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  • 18 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Canal & River Trust will carry out a £45.1 million program of repairs on waterways across England & Wales this winter. These works include replacing lock gates, dredging to ensure the water is deep enough for boats, and carrying out a host of tasks to keep the 200-year old network open and help ensure […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    More than $300,000 has been awarded to five coastal councils across New South Wales to undertake planning in coastal and estuarine areas, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment reports.  Commenting the latest announcement, Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock, said that the funding is being provided to assist councils prepare plans to set […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    With almost a quarter-of-a-million properties in Wales at risk of flooding, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, recently launched a consultation on a new National Strategy for Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management in Wales. The new strategy builds on the Government commitment to invest over £350 million in flood and […]

  • 12 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Construction work is set to start on coastal risk management works as part of a £150 million program of investment over three years across Wales, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths announced today. The Coastal Risk Management Program allocates funding for schemes to reduce risk to over 18,000 properties through projects to […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, announced yesterday a £56 million program to improve flood and coastal erosion defenses and support flood risk management activities across Wales over the next financial year. The program has been prioritized according to risk, considering factors such as the likelihood and impact of a flood, previous events, the number […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The ‘Dredging in Wales, A Review and Forward Look’ seminar, organized by the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and co-promoted by the ICE Wales Region, will take place on Tuesday, 9 May 2017, at Novotel Cardiff Center, Cardiff. The presentations at the event will primarily be Wales specific, but will be informative for anyone with links to the […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Colwyn Bay Waterfront Project has been shortlisted for the annual ICE Wales Cymru Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding engineering achievement across the country and include the George Gibby Award, Roy Edwards Award, Bill Ward Sustainability Award, Designed in Wales Award, Studies and Research Award, and the Emerging Engineers Award. The Colwyn Bay Project (Phase 1b/c) […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The New South Wales Government today announced an $8 million coastal dredging strategy, aimed at improving the state’s ports and harbors. “These waterways are the lifeblood of many communities and the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government is pleased to fund this essential dredging,” New South Wales Minister for Lands and Forestry, Paul Toole, said in […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Universities in Wales and Ireland are joining forces to investigate how coastal defense schemes can be improved by more eco-friendly designs, reported the Welsh Government. More than €3 million of EU funds is being invested in the Ecostructure project, which will develop and trial new methods to enhance the quality of coastal structures, including sea-walls […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    People in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and South Wales are being encouraged to give their ideas on how to improve the region’s historic canals, with the Canal and River Trust’s South Wales and Severn Waterway Partnership holding their Annual Public Meeting in Gloucester this week. The event will also be a chance to find out more about […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Over 60 per cent of the population live near to the coast, and 208,000 properties across Wales are at risk of flooding from the sea or rivers, Wales Audit Office said in its latest report. Severe coastal flooding in the winter of 2013-14 was the latest incident to dramatically highlight the vulnerability to flooding and erosion […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The importance and potential of Wales canals to improve the prosperity of local communities was recognized at last week’s Royal Welsh Show, with a series of meetings between Welsh ministers and representatives from Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales. The First Minister Carwyn Jones AM highlighted the vital contribution that the Welsh […]

  • 2 October 2012

    According to farmersguardian.com, the Mid Wales farmers have hit out at Environment Agency Wales for not dredging local rivers. They are also demanding a review of the river and estuary management and maintenance. Edward Chapman, Montgomeryshire NFU’s county chairman, said: “All the rivers used to be dredged. I expect as with many other things it […]

  • 23 April 2012

    Continuing its long association with the City & County of Swansea Council (CCS), Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) have completed the first ever water injection dredging license application in Wales. Although the Marine Management Organisation in England recently decided to delay the introduction of a license requirement for water injection dredging and plough dredging for […]

  • 23 November 2011

    The State Government’s decision to invite tenders for the Clyde River bar dredging has been supported by the New South Wales boaters. Safety for boaters in the Batemans Bay area and improvement of economic boost for the town are expected to be enhanced by these undertakings. The Primary Industries Minister, Katrina Hodgkinson, and State Member […]

  • 17 February 2011

    Environment and Sustainability Minister Jane Davidson has launched the consultation Sustainable Development for “Welsh Seas: Our approach to marine planning in Wales” to seek views on national plans for the inshore and offshore marine areas of Wales. The Marine and Coastal Access Act requires the Assembly Government to plan, and issue the required licences, for […]

  • 17 November 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Harwood Marine – situated on the Clarence River in Northern New South Wales Australia – has completed regular maintenance of the hopper dredge David Allan. The dredger is one of the most familiar vessels in the Port of Newcastle (NSW). The vessel recently underwent its five yearly docking and major refit at Harwood Marine. After […]

  • 5 November 2020
    Infrastructure

    A project to remove approximately 12,000m3 of silt from Gloucester Docks and the canal between Llanthony Bridge and St Ann Bridge is underway. The £200K scheme will take around six weeks to complete, reports the Canal and River Trust. In fact, specialist machinery will float in the Docks, with a water-borne plough pulled by a tug. […]

  • 30 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    Transport for New South Wales has announced that they will now continue dredging the Swansea Channel through to December, NBN News reports. Using another $300,000 in NSW Government funding, another 25,000 cubic meters of sand will be removed from the channel. Commenting the latest news, NSW Maritime Executive Director, Andrew Mogg, said: “This is fantastic […]

  • 15 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Boaters enjoying time afloat on the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal will soon find the waterway easier to travel along, thanks to a major dredging project by Canal & River Trust. This week, the Trust has begun work to remove almost 6,000m3 of silt from a 3.7km stretch of canal between Bridge 27a, M5 Flyover and […]

  • 10 August 2020
    Business development

    City of Newcastle’s (New South Wales) long-term plan to manage erosion along Stockton’s coastline has been certified by the State Government. This sees Newcastle become the first in NSW to have a coastal management program (CMP) confirmed under the Government’s new coastal management framework. With the CMP included in the NSW Government Gazette published Friday, […]

  • 20 July 2020
    Authorities & Government

    River Severn Partnership has secured around £40 million to progress flood defence in a multi-billion pound national investment, according to the Environment Agency. The government announcement, which included £200 million for innovative projects and £170 million for accelerated flood defence schemes, comes as welcome news to the partnership and its ambition to make the Severn […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    More work will start during the next week (13 July 2020) to help protect sea defenses for a coastal village in North Wales, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) informs. Contractors for NRW will move 20,000 tonnes of shingle on Fairbourne beach to fill in an eroded area in front of the village. The shingle bank is […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Neath Port Talbot Council and their contractor Knights Brown are making good progress on the vital scheme to repair and strengthen the iconic Aberavon Seafront Promenade. The work is part funded by the Welsh Government through its Coastal Risk Management Program – first announced by the Welsh Government in 2014. It aims to reduce flood […]

  • 28 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Work is underway on the Maroochy Groyne Field Renewal project to help maintain and protect the Cotton Tree coastline from erosion, after some sections of the existing structures were identified for renewal, reports Sunshine Coast Regional Council.  The groyne will be renewed with geotextile containers, also known as geobags or geofabric bags which are filled […]