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  • 26 June 2012

    The rain fall over the weekend brought floods to Somerset Levels area, according to Even before the weekend the River Tone started to overtop inundating parts of Curry Moor. The farmers from that area had been cutting emergency drainage channels on the moor to clear the last of the water from April’s floods. These […]

  • 24 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Nearly 70 people attended a local event on Thursday, 19 February 2015, at Saffron Walden Town Hall to find out about work being undertaken by the Environment Agency and the risks of flooding in Saffron Walden. Liz Taylor, Flood Risk Advisor for the Environment Agency, said: “We were really pleased that so many people came […]

  • 28 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Pierce County, Washington, are seeking public comments on the Draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement for the Puyallup River Basin Flood Risk Management General Investigation Study. The 45-day public comment period is from March 25 to May 9, 2016. The document is available for viewing […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is holding a public exhibition in Starcross on 16 October 2015 to provide people with further information about the Starcross and Cockwood tidal defense scheme. The scheme is estimated to reduce flood risk to over 600 properties. It was accelerated as part of the March 2015 Budget announcement regarding England’s 6-year flood defense program. […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is working with the Vale of White Horse District Council to develop potential schemes to reduce flood risk in Abingdon. There are 2 schemes currently being considered: a small flood defense wall at St Helen’s Mill and a larger scheme on the River Ock, EA said. The project team have completed surveys […]

  • 5 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is working in partnership with Arun District Council to improve the coastal defenses at Elmer and to reduce the risk of flooding and erosion to people and property. The shoreline at Elmer, West Sussex has a range of coastal defenses such as the offshore rock breakwaters (islands), shingle beaches and rock revetment. […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Following a meeting with Leitrim County Council, the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Mr. Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D. has complimented Leitrim and all Local Authorities for working with his office and taking a proactive approach to address flood risk in their areas. The Minister said, “I am delighted […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a workshop in Minot, North Dakota, on April 13, to discuss methods available to reduce flood risks. The workshop will focus on developing strategies to reduce flood risks to individual structures in flood-prone areas. “We’re looking forward to discussing the options property owners have to reduce their […]

  • 5 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Environment Agency, with the support of Christopher Pincher MP, has officially opened the Fazeley section of the Lower Tame flood scheme. This work has reduced the risk of flooding to 250 properties in the area. Construction of the £3.5million Fazeley section of the scheme began in June 2013 and was completed in August 2014. […]

  • 12 February 2013

    If everything goes according to plan, a creek that runs through Matoaka will be dredged these days to reduce the risk of flooding. Todd Colonna, the mayor of Matoaka, stated that the town recently received a grant from the Hugh I. Shott, Jr. Foundation for this dredging project. The Matoaka creek dredging program could begin […]

  • 17 May 2012

    According to the ABC Central West News, environmental and other concerns have been raised about one of the options being considered to reduce the risk of flooding across the Great Western Highway at Bathurst. One solution is to dredge the Raglan Creek to make it deeper and wider. The Bathurst Regional Council asked its engineers […]

  • 30 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has completed a flood defense scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in parts of Tonbridge. The 320-meter long flood defense runs parallel to the River Medway, and will work in conjunction with existing flood defense walls in Tonbridge town center and the Leigh Flood Storage Area. Lisa Lennox, Asset Performance Team […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    A new series of pamphlets has been produced by Waikato Regional Council to help property owners better manage the potential risks they face from river flooding. “River flooding is the most common hazard we face in the Waikato,” said community safety programme manager Adam Munro. “The new pamphlets are designed to help people identify what […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is calling for agency partners, local non-federal sponsors and customers to participate in upcoming listening sessions regarding the 2015 Executive Order, Establishing of a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS). “The executive order, released January 30, 2015, requires all future federal investments in (and affecting) floodplains to meet […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency, in partnership with Lewes District Council, is developing a scheme to reduce flood risk from the sea and the river along the Ouse valley. The scheme will reduce the risk of flooding to 431 homes and 387 businesses in and around the East Sussex town of Newhaven. The Newhaven flood alleviation project will […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Louis Berger, an engineering, planning, environmental and construction management firm, has been selected for the third consecutive 5-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to support the USACE Institute for Water Research (IWR) – the USACE “think tank.” The $47 million IDIQ contract will be active through March 2021. “IWR leads USACE’s response in finding and applying innovative solutions […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    Marco Ciarla, USACE Baltimore District’s Planning Division project manager, provided an overview of types of nonstructural flood risk management measures during a North Atlantic Division Nonstructural Workshop yesterday. The event, held at Baltimore District’s Headquarters, was focused on policy and guidance, planning and implementation of nonstructural measures. Nonstructural measures include dry and wet flood proofing, elevation […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has adopted the River Roding Flood Risk Management Strategy that will manage the flood risk in the catchment over the next 100 years.  The strategy area covers the River Roding from its source at Molehill Green in Essex to the tidal limit at the A118 in Wanstead. It also includes the tributaries of the […]

  • 18 June 2012

     Viet Nam News Provincial authorities in Mekong have taken measures to improve safety for people, crops and other properties during the 2012 flooding season, reports  Viet Nam News. An Giang Province has invested VND160 billion (US$7.65 million) in dredging irrigation networks to protect over 125,000 hectares under the autumn-winter rice crop and 24,000 hectares under […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, is evaluating a Department of the Army (DA) permit application from the City of Grafton for the proposed Grafton Flood Risk Reduction Project. The application is being evaluated under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act which regulates the discharge of dredged or fill material in waters of the […]

  • 27 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Residents and businesses in Lowestoft are invited to have their say on proposals to reduce flooding from rivers and extreme rainfall, as well comment on the appearance of the permanent defenses, the Waveney District Council said in their latest release.  The Lowestoft Flood Risk Management Project aims to reduce the risk of flooding from the sea, rivers […]

  • 26 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    International scientists have developed a computer simulation tool to predict short-term flood hazards on coral-reef-lined coasts and to assess longer-term impacts from climate change. The tool is called Bayesian Estimator of Wave Attack in Reef Environments for predicting flooding (BEWARE) and can be used to understand the flood risks for low lying ocean islands that […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV’s experts will discuss the successes of the Moray and Littlehaven flood risk alleviation schemes at a conference in Scotland this week (3 and 4 February 2015). Royal HaskoningDHV’s Associate Director Barbara Hellett will co-deliver a presentation on the Moray Flood Schemes, together with Dave Gowans, consultancy manager with project partner the Moray Council. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council are working together to improve flood defenses and reduce flood risk to Exeter by 2018. A £30 million scheme that is being constructed in two phases will reduce flood risk to approximately 3,000 homes and businesses throughout the city. The Agency submitted a planning application to Exeter City Council on […]