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  • 4 March 2010

    Two years of work on bolstering flood defences on the East Frisian island of Baltrum have ended with German authorities saying the €9m project has now closed the last gap in the North Sea island’s coastal protection network… [mappress] Source: Maritime Journal, March 4, 2010

  • 6 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Severe flood warnings are in place today for parts of the south west coast where high sea levels have combined with strong winds and large waves. Today there is a high risk of coastal flooding in Dorset, Devon and of further river flooding on the Somerset Levels and Moors. This week Environment Agency staff continue […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    A year to the day since issuing a severe flood warning to a community in Hampshire the Environment Agency has announced that it has strengthened a flood wall and significantly reduced local flood risk. On 20 December 2012, residents in Wallington, near Fareham, had to be evacuated from the village after the River Wallington rose […]

  • 11 April 2012

    Allerdale Council has approved the plans for a £4.4m floods defence scheme for works in Cockermouth. The long-awaited project will provide the necessary safety measures for many homes and businesses. The scheme includes a self-rising flood barrier at Rubbybanks Road, the creation of new embankments, flood gates and higher flood walls along the River Derwent […]

  • 4 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    OMA Architects and engineering consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV presented their final plan to rebuild the communities of Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken. The public presentation on Thursday 3rd of April was part of Rebuild by Design, an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force. Within the Sandy-affected region, the communities of Jersey City, Hoboken and […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    People in the White Horse Lane area of Boston will see Environment Agency staff putting up temporary demountable flood defences on Thursday. The structures are being used to reduce flood risk in the area after a 30-metre section of flood wall was damaged by the tidal surge on 5 December. In total 60-metres of temporary […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Lincshore, the flagship scheme to reduce flood risk to thousands of homes and businesses on the Lincolnshire coast, commenced yesterday at Boygrift. The Environment Agency scheme played a vital role in helping to protect Lincolnshire’s coastal communities from flooding during December’s tidal surge. This year’s campaign will cost £8.4 million – an increase of £2.4 […]

  • 14 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Prime Minister David Cameron has chaired the first Cabinet Committee meeting on Flooding. The new Committee was set up by the Prime Minister earlier this week to coordinate strategic long-term plans on flood recovery and flood resilience, following the severe weather. Following the meeting, Prime Minister David Cameron said: “We are doing everything we can […]

  • 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 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Eastbourne Beach Restoration Program is currently underway. The contractor, Pevensey Coastal Defence Ltd, is placing layers of sand and gravel sucked from the seabed onto the beach. The dredger Sospan Dau comes very close to the beach and discharges a mixture of sediment and water using a technique known as rainbowing. [mappress] Dredging Today […]

  • 10 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    After the 1953 and 1976 North Sea floods a flood defence plan was conceived to protect the Flemish part of the Scheldt estuary against future storm surges, called the Sigma Plan. It is governed by Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV (W&Z), a Flemish government agency, and since aims 2005 to combine flood defence with strengthening the […]

  • 8 January 2013

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, announced three contract awards for general maintenance at 19 Wing Comox. The overall value of the contracts is approximately $1.22 million. “The Government of Canada is determined to improve infrastructure across the Canadian Armed Forces and is moving forward on these much needed projects,” said Minister MacKay. […]

  • 25 September 2013

    The Environment Agency is hosting a public drop-in session in Camber to update the community on the new Broomhill Sands Coastal Defence Scheme, which has recently secured the funding needed to be built. When built, the Broomhill Sands Defence Scheme will directly protect over 1,400 homes and businesses by increasing the standard of protection in […]

  • 19 October 2012

    The Cabinet has granted approval to allocate Rs.1000 million to proceed with the special flood control work program for the year 2012 initiated by the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation & Development Corporation under the direction of Secretary Defence & Urban Development,. The Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) has launched an ambitious program of economic and […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wyre Council, Balfour Beatty and the Environment Agency have been awarded a Bronze Award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme awards, in recognition of work to build new sea defenses at Rossall. The annual national awards recognize sites that have raised the bar for considerate construction. Wyre Council is replacing two kilometers of sea defenses, from […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Construction work will begin next week on new flood defences in Morpeth’s High Stanners. The works, which are a part of a wider £21 million flood alleviation scheme, will see the creation of a new embankment along the wide part of the green and two new flood walls, one near Oldgate Bridge and one near […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Cairns will be better protected from devastating future floods, with the Newman Government announcing funding to build a Moody Creek catchment levee and detention basin. Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the $500,000 grant would help Cairns Regional Council to build the levee and detention basin on Ramsay Drive to catch […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Plans to invest millions improving flood defenses in the region have been welcomed by Northumberland County Council. Investment projects in the county for 2016/17, highlighted by the Northumbria Regional Flood and Coastal Committee (NRFCC), include Blyth Tidal Flood Alleviation Scheme, Haltwhistle Flood Alleviation Scheme and the Morpeth Surface Water Flood Alleviation Scheme. Council leader Grant […]

  • 11 February 2010
    Project & Tenders

    The £6.4m Welsh Assembly Government-funded scheme is set to see the construction of a new rock breakwater above low tide level, rock groynes, and rock revetment to protect properties in the town. [mappress] Source: Cumbrian News, February 10, 2010;

  • 9 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The £14.5 million partnership scheme includes the construction of a new tidal river wall to protect over 2,000 residential properties and businesses against 100 years of predicted sea level rise. It will also vastly improve the walkway along the riverside, creating an attractive pedestrian route between the town and the beach. Work to the flood […]

  • 11 April 2014

    The flood defence banks between Blakeney and Cley, and between Brancaster village and Brancaster beach suffered multiple breaches during the tidal surge in December. The damage was so significant that the footpaths on top of the defences had been closed since the surge. The Environment Agency is working with the National Trail, National Trust and […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Following a six-year acquisition program, the Government of the Bahamas has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire 9 vessels for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and construction work for their naval bases. The contract has been placed with Damen Shipyards Group, headquartered in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. In announcing the contract, the […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is reviewing options to manage the risk of tidal flooding at Starcross and Cockwood on the Exe Estuary in Devon. This project was identified as one of the priority schemes detailed in the Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (EEFCRMS).  Although funding is yet to be secured, the scheme’s […]

  • 25 March 2014

    The Environment Agency has completed five weeks of intensive work to restore the sea defences damaged by the severe winter storms at Preston Beach. A significant amount of shingle was washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. During a series of severe storms in early […]

  • 9 August 2011
    Project & Tenders

    At long last, and in many years, the people of the Ada Traditional Area in the Dangme East District of the Greater Accra Region are going… (modernghana) [mappress] Source: modernghana, August 9, 2011