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  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District, has invited the public to participate in an open house, June 13, for the proposed Sweetwater Creek Flood Risk Management Study. This open house is an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about the study and possible project, USACE said in its announcement. […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Arcadis today announced its selection as Engineer of Record for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood protection multiphase design of New York City’s East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project in the borough of Manhattan. Arcadis is part of a team supporting New York City’s efforts to safeguard the Lower East Side against severe weather events and […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking input from stakeholders to develop a comprehensive environmental strategy for the Chehalis River Basin. This work, called the Chehalis Basin Strategy Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), will focus on possible solutions to reduce flood risk and restore aquatic species habitat in the basin. Ecology invites the public to […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Years of hard work and perseverance have paid off yesterday, as the City of Cedar Rapids received word they will get $117 million in Federal funding for its planned Flood Control System. Commenting the latest announcement, Jeff Pomeranz, Cedar Rapids City Manager, said: “The announcement of this federal funding award to Cedar Rapids marks a milestone […]

  • 16 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The USACE, in partnership with the New Jersey DEP, has announced the extension of the review period for the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Rahway River Flood Risk Management Study for an additional 15 days. A notice of availability for the DIFR and EIS was published in the December 9, […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Initial ground investigation work for the Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project started last week, according to the Suffolk Coastal District Council. The work is being undertaken by Balfour Beatty on behalf of Waveney District Council, Suffolk County Council, the Environment Agency, Anglian Water and other organizations who are working closely together to reduce flooding in the […]

  • 14 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the City of Randolph, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the City Auditorium. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on a flood risk management study and gather input on the draft feasibility report and integrated environmental assessment. […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers’ (USACE) Civil Works Work Plan for FY 2015 included $600,000 for a feasibility study for the Susquehanna River Basin. This Upper Susquehanna River Basin Comprehensive Flood Risk Management Study will provide mitigation projects and long-term stability to a flood-affected region. The […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has invited people interested in the future management of the Kakanui and Kauru rivers in North Otago to learn about the council’s recent research and proposals for dealing with key issues confronting the two rivers, and provide feedback. A public meeting is planned for Thursday 7 May from 7pm to […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Deltares experts gave a workshop last week to analyze cascade effects on critical infrastructure in South Florida, caused by natural hazards such as floods. The workshop was organized together with the Broward County and South Florida Water management District and was part of a NOAA climate change project. The goal of this project is to […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Rugeley flood scheme, which protects more than 270 homes and businesses, has won the Institution of Civil Engineers West Midlands sustainability award. This award recognizes the partnership way of working achieving multiple benefits to the town and the people of Rugeley. Before the £5.2 million project was completed, the risk of flooding to the town hampered […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dewberry has been selected to provide resilience design services for the repair of extensive flood related damage to the Brooklyn Army and Bush Terminals in Brooklyn, New York. The New York City Economic Development Corporation project is being funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a part of ongoing Superstorm Sandy restoration efforts. Dewberry […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The City of Minot’s flood protection efforts received a significant funding boost this week, as the North Dakota Legislature on Wednesday gave final approval to legislation providing $193 million for flood control projects within the city. “It’s incredible to have this funding secured,” said City of Minot City Manager, Tom Barry. “With this bill, the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 June 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today embarks on a four-day flood tour to eight provinces, covering areas from downstream provinces to the northern region, to inspect the progress of flood response preparedness. Ms Yingluck is today scheduled to chair the meeting of the Strategic Committee for Water Resources Management at the government house as well as […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    European countries need to join forces to manage flood risks in the future. By 2050, the financial losses caused by floods may exceed current levels five times over. That is the conclusion of a study from the VU University in Amsterdam involving Deltares. This European research project linked four types of models: river-water discharges, financial […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines a levee as a “man-made structure, usually an earthen embankment, designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water so as to provide protection from temporary flooding.” The terms dike and levee are sometimes used interchangeably. Examples of […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District and the state of California’s Department of Water Resources are promoting California Flood Preparedness Week, October 20-25, by releasing two video products to improve Californians’ awareness and preparedness for flooding.       Here are regionally tailored links to ‘Where Flood Waters Flow’ videos: Northern/Central California video […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    A flood defense scheme in Somerset, carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, has been recognized in two national awards schemes. The Cannington Flood Defense Scheme, completed earlier this year, has been awarded a 2017 Green Apple Environment Award and is shortlisted in the 2017 BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards. The […]

  • 23 August 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $469,000 contract to Ceres Environmental Services, Inc., of Brooklyn Park, Minn., Aug. 20 to complete repairs to the Mouse (Souris) River levee system damaged during the 2011 flood. The project will restore multiple sites in Burlington, N.D., and Minot, N.D., as well as the […]

  • 23 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A £30m flood defense project in Exeter, being delivered by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council, has joined a national campaign to raise awareness of the contribution civil engineering makes to society. This is Civil Engineering is a campaign developed by the Institution of Civil […]

  • 3 April 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Saint Paul District, and Valley City, N.D., will enter into a formal agreement to partner in a flood risk management study. Valley City Mayor Bob Werkhoven and Col. Michael Price, St. Paul District commander, will celebrate this partnership by participating in a signing ceremony of a cost sharing agreement […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, has studied flood risk management and reliability improvements for the existing levee unit at Manhattan, Kansas, and is seeking review and public comment on the information presented within the Draft Feasibility Report. The study was conducted at the request and with cooperation of the sponsor of […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Environment Agency construction work gathers pace on the major flood scheme for Perry Barr and Witton, near Birmingham. The £32 million project – developed in partnership with Birmingham City Council and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council – will reduce flood risk for 1,400 properties currently at risk of flooding from the River Tame, including 950 homes. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Army Corps of Engineers teams are completing flood protection measures in the Skagit River basin and on the Olympic Peninsula. One team is assisting the Quileute Tribe at La Push, Wash., with placement of as much as 500 tons of large rock at an area where a jetty ties in with the land and is […]