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  • 15 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    After much preparatory work and engagement with Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs), the Environment Agency (EA) and other partners involved, Defra has given the green light to a number of pilot projects to propose to “de-main” certain sections of main river across the country. The Association of Drainage Authorities (ADA) reports that the process involves investigating […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A team, led by Royal HaskoningDHV and including experts from Deltares, Nelen&Schuurmans and Delft University of Technology, has received an innovation award for their entry into the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)’s Flood Risk Management and Modelling Competition. The competition requested submissions in response to the question: If you were responsible for […]

  • 8 February 2012

      The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has created the Catchment Restoration Fund with the aim of reducing pollution that comes from the way land is used and improving the landscape through which water flows. The Defra fund of £28m fund, providing up to £10m each year, has been allocated for projects […]

  • 19 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    FEMA has approved $1.2 million for the State of Florida to help Nassau County defray the cost of repairing beach and dune erosion on South Amelia Island following Hurricane Irma. This grant money will allow Nassau county to use contract services to supply, deliver and place 126,050 cubic yards of beach and dune fill to […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has now finalized and adopted the Medway Estuary and Swale Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (MEASS). This sets out the best economic, environmental and technically appropriate approach to managing flood and coastal erosion risk over the next 100 years. As reported, the strategy identifies the best technical solutions for flood […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    SeaRock, a new joint venture between Aggregate Industries and Earlcoate construction, has completed delivery of armor stone to protect Dorset’s West Bay, for principle contractor BAM Nuttall. The project was part of a £9 million coastal defense project, funded by Defra, West Dorset Council and Wessex Regional Flood Defence Committee. West Bay, on Dorset’s Jurassic […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    FEMA has approved $1.7 million for the State of Florida to help the City of Jacksonville defray the costs of rebuilding dunes on city beaches damaged by Hurricane Irma under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program. FEMA funds will reimburse the city for the cost of rebuilding dunes along a seven-and-a-half mile stretch of beach using 56,280 […]

  • 2 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work on a £2 million scheme to help protect the Yorkshire coast town of Whitby from tidal flooding is now underway and is expected to be completed by the end of spring 2020, Scarborough Borough Council reports.  The flood alleviation project will involve the construction of a flood wall, 303 meters long with an average […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency and West Dorset District Council have partnered up to work on new multi-million pound sea defenses at West Bay, Bridport, West Dorset. West Dorset District Council Planning Committee last month unanimously approved the proposal to install new sea defenses at East Beach and West Beach. The beach defenses protect 148 residential properties, […]

  • 23 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    A plaque was unveiled yesterday to mark the completion of a £2.2 million award winning coastal defense scheme in the North Yorkshire village of Runswick Bay. The Runswick Bay Coastal Protection Trust and local residents joined representatives from Scarborough Borough Council, Environment Agency, Royal HaskoningDHV, JBA Consulting and ESH Construction to celebrate the end of […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Totnes’ improved flood defense scheme had its opening ribbon cut by Philip Rees, Chairman of the South West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, and South Hams District councilor John Tucker on Friday, 7 December, 2018. The Environment Agency’s £3.8 million improvements were needed to reduce the significant risk of river and tidal flooding. The scheme […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    ADA’s 81st Annual Conference & AGM was officially inaugurated today, November 14, at the Institution of Civil Engineers’ headquarters in London. The conference will bring together over 200 delegates from across the flood and water level management industry to discuss the key policy issues of the moment. Members attending the event include those from the Environment Agency, internal […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    An area of The Wash shoreline near Wrangle is now better-protected thanks to the completion of a flood defense project, Lincolnshire County Council said in its latest release.  The project will safeguard over 3,400 hectares of prime grade one farmland, and 460 domestic and industrial properties, according to the council. The partnership has raised and […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    Torcross sea defense repair is one of 10 projects worldwide nominated for the Institution of Civil Engineers People’s Choice Award 2018. The Environment Agency team based in Devon worked with contractors Bam Nuttall Mott Macdonald Joint Venture (BMM JV) to complete the £2.4m project within 14 months of problems being identified. The work was funded […]

