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  • 21 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    IQPC Middle East will be the organizer of the 5th Annual Marine & Coastal Design and Engineering Middle East Forum, set to take place in Bahrain from 25-27 April 2017. The aim of the conference is to bring together stakeholders from all marine and coastal sectors to discuss strategies that will develop the Arabian coastline through sustainable […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Urging citizens, government leaders and non-governmental organizations to recognize a continuous storm destroying Louisiana’s coast, King Milling, chair of America’s WETLAND Foundation, opened a summit on the national significance of Louisiana’s coastal master plan last week. Ticking off a list of threatened environmental, navigation, energy and transportation assets housed in Louisiana’s wetlands, Milling said: “The […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work to reduce the flood risk to over 400 properties in Teignmouth from flooding will get underway this month, Teignbridge District Council just announced. Teignbridge is working to ensure that people, homes and businesses are protected from flooding by carrying out essential repairs and renewal to the sea defense structure at The Point. This coastal protection […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s Draft Inner Harbor and Coastal Erosion Management Policy 2017 is out for consultation from Monday, 20 February, to 20 March 2017, the council just announced. This draft policy, if adopted, will become a 30-year policy detailing how the council responds to coastal and harbor erosion, the officials stated. “The […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A project has kicked-off in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding, National Oceanography Center (NOC) just announced. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this NOC led project will help inform the planning of coastal defenses and emergency response. NOC Professor, Kevin Horsburgh, said: “The worst case […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    New coastal defenses are being built as part of the North Portsea Island Coastal Flood Defense Scheme which has been designed to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to the area over the next 100 years. This phase of the works will be from the Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue to the Ports Creek […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Palaszczuk Government’s $12 million QCoast2100 fund will assist another five local governments to help coastal communities prepare for rising threats such as erosion and storm tide flooding caused by climate change, Queensland Government just announced. Environment Minister, Dr Steven Miles, said that Torres Shire, Cassowary Coast, Mackay, Cairns and Redland City councils were all successful […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Mark Nardolillo, CEO and President of BEM Systems, Inc., will present at the Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) on February 9th, to discuss ‘Forecasting Risk to Infrastructure from Coastal Erosion in Arctic Alaska’, the company just announced. The presentation will summarize the recent risk assessment studies and modeling efforts on the mechanisms driving the […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, has approved an AED35 million ($9.5 million) project for periodical maintenance of Dubai marine facilities and coastal protection for the next two years, Emirates News Agency informs. Hussein Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said that the approval comes as part of the special attention given […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Dune Restoration Trust of New Zealand announced recently that the 2017 National Coastal Restoration Conference will be held in Christchurch from March 22 – 26, 2017. The theme for the 2017 conference is “Diverse coastal environments in a time of change” and being based in Christchurch will show-case the wide variety of coastal landscapes in […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Republic of Maldives’ Ministry of Environment and Energy last week held a ceremony to mark the completion of a coastal protection project in Meemu atoll Naalaafushi. According to the ministry’s announcement, the ceremony was inaugurated by His Excellency President Abdulla Yaameen Abdul Gayyoom. This project, undertaken by the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC), […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A study on the potential effects of coastal erosion and inundation from Cape Burney to Greys Beach will be presented at a community information session on 8 February 2017, reported today the City of Greater Geraldton. The city CEO Ken Diehm said that the Cape Burney to Greys Beach Inundation and Coastal Processes Study was […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) continues to make progress on the Center for River Studies and Mississippi River Physical Model in Baton Rouge. Model panel assembly is kicking off and the digital projection system is being calibrated, CPRA said in its latest announcement. The Center will house the Expanded Small Scale Physical […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Funding has been confirmed for the development of Redland City Council’s comprehensive Coastal Adaptation Strategy. Council will receive $195,650 from the State Government’s QCoast2100 Program for phases 1-5 of the strategy, which will identify and develop management plans for coastal hazard. Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams, said that the funding, approved by the Local Government […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has selected CH2M as part of a team to deliver preliminary and final design services for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project in the borough of Manhattan. A mitigation outcome of Hurricane Sandy, ESCR is an integrated coastal protection system that will reduce the […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Mackley recently completed phase one of the Hill Head Coastal Protection Project carried out on behalf of Fareham Borough Council. According to the company, the scheme, which was divided into three sections and delivered over five weeks, has re-nourished the beach on the Hampshire coast to historic levels, thereby protecting the sea defenses. The first section of […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A multi-disciplinary Coastal Management Group has been formed to focus on Old Bar and Manning Point as an interim step in developing a Coastal Management Program for the MidCoast region. With coastal erosion posing an ongoing challenge along the NSW coastline, the State Government has placed a high priority on Coastal Management, acknowledging MidCoast hot-spots […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The two waterfront towns of Bocachica and Caño del Oro, in the department of Bolívar, are about to receive much needed coastal protection works, reports RUBAU GROUP. According to the release, Colombian Government recently awarded the €10 million coastal protection contract to Tierra Bomba Consortium, of which Colombiana de Proyectos de Infraestructuras S.A.S. (a RUBAU GROUP company) is a member. […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The West African country of The Gambia is prone to flooding and coastal erosion, said the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in its latest study. The River Gambia, which passes through it, is both a source of livelihoods for communities and at the same time can become an environmental hazard severely affecting the capital, Banjul, […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Changes in rainfall and temperature are predicted to transform wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world within the century, a new study from the USGS and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley concludes. Such changes are expected to affect the plant communities found in coastal wetlands. For example, some salt marshes […]

  • 27 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    America’s WETLAND Foundation has announced that the Summit on the National Significance of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan will take place in February 2017. The summit follows two leadership forums convened in October 2016 and will be a highly-focused meeting to take stock of goals set in motion 15 years ago. The program will focus on reviewing […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Nine separate organizations focused on restoring Louisiana’s coast have sent a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards urging him to reject a proposal by Rep. Lance Harris that would strip $9.3 million from the Executive Department’s budget. The organizations are: Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, Restore or Retreat, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    DHI Group, an independent research and consultancy organization, has released a video about engineering the coast by understanding its nature, named ‘Coastal Erosion and Protection’. “Coastal erosion and protection is an ongoing challenge. Information about wind, waves, depth conditions and sediment types is key in the decision-making process on how to protect the coasts,” DHI […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has just published its latest paper named “Ten Steps to Efficiency in Flood and Coastal Risk Management”. The paper outlines ten points that could enable commissioning authorities, government and the infrastructure industry to achieve efficiencies in delivering and maintaining flood defenses, without compromising on quality or safety. These range […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, has just announced that the Willoughby Spit and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project is expected to start this month and be complete by May 2017. The project area is located in the city of Norfolk, Virginia, and consists of 7.3 miles of shoreline along the southern portion of […]