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  • 19 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has confirmed that they plan to dredge part of the River Lune near Lancaster as soon as possible. Morecambe’s MP David Morris revealed this information during his recent visit to the Lancaster John O Gaunt Rowing Club on Halton Road in Skerton. The club was flooded in December, but has since made huge progress thanks to […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV’s leading professional for flood resilience and technical director for water security, Fola Ogunyoye, will be one of the key speakers at the Resilience15, a one-day conference which will explore the opportunities and the business case for investing in and implementing flood resilience strategies. Fola will be speaking at 4pm today in a session […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency (EA) is launching a consultation on Monday, June 3rd on its new draft strategy to manage coastal flood risk between Saltfleet and Gibraltar Point over the next 100 years. The EA’s existing flood management approach for the Lincolnshire area is to nourish beaches on an annual basis to replenish sand lost to […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Two coastal projects, led by Thanet District Council, are set to take place along sections of both the Ramsgate and Margate coastlines this April to improve resilience from the sea. The first scheme will start in Ramsgate, for approximately 16 weeks, and will focus on improving existing flood defenses. “Specifically, this involves re-facing to the […]

  • 21 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    During this month, OpenIJ will – under the New IJmuiden Sea Lock project – continue working on the walls of the inner lock head and on the flood defenses. Near the outer lock head, OpenIJ is carrying out excavation work for the lock sill cofferdam, reported the Port of Amsterdam. At the inner lock head, OpenIJ […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Floods cause more damage than any other natural disasters in Washington. The Department of Ecology has awarded nearly $11 million in grants to recipients across the state to help prevent damage in flood-prone communities. Grants reach from Silverdale on Kitsap Peninsula east to Yakima County and north from Deming to Skamokawa near the Columbia River […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The government has been pursuing massive infrastructure development in Central Luzon that aims to boost economic growth and progress in the region. The government’s infrastructure spending is a manifestation of the Aquino administration’s determined efforts to accelerate development in the region through the construction of the major roads, highways and flood control projects under the […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, activated its Emergency Operations center Jan. 9th and has sent three teams to assist coastal tribal communities with flood protection measures before a storm hits overnight and coincides with high tide Saturday morning. One team is assisting the QuileuteTribe at La Push, Wash., with placement of as […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first phase of construction efforts to repair the Cumberland Levee system will begin October 1st, reported the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa District. The construction will mark the first of a two-phase repair effort on the Cumberland Levee system, which suffered a breach during the recent flooding. A $3.2 million contract for phase I repairs was awarded […]

  • 27 January 2014

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has hired Blake Davis and Justin Giles as hydraulic engineers with the Hydraulics Branch of the Engineering Division. They will use numerical modeling and inundation mapping to assist in the support of flood risk management throughout the Vicksburg District and the nation. They will be an […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week an article entitled ‘Floods and climate: emerging perspectives for flood risk assessment and management’ appeared in the professional journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. In this article, 30 international hydrologists, including Laurens Bouwer of Deltares, advocate the creation of a stronger link between hydrological, climatic and environmental know-how so as to achieve […]

  • 27 May 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Environment Agency has just announced that a major annual scheme to replenish Lincolnshire’s beaches will get underway in June 2020, helping reduce the risk of flooding up and down the coast. The £7m beach management scheme sees sand dredged from the seabed and pumped onto the beach to replace levels lost to the sea […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District recently awarded a $7.2 million contract to PRS Newland JV for improvements along Florin Creek in south Sacramento. Construction will generally be between Highway 99 and Franklin Boulevard. The work includes relocating utilities, and widening and concrete-lining Florin Creek as well as installing flood walls. “This is […]

  • 1 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The San Miguel Group and the New San Jose Builders, Inc. are proposing a public-private partnership (PPP) project that will reclaim a part of Manila Bay, as well as build an expressway, a commercial area, a coastal sea barrier and flood control system. The project’s main purpose is to protect the Manila Bay coastline against […]

  • 19 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the City of Lander, will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the City Hall in Lander. The purpose of the meeting is to gather input on the recently initiated Popo Agie River flood risk management feasibility study. The public meeting will run […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    Under the theme ‘Risk, resilience and response in a changing climate’, the Flood & Coast 2018 event will once again set out to advance the debate about flood and coast erosion between government bodies, local authorities, major infrastructure and asset managers and affected communities. Now in its third year, Flood and Coast is the major annual gathering […]

  • 20 December 2013

    U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3), Joe Courtney (D-CT-2), and Jim Himes (D-CT-4) announced $7,532,001 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program for the restoration, protection, and maintenance of flood plains in Connecticut affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is carrying out essential repairs and upgrades of the flood defenses along the River Yare in Great Yarmouth. The £18m scheme being progressed has now moved to the western side of the River Yare that runs parallel with Southtown Road between the Sefton Lane junction (Seatrax) and the Tollgate Road junction (Silverton Aggregates). […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Isle of Wight council and the Environment Agency have launched a three month public consultation on a draft Coastal Strategy for the West Wight shoreline. The strategy coastline includes the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes, East Cowes, Freshwater, Totland, Colwell, Newport Harbor and surrounding areas. The public consultation opened 31 March and will run to […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The City of Chesapeake, Virginia, will hold its Citizen Information Meeting on a dredging project on June 18, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at the Great Bridge Middle School in Chesapeake. The purpose of this gathering is to receive public input on the City’s conceptual design for the Cooper’s Ditch Dredging Project. The project will restore the hydraulic […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dredging efforts on the Arkansas River Navigation Channel are underway after historic flooding this spring, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Little Rock District reports. “Navigation buoys up and down the river were displaced during the flood. The Coast Guard is planning to replace the buoys in the near future,” USACE said in their latest […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Coastal Communities 2150 is asking people who live and work in Seaford, Lewes, Newhaven and the surrounding villages to submit their views on various conceptual scenarios on adapting to sea level rise and flood risk between now and 2150. The Environment Agency is a partner in the Coastal Communities 2150 Project (CC2150) which helps communities […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is scheduled to begin a 30-day public review period Jan. 17, following the release of its final general reevaluation report and environmental impact statement for the Truckee Meadows Flood Control Project. The documents outline the reevaluation’s recommended plan to reduce flood risk in the Reno/Sparks metropolitan area […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    DP World Limited handled 60 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals during 2014, with gross container volumes growing by 8.9% on reported basis and 8.0% on a like-for-like basis. New volume at London Gateway (UK) and Embraport (Brazil) contributed to the increase in reported volumes. Growth in 2014 was […]

  • 16 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the County of Santa Cruz, has begun a levee repair project in Watsonville, Calif. According to the Corps, the structures were damaged during winter storms in 2017. Watsonville has experienced repeated flooding over the years from the Pajaro River and its tributaries, the Corralitos and Salsipuedes […]

  • 31 May 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District continues to make repairs through the Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project to rock structures along the Missouri River from damages caused by the 2011 flood. The district has received more $31 million of Disaster Relief Appropriations Act funds to repair the rock structures. This is in […]