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  • 27 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is working with partners on a major new scheme that will reduce flood risk to homes and businesses in Oxford, as well as to services and major transport routes into the city. The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme will cost around £121 million and is one of the biggest flood schemes in the […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The £120 million Oxford flood alleviation scheme, which will reduce flood risk to homes, businesses, and transport in the surrounding area, has moved a step closer, reports the Environment Agency. The Oxford project partnership has just announced that it has secured the funding for the scheme, which will include at least 5 hectares of new habitat […]

  • 26 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is about to launch an online public consultation into the detailed design of the Oxford flood alleviation scheme. According to the report, the EA is calling on communities to have their say on benefits and features that will make up the £120 million project to reduce flood risk to all homes and businesses […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just announced that it will hold two public drop-in events to discuss the Oxford flood alleviation scheme project. According to EA, the project is aimed to reduce flood risk to over 1,200 homes and businesses in Oxford. The team, currently finalizing detailed design of the scheme, is ready to submit the design to […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency and their partners are working together to develop a flood alleviation scheme to reduce flood risk to properties, transport links and infrastructure in Oxford. The scheme will involve lowering parts of the floodplain and widening some of the existing rivers and streams that run through it, to increase capacity for flood water […]

  • 14 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency early investigation on the Oxford flood alleviation scheme has confirmed that a flood relief channel is among the best solutions for the Oxford area. The Environment Agency has therefore developed a series of channel options, based on their findings and the results of early public engagement about a potential scheme. According to EA, […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just released a video showing the route of the proposed Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme. The video shows the route of the proposed Oxford Scheme, with cross-sections showing how the scheme could look in the 4 different areas. The scheme will work by making better use of the undeveloped floodplain. It will […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, ICSE 2016, will take place in Oxford, UK from 12-15 September. The conference, being organized by HR Wallingford this year, will provide a platform for scientists and engineers from around the world to exchange ideas and share advances in research and practice on the scientific and engineering challenges related to scour and […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is working in partnership to develop proposals to reduce flood risk in Oxford. Investigations have confirmed that a flood relief channel will bring significant flood relief benefits to Oxford. The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme project team have developed a series of options to construct new channels or enlarge existing channels in the western […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just announced that the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme is open for consultation. A 6-week public consultation period began on Tuesday, 19 January, and will stay open until 1 March 2016. Five drop-in events will be held across Oxford to give local communities the opportunity to have their say on the future of the flood risk in Oxford. The […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Tuesday, 19 January, will mark the start of a 6-week public consultation on the proposed Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme that will reduce the risk of flooding to over 1,000 properties. Five drop-in events will be held across Oxford to give local communities the opportunity to have their say on the future of the flood risk […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Oxford City Council has secured almost £2.2 million of funding for a scheme that will protect 110 properties from flooding in Northway and Marston. Oxfordshire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) has given £600,000 to the scheme, while £1,596,000 is from grants administered by the Environment Agency. The project will be discussed at November’s City Executive Board […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Ground investigations to determine the design and route of Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme’s proposed flood relief channel began this week. Specialist contractors started work on digging 130 boreholes and trial pits yesterday on land between Oxford’s Botley Road and Sandford in Kennington, the 2 points where the channel will leave and re-enter the River Thames. […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    During June and July the Environment Agency and its partners held 5 public events across the Oxford area to update communities on flood work. These events were also set up to offer local communities and residents the opportunity to talk to the technical specialists who are working on the project and to provide them with valuable […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Over 6 days, from 23 June to 3 July, the Environment Agency and its partners are running a series of ‘drop-in’ sessions at various locations in and around Oxford to explain how they plan to reduce the risk of flooding in the city. A key aim of the sessions is to make sure that everyone has […]

  • 12 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency together with their partners continues to explore and test all options for a technically, environmentally and financially viable scheme that will reduce flood risk to residents and businesses in Oxford. One of the options is to deliver improved capacity in the western floodplain of Oxford with a new flood relief channel. The Agency […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Canal and River Trust has teamed up with the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust to create a new wetland haven for amphibians and water-loving plants at a secluded lake beside the Oxford Canal. Part of the project is clearing openings in the reed beds using an amphibious harvester, known as a ‘Truxor’ that […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Following the January 2014 floods, the Environment Agency has been working with their partners (Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Thames Water and the Oxford Flood Alliance) to explore and test all options for a technically, environmentally and financially viable scheme that will reduce flood risk to residents and […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Hundreds of fish will be rescued from the Rugby Arm of the Oxford Canal today ahead of important dredging work to improve the depth of the waterway for canal boats visiting Rugby. The fish, likely to include roach, perch, carp and even pike, are being removed as oxygen levels in the canal are likely to […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following flooding in early 2014, flood risk management options for Oxford and Abingdon are being reviewed and progressed as the Oxford and Abingdon scheme. Flood modelling completed in 2013, and increased local interest in finding flooding solutions, prompted the Environment Agency to begin a formal review of the Oxford flood risk management strategy recommendations in […]

  • 4 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Blenheim Estate has enlisted the expertise of Oxfordshire based BSG Ecology to ensure the huge civil engineering program will cause minimum disruption to their fauna and flora. Wildlife surveys carried out by BSG Ecology ahead of the dredging has revealed the estate is home to a huge variety of wildlife including more than 50% of […]

  • 20 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, has announced that its Work Plan for the 2020 fiscal year includes $102 million in funding for its civil works program, the largest amount of funding since the 2013 fiscal year. The Work Plan will fund projects, programs and activities that received funding in the three previous […]

  • 6 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    VolkerStevin, alongside joint venture partners Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, has been awarded five new contracts as part of the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management (WEM) £1 billion Framework to reduce flooding across the UK. Work has already begun on the following projects, aimed to improve the lives of communities and the wider environment: Oxford Flood […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The President’s proposed fiscal 2020 Civil Works Budget released March 12 includes $4.827 billion in gross discretionary funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works program. The overall Civil Works Budget includes $2.308 billion for commercial navigation; $1.011 billion for flood and storm risk management; $249 million for recreation; $187 million for aquatic […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    One of the biggest civil engineering projects ever undertaken at a British stately home, aimed to save ‘the finest view in England’, has officially begun, Blenheim Palace said in their latest announcement.  In 2016 planning started for the restoration of Queen’s Pool and vital repairs to the Grand Bridge. Created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown over […]

  • 11 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Vessels

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (February 5 – February 11, 2018).   Jacksonville Harbor Deepening Underway The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that the c deepening project is officially underway as contractors began dredging Contract “A” – the first of multiple construction contracts […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    With the ongoing investment in the exploration of natural resources and the harnessing of energy from wind and tidal power, there is an increasing focus on the environmental impacts these can have on the marine habitat, RPS Group – Oxfordshire based consultancy company said in their latest announcement.  In order to ensure environmental compliance and licensing […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work continues to progress on the outline design phase of the Portchester to Paulsgrove Coastal Defense scheme as ground investigation works are due to be on site shortly, reports the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership. According to ESCP, the works are intended to investigate the existing ground and site conditions of the project site and inform the detailed design […]