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  • 30 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    East Devon District Council’s BMP project team and its consultants CH2M recently met with representatives from Natural England, the Jurassic Coast Team, Environment Agency (EA) and East Devon AONB to discuss the preferred option for long term coastal flood and erosion across Sidmouth Town Beach and East Beach. The project team explained that although offshore […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Team Van Oord has welcomed the findings of a report which urges the Government to invest in the upkeep of existing critical flood defenses, as well as investing in new defenses. Published on 9 June, the Environmental Audit Committee report criticizes a ‘reactive approach to funding’ for flood defenses which it says exposes the Government’s […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Over 1400 hydro-engineers from all of the world have gathered at the 36th edition of the annual world congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) in the Hague, the Netherlands (June 28 – July 3). Bregje van Wesenbeeck from Deltares was a keynote speaker on the opening day of the IAHR world congress. […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Medmerry managed realignment in West Sussex, the UK’s largest manmade coastal habitat flood scheme, has won ‘The Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award’ and ‘Civil Engineering Project of the Year’ in the 2014 British Construction Industry Awards. The only UK project to win two awards, Medmerry protects 348 properties, two holiday parks, a water treatment […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following flooding in early 2014, flood risk management options for Oxford and Abingdon are being reviewed and progressed as the Oxford and Abingdon scheme. Flood modelling completed in 2013, and increased local interest in finding flooding solutions, prompted the Environment Agency to begin a formal review of the Oxford flood risk management strategy recommendations 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 […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A coastal defence project has pioneered the use of BIM in a new field, proving that the technology is worth pursuing in every area of infrastructure design. It is often thought that building information modelling (BIM) is for buildings. BIM’s advantages are obvious on complex structural projects with building services systerns, convoluted sequencing and endless […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    HR Wallingford has scheduled its “Introduction to Coastal Processes and Management” event for 9-10 September, 2014, in Wallingford, UK. This two-day course will introduce methods used in designing and planning coastal engineering and management schemes. The risks of coastal flooding and erosion, both in the UK and overseas, will increase as existing man-made defences such […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    APEM has won a major contract to collect and analyze over 1,000 samples from the seabed in the eastern English Channel and off the south coast, for eight marine aggregate operators with licensed interests across the region. Offshore surveys organized by APEM will collect 1,060 ‘grab’ samples of the seabed. The samples will then undergo […]

  • 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 […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Work on a £3.4m project at Seaham Harbour’s historic North Pier aimed at protecting the town from flooding and erosion is to get underway this week. The scheme will safeguard around 100 homes and 30 businesses in the town against potential flood risks and help prevent coastal deterioration by stopping storm waves penetrating the harbour. […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    A major £36 million coastal defence scheme from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven is to get underway this week. The first phase of works will begin with demolishing the existing concrete and timber groynes from the radar mast to Brighton Road at Holland-on-Sea and removing them in preparation for the construction works. Once the structures […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Five experts from the ‘Dutch Risk Reduction Team’, which includes Deltares, are visiting the Philippines right now. They are looking at what is needed to make the country more resilient so it can cope with the forces of nature in the future. The island country is working hard on reconstruction work after the devastation inflicted […]

  • 8 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Few days ago, on July 4th, a meeting was organised at the Delft University of Technology to mark the completion of the doctoral research conducted by Timo Schweckendiek (Deltares/Delft University of Technology), who studied ways of reducing uncertainties associated with piping. This is a process in which water seepage erodes dikes from below and it is […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published its report into the winter floods of 2013-14 as HC 240, First Report of Session 2014-15. The Government must not neglect maintenance of flood defences and watercourses if homes, businesses and farmland are to gain better protection against future flooding risk, warn MPs today in a report […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A firm has been chosen to carry out a £36 million coastal defence project from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven and work is due to get underway next month. VolkerStevin, alongside joint venture partners Boskalis Westminster and Atkins (VBA Joint Venture Ltd), have won the contract for the scheme along a 5km stretch of coastline […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Lincshore, the Environment Agency’s multi-million pound flagship scheme, finished on Friday 23 May. This year’s campaign began on 17 April following on from work to rebuild the sand dunes north of Mablethorpe that were badly damaged by the December tidal surge. Mark Adams, Coastal Engineer, said: “Once again, we have been using the dredger Breughel, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    HR Wallingford has announced that its conference named “Management of above-ground flood and coastal assets” will take place on 15 May 2014, in Wallingford, UK. This event will provide an understanding of the asset management life-cycle. It will also cover the methods and tools that are available across that cycle for the assessment and management […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Work to repair the storm-battered sea wall at Chesil Cove on Portland has been completed by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council in partnership with the Environment Agency and contractor Team Van Oord Ltd. Heavy winds and strong tides hit the Dorset coast hard during the winter period, damaging sections of the wall and stripping Chesil […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    University College London (UCL) and HR Wallingford, the specialist hydraulic research and consultancy, are collaborating to construct the largest tsunami simulator in Europe, to better understand the impact of these devastating natural phenomena on buildings and coastal defences. The facility, which is being funded by a €1.9 million European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant “URBAN […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Cornwall Council has decided to take enforcement action against Commercial Estates Group (CEG) over the sea defences at Crinnis Beach, Carlyon Bay. At a meeting of the Central area Planning Committee, councillors expressed their anger and frustration over the continued blighting of the beach by the sea wall which was constructed without planning permission 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. […]