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  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Hydraulic engineering specialists, HR Wallingford, unveiled their latest generation tsunami simulator, the most realistic yet, at their facilities at Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, today. The Tsunami Simulator, which is installed in HR Wallingford’s Fast Flow Facility, is being part-funded by a €1.9 million European Research Council Starting Grant ‘URBAN WAVES’. A team from UCL (University College London) […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Redcliffs residents now have greater security against flooding with the completion of the new Beachville Road seawall. The 500 meter-long seawall reconstruction by the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) was celebrated at the weekend with a community gathering attended by scores of locals. New Heathcote ward councillor, Sara Templeton, declared the project finished with […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Coney Island T-groin Project, located in Sea Gate, Brooklyn, NY is nearing its completion. Andrew Masella, civil engineer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, in this video discusses the importance of the projects features and benefits the community of Sea Gate will receive after the construction of the T-groins. The Coney […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Director Dan Ashe has announced that over $20 million will be provided to 28 projects in 12 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 10,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. State and local governments, private landowners, conservation […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced the award of more than $80 million from its Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to 22 projects in the states of Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Texas. The projects, developed in consultation with state and federal resource agencies, are designed to remedy harm and reduce the risk of […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Town of Rockport’s project to repair and improve the upper Pigeon Cove stone breakwater and the harbor entrance breakwater has officially begun. Work at the Upper Breakwater includes construction of an access road along the breakwater for resetting and replacing stone and base material at discrete damage sections along the structure. The work also includes […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Water board Noorderzijlvest has contracted Dutch-based consultancy firm Grontmij to make a preliminary design and contract for a 12 km sea dike improvement between Eemshaven and Delfzijl, on the north coast of the Netherlands. The flood defense project is part of a nationwide program to reinforce dikes to withstand heavier wave loads. The authorities decided […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    A combination of king tides and the extreme weather event over the weekend has resulted in significant erosion at Flaxmill Bay and Cooks Beach, Thames Coromandel District Council said in their latest release.  “Emergency works to protect and stabilize the embankment at this location will start this week,” said Area Manager North, Allan Tiplady. The weather event […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Freeport Mayor, Robert Kennedy, Hempstead Town Councilwoman, Erin King Sweeney, and other Freeport Village officials yesterday toured the Hurricane Protection Barrier located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ teams are currently analyzing the feasibility of building a similar facility, in order to protect Nassau’s south shore from future flooding devastation. Mayor Kennedy […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    A proposal to bolster sea defenses at Bacton Gas Terminal, Bacton and Walcott villages will be discussed by North Norfolk District Council’s Cabinet on July 3. The proposed scheme would involve ‘sandscaping’ the shoreline, in front of the terminal and down the coast; effectively using high volumes of sand to protect the coast. The volume […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Bulkheads and seawalls along the shores of Puget Sound help ease erosion and stabilize bluffs to protect waterfront properties, according to the University of Washington. But these walled structures also shrink beaches, reduce habitat for invertebrates and spawning fish and, indirectly, degrade conditions for iconic species like salmon and orcas. Many studies have shown this pattern […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Representatives from KS Associates attended a ribbon cutting ceremony last month to celebrate the grand opening of the new Painesville Township Park Pier. The new 200-foot-long pier, designed by KS Associates, is now open to the public. The pier is part of a shoreline protection initiative undertaken by Lake Metroparks and the Painesville Township Board […]

  • 21 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon, and Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Patrick Murphy recently showcased 33 shoreline resiliency projects in Monroe County that are receiving an estimated $43 million in state funding through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work on the new sea defense wall along West Bay Esplanade will begin again today, Dorset Council said in its latest announcement.  The sea defense wall was built earlier this summer, but stone masons will now return to complete the facing of the new wall, which will greatly improve its appearance. The Esplanade will be […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Business & Finance

     Boskalis, a Dutch dredging and heavylift company, has successfully wrapped up a coastal protection project at Katwijk, a coastal municipality and town in the province of South Holland, situated in the mid-western part of the Netherlands.  “We recently carried out beach replenishment work near Katwijk for this reason, finishing in perfect time for the […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) spent a few days in Rhode Island last week to evaluate the RI Coastal Resources Management Program, part of a periodic review the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) performs of all U.S. coastal programs. A team of three representatives from NOAA, as well as a fourth representing […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    East China’s Zhejiang Province has issued a ban on new land reclamation projects to protect the marine environment, Xinhua reports.  According to a guideline issued by the provincial government, “apart from key national strategic projects, Zhejiang will stop approving new land reclamation projects and strengthen the protection of coastal wetlands.” The Zhejiang Province’s government will also […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Protection Authority has released South Australia’s State of the Environment Report, making a number of recommendations to help safeguard South Australia’s environment, with a strong focus on preparing for a changing climate. The Environment Protection Act 1993 requires the Environment Protection Authority to publish a report on the state of the South Australian environment at […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Justin Callahan, discussed the importance of the coastal storm risk management project at Ocean City, Maryland, yesterday at an event with senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, along with other local officials. The Corps anticipates awarding a contract for beach renourishment, important to […]

  • 2 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been awarded funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional Coastal Resilience Grant program to develop a Joint Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Plan (DRRP) for the City of Brunswick and Glynn County. Through this award, local partners in Glynn County will be working on a […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, and its contractors recently completed demolition and began placing concrete piles as part of the seawall and boardwalk construction works at the northern end of Atlantic City, New Jersey. ‪ The contract for the USACE – funded seawall construction was awarded to Hackensack-based J. Fletcher Creamer & Son late […]

  • 15 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    A $31 million segmented breakwater project at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge was approved at the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection Restoration Act (CWPPRA) meeting on December 10. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), which owns and manages Rockefeller, will use the funding to construct and maintain 2.5 miles of breakwater structure initially with the potential […]

  • 8 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Essential work to protect Bournemouth coastline from future erosion is progressing very well, the Bournemouth Council informs. The first phase (November 2015 to April 2020) involves the replacement of 30 groynes along the coast from Southbourne to Hengistbury Head. Beach replenishment will also take place between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers and to the east of Boscombe Pier […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is working in partnership with Arun District Council to improve the coastal defenses at Elmer and to reduce the risk of flooding and erosion to people and property. The shoreline at Elmer, West Sussex has a range of coastal defenses such as the offshore rock breakwaters (islands), shingle beaches and rock revetment. […]

  • 8 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Scientists, environmental campaigners and policy makers will attempt to define and visualize the seascape of the Tay and Forth estuaries at a conference at the University of Dundee later this month. The 19th annual Tay Estuary Forum conference, taking place at West Park Conference Center on Friday, 22nd April, will see delegates discuss current issues […]