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  • 26 March 2014

    China Railway First Group Company Limited presented the result of the Rewa and Navua rivers dredging, as well as the current status of the Ba River dredging, to a Fiji governemt delegation. Ba River Dredging Project, carried out in three phases, is nearing completion, said Donald Singh, CRFG spokesperson, while Rewa and Navua rivers have […]

  • 22 May 2018
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    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has determined that a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) is required for the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority’s revised flood risk management project. According to the release, the DNR will prepare the SEIS to analyze modifications in the revised project proposal. The DNR invites comments on the scope of the SEIS […]

  • 12 November 2018
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    A major new £600,000 flood scheme which protects homes and businesses in a Northumberland town from tidal flooding is complete, reports the Environment Agency. The previous 180m flood wall in the Cowpen area of Blyth has been upgraded and extended to create a 380m wall to reduce the risk of flooding to the town. When […]

  • 5 March 2014
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    European countries need to join forces to manage flood risks in the future. By 2050, the financial losses caused by floods may exceed current levels five times over. That is the conclusion of a study from the VU University in Amsterdam involving Deltares. This European research project linked four types of models: river-water discharges, financial […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Baker Mallett’s Selkirk office has announced that they have been commissioned by the contractor, RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd of Glasgow, to provide Building Surveying services as part of the  £31 million Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme in the Scottish Borders. The main goal of the scheme is to protect 700 residential units, 120 business units as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 May 2017
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    The Environment Agency and their partners are working together to develop a flood alleviation scheme to reduce flood risk to properties, transport links and infrastructure in Oxford. The scheme will involve lowering parts of the floodplain and widening some of the existing rivers and streams that run through it, to increase capacity for flood water […]

  • 27 April 2016
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    The Environment Agency is working on a project that will reduce flooding risks in Totnes by improving the existing flood defenses which were built in the 1970s. That is why the agency held a public drop-in at the Civic Hall in Totnes in April 2016. Feedback from the drop-in and meeting with local residents will now […]

  • 3 December 2014
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      Homes in Much Wenlock, Broadway, Childswickham and Murcot will be better protected from floods thanks to an unprecedented six-year £2.3 billion flood defense program, benefiting Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire to the tune of over £12 million. Improvements to the scheme in Leominster, just one of 66 projects in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire […]

  • 1 February 2012

    The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ Philadelphia District (USACE), with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), will hold three separate open house events for the public to view information and provide feedback on the Delaware River Basin Comprehensive Interim Feasibility Study for New Jersey. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the […]

  • 13 June 2019
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    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded a $22.1 million contract to Weston Solutions of West Chester, PA for initial breach repairs to the L550-561 levee system Tuesday. According to the Corps, there are four levee breaches on levee L550 due to this year’s high runoff event. This initial breach repair will reduce the risk […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The completion of a major flood risk management scheme was marked with a visit to Dolgellau by Welsh Government Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant on Thursday, 25 February. Funded by the Welsh Government, the £4.9 million scheme reduces the risk of flooding for 310 homes and businesses. Completed in the Autumn last year, the scheme has […]

  • 2 March 2015
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    Much of Romney Marsh is below the present day high tide level and 14,500 homes, 700 businesses and nationally important critical infrastructure are at risk of flooding. In the Folkestone to Cliff End Strategy (FoCES), the Environment Agency set out plans to manage flood and erosion risks along the coastline of Romney Marsh over the […]

  • 18 January 2013

    The Environment Agency is launching a public consultation on future plans for managing tidal flood risk and coastal erosion around the shores of the Exe Estuary on January 20, 2013. The draft Exe Estuary Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy takes into account predicted changes in sea level rise up to 2110, and sets […]

  • 28 January 2020
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    Two outlet breaches on the Missouri River Levee System L-594 were closed on Saturday, reported the Army Corps. According to the Corps, these are the third and fourth breaches to be closed on the L-594 system, providing an initial level of flood risk management to the area behind this downstream portion of the levee, located […]

  • 20 January 2015
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    The Dutch Team Risk Reduction (DRR) is visiting Serbia this week, with a team of water experts. Mathijs van Ledden, Director Flood Risk Reduction at Royal HaskoningDHV is one of the participants. The visit includes Obrenovac, which was severely affected by the floods in May last year. At that period Van Ledden was in Serbia to […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has de-silted a section of the Tetney Haven, helping reduce flood risk and boosting the area’s ecology. The work, part of the EA’s regular maintenance program, saw excess silt removed from approximately a kilometer of the Louth Canal and from around the sluice gates at Tetney Lock, the Agency stated. Silt builds […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Welsh Government is making nearly three quarters of a million pounds available to help reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Little Haven. The funding, announced yesterday by the Welsh Government, will contribute 85% towards the cost of construction of the flood alleviation scheme, a grant value of £729,348 towards the […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Last Friday, the Environment Agency held a public event to mark the end of the first phase of works to help reduce the risk of flooding in Perry Barr and Witton. According to EA, this is a key milestone in the £28 million, 2 phased flood risk management scheme that has been developed in partnership […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Kansas Senator Jerry Moran yesterday announced the inclusion of provisions he advocated for in the USACE Work Plan for FY2019, including funding for the Kansas River Reservoirs and Sediment Study, and a flood protection project in Manhattan.  “The provisions we worked for that were included in the Army Corps of Engineers’ FY2019 Work Plan are critical […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    People in Cardigan are invited to attend a drop in session to discuss issues around flooding in the town. It comes as Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is assessing the potential for a new flood scheme to protect the 113 properties at risk of tidal flooding. At the event, staff from NRW will be keen to talk […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    A multi-million pound flood defense scheme that will reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses in Skipton has been officially opened, according to the Environment Agency. The £17.8 million project, led by the EA, helps to protect 378 homes and 165 businesses in the town center from flooding from Eller Beck and Waller […]

  • 11 March 2014
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    Since the release of the proposed 20 Year Plan last week, there has been a lot of discussion about the costings and cause of the floods that have devastated the Somerset Levels over the past 2 months. Flooding on the Levels Action Group (FLAG) insists that dredging will make a major difference to the flood […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    A delegation from Saudi Arabia visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, in Las Vegas on July 28. District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs briefed the group on the District’s area of responsibility and the scope of work performed. Of particular interest to the group was the District’s longtime partner in area flood […]

  • 6 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is developing a major scheme to reduce flood risk to the towns of Shoreham-by-Sea and Lancing in West Sussex. The EA has been carrying out extensive public consultation and engagement strategies to ensure that the local community have been fully informed of the scheme, and kept up-to-date with project details. They are […]