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  • 2 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Following the January 2014 floods, the Environment Agency has been working with their partners (Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, Thames Water and the Oxford Flood Alliance) to explore and test all options for a technically, environmentally and financially viable scheme that will reduce flood risk to residents and […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After the exceptional rainfall and storms of last winter, the Environment Agency has completed a record number of repairs to flood and coastal defenses across Devon and Cornwall and is urging communities to make sure they are ready if flooding happens this year. As well as repairing flood defenses, the Environment Agency has improved resilience […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency recently hosted an event for school pupils and local residents in Teesside to see the flood defenses that reduce the risk of flooding to their community. Pupils at High Clarence Primary School were shown around the state-of-the-art £4.5 million flood defenses at Port Clarence which reduce the risk of flooding from the River […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Salford flood scheme is a £10 million project which will protect almost 2,000 homes and businesses. The project can hold more than 250 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water during a flood and includes more than 5 hectares of urban wetland habitat. The Salford scheme delivers on a long-held vision to not only create a […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has completed dismantling an emergency drought barrier that spanned West False River between Jersey and Bradford islands. The barrier was erected in May and June to prevent saltwater from pushing with the tides into the central Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from San Francisco Bay. It was an essential part of DWR’s […]

  • 19 September 2012

    The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) has announced that rainy season would hit Jakarta this October. Head of Water Resources Maintenance for East Jakarta Water Management Public Works Sub-Department, Sunarto, stated that his department supports the effort to prevent flood by normalizing water channels and dredging wastes and mud in the water channels since […]

  • 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;

  • 3 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    Richmond MP Rishi Sunak visited Stokesley on Friday, 31 July to learn more about the town’s new £3.7m Flood Alleviation Scheme. During the visit, Mr Sunak was shown around areas of the town that will benefit from the scheme by representatives from the Environment Agency. Earlier this month, the government unveiled its long-term plan to […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published its report into the winter floods of 2013-14 as HC 240, First Report of Session 2014-15. The Government must not neglect maintenance of flood defences and watercourses if homes, businesses and farmland are to gain better protection against future flooding risk, warn MPs today in a report […]

  • 27 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Flood mitigation works in the Carnarvon horticultural district will reduce the impact of flooding on local growers and support the region’s expansion as a major food bowl. Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls and Water Minister Bill Marmion said today’s ground-breaking ceremony for the Carnarvon Stage 2 flood mitigation works marked a major milestone for flood […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first phase of construction of the new flood risk management scheme for Perry Barr and Witton will commence at the end of July 2015. Once completed in July 2016, the scheme will protect over 1400 properties from flooding, such as the 2007 floods. Phase 1 consists of rebuilding the existing flood walls along Brookvale Road, constructing […]

  • 12 November 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A major new £600,000 flood scheme which protects homes and businesses in a Northumberland town from tidal flooding is complete, reports the Environment Agency. The previous 180m flood wall in the Cowpen area of Blyth has been upgraded and extended to create a 380m wall to reduce the risk of flooding to the town. When […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The largest construction project ever undertaken by the Northland Regional Council – a $15 million flood scheme upgrade massively boosting flood protection in and around Kaitaia – is about to start within the next two years, reported the Council. The new seven-year Awanui scheme project is one of the crucial projects at the heart of […]

  • 21 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is carrying out ground investigation and topographic surveys to help develop suitable proposals to manage the risk of flooding in Calstock, Cornwall, from the River Tamar. According to EA, the existing flood embankment provides an important role in reducing flood risk in Calstock, but surveys have shown it is in a poor […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    A major £95 million flood defense and regeneration scheme for Derby has been approved by Derby City Council’s planning control committee. The innovative ‘Our City Our River‘ Council-led scheme plans to reduce Derby’s flood risk and maximize regeneration opportunities along the River Derwent. The flood defenses would be designed to protect the city against a […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Team Van Oord has completed a project to fill a 28-meter gap in the flood defenses in the West Sussex town of Littlehampton – in turn reducing the flood risk for 2,000 homes. Working on behalf of the Environment Agency, the 20-week project included organizing the planning application and producing the detailed design, followed by installation of […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Gedling Member of Parliament Vernon Coaker recently visited the Holme Sluices at Colwick, Nottinghamshire to find out more about the Trent flood defenses and the work of the Environment Agency. The MP met with EA officials, led by Louise Cresswell, Area Director for the East Midlands, to see how the sluices work in protecting properties from flooding […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is currently investigating options to manage the risk of tidal flooding at Starcross and Cockwood on the Exe Estuary. It was accelerated as part of the March 2015 Budget announcement regarding England’s 6-year flood defense program. This project was identified as one of the priority schemes detailed in the Exe Estuary Flood […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Over 1400 hydro-engineers from all of the world have gathered at the 36th edition of the annual world congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) in the Hague, the Netherlands (June 28 – July 3). Bregje van Wesenbeeck from Deltares was a keynote speaker on the opening day of the IAHR world congress. […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency, in partnership with Lewes District Council, is continuing works on a £9 million Newhaven flood alleviation scheme that is aimed to reduce flood risk from the sea and the river along the Ouse valley. In May, the Agency’s contractors carried out some ground investigation works to help them better understand the ground conditions where defenses […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    A flood scheme that will reduce the risk of tidal flooding to houses and businesses in Caerleon gets underway later this month. Over the next few months, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will be improving the flood defenses at Caerleon Road, New Road and Lulworth Road by building new flood walls and replacing parts of the […]

  • 30 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A £27 million scheme to reduce flood risk to 4,800 properties in Blackpool was officially opened today (30 October) by Blackpool Council Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Fred Jackson and the Chair of the Environment Agency Emma Howard Boyd. The new defense at Anchorsholme safeguards Blackpool’s iconic seafront tramway, which is enjoyed by the […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Planning applications for the main elements of the Mytholmroyd Flood Scheme have now been submitted, according to the Calderdale Council latest update. The residents can view plans of the Flood Alleviation Scheme and talk to the Environment Agency at its surgeries being held in the Community Centre from 12pm to 3pm on Tuesday and from 9am […]

  • 26 March 2012

    The Water Resources Department’s Director General Jatuporn Burutpat said every country attending the latest World water Forum showed their concerns for the quality of water. In the meantime, Thailand is prepared to to tackle flooding in 20 provinces this year. Mr. Jatuporn said that the objective of this year’s “World Water Forum” was to urge […]

  • 21 August 2012

    Social Development and Human Security Minister Santi Prompat has expressed his confidence that unless the amount of rain this year is higher than last year, Bangkok will not be inundated. Speaking of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security’s project to relocate residents, whose homes were built over the canals, Mr. Santi has already […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minister for Environment, Hannah Blythyn, announced yesterday a £56 million program to improve flood and coastal erosion defenses and support flood risk management activities across Wales over the next financial year. The program has been prioritized according to risk, considering factors such as the likelihood and impact of a flood, previous events, the number […]