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  • 3 February 2014

    An Environment Agency operations team worked around-the-clock to protect people in Bude, Cornwall, from flooding after a sea defence was damaged during the weekend storms. The workers raced to re-build the damaged defences once again before the second high tide came in and again threatened to flood the community of Bude. Saturday morning’s large waves […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency in the South West has announced it is making good progress inspecting and repairing flood defences damaged during the winter storms and floods. More than 100 flood defence structures including river banks, pumping stations, sluices, gates and beach defences were damaged earlier this year in Somerset and Dorset after some of the […]

  • 11 April 2014

    People in Rossall and Anchorsholme in Lancashire will be better protected from the risk of flooding thanks to £85 million of government funding towards two new major sea defences. The new sea defences near Blackpool form part of one of the UK’s biggest coastal defence schemes. In total, they will protect 12,000 homes and businesses […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A major new flood defence in Leeds, which will protect hundreds of homes and businesses and safeguard the future economy, has begun construction. The new £50 million defences are the first of their kind for the area. In total, they will protect over 150 businesses and reduce the potential disruption caused by flooding for 3,000 […]

  • 26 August 2011

    Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa visited Jaffna Peninsula to have glimpse into lives of Jaffna people and to find ground facts on po… (defence) [mappress] Source: defence, August 26, 2011;

  • 7 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency was joined yesterday by military personnel as it starts the inspection of flood defences across the South West. The Agency will be inspecting more than 30,000 flood defence assets across the region. This will include defences around the whole south west coast from Bristol to Bournemouth and along the many thousand miles […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Fylde Borough Council will conduct a major planning to secure sea defences and future management of the coastline. Works will include improved sea defences at Fairhaven Lake and Church Scar and may, depending on funding, begin as soon as 2017. Sea defences at Pleasure Island are also being considered with a longer timescale of possibly […]

  • 9 April 2014

    The Environment Agency will be inspecting more than 30,000 flood defence assets across the south west. This will include defences around the whole south west coast from Bristol to Bournemouth and along the many thousand miles of main-river within the region. Flood defences across the South West have been put under significant pressure following the […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Alun Davies, the Minister for Natural Resources and Food in the Welsh Government, has announced over £3.7 million to help protect homes and businesses in Ceredigion that are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion. This latest funding will enable the completion of the ongoing coastal defence works that will help protect 420 homes and […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Fylde Council will introduce major plans to secure sea defences and future management of the coastline at a one-day public exhibition to be held at the Town Hall between 8.30am and 9pm on Wednesday 2 April. Work, estimated to cost £17m, on improved sea defences at Fairhaven Lake and Church Scar may, if Environment Agency […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dr Alice Hall has won the Innovation Award at the CIRIA BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards for her research in coastal infrastructure and defences. Bournemouth University (BU) ecologist worked with Scarborough Borough Council and University of Hull (Dr Sue Hull) on a scheme to protect houses and coastal infrastructure in Runswick Bay in North Yorkshire with […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Stockton Council has welcomed news that the Government has made an allocation of more than £10 million to pay for flood defences at Port Clarence and Lustrum Beck. Stockton Council and the Environment Agency submitted the bids for Flood Defence Grant in Aid funding to enable flood defence and alleviation work to be undertaken. The […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Thousands of flood defences across the South East coastline have been inspected and repaired by the Environment Agency. Some of the worst hit flood assets were found along the South Coast, where flood defences were seriously put to the test. The tidal surge in December, combining high spring tides with a coastal surge, resulted in […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Many of the flood risk assets that were damaged in the extreme weather since December are already being repaired by the Environment Agency – with repairs to over 350 defences already completed, restoring protection to over 115,000 homes. A further 650 assets have repairs planned or underway, to restore protection to a further 180,000 properties. […]

  • 17 April 2014
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    Work is currently taking place at North Shore Beach, Llandudno, to help shore up sea defences following this winter’s severe storms. These defences have been in place since 2000 and this work is taking place to bring them back up to their design standard; a total of 30,000m³ of beach material is being delivered to […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency is planning to reconstruct existing sea defences at Knott End and to build new ones to reduce the risk of flooding to around 560 local homes and businesses. The Environment Agency will replace the existing post and panel fence on the Promenade with a structure that is more robust. They will also […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency has started emergency repairs to the damaged sea defences at Shepherds Port in Snettisham and at Heacham Dam. The defences were damaged last Thursday when the most serious tidal surge for over 60 years washed part of the shingle flood bank away. The shingle bank between the Heacham North beach and Snettisham […]

  • 24 October 2012

    Queensland LNP Senator Ian Macdonald has once again gone in to bat for the interests of Northern Australia. On this occasion Senator Macdonald has been encouraging the Australian Navy to consider greater use of facilities at Trinity Inlet in order to bring more naval vessels to Cairns. In response to the Senator’s questions at Senate […]

  • 20 March 2014

    Over the Christmas and New Year break, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) staff from the Cinque Ports Training Area (CPTA) in Kent battled the high tides and gale-force winds that threatened the sea defences at both Lydd and Hythe ranges. DIO surveyors alerted the Environment Agency to flooding danger posed by a breach in sea defences […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In response to the recent tidal surge, people have been invited to talk about flood defences with the Environment Agency and Great Yarmouth Borough Council at a drop-in event. Approximately 20 properties in Great Yarmouth were flooded during the tidal surge, and other areas of the constituency were badly affected. The drop-in session will be […]

  • 28 January 2014

    The Environment Agency is installing a one-kilometre long stretch of temporary flood banking near Riverside Quay in Hull to provide extra protection from tidal flood risk. Work began on Saturday to raise the height of a low-spot in the Humber’s defences, using a line of large sand and gravel-filled bags as a quick and temporary […]

  • 28 April 2010

    The Department of Defence and the Royal Australian Navy plan to start dredging sediment at Garden Island by the end of this month. The site was last dredged in 1999. The sediment has been classed as “solid waste” according to the Defence Department but may also be contaminated with… [mappress] Source:sydney-central,April 28,2010;

  • 14 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Members of the public are invited to find out more about Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plans to prepare the natural environment on the River Avon for regeneration projects and reconnect the river to the heart of Bath. Bath & North East Somerset Council and the Environment Agency are working together on a major […]

  • 28 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Essential work has started to renourish the beach and improve the sea defences at Cleveleys. As part of a nine-week program, extra sand and shingle will added to the stepped areas and some groynes will be extended to address potential erosion. Both of these together will ensure the long-term effectiveness of the sea defences. [mappress] […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deltares is helping the city of New York to devise a New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan. The plan describes a vision for restructuring a number of districts close to the coast, with the aim of combining urban development with water safety. The main reason for taking action is a pressing lack of space in […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following the storms of Christmas 2013 and February 2014, more than £1.4 million has been pledged for coastal repairs in Christchurch. Around £1.2 million of this is coming from the Environment Agency after Christchurch Council put in bids for work to repair damaged groynes and promenades and for beach replenishment. Christchurch Council will also be […]