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  • 5 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Col. Sam Calkins, commander of the USACE’s St. Paul District, has signed a ‘Finding of No Significant Impact’ for an Environmental Assessment (EA) completed for the proposed Fargo, N.D./Moorhead, Minn., Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project. “This EA, called the ‘Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment #2,’ was prepared to look at changes to the project following […]

  • 6 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The city of Schuyler, the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District, and the Corps of Engineers are partnering on a project to reduce flood risks within Schuyler, Neb. A feasibility study (completed in September 2011) identified an economically feasible project consisting of two levee systems, one for the Shell Creek and one for the Platte […]

  • 24 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Los Angeles District and the Orange County Flood Control District have successfully completed flood channel repairs before Southern California’s flood season. The agencies hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to highlight the completion of repair work on Ocean View Channel, December 20, in Huntington Beach, California. Ocean View Channel was […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    On February 4, Ross Valley residents will get a chance to learn more about local flood risk reduction projects, including how improvements to Lefty Gomez Field in Fairfax could help reduce downstream flooding. Representatives of the Ross Valley Flood Protection & Watershed Program will host the meeting at 7 p.m. at White Hill Middle School […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Work on dredging the stretch of the Heathcote River between Radley Street and the Woolston Cut could begin in the next few months, according to the Christchurch City Council. The Council’s Infrastructure, Transport and Environment Committee today voted to recommend the Council fast-track the planned dredging work to help reduce the flood risk in the area. […]

  • 9 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is working in partnership with Hampshire County Council, Test Valley Borough Council, local flood action groups and other partners to develop a permanent flood scheme for Romsey. According to the EA, the main flood risk in Romsey is from the River Test. As a chalk river, the Test is influenced by high […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, has nearly completed construction of the temporary berm within the SR530 slide area. Though the berm is complete in length, construction efforts have now shifted to raising the berm an additional foot ahead of predicted heavy rainfall. The additional height is expected to help reduce potential flooding […]

  • 12 June 2012

    Brian Hayes TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), was in Bandon, Co. Cork yesterday to launch the public exhibition stage of the Bandon Flood Relief Scheme. Speaking in Bandon Town Hall this afternoon, Minister Hayes said: “Bandon has a long history of flooding and I am pleased […]

  • 9 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (N.J.-10), last week applauded the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to prioritize efforts to mitigate flooding along the Rahway River Basin, which flows through Union, Essex and Middlesex Counties. The federal government has committed $1 million towards the completion of a key study […]

  • 17 February 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District has awarded a $37.4 million construction contract to Weston Solutions of Chester, Pennsylvania, for closing the final breach on the L-550 levee system before Mar. 1. This contract is the second final repair contract to be awarded for the Missouri River Left Bank Levee Systems, which will […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    A new handbook promoting good practice for channel management has been developed by a team of experts, led by Royal HaskoningDHV. Written for the Environment Agency, the handbook brings together over 10 years’ worth of research and practice. It aims to help with the decisions of when and how to carry out channel management for […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The all-conquering Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme has begun 2015 in the same vein as it ended 2014 – in the frame for a clutch of prestigious industry awards. During 2014, the scheme, which was delivered by Team Van Oord on behalf of the Environment Agency, scooped no fewer than a remarkable 13 industry awards. The […]

  • 3 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District rated maintenance of more than 32 miles of levees along the Sacramento River’s east bank and levees along both sides of Cherokee Canal as unacceptable. The Sacramento District conducted a periodic inspection of the three Cherokee Canal levee systems in March and April of 2011, […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will host two open houses this week to inform stakeholders and the public on the progress and future plans for the federal levee projects in the Metro East. The 75.8-mile system of levees in the Metro East protects an 111,700-acre area including parts of Alton, East […]

  • 15 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, yesterday celebrated completion of the East Rockaway Inlet Maintenance Dredging and Beach Restoration Project. The announcement of the project’s completion was made on the boardwalk by the Army Corps and the City of New York. New York City’s Mayor Bill De […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. President Obama’s Budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) included more than $4.561 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with more than $71 million for Detroit District projects around the Great Lakes. The Civil Works budget funds the operation and maintenance program, which includes […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    Texas Representative Lizzie Fletcher visited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Addicks Field Office earlier this week to receive a project update on the Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Flood Control Project and tour the Addicks and Barker Dam and Reservoirs. Within Representative Fletcher’s 7th Congressional District, USACE Galveston District is currently completing a […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The River Thames Scheme is a proposed program of projects and investments to reduce flood risk in communities near Heathrow, including: Datchet, Wraysbury, Egham, Staines, Chertsey, Shepperton, Weybridge, Sunbury, Molesey, Thames Ditton, Kingston and Teddington. The River Thames between Datchet and Teddington has the largest area of developed floodplain in England without flood defenses. Over […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency Executive Director of Flood and Coastal Risk Management John Curtin recently explained how engineers and the environment are fighting together for a more flood resilient nation. Mr Curtin began by saying that in January, the Prime Minister launched the Government’s new national 25 year environment plan, “quite a moment for those of […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials approved a Flood Plain Management Study for the town of Lyman, Washington, and provided the Seattle District $40,000 to complete it. The flood plain study will look at long-term solutions the town could implement to reduce future flood risk for its residences. The program does not give the […]

  • 12 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works (EPW) has accepted Senator Tim Kaine’s provisions to start new flood-resilience projects that would protect Tangier Island and Coastal Virginia.  The EPW Committee’s draft of the America’s Water Infrastructure Act includes two provisions that will result in roadmaps for new resilient infrastructure – a broad plan for the […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    Eight South Australian councils have been granted a total of $325,500 by the Coast Protection Board to help protect and conserve the state’s coastline. Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said that these grants are helping local communities to manage their coast. “Managing and protecting South Australia’s coast is a key priority for the […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) yesterday convened a roundtable of officials at Shawnee Community College in Ullin to discuss flood prevention and flood response. The roundtable was designed to bring together state and federal agencies with local officials and elected leaders, in an exchange of information and future planning. Enyart was joined by officials from […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis and SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has started design and build work on the Environment Agency’s £30 million flood defense scheme in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. The Calder Valley scheme will protect up to 400 homes and businesses and sustain economic growth. Following initial drainage works, the project in its entirety […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Work on a £3.4m project at Seaham Harbour’s historic North Pier aimed at protecting the town from flooding and erosion is to get underway this week. The scheme will safeguard around 100 homes and 30 businesses in the town against potential flood risks and help prevent coastal deterioration by stopping storm waves penetrating the harbour. […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, officially kicked off the International Delta Coalition today. The governments of the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, France, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan, Mozambique, the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam are joining forces to prevent floods and render urban deltas resilient against climate change. The Delta Coalition […]