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  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Maryborough’s CBD is now more flood resilient thanks to a $6.03 million infrastructure project funded by the Queensland Government and the Fraser Coast Regional Council, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet just announced. Minister for State Development, Dr Anthony Lynham, who today inspected the completed works, said that the Maryborough CBD flood mitigation project […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    A £2.5 million action plan to provide greater flood protection to more than 300 homes has been agreed by Devon County Council’s Cabinet. Councillors yesterday approved the County Council’s Flood Risk Management Action Plan to target flood improvements in priority areas across Devon, the council said in its latest release. Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Victoria Atkins, Member of Parliament for Louth & Horncastle, held her second Flood Forum last Friday at the Grange & Links Hotel in Sandilands to address issues around coastal flood mitigation. Local residents were able to question the relevant organizations about the safety and security of their homes. “Following the successful event last year and the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    A draft EA has been prepared by Amec Foster Wheeler, Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc. for the USACE to determine if any environmental impacts would be caused by a proposed project to bring the town of Greybull Levee System into compliance with 44 CFR § 65.10 of the National Flood Insurance Program criteria for levee certification. […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Two draft environmental assessments for bank repairs to levees along Antelope Creek and Salt Creek near Lincoln in Lancaster County, Neb. are currently available for public review. The draft EAs evaluate the environmental impacts of repairing damage caused by high flows in October 2014 to one area along the Antelope Creek flood protection project and […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The official launch of the Cannington Flood Defense Scheme in Somerset, which reduces flood risk to 200 homes, took place on Wednesday, September 27. This is the first project to be delivered through the Somerset Design and Build Package by Team Van Oord (a joint venture of Kier Group Mackley Van Oord and Royal HaskoningDHV), working […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Both in Germany and the Netherlands flood mitigation measures are implemented quicker when residents are involved right from the start. This was said during the recent seminar that took place in Grimma, Germany, on occasion of the Dutch trade mission to the region. At a special organised flood seminar it proved that in both countries […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Highland Council has awarded a contract to AECOM to carry out comprehensive flood protection studies for two Highland coastal towns.   Thurso, on the north coast, and Golspie, on the east coast, have both suffered from flooding incidents over the years that has affected domestic and business properties and resulted in both towns being identified […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Kevin Moran T.D., Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, was in Kilkenny July 17 where he met with John Paul Phelan, T.D., Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform to put in place arrangements for the advancement of flood relief schemes in County Kilkenny. Minister Moran […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Innovation in Flood Risk Management in the UK seminar will take place on October 4, in London. The seminar, organized by CIRIA, will cover the benefits and approaches to innovation in flood risk management. This includes innovations in engagement with communities and stakeholders, as well as the planning, design and maintenance of flood risk management […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    New Jersey American Water yesterday celebrated the completion of a significant, long-term flood protection project at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the grounds of the plant. This $37 million project will help ensure the water supply at the plant is protected from the increased risk of flooding during extreme weather […]

  • 14 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Environment Agency has just released the latest update on their Arundel tidal defense scheme (ATDS), saying that all ground anchors have now been installed into the new river wall. Works will continue this week to apply tension to the ground anchors to ensure the new structure achieves the appropriate design parameters for overall strength and stability. […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work is progressing well on a scheme to provide vital flood protection to over 160 homes in Axminster, the Devon County Council said in its latest announcement.  This scheme in Willhay Lane is now half way through its six month program and is currently on schedule to be completed in September. Councillor Roger Croad, Devon […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Sinn Féin Foyle MLA, Karen Mullan, said in its latest announcement that she has welcomed progress from the Department for Infrastructure on carrying out assessments to identify potential flood risks in the Ivy Mead area of Derry. A number of homes were severely damaged in the aftermath of adverse flooding that took place in areas […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The construction of a flood protection scheme for Hawick is a step closer after Scottish Borders Councilors approved the final outline design of the project. The decision taken at council meeting on Thursday, March 2, means that the publication of the scheme can now take place in April 2017. Upon the publication, there will be […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will deliver $200K in federal funding to the Nassau Back Bays resiliency study. According to Schumer, these federal funds will zero-in on specific coastal protections to best shield south shore communities from another Sandy. This study will examine the coastal flooding that occurred […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Infrastructure is embarking on a scheme to protect areas of Castletown from flooding during extreme weather events, the Isle of Man Government said in its latest release. The £2.3 million project is part of the Government’s overall strategy to mitigate the impact of rising sea levels and severe weather as a result […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority (SFCJPA) is hosting a number of public meetings, including one in Menlo Park today at 6:30 pm, at the Laurel School Upper Campus. At this meeting, the SFCJPA plans to present initial planing of the scope of potential capital improvements along the Creek west of Highway 101. This will […]

  • 10 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, has delivered a major boost to residents and businesses of St Asaph after officially opening a £6m flood alleviation scheme in the city. The new flood scheme will reduce the risk of flooding from the River Elwy to 293 homes and 121 businesses, Welsh Government said in its release. […]

  • 18 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Flood protection scheme for the Aberdeenshire town of Stonehaven has moved a step closer to delivery on the ground. A Scottish Government Reporter has recommended Aberdeenshire Council’s plans to defend the town should progress following a Public Hearing in March. The hearing was an opportunity for the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) to […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The first part of funding for the Hawick Flood Protection Scheme has been confirmed by the Scottish Government. Councillors at this week’s Executive meeting heard that the Government has provided an initial £1.342 million to the project as a general capital grant in 2016/17. The Hawick Flood Protection Scheme was included on a list of 40 […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    More properties in Roma will be better protected from flooding with approval granted for Stage 2 of the Roma Flood Mitigation Project, the Queensland Government said in its latest release. Acting Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Jackie Trad, approved the development application following a comprehensive reassessment. The Acting Premier called in […]