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  • 25 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito Administration yesterday announced over $10.2 million in grants and loans to assist communities in addressing deteriorating dams and refurbishing critical coastal infrastructure. The awards, funded by the Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Fund and the Governor’s annual capital budget, include engineering phase or construction phase support for nine dam repair projects, […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) President, Anthony P. Pratt, testified earlier this week about the need for federal investment in coastal infrastructure such as beaches, dunes and wetlands at the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing. Pratt is the Administrator for Shoreline and Waterway Management at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D., has announced details of an €18 million Capital Investment Package in 2016 for the development of Ireland’s fishery harbor network. Announcing the investment package, the minister said “In total I am allocating €18m for this year’s Fishery Harbor and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Program. I have […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Redland City Council, QLD, is inviting community members to provide input into Phase 6 of its Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy. A city-wide strategy for the protection of the city’s coastline, including islands and inland rivers and creeks; the project will assess the vulnerability of infrastructure, assets and property to coastal hazards, and recommend actions to […]

  • 28 May 2020

    The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee yesterday heard Senate Bill 1090 by California Senator Patricia Bates that would help prevent further tragedies on public beaches such as the Encinitas bluff collapse that killed three people in August 2019. The committee did not vote on the bill. Instead, the committee’s chair, Senator Henry Stern (D-Calabasas), […]

  • 25 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Colac Otway Shire, a local government area in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia, is calling on the State Government to commit $4.3 million to urgently address coastal erosion which is severely impacting the coastline in and around Apollo Bay. Colac Otway Mayor, Cr Jason Schram, said that the Council had been advocating […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has announced more than $43 million in grants to improve the resilience of local communities and wildlife habitat in the face of increasingly severe and frequent natural disasters. The grants will support natural and nature-based infrastructure that will help people and wildlife recover […]

  • 5 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced the release of the 2020 Request for Proposals for the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) which provides grant funding to restore, increase and strengthen natural infrastructure to protect coastal communities while also enhancing habitats for fish and wildlife. This year, Congress has again provided funding under […]

  • 20 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has taken steps to deliver an active travel project and coastal defense works in Old Colwyn. The contractor was hired by Conwy County Borough Council to improve the coastal defenses and active travel route at Splash Point, at the arches end of the Old Colwyn promenade. The scheme, scheduled to […]

  • 18 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    California Representative Mike Levin announced last week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate $400,000 in federal funding for the Planning, Engineering & Design (PED) phase of the Encinitas-Solana Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project. The Army Corps also allocated $505,000 for the PED phase of the San Clemente Shoreline Project. The announcement […]

  • 22 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Following vicious flooding of Lake Ontario during two of the last three years, with private and public property and infrastructure being destroyed, NY Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday urged USACE to include the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study (GLCRS) in its Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan. The study, Schumer and Gillibrand said, […]

  • 7 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters have urged the Department of the Army and the Office of Management and Budget to help Michigan communities effected by high water levels in the Great Lakes and inland waterways. According to the officials, extreme weather, flooding and erosion have led to damaged property, harbors, beaches, roads and […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, is currently working on a Coastal Storm Risk Management feasibility study in Fairfield and New Haven Counties, Connecticut and has developed a recommended draft plan for the “Long Wharf” area in New Haven. The non-Federal project partner for the study is the Connecticut Department of Energy […]

  • 19 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Rhode Island Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, announced yesterday that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has received a $75,000 award from the National Coastal Resilience Fund to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure that protects coastal communities.  According to Whitehouse, DEM will use the funding to advance resiliency efforts along the shore of Quonochontaug […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) expressed their deep concern over the U.S. Senate’s approval yesterday of a fiscal 2020 appropriations bill that cuts funding by more than two-thirds to a U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) program that provides critical grants for port infrastructure projects nationwide. According to AAPA, MARAD’s Port Infrastructure […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    New Zealand’s Tauranga City Council is currently reviewing their coastal structures policy to ensure that they consider the needs of future communities, including the potential impact of climate change as they decide when and how to maintain public coastal structures.  Coastal structures are any man-made building, equipment, device or other facility fixed to land along […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    As part of their efforts to support resilient coastal communities, NOAA Fisheries Service is announcing the award of $24.8 million for three cooperative agreements. This funding will help restore habitat along Louisiana’s coast under the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program. Restoring wetlands and barrier islands increases protection for Louisiana’s people and […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Leaders of the Texas General Land Office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and the Corps’ Galveston District met in Austin on September 26 to discuss the progress of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study. “The Texas coast is a complex and vulnerable system that provides substantial value to the nation,” Texas […]

  • 17 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley has secured key provisions that will help create jobs and improve infrastructure in Oregon communities in the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Energy and Water appropriations bill, which was voted out of committee late last week. “One of the most gratifying parts of serving on the Senate Appropriations Committee is that I […]

  • 9 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The New Zealand’s Dunedin City Council (DCC) is closely monitoring coastal erosion in front of Kettle Park. Recent high seas have washed away sand along about 200m of Ocean Beach, by Kettle Park. This has exposed rubble in front of the dune which was placed in 2007 as part of protection measures for the dune […]

  • 5 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has called on the Commonwealth Government to work with State and local governments to manage coastal erosion across the country. The State Government today released a comprehensive report outlining the scope and scale of coastal erosion across Western Australia, and potential options for managing areas of risk. The report itself […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Fraser Coast Regional Council is planning for increased threats of erosion and higher storm tides along the coastline, and inviting residents to get involved in the process. Fraser Coast Councillor, David Lewis, said that the council was keen to hear from the community about what they valued about the Fraser Coast coastline to help identify […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    On behalf of the Building with Nature Indonesia Consortium, Fokko van der Goot from EcoShape is participating in the Expert Dialogue on technologies for averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage in coastal at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn. Their project in Demak, Northern Java, is presented as an example of how the […]

  • 13 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $292.7 million in discretionary grant funding through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program. Commenting the latest news, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, said: “This major investment in the Port Infrastructure Development Program will help strengthen, modernize, and improve our […]

  • 31 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The City of Stirling, Western Australia, is working with the community to investigate engineering options to address ongoing coastal erosion at Mettams Pool. To do this, the city is inviting a feedback from residents and ratepayers on what they value about Mettams Pool, its facilities and amenity. Following a series of storms in 2009 that […]

  • 9 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency Chair, Emma Howard Boyd, has opened an 8-week consultation period on the recently launched long-term strategy that will tackle flooding and coastal change in the UK. Launching the strategy, Emma Howard Boyd said “we cannot win a war against water” by building higher flood defenses and called for a new approach to ensure communities […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has announced the release of the 2019 Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan, which addresses natural and man-made coastal environments. This Resiliency Plan also recommends 123 projects compiled by the Texas General Land Office coastal team with input from a Technical Advisory Committee to mitigate issues that negatively impact coastal […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    HR Wallingford will be the organizer of a two-day training course from March 12-13, 2019, introducing participants with the methods being used in designing and planning coastal engineering and management schemes. According to the company, the course is aimed at those who have just started or are about to start work on coastal management or engineering […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Coastal cities play a critical role in the global economy. The cities are being increasingly exposed to natural hazards and disasters, such as hurricanes, and recurrent flooding due to the rise of sea levels caused by climate change, University of Miami’s College of Engineering said in their latest announcement.  These disasters directly impact infrastructure such as […]