  • 13 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Havant Borough Council (HBC) and the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) are continuing their work to develop outline designs for sea defenses at Langstone. The scheme is aimed to reduce coastal flood and erosion risk to 86 properties over the next 100 years, as well as critical infrastructure including the A3023, the only road access […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet members recently visited Runswick Bay on the North Yorkshire coast to view the latter stages of the construction project to enhance the village’s sea defenses. The coastal protection works, valued at around £1.5 million, started in March and will be completed later this month. The scheme, which has been designed to […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Funding to develop designs for a new coastal defense scheme which could protect homes from flooding and erosion in Langstone has been secured, the Havant Borough Council (HBC) informs.  The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP), on behalf of HBC, has secured £376,000 made up from a Defra Grant in Aid and the HBC Community Infrastructure […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    A £13.4 million scheme to stabilize the cliffs behind the Spa complex in the Yorkshire coast town of Scarborough will get underway at the end of this month, Scarborough Borough Council said in their latest release.  The Scarborough Spa Slope Stabilization Scheme, which will start on May 30, will involve: piling along the rear of […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Nick Zerwas, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, last week presented his legislation, HF2820, to the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee. According to the official statement, the bill funds $1.5 million – with a local match – for the City of Elk River to dredge Lake Orono. “Lake Orono is a […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    A new £27 million scheme to improve the water environment across England has been jointly launched by Defra, Natural England and the Environment Agency. The Water Environment Grant scheme will provide £9 million each year over the next three years to applicants applying for funding to restore local eco-systems and deliver substantial benefits to people and the […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A £21 million flood defense scheme to better protect hundreds of businesses in Sheffield’s Lower Don Valley opened on Thursday, 25 January. The new flood alleviation scheme will benefit more than 500 businesses and safeguard around five thousand jobs, key roads in and out of the city and homes along a five mile stretch of […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Nottinghamshire County Council said that a major scheme worth almost £5 million has been given the go-ahead from the government to help protect residents and businesses in Southwell from the devastating effects of flooding.  The news comes after the council led two partnership bids to DEFRA to help push forward plans to transform the town’s flood […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A £20 million project delivering flood defenses to better protect hundreds of businesses in Sheffield’s Lower Don Valley will be unveiled on Thursday (25 January), reports the City Council. The events of the 2007 and 2012 floods, which caused millions of pounds of damage to property, led to the development of the project. The area […]

  • 3 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Works on the £100 million Boston Barrier project, which received final Government approval just before Christmas, are about to begin, according to the Boston Borough Council. The scheme – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – was given the green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency’s £100 million Boston Barrier – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – has been given the a green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Michael Gove. Following approval for the scheme’s full business case from HM Treasury last week, the […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA), the representative body for the marine aggregate sector, and The Crown Estate have jointly published a new good practice guidance for marine aggregate extraction operations in English waters. Good Practice Guidance: Extraction by Dredging of Aggregates from England’s Seabed (2017) replaces Extraction by dredging from the English seabed: minerals planning guidance 1 (MMG1) […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal HaskoningDHV’s TRICO approach has been selected for a pilot scheme investigating flood management for the 10,000 home Garden Town planned for Wisbech. The pilot project also received the backing of the Dutch government with a 55,000EUR grant from their Partners for Water program which funds innovative water projects around the world. Developed in partnership […]

  • 13 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Ebsford Environmental has been appointed as remediation specialists to work with the Coal Authority and Environment Agency on a project to improve up to 60km of rivers in the North Pennines. Partnering with civil engineering firm JN Bentley, Ebsford will support the firm in developing and executing a safe and environmentally sensitive plan of removing […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Dorset County Council has approved a budget of £3m over 5 years, as a partnership funding contribution, for the West Bay Flood Protection Project. This is towards an overall scheme cost of approximately £7m, the council said. Working in collaboration with the Environment Agency, the project aims to deliver an improved standard of flood […]