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  • 20 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    People living and working in Mytholmroyd will have a chance to meet the construction team who are building the flood defense scheme to protect 400 homes and businesses in the village. A construction open day is being held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Thursday 22 March, 11am – 8pm, for members of the community to […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After the exceptional rainfall and storms of last winter, the Environment Agency has completed a record number of repairs to flood and coastal defenses across Devon and Cornwall and is urging communities to make sure they are ready if flooding happens this year. As well as repairing flood defenses, the Environment Agency has improved resilience […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency recently hosted an event for school pupils and local residents in Teesside to see the flood defenses that reduce the risk of flooding to their community. Pupils at High Clarence Primary School were shown around the state-of-the-art £4.5 million flood defenses at Port Clarence which reduce the risk of flooding from the River […]

  • 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. […]

  • 4 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is inviting Alcester residents to give their views on a flood scheme for the town. The town of Alcester lies on the confluence of the River Alne and River Arrow. It has been flooded a number of times over the years. The Environment Agency is now carrying out investigations in the area […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Flood defenses to protect Aylesbury’s Willows estate will be out on display on Saturday, September 12. The defenses aim to stop the kind of deluge that flooded 79 homes on the estate in the severe storms of winter 2013/14. Nearly half a mile of emergency flood defense barrier has been bought from a £340,000 repair […]

  • 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, […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Construction of the Sandwich Town Tidal Defense scheme is progressing well. At Richborough Road a new flood wall has been built and erosion protection works to the river bank are now complete. Although sections of the new flood defenses are now finished, there are landscaping works still needed to be carried out in some areas. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dundee’s flood defenses are set to come under the spotlight as contracts for work to protect the city are readied for publication. Consultation has already taken place on work between City Quay and Riverside Park with public opinion due to be canvassed on work for Broughty Ferry in the summer. Will Dawson convener of Dundee City Council’s city […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is working on a project that will reduce flooding risks in Totnes by improving the existing flood defenses which were built in the 1970s. That is why the agency held a public drop-in at the Civic Hall in Totnes in April 2016. Feedback from the drop-in and meeting with local residents will now […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following the success of the first event, the second FLOODEX show will take place 17th – 18th May 2017, at the Peterborough Arena. The FLOODEX is the trade event for flood defense and the water level management (WLM) sector looking at flood defense, prevention, mitigation and drainage. Exhibitors will capitalize on two days of networking opportunities, with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Richmond MP Rishi Sunak visited Stokesley on Friday, 31 July to learn more about the town’s new £3.7m Flood Alleviation Scheme. During the visit, Mr Sunak was shown around areas of the town that will benefit from the scheme by representatives from the Environment Agency. Earlier this month, the government unveiled its long-term plan to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A newly built flood defense in Caerleon is due to be tested on Wednesday, 22nd of June, reported today the Natural Resources Wales. In the morning the road will briefly be closed using traffic management so a temporary flood defense barrier can be placed across it. Adding the demountable flood barrier will complete the defense line from […]

  • 26 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The Environment Agency announced today that contractors working on surveys for the Tadcaster flood alleviation scheme will be in the town over the coming weeks. The EA has been working with flood engineer specialists to develop the plans since the government committed to invest £9 million in the scheme last autumn. Following the completion of […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Mackley has completed a six-week project to repair flood defenses at Stokes Bay on the frontage at Gosport in Hampshire. Deterioration over time had caused substantial damage to the existing defenses at Stokes Bay, which consist of a sea wall and a secondary splashwall defense. Working on behalf of Gosport Borough Council, the project was […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Mackley 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 lack of […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency’s £30 million project to improve Burton flood defenses are right on schedule, informs the EA. The improved defenses, due to be complete in March 2021, will better protect the people of Burton from the risk of flooding. A spokesperson for the Environment Agency said: “We’re proud to be delivering better flood protection […]

  • 1 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just released a new economic assessment to aid planning for flooding and coastal risk management over the next 50 years. The study uses new climate change, population and mapping data to set out potential future scenarios, assessing how funding could be best allocated to meet these challenges. The long-term investment scenarios report states […]

  • 20 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Minister of State at The Office of Public Works & Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, two days ago visited Shannon town, in western Ireland, and the adjacent flood defense embankments fronting the Shannon estuary to announce plans to upgrade those defenses and to construct new defenses for Shannon town. This will be a joint project between […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    BAM Nuttall Mott Macdonald Joint Venture, set up to deliver coastal and fluvial works under the WEM (Water and Environment Management) framework, has been awarded a contract valued at £23 million by Leeds City Council, which it procured using the EA’s WEM Framework procurement facility. The aim of the scheme is to provide 1 in […]