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  • 27 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The final phase of works to alleviate flood risk to the communities of Smithton and Culloden has begun, according to the Highland Council. Local firm Morrison Construction are now on site for the largest phase of the Smithton & Culloden Flood Protection Scheme which will protect 129 properties that would otherwise be at risk of a […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Work has started in the village of Skinningrove as part of the Environment Agency’s multi-million pound flood recovery program. Repair work in Skinningrove includes channel clearance and replacement and repairs to debris screens on the Kilton Beck, as well as improving access so they can be cleaned and maintained. The work started on Monday, August […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    An information evening will be held later this month to update residents on the progress of works being undertaken as part of the Huntly Flood Protection Scheme, Aberdeenshire Council just announced. Representatives from both Aberdeenshire Council and Wills Brothers Engineering Ltd will provide help and advice on queries or issues raised by members of the public […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency contractors have started work on the banks of the River Wharfe in Collingham, near Wetherby, to repair damage to the river bank and protect flood defenses. Work is underway to repair approximately 40 meters of river bank in Collingham adjacent to the flood defenses at The Avenue, so that it is ready for […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Tom Reed continued his efforts to ensure protections for homeowners and small businesses by supporting new legislation which begins to examine ways to reduce flooding through the region. “We care about protecting our small business owners and homeowners from the burden of rebuilding after a natural disaster. After some of the devastating flooding we […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has published report finding that the Government is failing to protect communities at risk of flooding, the official UK Parliament Website informs. The Committee warns that a reactive approach to funding for flood defense exposes the Government’s lack of long-term strategic planning to manage flood risk. The Committee found that funding fluctuates […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency will hold two public exhibitions in Devon in order to present proposed flood defenses for the area. According to the EA release, drop-in sessions have been arranged for people in Bampton and Tiverton to see the plans that will reduce flood risk in their towns. The first public exhibition is about Bampton and takes […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Plans have been unveiled by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to further reduce the risk of tidal flooding in the Isca Road area of Caerleon. The proposals will see the defenses in Isca Road and Lulworth Road, Caerleon, improved by creating new flood walls and raising and replacing parts of the existing flood walls and embankments. […]

  • 11 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dutch parliament has agreed on an amendment of law that will fundamentally change the national flood defense standard. With the amendment, the Dutch flood standard will no longer be based on the probability of a flood given a certain height of the water level that can be expected during an extreme weather event. Instead, the […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has won a $3.2 million contract for the Truckee River Flood Management Project in Nevada. Under the agreement, the company will provide engineering and economic analysis services for the project, which mark the first phase of this scheme and is considered the most critical phase. With the overall Truckee […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency and Warrington Borough Council today marked the official opening of the new £34 million flood defense scheme. According to the EA, more than 2,000 Warrington homes and businesses will benefit from the town’s multi-million pound flood project, officially opened by the Environment Agency Chief Executive, Sir James Bevan and the town’s Mayor, Cllr. […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    CIRIA’s new guidance Communication and engagement in local flood risk management (C751) and Communication and engagement in local flood risk management techniques the companion guide (C752) are now available. Local authorities have the responsibility for managing local flood risk (often defined as surface runoff, groundwater and ordinary watercourses). These new CIRIA guides share good practice […]

  • 25 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    This winter, Morpeth homes and business are better protected than ever from the threat of flooding from the River Wansbeck. Construction of new flood defenses in Morpeth town centre, as part of the multi-million pound flood alleviation scheme, is now complete. Since early 2013, contractors working on behalf of the Environment Agency and Northumberland County […]

  • 21 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Residents in a Northumberland town are invited to find out more about potential options for flood protection, the Environment Agency said in their latest release.  The agency is carrying out an appraisal of flood defenses in Ponteland and are considering a number of options to continue to protect properties from flooding as well as bring […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    USACE instructors are coming in from Omaha and New Orleans to provide information on nonstructural flood proofing. This would be especially beneficial for communities that have experienced flood damages in the past and recent years where nonstructural flood proofing measures could reduce flood risk. Workshops provided by the USACE National Nonstructural Flood Proofing Committee (NFPC) […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced yesterday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will study the levee system in North Middletown, New Jersey and its impact on flood hazard maps in response to his request. Pallone has been working with local elected officials and community members in order to address increased flood insurance premiums […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is working with Port of Blyth to build the new flood wall, which will protect the coastal town from tidal flooding. According to the EA, the work has started on this £600,000 flood scheme which will protect homes and businesses in a Northumberland coastal town from tidal flooding. The project in the Cowpen […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has started work to repair flood defenses in Corbridge as part of their £3 million North East recovery program. Recovery work at Corbridge will be carried out by the Environment Agency and will permanently repair flood defenses. The project started on Monday, August 22, and will take place in three locations. At […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers has signed a Chief’s Report for the Peckman River Basin Flood Risk Management Study — a key milestone for the proposed project, according to the Army Corps. “This is a momentous day for residents long impacted by flash floods from the Peckman River. This project will reduce […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority and the City of Ottawa have announced that the Britannia Village Flood Control Project is now wrapped up. The scheme was completed in accordance with the Class Environmental Assessment for Remedial Flood and Erosion Control Projects, approved under the Environmental Assessment Act for projects of this type. According to the official announcement, all monitoring […]

  • 20 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is working with Hertfordshire County Council to develop proposals for a flood alleviation scheme for Little Hadham in conjunction with a bypass on the A120. Planning permission for the scheme was received in January 2017. The villages of Little Hadham and Hadham Ford have suffered from flooding from the River Ash and its […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency’s new tidal flood defense barrier for Ipswich has been officially opened by Floods Minister, Dr Thérèse Coffey. Costing almost £70 million, the new flood defenses centerpiece is a 200-tonne rotating barrier which can be raised in minutes, helping to keep the town safe from tidal surges during storms. The defense scheme also […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, has awarded a $12,560,131 contract to Nordic Industries Inc. of Olivehurst to build the oxbow bypass project in Napa. Nordic Industries’ was the best value out of four submittals received Nov. 20 in response to a request for proposals. Flood walls will be built under the contract […]