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  • 21 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    First Selectman Mike Tetreau has announced that the Town of Fairfield will host a Public Informational Meeting regarding the Riverside Drive Coastal Resiliency Planning Grant on Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00 pm in Seminar Room 295 A&B at the Board of Education Administrative Offices in Fairfield. At the meeting, the public will hear about the progress that has been […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    A public hearing will take place in March to consider outstanding objections to a Flood Protection Scheme (FPS) for the town of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire Council just announced. Following a consultation on the scheme, 12 objections were received – four were resolved through negotiation but the others remain outstanding. The scheme is designed to reduce future flood […]

  • 21 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Federal Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, yesterday joined with Griffith City Mayor, John Dal Broi, to inspect the site for $1.2 million in works to help protect the Yenda community from future major flooding events. Funded as part of a Commonwealth/NSW National Partnership Agreement on National Disaster Resilience, Griffith City will receive funding for two […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has just reported that good progress is being made on the Totnes Flood Protection Scheme. According to the report, more than 350 meters of wall raising has already been carried out in the Broadmarsh Industrial Estate. The Environment Agency forecasts these works will be completed by the end of July 2017. Work […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    A £1 million flood prevention scheme in Axminster has been completed, the Devon County Council said in their latest release. The council’s scheme in Willhay Lane, which has widened and realigned the Millbrook culvert to improve its capacity and flow of water, now provides vital protection to over 160 homes. Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work starts today on a £22 million flood alleviation scheme for the East Riding and Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council said in its latest release. The three-year scheme, costing £22 million, will be delivered in three phases. The first phase of the scheme will be undertaken by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s contractor, […]

  • 22 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Initial sketches of how the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk in the city could look were released yesterday. The indicative images offer early examples of how elements of the scheme could look to reduce flood risk upstream of the city centre including the Kirkstall corridor which was badly […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, last Friday started with the clearing of the Ellicott City waterways in order to reduce the risk of imminent flooding to the city. The Corps, in partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, will remove and stabilize blockages located at Hamilton St. and the Patapsco River where […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A site visit of Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme has allowed local Councillors to see how the £31.4 million project is advancing, according to the Scottish Borders Council. Elected Members were shown a number of major activities within the scheme, which is still on course to be completed by December 2016. “It was good to see the […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $46m contract to Ames Construction, Inc., to complete the diversion inlet control structure portion of the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota, Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project. The contract for the inlet control structure is the first construction deal to be awarded by the federal government for the […]

  • 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) […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Since its launch in January 2015, the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) has been busy countywide, with schemes in West Somerset including flood risk management measures around Minehead, Holford, Sampford Brett, Bicknoller, Wootton Courtenay and Washford. SRA plans for 2016/17 include the reinstatement of annual maintenance to West Somerset streams (Doniford Stream, Horner Water, Traphole Stream […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Queensland Government will consider building two new dams and raising Wivenhoe Dam to better protect Brisbane and Ipswich families from major flood events. Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle today released the results of a wide-ranging prefeasibility study looking at potential options to improve the flood defenses of the two cities. “South-east Queensland will experience […]

  • 4 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The final portion of diking designed to provide flood protection for Duncan and the Koksilah industrial and business complex area is now complete thanks to $4.1 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments and the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). The project provides five new diking sections that now complete the comprehensive flood […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 July 2010

    In order to deal with flood problems, capital city government has set up short-and long-term targets. As the short term target, the city … [mappress] Source: beritajakarta, July 7, 2010;

  • 25 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    This winter, Morpeth homes and business are better protected than ever from the threat of flooding from the River Wansbeck. Construction of new flood defenses in Morpeth town centre, as part of the multi-million pound flood alleviation scheme, is now complete. Since early 2013, contractors working on behalf of the Environment Agency and Northumberland County […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Army Corps of Engineers teams are supporting local communities with assistance and are assessing flood protection measures in the Skagit and Nooksack River basins and on the Olympic Peninsula. The Corps’ Seattle District emergency operations center and reservoir control center remain in 24-hour-a-day operation to manage high inflows in the north cascades and Olympics. Tuesday […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Kevin Moran T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, visited Banagher, Co Offaly yesterday where works have started on a flood relief project at the Portavolla Estate. The works, which were approved under the OPW’s Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection scheme, are being led […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. engineering expert Mike Schmidt joined Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe and Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey today to inspect a potential site for the Bundaberg East Levee ahead of community information sessions on 6 June. Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said that this was a great opportunity for locals to hear from a world-renowned engineer about the […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Cork Business Association and Cork Chamber said in their latest release that they have welcomed the progress shown in the detail and design of the Lower Lee flood relief scheme following the publication of the OPW consultation report. Both organizations believe that the development of an appropriate flood-defense scheme is critical for business in Cork. […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp joined key U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials in Fargo yesterday for the official signing of an agreement to initiate construction of the Fargo-Moorhead diversion. The agreement sets in motion the permanent Red River Valley flood control efforts, including securing strong federal resources for the Corps to implement new construction starts […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Public consultation for the Bundaberg flood protection study is now open with the Queensland Government encouraging the Bundaberg local community to participate. The Bundaberg flood protection study is a vital component of the Queensland Government’s commitment to develop a 10-year action plan for flood mitigation works in the Bundaberg region. The study will build on […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Lessons learnt from last winter’s floods have helped build a new approach so the nation is better prepared and more resilient to flooding, according to the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Improved rain and flood modelling, a significant increase in new temporary flood defenses and greater protection to infrastructure were all outlined […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    After intermittent closures at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Locks and Dam 52, Brookport, Illinois, the main lock chamber is now back in service and open to navigation traffic, according to to the latest U.S. Army’s release. Locks and Dams 52 is a low lift wicket dam built in 1928 consisting of 487 timber and […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, today inaugurated work on the Noakhali flood control project, aimed to improve water drainage system and control intrusion of silts and saline water.  She kicked off the development scheme via video conference from her Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka, local media reports. “Our utmost goal is to ensure overall development of […]