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  • 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 […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    North Ayrshire Council is to hold two separate sessions in the following days to explain the blueprint for the Millport Coastal Flood Protection Scheme. The sessions will include special workshops which will allow people to view the different proposals and give their feedback on the designs. Councillor Jim Montgomerie, Cabinet member for Place, said: “I’m sure […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    In January 2016, the 46th International Symposium on Hydraulic Engineering, organized by the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at RWTH Aachen, will take place in Aachen, Germany. This year, the conference has a focus on the topic of flood protection. Mobile or not mobile – this is the question addressed by engineers […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    New works to bolster Turangi’s flood protection scheme have been completed very successfully, ahead of schedule and under budget, according to the Waikato Regional Council. The work, carried out by contractor Precision Earthworks Ltd, involved the placement of new rock material to maintain protection for a key stopbank adjoining the Tongariro River at the end of […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Construction works to provide improved protection from flooding for residents and businesses in the Staffordshire town of Rugeley have moved past the halfway point, and are on schedule to be complete in December. The scheme, which is being carried out by Team Van Oord (TVO) on behalf of the Environment Agency, will help reduce flood […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    A new £2.7 million flood scheme, which reduces risk to more than 200 residential and commercial properties in the south of Birmingham, has been officially opened. The Selly Park South flood prevention scheme was carried out by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency and in partnership with Birmingham City Council and St Andrew’s Healthcare. […]

  • 23 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    Royal Smals, a Dutch company involved in hydraulic and civil-engineering works, has released a video about the flood protection and reinforcement embankment project in Slochterdiep, the Netherlands. During this flood protection scheme, Smals removed around 120,000 m3 of material from the working areas. The main goal of this project is to resolve flood and navigational issues for the […]

  • 27 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    In a new study published in Nature Climate Change, international researchers led by Dr. Philip Ward of the Institute for Environmental Studies at the VU University Amsterdam, review how global flood risk models are being used in practice to reduce flood impacts around the world. Deltares expert global & regional flood risk modelling and analysis, […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Mundubbera’s flood resilience will be greatly improved with an earthen flood levee to be built through the Newman Government’s record investment in flood and disaster mitigation projects to protect Queensland communities. Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the 2013 floods were the largest on record for the North Burnett. “The floods […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will provide more than $19 million for critical repairs and upgrade of the City of Paducah flood protection system, reports U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. At a news conference held two days ago at the Carson Center in Paducah, Senator McConnell announced significant federal funding for the rehabilitation of the city’s […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Federal, state and local leaders recently celebrated the completion of the South Sacramento County Streams project during a media event at Florin Creek Park. The $105 million South Sacramento County Streams project constructed channel and levee improvements, floodwalls, detention facilities, and provided ecosystem restoration and recreation features to areas within the Morrison Creek stream basin. […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined Wednesday Senator John Gordner, Representative David Millard, and other elected officials to announce the approval of funding to support a comprehensive flood protection project for the town of Bloomsburg. This announcement comes after years of the administration working with the community to secure […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The City of Minot will next week host a public meeting on the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. The meeting, organized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District and the Souris River Joint Water Resource Board (SRJB), will be held December 15 in room 201 at the Minot […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    University of Rhode Island ocean engineers have been studying for decades how rising sea levels and destructive storms are threatening the state’s coastline, and now, thanks to a federal grant, they can continue to explore ways to protect shorelines. Rhode Island, through URI and the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, is among five New […]

  • 7 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Construction work on the first phase of a multi-million pound project to replace Morecambe’s wave reflection wall is progressing well.  So far 586 meters of wall have been replaced between Morecambe Town Hall and Broadway and construction of a new ‘up and over’ feature is underway opposite Thornton Road. Coun Janice Hanson, Lancaster City Council’s […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work has started on a flood alleviation scheme to protect residents and businesses in Llanberis, Gwynedd, after £1.3 million of grant funding was approved by the Welsh Government. Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn, announced the funding during a visit to the area to see the work already underway through the scheme, which will reduce the risk […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, officially opened Selkirk’s new flood protection scheme yesterday. The scheme provides protection to around 600 homes and businesses from major flood events, with the Scottish Government providing 80 per cent of the funding for the project. A total of two kilometers of flood defenses […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    De Vlaamse Waterweg has just announced that the start of excavation works for a new flood channel Wijmeers is starting faster due to a midge infestation. According to the officials, the first step is to excavate a first flood channel in the managed realignment site of Wijmeers. Historic dredging works, in combination with sea level […]

  • 28 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Project Management Branch, Deputy Branch Chief, Sheri Willey, gave a project update on February 26 at the Barker Flood Prevention Community Informational Meeting, held at the Kingsland Baptist Church in Katy, Texas. During the event, Willey informed more than 125 attendees on the status of Flood Risk Management […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Kwara State House of Assembly has called on members of the National Assembly from the state to push for the River Niger dredging project, the Abuja based Daily Trust informs. This action is part of the resolutions of the House, following a motion moved by a member representing Patigi Constituency, Ahmed AbdulKadir. The deputy […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    One year since work began on the stabilization of the river bank in the Anse La Raye community in Saint Lucia, New Zealand High Commissioner H.E. Jan Henderson paid a visit to the site which has seen a marked difference in flooding incidents. The Grande Rivière river, which flows through the coastal village to the sea, […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    People, homes and businesses across the North West will be better protected from flooding thanks to a £1 million natural flood scheme, the Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey announced last week.  More than 1,000 properties across Delph, Uppermill, Stalybridge, Mossley, Hayfield, Glossop and Whaley Bridge will benefit from the pioneering ‘Slow the Flow’ project. The project […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is currently working on a project that will reduce the risk of flooding in the Monktonmead area and improve the way Brook flows into the sea. A shortlist of options were identified and presented to the community of Ryde in March 2016 during a 2-day workshop where the community were able to view […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is about to hold a number of drop-ins this month, allowing the public to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley. According to EA, people will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency and partners including Calderdale Council, Canal and Rivers […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Simon Harris, Fine Gael TD for Wicklow and Minister for the Office of Public Works (OPW), has announced details of a €430 million 6 year program of capital investment on flood defense measures as part of the Governments overall Capital Investment Plan 2016–2021. This program will build on the very significant investment that has already […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Improvements to flood defenses are underway this week as the Environment Agency starts work on a new wall to protect residents from flooding in the village of Glenridding in Cumbria. The new flood defense wall, which will be 140 meters in length and a meter above the ground, is designed to provide flood protection to […]