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  • 21 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    First Selectman Mike Tetreau has announced that the Town of Fairfield will host a Public Informational Meeting regarding the Riverside Drive Coastal Resiliency Planning Grant on Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00 pm in Seminar Room 295 A&B at the Board of Education Administrative Offices in Fairfield. At the meeting, the public will hear about the progress that has been […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    A public hearing will take place in March to consider outstanding objections to a Flood Protection Scheme (FPS) for the town of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire Council just announced. Following a consultation on the scheme, 12 objections were received – four were resolved through negotiation but the others remain outstanding. The scheme is designed to reduce future flood […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representative Harold Rogers earlier this week announced nearly $200 million for flood control projects in Floyd and Johnson Counties. The federal funding will complete long-term disaster recovery projects, including the Town of Martin Redevelopment Plan and provide flood protection in Johnson County. The Town of Martin Redevelopment Plan, a flood control project orchestrated by […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Recently introduced Slough Flood Alleviation Scheme, which includes the creation of flood storage areas and raised flood defenses, has been put out for comment. The Environment Agency and Slough Borough Council are offering local residents, businesses and community groups the chance to comment on potential options for a proposed flood alleviation scheme. The Agency and the Council […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is currently working on a number of different schemes that will address the flood and coastal erosion risk in England. The main aim of these efforts is to reduce the risk to communities and protect property. The measures needed for each location are considered on a case by case basis.   Some of the measures may […]

  • 27 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Half of the River Aire at Crown Point Weir has been blocked off this week to allow the installation of a movable weir as part of Phase 1 of Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme. The Environment Agency has worked with Leeds City Council and other partners to develop Phase 1 which comprises a combination of flood […]

  • 4 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is inviting Alcester residents to give their views on a flood scheme for the town. The town of Alcester lies on the confluence of the River Alne and River Arrow. It has been flooded a number of times over the years. The Environment Agency is now carrying out investigations in the area […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Kevin Moran T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, visited Banagher, Co Offaly yesterday where works have started on a flood relief project at the Portavolla Estate. The works, which were approved under the OPW’s Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection scheme, are being led […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. engineering expert Mike Schmidt joined Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe and Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey today to inspect a potential site for the Bundaberg East Levee ahead of community information sessions on 6 June. Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said that this was a great opportunity for locals to hear from a world-renowned engineer about the […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Cork Business Association and Cork Chamber said in their latest release that they have welcomed the progress shown in the detail and design of the Lower Lee flood relief scheme following the publication of the OPW consultation report. Both organizations believe that the development of an appropriate flood-defense scheme is critical for business in Cork. […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp joined key U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials in Fargo yesterday for the official signing of an agreement to initiate construction of the Fargo-Moorhead diversion. The agreement sets in motion the permanent Red River Valley flood control efforts, including securing strong federal resources for the Corps to implement new construction starts […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Public consultation for the Bundaberg flood protection study is now open with the Queensland Government encouraging the Bundaberg local community to participate. The Bundaberg flood protection study is a vital component of the Queensland Government’s commitment to develop a 10-year action plan for flood mitigation works in the Bundaberg region. The study will build on […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The vulnerability of coastal communities is gaining urgent attention in the face of climate change and devastating weather-related flooding and erosion. Clark University Professor of Economics Robert Johnston, director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University, is leading vital research into the environmental and economic impacts of coastal hazards and adaptation along Northeast […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    After intermittent closures at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Locks and Dam 52, Brookport, Illinois, the main lock chamber is now back in service and open to navigation traffic, according to to the latest U.S. Army’s release. Locks and Dams 52 is a low lift wicket dam built in 1928 consisting of 487 timber and […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, today inaugurated work on the Noakhali flood control project, aimed to improve water drainage system and control intrusion of silts and saline water.  She kicked off the development scheme via video conference from her Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka, local media reports. “Our utmost goal is to ensure overall development of […]

  • 22 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Initial sketches of how the next phase of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme to reduce flood risk in the city could look were released yesterday. The indicative images offer early examples of how elements of the scheme could look to reduce flood risk upstream of the city centre including the Kirkstall corridor which was badly […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Work starts today on a £22 million flood alleviation scheme for the East Riding and Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council said in its latest release. The three-year scheme, costing £22 million, will be delivered in three phases. The first phase of the scheme will be undertaken by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s contractor, […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Construction of the Sandwich Town Tidal Defense scheme is progressing well. At Richborough Road a new flood wall has been built and erosion protection works to the river bank are now complete. Although sections of the new flood defenses are now finished, there are landscaping works still needed to be carried out in some areas. […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will meet today with non-federal sponsors, customers and agency partners to collaborate on best practices regarding programs ranging from environmental to flood risk management, dredging the Texas coast and regulatory oversight of U.S. waters during a Stakeholder Partnering Forum in Galveston. “Several non-federal sponsors are scheduled to provide […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, last Friday started with the clearing of the Ellicott City waterways in order to reduce the risk of imminent flooding to the city. The Corps, in partnership with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, will remove and stabilize blockages located at Hamilton St. and the Patapsco River where […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    A site visit of Selkirk Flood Protection Scheme has allowed local Councillors to see how the £31.4 million project is advancing, according to the Scottish Borders Council. Elected Members were shown a number of major activities within the scheme, which is still on course to be completed by December 2016. “It was good to see the […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $46m contract to Ames Construction, Inc., to complete the diversion inlet control structure portion of the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota, Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project. The contract for the inlet control structure is the first construction deal to be awarded by the federal government for the […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Leeds City Council recently released a fly-through video of the of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme construction works in progress. The project, led by the City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, is split into two phases. Costing some £50 million, the Phase 1 of the Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme is one of the largest river […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    UK Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has announced new £1 million natural flood management competition, part of the government’s drive to reduce flooding by using a range of innovative techniques. This government funded competition is the first of its kind and will be open to innovative projects that plan to use landscape features such as ponds, banks, […]

  • 25 May 2011

    Launceston Flood Authority chiefs present new information on how the Tamar River works and what will be a controversial view for many on the… BY ALISON ANDREWS (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, May 25, 2011;