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  • 25 June 2020
    Infrastructure

    Preparations are now underway to recommence work on the £88m Hawick Flood Protection Scheme, in line with the Scottish Government’s construction industry guidelines. Work immediately stopped on the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme on 23 March following the government announcement of a lockdown. During this period, Scottish Borders Council announced the appointment of McLaughlin and Harvey as […]

  • 2 June 2020

    Aberdeenshire Council said in their latest release that preparatory works on the Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme will resume this week. Contractors McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd – who first began construction back in March last year – came off site in March following Scottish Government advice on construction sites in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Aberdeenshire […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is bidding to secure £500,000 in government funding to better protect homes and businesses in East Cowes from tidal flooding. According to the EA, if the bid is successful, the scheme would bring increased flood protection to property and public areas of the town, better protecting families and businesses who have experienced […]

  • 10 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has awarded a contract in the amount of $12.2 million to Pontchartrain Partners, LLC., to repair damages caused by Hurricane Harvey on the Texas City Hurricane Flood Protection Project. “The project will correct erosion damages to the levee and Moses Lake Floodgate inlet area caused by Hurricane […]

  • 4 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Repairs are now underway on flood banks damaged by recent wet weather, with Environment Agency teams using specialist equipment to restore protection to homes, businesses and agricultural land in Lincolnshire. Work started over the weekend to fix the breach at the Barlings Eau using pontoons and amphibious diggers to access the riverbank. Meanwhile, repairs are […]

  • 29 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Flood Mitigation Commission (FMC) of Dagupan City is proposing the creation of a topographic survey and construction of river and flood dikes and floodgates to address the perennial flooding in the area. According to the Philippines News Agency (PNA), these are among the proposals in the Flood Mitigation Report which the FMC submitted to […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has announced a state commitment of $6 million to St. Charles Parish for needed levee improvements along Magnolia Ridge and the construction of a gate on the Paradis Canal. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) is providing the funding via the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) and […]

  • 8 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has released a draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for proposed alterations to the existing levee system, as well as constructing new flood risk reduction features in Burlington, North Dakota. There has been a history of flooding along the Souris River (also referred to as the Mouse River) […]

  • 4 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    A river system clean-up project was launched last week in Bulacan’s Malolos City as part of the continuing effort to address the perennial flooding in the province, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) reports.  Local officials, led by Governor Daniel R. Fernando and Malolos City Mayor Gilbert Gatchalian, joined the activity, which is also in support […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, the Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, has called on the Government to commit £141 million to support new flood defense works to protect thousands of homes and businesses as well as vital infrastructure across Leeds City Region. Hinchcliffe has written to ministers ahead of Wednesday’s Spending Review asking for financial […]

  • 30 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The next phase of a scheme to increase flood protection for people in more than 600 properties in South East Wales will begin this year, reports the Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The scheme will reduce the flood risk to the low-lying area around the Crindau and Shaftesbury areas of Newport which has suffered several times […]

  • 30 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Federal, state and local leaders joined together on August 28 to break ground on the first phase of construction of the Upper Llagas Creek Flood Protection Project. “When completed, this project will provide flood protection for residents, businesses and farming areas of southern Santa Clara County,” said Norma Camacho, Chief Executive Officer of Valley Water. […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    A drop-in session is set to take place next week – Wednesday, 27 March, between 1pm and 8pm – to give the public a chance to see how the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme will look, Scottish Borders Council said in its latest release.  “Information will be available on how the design has been finalized through the […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    North Dakota Senator, John Hoeven, yesterday joined Col. Samuel Calkins, Commander of the USACE St. Paul District, as well as state and local leaders at the signing of the new Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley. “Between the renegotiated Project Partnership Agreement with its $750 million federal funding […]

  • 13 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is inviting the communities of Jersey City, Hoboken and Weehawken to upcoming Design Zone Workshops on the $230 Million Rebuild by Design – Hudson River Project.  This workshop, set for February 19 at 22 Hackensack Ave. in Weehawken, NJ, will cover the alignment in the North end of […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Plans to reduce the risk of tidal flooding to more than 500 Gosport, Hampshire, homes have taken major steps forward, the Gosport Borough Council said in its latest announcement.  The council is planning to improve sea defenses at three sites – Forton, Seafield and Alverstoke. The projects are being run on behalf of the council by […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, Waterways and Environment, Dr. Mahendra Reddy, officiated at the completion of works for the Vunibau River Mouth in Navua today, the Fijian Government announces.  The Vunibau village boundary is situated just 47 meters from the river bank making the village highly vulnerable to floods which leads to […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Highland Council has invited people in Thurso to attend a public exhibition highlighting proposals for flood prevention measures along the River Thurso. The council is currently developing a Flood Protection Study (FPS) for the river to identify solutions that will alleviate the risk of flooding. An exhibition on Tuesday, 22 January, from 2pm – […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    North Dakota Senator John Hoeven recently spoke with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Deputy Director Russ Vought, urging for the inclusion of the Red River Valley’s flood protection project in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget request. The senator stressed the significance of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issuing a permit for the […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Two recently-let contracts collectively worth roughly $500,000 effectively mark the start of summer works as part of a wider $15-million, several-year upgrade of the Awanui River flood scheme, the Northland Regional Council (NRC) informs.  According to Te Hiku constituency representative Mike Finlayson, NRC had formally awarded both contracts to local firm Kaitaia Contracting Limited earlier this month, […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    Perth & Kinross Council said in their latest announcement that communities along the banks of the River Almond will be given greater protection from flooding following the opening of a £25 million protection program. The completed scheme, which is the result of partnership working between the Council and its contractors Balfour Beatty, consists of a […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Toronto Mayor John Tory together with other government officials and local residents yesterday attended a ground-breaking ceremony in the city, to mark the start of excavation on a new river valley as part of the Port Lands Flood Protection project. Over a decade in planning, the project is implementing a comprehensive strategy for flood protection of […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District’s flood teams are completing rock placement in the Skagit and Nooksack river basins, where high river flows threatened communities with flooding over the weekend.  USACE’s flood engineers are completing a 500-foot buried rock trench along a trail system adjacent to West Main St in Lyman, Washington. The […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    A ton of work – around 23,000 tons – is being done on the MI-1 4th Avenue phase of the Mouse River flood protection project in City of Minot, ND, in the form of rip rap, according to the latest project update. Rip rap is the big rocks that are being placed along the banks […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Work to reduce the risk of fluvial and tidal flooding from the River Dart in Totnes is nearing completion, according to the Environment Agency. In 2017 the EA was granted planning permission by South Hams District Council for a scheme to reduce flood risk to more than 400 homes and businesses in Totnes. Since then, […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps of Engineers’ Pittsburgh District and the Borough of Ridgway will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week to commemorate the rehabilitation of the local flood-protection project on Elk Creek in Ridgway, Pennsylvania.   The ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday, October 17, at 144 North Broad Street, Ridgway, PA. The Ridgway project is […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Phase Two of an important flood protection project at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site is now officially underway, Parks Canada Agency said in their latest announcement.  This federal infrastructure investment project was highlighted yesterday by Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Member of Parliament for […]

  • 9 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) held a ground breaking ceremony today for a multi-billion flood-mitigation project that will cover five low-lying municipalities in Pampanga. This $80 million scheme, dubbed as the Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (IDRR-CCA), “is the realization of department’s target outputs to build disaster resilient structures […]