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  • 18 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Work is set to resume on a £700,000 flood protection scheme that will help protect homes and businesses in Felinheli, Gwynedd Council reports.  The work had to be delayed due to the effects of COVID-19, but work will now resume this week. The Contractors, Anglesey firm OBR Construction, have implemented the required new working procedures […]

  • 12 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A major new £600,000 flood scheme which protects homes and businesses in a Northumberland town from tidal flooding is complete, reports the Environment Agency. The previous 180m flood wall in the Cowpen area of Blyth has been upgraded and extended to create a 380m wall to reduce the risk of flooding to the town. When […]

  • 21 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is carrying out ground investigation and topographic surveys to help develop suitable proposals to manage the risk of flooding in Calstock, Cornwall, from the River Tamar. According to EA, the existing flood embankment provides an important role in reducing flood risk in Calstock, but surveys have shown it is in a poor […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The largest construction project ever undertaken by the Northland Regional Council – a $15 million flood scheme upgrade massively boosting flood protection in and around Kaitaia – is about to start within the next two years, reported the Council. The new seven-year Awanui scheme project is one of the crucial projects at the heart of […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    A major £95 million flood defense and regeneration scheme for Derby has been approved by Derby City Council’s planning control committee. The innovative ‘Our City Our River‘ Council-led scheme plans to reduce Derby’s flood risk and maximize regeneration opportunities along the River Derwent. The flood defenses would be designed to protect the city against a […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Team Van Oord has completed a project to fill a 28-meter gap in the flood defenses in the West Sussex town of Littlehampton – in turn reducing the flood risk for 2,000 homes. Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, the 20-week project included organizing the planning application and producing the detailed design, followed by installation of […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gedling Member of Parliament Vernon Coaker recently visited the Holme Sluices at Colwick, Nottinghamshire to find out more about the Trent flood defenses and the work of the Environment Agency. The MP met with EA officials, led by Louise Cresswell, Area Director for the East Midlands, to see how the sluices work in protecting properties from flooding […]

  • 11 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Good progress continues to be made under the Arundel tidal defense scheme (ATDS) with the improvements to the wall at River Road, informs the Environment Agency. According to the update, further deliveries of steel sheet piles were made to site week beginning Monday 4 May. This means that all the steel sheet piles needed to […]

  • 14 September 2020
    Infrastructure

    Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP) – together with the Fareham Borough Council is starting repair work on the Salterns Recreation Ground Seawall. According to ESCP, it will take around 3 weeks to complete the repairs. The works include the removal and reconstruction of a 25m X 1.4m section of blockwork seawall along Salterns Recreation Ground. […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Ballarat will receive new flood flow gauges along key waterways to better inform the area of potential flooding, Minister for Water Peter Walsh announced today. Mr Walsh said the $56,000 project was the first stage in developing a total flood warning system for Ballarat and would involve the installation of two new flow gauges, capable […]

  • 9 October 2013

    The Crown Estate has spent £450,000 to upgrade the flood protection and drainage system on its Sunk Island Estate. The works are designed to protect the high grade agricultural land and heritage of the Island. Improvements will be made to the Spragger Clough Drainage Outfall, the structure which prevents the River Humber flooding the Estate […]

  • 2 January 2013

    “The mountains can no longer hold the water generated by rains because they lack trees cover or canopy,” said Undersecretary Benito Ramos, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director and Office of Civil Defense (OCD) administrator. People must plant more trees and sustain the activity as a long-term solution to flooding, he […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    A flood scheme that will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to houses and businesses in Caerleon gets underway later this month. Over the next few months, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will be improving the flood defenses at Caerleon Road, New Road and Lulworth Road by building new flood walls and replacing parts of the […]

  • 30 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A £27 million scheme to reduce flood risk to 4,800 properties in Blackpool was officially opened today (30 October) by Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Fred Jackson and the Chair of the Environment Agency Emma Howard Boyd. The new defense at Anchorsholme safeguards Blackpool’s iconic seafront tramway, which is enjoyed by the […]

  • 26 March 2012

    The Water Resources Department’s Director General Jatuporn Burutpat said every country attending the latest World water Forum showed their concerns for the quality of water. In the meantime, Thailand is prepared to to tackle flooding in 20 provinces this year. Mr. Jatuporn said that the objective of this year’s “World Water Forum” was to urge […]

  • 21 August 2012

    Social Development and Human Security Minister Santi Prompat has expressed his confidence that unless the amount of rain this year is higher than last year, Bangkok will not be inundated. Speaking of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security’s project to relocate residents, whose homes were built over the canals, Mr. Santi has already […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, announced yesterday a £56 million program to improve flood and coastal erosion defenses and support flood risk management activities across Wales over the next financial year. The program has been prioritized according to risk, considering factors such as the likelihood and impact of a flood, previous events, the number […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    It’s now six months on since the devastating floods of December 2015 and the Environment Agency is embarking on a significant program of repairs to flood defenses damaged by the flooding. More than 9,000 householders and businesses across north and west Yorkshire were affected by the flooding and have spent much of this time dealing […]

  • 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. […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is currently investigating options to manage the risk of tidal flooding at Starcross and Cockwood on the Exe Estuary. It was accelerated as part of the March 2015 Budget announcement regarding England’s 6-year flood defense program. This project was identified as one of the priority schemes detailed in the Exe Estuary Flood […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Authorities & Government, Infrastructure

    There are officially three weeks left to provide input on the draft report for the Charleston Peninsula Flood Risk Management Study. The $3 million Charleston Peninsula study investigates solutions to address coastal storm risk to people, property and infrastructure on the peninsula. It was jointly developed by the Army Corps and the City of Charleston […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The City of Columbus will publicly unveil the first-ever Flood Risk Management Plan for the Columbus area today, two days before the fifth anniversary of the 2008 flood. Mayor Kristen Brown encourages community members to attend the Flood Risk Management Plan presentation that begins at 6:00 p.m. June 5 in the City Hall Meeting Room. […]

  • 16 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Netherlands has a new National Water Plan, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, announced today. Minister Schultz van Haegen and Martijn van Dam, State Secretary for Economic Affairs, recently discussed how, for the next 6 years, the Netherlands will protect itself from water, how the water will be made cleaner […]

  • 11 September 2020
    Infrastructure, Vessels

    Cutter suction dredger LUCIO of the Damen CSD500 series is about to begin its journey to Argentina. Built for the Argentinian dredging contractor SERVIMAGNUS, the newbuild is now disassembled and ready for transport. Painted with the customers company colors, the vessel has a modular design to ensure practical and easy shipping. Soon, this fully customized […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Flood Defenses at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Immingham are about to receive an investment boost of around £5 million which will increase the port’s resilience to flooding in the future. Immingham, which is the UK’s largest port by tonnage, was extensively flooded during the east coast tidal surge of December 2013. Since the surge, […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Morpeth flood scheme, opening today, Monday 24th August, will protect residents by storing millions of gallons of flood water upstream – one of the largest projects of its kind built by the Environment Agency.  The Morpeth flood scheme will benefit more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the town and is the largest flood […]