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  • 29 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Work on coastal protection structures at N. Fohdhoo is well underway, with 58% project progress so far, Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) said in their latest release. “We are currently working on back-fill area leveling works and geo bag filling which will be used for revetment construction,” MTCC said. The project involves sand filtering […]

  • 23 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Environment Agency in partnership with Arun District Council and Elmer Sands Limited has completed major coastal defence works at Elmer in West Sussex. During construction 20,000 tonnes of rock were used to improve the existing rock revetment and 12,500 cubic metres of shingle were recharged across the defences. A new boat ramp for Elmer […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Plans for state-of-the-art new coastal defences in Southsea have been given the green light as government awarded nearly £100m of funding to the project. Funding from the Environment Agency was the final hurdle the Portsmouth City Council project had to overcome and work is now set to start on site later this year. Cllr David […]

  • 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), […]

  • 28 May 2020

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District recently awarded a contract for more than $2.9 million to Gloucester, Virginia-based Coastal Design & Construction Inc. The contract calls for constructing an approximately 685-foot-long stone jetty at the entrance of the Tangier Island Federal Navigation Channel, located on the western side of the island. “The Norfolk […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s House Appropriations Committee has approved House Bill No. 2, the state’s Capital Outlay bill, the Restore the Mississippi River Delta reports.  The bill annually provides the funds for constructing projects across the state, projects that are needed more than ever because they provide jobs and stimulus to local economies. An amendment was added in […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host a technical modeling workshop webinar on Tuesday, June 16 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. The purpose of the workshop is to provide technical audiences with an in-depth overview of the predictive modeling process and underlying assumptions that will be used for the 2023 Coastal Master Plan. According to CPRA, […]

  • 13 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The City of Newcastle, NSW, has prepared a draft Coastal Management Program (CMP) for Stockton in partnership with the local community, and the plan is on public exhibition for a month. According to their official announcement, “City of Newcastle continues to work closely with our Stockton Community Liaison Group (SCLG), government agencies and members of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Construction works on the Fairhaven to Church Scar Coastal Protection Scheme are now complete, according to the Fylde Council. VBA – a joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business – worked together with Fylde Council on this £22m coastal protection scheme along the Fylde coast. Under the project, the contractor replaced the […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Works on a coastal defense scheme in the West Sussex village of Elmer are nearing completion, Mackley informs.  The Elmer Coastal Defense Scheme is being carried out by Mackley, working as part of Team Van Oord, on behalf of the Environment Agency, Arun District Council and Elmer Sands Limited. The project got underway in September […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Iberia Parish Council, State of Louisiana, has passed a resolution that may go a long way in alleviating drainage and fisheries concerns in the parish, The Daily Iberian reports.  The council voted unanimously to appropriate $5,000 from the GOMESA fund for costs related to the planning of the Coast Historical Hydrological Restoration Project. According […]

  • 23 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Washington State Department of Ecology has secured seven National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grants worth more than $5 million. The 2020 federal grants will help local partners restore and enhance nearly 500 acres of coastal wetlands and 17,500 feet of marine shoreline in Jefferson, Kitsap, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom counties. More details about the each […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Bayside City Council, Victoria, is currently undertaking works in Sandringham to reduce erosion and protect the coastal environment. These works are taking place along the coastal path and Trey Bit Reserve during April and May. Key improvements include: Extending existing fencing along the coastal path to protect flora and fauna; New drainage at Trey Bit […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    This spring’s beach management activities at Hayling Island which consist of recycling beach material from Gunner Point and the Coast Guard Revetment to the Eastoke frontage are now complete, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) reports.  Contractor Les Searle Group moved over 33,000m³ of material for Havant Borough Council, making impressive progress in just three weeks. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work is progressing well on the latest phase of a scheme which will reduce the risk of coastal flooding for more than 4,500 homes and businesses on Portsea Island. The £58m North Portsea Island Coastal Defense Scheme, which is being delivered by the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership on behalf of Portsmouth City Council, is being […]

  • 9 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Coastal Partnership East and contractors, the Water Management Alliance, are currently carrying out repair and maintenance work at Lowestoft, Suffolk. Repair and maintenance operations are spread across the sea wall from South Pier/Fisherman’s Wharf heading south. The project will be undertaken across many types of coastal protection asset in this location, focusing on repairs to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards yesterday announced his priorities for the state’s coastal program for his next four years in office. Edwards also announced the state will receive its maximum payment from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) for the first time. In addition, he committed at least $115 million in state surplus […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Following a series of extreme storms which have battered the coast, Havant Borough Council has fenced off an area at West Beach, Hayling Island, and will be removing one of the damaged coastal defenses.     In the interests of safety, engineers from the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) will carry out further inspections and will […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study (Coastal Texas Study) will host a series of public open houses this month to provide the public with updated information about study progress made since previously held public meetings in fall 2018. The purpose of the Coastal Texas Study is to identify coastal storm risk management and […]

  • 31 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Two NOAA-sponsored habitat restoration projects in Louisiana have been approved for $30 million in funding in 2020 by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Program. According to NOAA, these projects will restore habitat along Louisiana’s coast, increase protection for people and property, and benefit some of America’s richest fisheries: Construction of the West Fourchon […]