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  • 3 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    New flood defenses will benefit homes in the Thames Valley to the tune of nearly £300 million, the government announced yesterday.  The new flood defense scheme in Oxford, just one of 162 schemes in the Thames Valley that received the green light yesterday, is worth over £100 million and will protect over 3,000 homes. Government funding […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Government of the Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has recently kicked off work on a major flood control system which is seen to alleviate the problem of overflowing and erosion along Subang Daku River in Southern Leyte. DPWH Region 8 Director Edgar Tabacon said that the project development along the largest […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The West Virginia House of Delegates last week introduced legislation to establish a State Flood Protection Planning Council and Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding. “This council and committee would work to create a comprehensive and coordinated statewide flood protection planning program to save lives and reduce or mitigate flood damage,” the West Virginia Legislature’s release stated. […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Progress has been made towards greater flood protection for the Royal Deeside town of Ballater, with the appointment of a firm to undertake a flood study of the community, Aberdeenshire Council just announced.  One of the most prominent victims of Storm Frank at the start of last year, Ballater was severely affected when the River Dee […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Proposals for the second phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme are going on show this month to communities upstream of the city center, announced today the Environment Agency. A series of drop in events are being held in Kirkstall, Horsforth, Rodley and Apperley Bridge areas of Leeds, giving residents the opportunity to view options to […]

  • 20 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just announced that the Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme is open for consultation. A 6-week public consultation period began on Tuesday, 19 January, and will stay open until 1 March 2016. Five drop-in events will be held across Oxford to give local communities the opportunity to have their say on the future of the flood risk in Oxford. The […]

  • 7 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency, in partnership with Calderdale Council, will tomorrow (August 8) hold a drop-in session for people living in the Stubbing Holme Road neighbourhood of Hebden Bridge about the upcoming flood alleviation scheme. The drop-in event, to be held from 3pm until 7.30pm, is taking place at the Hebden Royd Methodist Church, Bridge Lanes. This is […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dundee’s flood defenses are set to come under the spotlight as contracts for work to protect the city are readied for publication. Consultation has already taken place on work between City Quay and Riverside Park with public opinion due to be canvassed on work for Broughty Ferry in the summer. Will Dawson convener of Dundee City Council’s city […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Another step has been made towards improving Barnstaple’s flood defenses. At the last week’s meeting of North Devon Council’s Executive, members considered how best to take forward the findings and options of the Barnstaple Flood Defense Improvements Study. The study aims to improve flood defenses in the town over the next 60 to 100 years. […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The phase 2 of the Exeter flood defense scheme will begin this June with the construction activities to take place over the next 2 years. The project – managed by the Environment Agency, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council – will cost around £32 million to complete and benefits from £6 million of government growth funding which was […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    According to the latest report from Mackley, 2017 is going to be another busy year for the company’s marketing and business development departments. The company has already confirmed participation in a number of important industry events across the UK. This events will cover a range of business sectors including flood prevention and coastal defense. The first event […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Environment Agency continues work to reduce the risk of flooding from Lustrum Beck in Stockton. A new flood wall along the beck at Bedford Street, which started in May, is almost complete, while the new lifting screen at the culvert at Primrose Hill is now operational. Work is progressing ahead of schedule on the improved […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency today released an update on the Marlow flood alleviation scheme. The Marlow scheme will reduce the impact of flooding to 287 properties during a flood with a 1.33% annual probability of flooding (also known as a 1 in 75 year standard of protection). The design of the scheme includes construction of raised walls […]

  • 11 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The River Ouseburn has been diverted as part of a major scheme to tackle flooding in Brunton Park, Newcastle. Northumbrian Water and the Environment Agency began the £7 million joint flood reduction scheme in October 2014. Work has involved installing 380 meters of new river channel to divert the flow of the Ouseburn from the […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is working in partnership to develop proposals to reduce flood risk in Oxford. Investigations have confirmed that a flood relief channel will bring significant flood relief benefits to Oxford. The Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme project team have developed a series of options to construct new channels or enlarge existing channels in the western […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency today published data, case studies and evidence about the role of natural flood management in reducing flood risk. Working with natural processes to reduce flood risk is not a new concept but this is the first time that all the evidence has been brought together, with the intention of enabling more uptake. […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Around 4,800 properties are set to benefit from better flood protection and a brand new promenade, as works on Anchorsholme sea defense comes close to completion. The two and a half year construction program has seen a brand new 1km seawall replace the old crumbling structure. The previous flood defenses, which were originally constructed back […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    North Lincolnshire Council is investing over £13m to improve flood defenses as part of the £1.2bn Lincolnshire Lakes project that will create six new villages and thousands of new homes, new football stadium and schools, plus business and leisure opportunities on the outskirts of Scunthorpe.   Work will start as early as spring 2016. Lincolnshire […]

  • 15 June 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Chief of Engineers, has signed a Chief’s Report recommending to Congress a Coastal Storm Risk Management Project for Tidal sections of the Rahway River— representing completion of a key milestone, reports the Army Corps, New York District. The Chief’s Report will now undergo further review by the Assistant Secretary of […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Leaders of all the agencies working to reduce the risk and impact of flooding have welcomed Government investment of up to £13 million for works as part of Somerset Flood Action Plan. The planned works include increasing the capacity of the Sowy, land management and further dredging. The money is part of the Growth Fund and […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency and Slough Borough Council are working together to investigate whether the potential options to reduce the risk of river and surface water flooding within the catchments of the Chalvey Ditch, Salt Hill Stream and Datchet Common Brook are technically and economically viable. In late August and early September a newsletter about the scheme […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A major engineering project which protects thousands of Morpeth residents from flooding has scooped a prestigious national award. The Morpeth Flood Alleviation Scheme was named Project of the Year in this year’s ‘Constructing Excellence Awards’ which recognize the very best companies, collaborations and projects, sharing best practice and inspiring others to adopt new and better […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The second edition of Flood and Coast, an intensive 3-day conference and exhibition, will take place at the Telford International Center, 28-30 March 2017. Led again by the Environment Agency, the event will draw together key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) community, including local authorities, dredging companies, civil engineers, infrastructure […]

  • 17 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Important maintenance work is taking place this week on the Afon Rhyd-Hir in Pwllheli as Natural Resources Wales (NRW) removes a large build-up of mud, silt and reeds which has formed a small island in the river. Engineers plan to remove around 3000 cubic meters of the mud and silt over a period of four […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    According to a recent, award-winning study conducted by The Nature Conservancy and CH2M in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, incorporating nature-based defenses into traditional infrastructure solutions provides the most effective protection against climate-related flooding. Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge caused more than $19 billion in damages in New York City. In the city’s Special Initiative for […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Lessons learnt from last winter’s floods have helped build a new approach so the nation is better prepared and more resilient to flooding, according to the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Improved rain and flood modelling, a significant increase in new temporary flood defenses and greater protection to infrastructure were all outlined […]