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  • 3 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    As the Environment Agency launches a consultation on its draft flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England, the North Yorkshire County Council is now pressing ahead in its commitment to mitigate flood risks. The EA’s draft strategy sets out a vision for “a nation ready for, and resilient to, flooding and coastal change […]

  • 28 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Government of Ghana’s Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Samuel Atta Akyea, has announced plans to reduce the incidents of flooding across the country through channel improvement works, Ghana News Agency (GNA) reports.  Briefing the media in Accra about some of those interventions, the Sector Minister said that the works are ongoing under the […]

  • 21 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Christie Administration yesterday announced that Stone Harbor has been awarded a $2.7 million from the Department of Environmental Protection’s Flood Hazard Risk Reduction and Resiliency Grant Program. The funding will be used to protect businesses and homes in the downtown area between 88th and 99th streets, Stone Harbor, NJ. The Borough of Stone Harbor will […]

  • 6 September 2012

    Senator John Hoeven yesterday hosted a meeting of federal, local and state leaders, including Governor Jack Dalrymple, to update the community on efforts to identify and mitigate if necessary existing problem points on the Missouri River that could cause ice jams and lead to flooding this winter. Hoeven and Dalrymple said last year’s record flooding […]

  • 18 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    Royal Haskoning and partners HKV Lijn in Water and Fugro, have been appointed to develop an electronic management system for water control structures in New Orleans. The team is now racing Mother Nature to meet a very tight deadline. The project involves making an emergency management module that will allow a levee operator to monitor […]

  • 2 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on a draft Environmental Assessment, or EA, released yesterday, July 1, for the drain 27 wetland restoration project in Fargo, North Dakota. Corps staff are proposing to restore 320 acres of farmland to wetland and upland prairie. The project would mitigate unavoidable […]

  • 1 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    U.S. Representatives Don Young and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell have introduced the bipartisan Shovel-Ready Restoration Grants for Coastlines and Fisheries Act of 2020. This legislation authorizes $3 billion for shovel-ready resilience projects to help bring back jobs lost by COVID-19 and boost the climate resilience of the coastlines. “Alaskans know how important the ocean is to our fishing industry […]

  • 26 May 2020

    The King Company started dredging Grand Haven Harbor in Grand Haven, Michigan this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, said in their latest release. The dredge material is being utilized for beach nourishment. According to USACE, a wide, nourished beach system absorbs wave energy, protects upland areas from flooding, and mitigates erosion. […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District recently opened public comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding the continued periodic renourishment of Segment II, a part of the Broward County Shore Protection Project (BCSPP). The purpose for the project is to provide coastal storm risk […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge Currituck just completed maintenance dredging work in Ocean City Inlet in Maryland to remove built up sediment in the channel and improve navigation. The work was part of the Army Corps, Baltimore District’s regular operation and maintenance efforts associated with the channel to ensure safe navigation for […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) is pushing ahead with dredging works on the Gold Coast, ensuring vital transport links remain open for the city’s marine industries. “Dredging is starting in the West Crab Island Channel in the section from the Ephraim Island bridge down to the intersection with the North Channel,” CEO Hal Morris […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District has awarded the first contract for the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet and Jamaica Bay, New York Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project. This is the first of several contracts that will provide nearly $600 million in federal investment for the construction of storm risk reduction […]

  • 22 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Sandbridge Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project’s 2020 renourishment cycle kicked off sand-borrow and placement operations earlier this month. The project is crucial in lessening storm-damage risk to this section of Virginia Beach’s infrastructure, according to USACE. “The nourishment project at Sandbridge is a critical project for both the Corps and the city of […]

  • 22 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The National Park Service (NPS) has published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for sediment management at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore). The purpose of the EIS is to develop a streamlined framework for implementing sediment management at the Seashore, including the method, location, and frequency for sediment management […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    City of Del Mar, CA, is advancing a program to streamline the placement of high-quality sand on the city beaches and has released an environmental document for public review. With mitigation and monitoring, the Sand Compatibility Opportunistic Use Program – or SCOUP – would not cause significant impacts to the environment, according to the Mitigated […]

