community groups through the WA Planning Commission’s Coastal Management Plan Assistance Program (CMPAP) and Coastwest Initiative. “The Government […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Residents in Clacton and Holland are being urged to attend an exhibition on a new £5 million scheme to stabilize cliffs along their coastline, Tendring District Council informs. The event will take place today at the Kings Cliff Hotel in Holland and officers will be on hand to answer questions as well as explain what is […]

  • 15 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. The agreement will be a key component in support of the long-term recovery of the Mississippi Gulf Coast from the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and other storms. This project will take up to […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved in December a $40.8 million loan to the Republics of Benin and Togo to finance the upgrade of a four-lane 30 kilometer road section linking the capitals of both countries, as well as an important program of coastal protection. Located on the major axis linking Togo and Benin, […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will hold several public meetings in January on the development, implementation and enforcement of the comprehensive protection and restoration Master Plan for Louisiana. In accordance with Louisiana legislation, CPRA is providing an update to the Master Plan every five years in order to take maximum advantage of new science, […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    More than EUR4 million of EU funds will help to safeguard heritage and coastal tourism sites in Wales and Ireland from the risks of climate change, the Welsh Government informs. The funding will also provide a stimulus for marine-based economic growth in the two countries. Funded by the European Union’s Ireland-Wales program, the CHERISH project […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A new poll has just shown that 62 percent of Louisiana voters favor Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan – the state’s blueprint for prioritizing large-scale coastal restoration and protection projects – while only 6 percent oppose it. The poll, conducted in December 2016 by Applied Technology Research Corporation and commissioned by Restore the Mississippi River Delta, comes […]