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  • 12 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Mackley 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 as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency, the £680k, 20-week project included organizing the planning application and […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Heavy rains in the state of Veracruz, Mexico between September and October of 2010 led to the overflow of the Jamapa and Cotaxtla rivers. This caused flooding and major damage in the surrounding urban areas, particularly in the municipalities of Medellin and Boca del Rio, south of the city of Veracruz, in the Gulf of […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency held a public drop-in session on November 8th to explain to the community of Calstock how potential works could reduce flood risk to local homes and businesses, and benefit the environment. The EA is proposing to move the current embankment, which is in poor condition and needs replacing, back from the river, allowing […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Representative Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) has announced that the United States Coast Guard is working actively to assist in flood relief efforts in Vermillion River, the Port of Huron, and the Rocky River. This intervention is the result of collaboration between Representative Kaptur and local officials in Vermilion, Huron, and Rocky River with Coast Guard and […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Officials of the coastal town of Kiamba in Sarangani are set to declare the entire area under the state of calamity following the flash floods on Monday afternoon that affected around 560 families in six barangays. According to initial assessment findings, the floods mainly affected portions of Barangays Katubao, Lumuyon, Nalus, Badtasan, Datu Dani and […]

  • 9 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A £540,000 flood improvement scheme for Braunton in North Devon will be put before Devon County Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday, November 9. Braunton is one of the County Council’s highest priorities for reducing the risk of flooding. The main aim of the scheme will be to reduce the risk of flooding to properties in Caen […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Five experts from the ‘Dutch Risk Reduction Team’, which includes Deltares, are visiting the Philippines right now. They are looking at what is needed to make the country more resilient so it can cope with the forces of nature in the future. The island country is working hard on reconstruction work after the devastation inflicted […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding” – which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure – are on the East Coast, according to a new NOAA technical report. This nuisance flooding, caused by rising sea levels, has increased […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is launching a major flood defense scheme in Hull after securing £36.5 million in Government funding. Work will begin this autumn on repairing flood defenses that lie within a 7.5km stretch of the River Hull. The first phase of the project will be complete by 2019, and additional phases of work will […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Thailand will host Flood Control Asia 2013, Asia’s first Flood Control and Protection Technology Exhibition on 29 – 31 October 2013 at BITEC, Bangkok. Co-located with Asia Flood Conference 2013, this event would bring together professional flood protection companies and experts who will share ideas and showcase the latest technologies to tackle the persistent flood […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Kerang will be better protected from any future floods thanks to a $1.7 million upgrade to the town’s levee system. At an official opening today, Minister for Water Peter Walsh said a permanent levee had been constructed around the entire town perimeter. “The improved levee bank will protect the town of Kerang from flooding, as […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Flood risk researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from across the world met at FLOODrisk 2016 in Lyon, France, from 17-21 October to share experience and progress made in flood risk research, policy and management practice. The conference included contributions from a variety of national, European and international flood-related initiatives, including the European Flood Directive, as well […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency and Leicester City Council are working together to design and build a scheme which will reduce flood risk to approximately 4,700 properties in the city of Leicester through a series of flow improvements along the River Soar. There are approximately 7,000 residential and commercial properties at risk from river flooding in Leicester […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) announced on Tuesday that P8.1 billion in funds have already been made available for flood-control and irrigation projects earlier approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board. The funds will be charged against overall savings generated by the national government from FYs 2011 and 2012. Of […]

  • 22 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey has marked the start of works on the £100 million Boston Barrier flood defense, breaking ground on an Environment Agency scheme that will protect 14,000 homes and businesses from tidal flooding. Work is already underway to dredge more than 5,000 cubic meters of silt from the Boston Haven to make way […]

  • 25 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Startup Federal Levee near the town of Startup, Snohomish County, Washington, is currently being repaired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, in order to restore approximately 550 feet of damaged levee in two sites along the Skykomish River. Damage to the levee occurred during flood events between October 2015 through February 2016 […]

  • 5 November 2012

    Congressman Visclosky announced the release of a Letter of Map Revision from the Federal Emergency Management Agency which affects the areas of Hammond and Munster currently within the floodplain as requested. The LOMR revises the Flood Insurance Study Report and Flood Insurance Rate Map for the affected local communities, providing additional flood protection and reducing […]

  • 9 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Secretary and the Chief Executive of the Environment Agency were part of a delegation which yesterday, December 8, visited the the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls scheme. Andrea Leadsom, Sir James Bevan and the local MP Tim Loughton were shown round the site, which is being delivered by Team Van Oord (TVO). “This £31 […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Improvements to a Boston Haven flood defense damaged during the December 2013 tidal surge are now finished, meaning the banks at Slippery Gowt are stronger than ever before. The improved defense will help reduce the risk of flooding to more than 500 homes and businesses including the Haven Business Park. Operations Manager Leigh Edlin said: […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Floods are considered the major natural hazard in the EU in terms of risk to people and assets. The most recent extensive springtime flooding in Central Europe seriously affected several German states and Czech regions and caused localised problems in 7 other countries in Europe. Catastrophic events such as hurricane Sandy in the USA (2012) […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Senator John Hoeven met last week with Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to impress on him the importance of comprehensive flood control for Minot and Ward County. The senator said it is vital that the general understands the importance of flood protection projects for the region and […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work on flood defenses for Almondbank will get underway later this month following the awarding of the contract to deliver the second phase of a flood mitigation scheme for the Perthshire village. The contract, valued at £14 million, has been awarded to Balfour Beatty under Scape Group’s Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Framework. Almondbank has experienced […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Thailand would be hosting Flood Control Asia 2013, Asia’s first Flood Control and Protection Technology Exhibition on 29 – 31 October 2013 at BITEC, Bangkok. Co-located with Asia Flood Conference 2013, this event would bring together professional flood protection companies and experts who will share ideas and showcase the latest technologies to tackle the persistent […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    As part of the Water and Environment Management (WEM) Framework, the Environment Agency has appointed VBA, the joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, to work on a £21 m flood defense scheme. Work to the tidal barrier scheme, which runs along the River Orwell in Ipswich, is due to start later this month and includes […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced a 10-year flood protection strategy designed to protect more than 10,000 homes. The plan is the result of grant funding totaling £420 million and follows an agreement reached between the Scottish Government and COSLA. “Earlier this year I saw first-hand the devastating effects of mother nature as […]