  • 9 April 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Maldives Transport and Contracting Company Plc (MTCC) has just released an update on their Centara Three Island Reclamation Project. Last year, MTCC signed a contract with a Thailand hospitality management and holding company, Centara Hotels and Resorts, for the land reclamation works on three islands in Kaafu Atoll area. According to the update, MTCC […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The N.C. Division of Water Resources has awarded $22 million to 13 coastal towns and counties to help with recovery efforts following Hurricane Florence. “Coastal communities are still in the rebuilding and recovery phase more than a year after Hurricane Florence left its devastating impact,” said Michael Regan, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental […]

  • 6 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran has introduced legislation with Senators Roy Blunt, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Chuck Grassley, Josh Hawley, Pat Roberts and Ben Sasse to overhaul the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ process for managing water resources projects along the lower Missouri River system. The Lower Missouri River Flood Prevention Program Act, cosponsored by all of the […]

  • 5 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting project applications for $11.5 million in funding to help coastal cities and towns recover from hurricane damage. The deadline to submit an application is April 30, 2020. The funding comes from Session Law 2019-224 which allocated $11.5 million to the Division of Water Resources’ Coastal Storm Damage Mitigation […]

  • 28 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Planning & Zoning Director Mary Young has announced that on March 5, 2020 the Planning & Zoning Commission will review an amendment to the Westport Zoning Regulations, the Town of Westport, CT, reports.  Authored by the Planning and Zoning Commission’s Zoning Regulation Revision Subcommittee, Text Amendment #775 proposes to add definitions and remove regulatory obstacles […]

  • 18 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released their Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Work Plan with the list of funded maintenance dredging projects for 2020. “We could not be more pleased with the Army Corps’s O&M listing of funded maintenance dredging projects for 2020,” said William P. Doyle, CEO of the Dredging Contractors of America. […]

  • 11 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Lee Zeldin was joined yesterday by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Town of Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman and New York District Commander of the Army Corps Colonel Thomas Asbery, to announce the start of a 100% federally funded project to place an estimated 600,000 cubic yards of sand just West of Shinnecock Inlet (WOSI). […]

  • 7 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Stantec and Jacobs, operating as the Galveston Coastal Services Joint Venture, has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, to design a 26.7-mile-long levee and floodwall system along the coastline near Galveston, Texas. The eight-year, $1.9 billion construction effort, known as the Orange County Coastal Storm Risk Management (Orange), will increase […]

  • 23 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, has completed the initial breach repair along the right bank of the Platte River, just upstream of the confluence of the Platte River with the Missouri River, on Tuesday. This approximately 300-foot long breach formed during the March 2019 flooding and allowed water to flow out of […]

  • 17 January 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Army Corps yesterday announced measures to reverse flood damage west of Shinnecock Inlet after two storms in October 2019 resulted in severe erosion and large losses of sand along the shoreline. The damage threatened properties west of the Shinnecock Inlet, including Dune Road, an evacuation route, commercial fishing plants, […]

  • 24 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The construction of a low-crest groyne and revetment on the Sunset Beach Foreshore to mitigate the effects of coastal erosion have been completed a week ahead of schedule, the City of Greater Geraldton reports.  The installation of the 40m long groyne and the 50m long revetment at Triton Place will help retain sand along with […]

  • 12 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louth County Council, Ireland, has announced its intention to carry out coastal protection works at two locations within the Dundalk Bay area. The first proposed works location is along the shoreline of Dundalk Bay, at an area called Seabank, approximately 2km east of Castlebellingham village. The second location is in the townland of Salterstown, approximately […]

  • 11 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday voted to approve a package of bipartisan bills to protect vulnerable coastal and Great Lakes communities impacted by climate change. The package includes bipartisan legislation introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer that would provide dedicated resources to Native American tribes living in coastal areas to support their efforts to mitigate […]

  • 2 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The $20m redevelopment of the Port Nelson’s Main Wharf North is set create long lasting regional economic benefits and future-proof the region’s import and export sectors, Port Nelson said in their latest announcement.  General Manager Infrastructure, Allanagh Rivers, said that the Port’s investment will also improve the Port’s resilience, move main wharf operations further away […]