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  • 30 November 2012

    People living and working in Penclawdd, Swansea, are invited to attend a public drop in session to find out more about Environment Agency Wales proposals to reduce flood risk in the area. There are 133 properties in Penclawdd at risk of tidal flooding from the Loughor Estuary. Extreme weather conditions combined with high tides can […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A plan to implement enhanced flood risk reduction features around West Sacramento’s perimeter was revealed yesterday as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released its draft general re-evaluation report and draft environmental impact statement for the West Sacramento project for public review. The proposed project would implement a variety of flood risk management […]

  • 28 January 2013

    For the next phase in the Flood Risk in the Netherlands (VNK2) project, Iv-Infra is responsible for analyzing the flood risks of the primary flood defenses of dike ring area 13 in Noord-Holland, the Netherlands. For this project, Iv-Infra forms part of the engineering consortium ALBICOM. The VNK2 project is commissioned by the Ministry of […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Close to a hundred citizens of the Ciales area attended a Rio Grande de Manatí flood risk feasibility study public scoping meeting on Sunday, hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District. The meeting, organized by Puerto Rico’s District 13 Representative Gabriel Rodriguez-Aguiló, was an opportunity for the community to not only learn about […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The City of Columbus will publicly unveil the first-ever Flood Risk Management Plan for the Columbus area today, two days before the fifth anniversary of the 2008 flood. Mayor Kristen Brown encourages community members to attend the Flood Risk Management Plan presentation that begins at 6:00 p.m. June 5 in the City Hall Meeting Room. […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    With California’s rainy season and what had been dire predictions of an El Nino weather pattern now behind them, leaders of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, brought together water safety officials from across the region July 7 to provide an update on the Corps levee safety and security issues. Officials from […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Brazil’s water-related challenges are similar to those in present-day California, but the South American nation’s approach to flood risk management is more similar to the approach used by the U.S. in the early part of the 20th century. In an effort to fast-forward Brazil’s flood risk planning, a team of engineers from Brazil’s Agência Nacional […]

  • 18 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has begun construction works on the flood storage area under the Badsey Brook flood risk management scheme. This includes earth works and the removal of topsoil along the footprint of the proposed embankment and the flood storage area. The flood storage area will be able to hold up to 135,000 cubic meters of water […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Truckee River Flood Management Authority are closer to moving forward with a $280.8 million plan to reduce flood risk along the Truckee River after Corps Commanding General Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick signed off on the project April 11 at Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. The approved plan […]

  • 9 January 2014

    The Environment Agency is beginning work with Leicester City Council on a new plan to reduce flood risk in Leicester. This follows additional funding released by the Government after last winter’s floods. As part of the project, the Environment Agency will begin a four week programme of exploratory ground investigations early in January. A significant […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    New research undertaken on behalf of the Environment Agency by scientists at HR Wallingford has been recognized by the Institution of Civil Engineers, with the award of the Bill Curtin Medal for Research and Innovation at the ICE Publishing Awards ceremony, held at One Great George Street in London on Monday, 8 October 2018. The […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection are currently evaluating several flood risk management alternatives for the Rahway River Basin, with the preliminary findings to be shared with area residents at two public information sessions to be scheduled in late May or early June 2014. Included in the […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, Sharon Weston Broome, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, and Congressman Garret Graves have found a solution to move forward on the East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project, they announced earlier this week. The project will dredge, widen and upgrade 66 miles of waterways in the East Baton Rouge Parish critical […]

  • 15 January 2013

    The Red River of the North Rural Nonstructural Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study is investigating nonstructural flood risk management measures for rural homes and farmsteads along the main stem of the Red River of the North and the Bois de Sioux River. This study is another step to identify and implement flood risk management measures […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, is scheduled to release a tentatively selected flood risk management plan for the Sweetwater Creek Watershed in Georgia for public and agency review on April 6. According to their release, USACE’s district will host two Open House meetings in the watershed on April 9 and April 10 to […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and State of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) have signed partnering agreements to initiate four flood and storm damage risk reduction feasibility studies in South Louisiana. Col. Michael Clancy, commander of the USACE New Orleans District, and CPRA Chairman Johnny Bradberry signed Feasibility Cost Share Agreements for […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District, is preparing an environmental assessment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and is seeking public comment for a flood risk management study for the Cumberland River, Browns Creek, Richland Creek and Whites Creek. Comments are encouraged concerning social and environmental issues, to include cultural resources […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently completed a report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure affected by Hurricane Sandy in the United States’ North Atlantic region. The North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study is designed to help local communities better […]

  • 8 October 2012

    Today, the Environment Agency will start work to reduce flood risk for 297 properties in Coton, north Tamworth. The construction work will be undertaken by Jackson Frameworks Ltd through a £1.8 million contract. The work will take approximately six months to complete, and will include a mixture of flood walls and flood banks along Lichfield […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives joined more than 150 experts to discuss flooding in the nation’s capital at Gallaudet University, on September 8, 2016, marking the first flood summit of its kind in Washington. The summit occurred the week of the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Fran that engulfed Washington in 1996. The 2016 Flood […]

  • 6 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) recently released its 2017 Flood Protection Plan Update. The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) is a strategic and long-range plan for improving flood risk management in the Central Valley. Prepared by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in accordance with the Central Valley Flood Protection Act of […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group at its recent meeting in Carrick-on-Shannon took a major decision to develop a plan for a strategic maintenance program on the River Shannon. Programmed maintenance works have not been carried out on the Shannon for a significant period of time and silt and vegetation has built up […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Plans to manage flood risk across Fife are given the green light by Fife Council’s Executive Committee. Fife is covered by four Local Flood Risk Management Plans which aim to reduce the devastating impact of flooding. The plans were produced jointly by the Council, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Water and neighbouring local authorities. […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Long-term plans to reduce flood risk for people in St Asaph are to be unveiled at a public drop-in session in the city. The proposals, drawn up by Natural Resources Wales (NRW), will see the city’s flood defenses enhanced, but will also involve a number of innovative projects upstream to manage flood risk naturally. NRW […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Kerry County Council recently submitted a coastal erosion and flood risk management study application to the Office of Public Works (OPW). According to the announcement, the Council is planning to carry out Coastal Erosion and Flood Risk Management Studies in the following Coastal Cells areas: Dingle Bay East-Castlemaine Harbor Coastal Cell, which extends a distance […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has agreed the largest single flood risk management contract, a £300 million programme that will reduce flood risk in London and the Thames estuary. The £300 million Thames Estuary Asset Management Programme will deliver the first 10 years of capital investment in flood risk management schemes as recommended by the Thames Estuary 2100 […]