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  • 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 […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Work started yesterday on a £500,000 scheme to improve the flood bank at Slippery Gowt on the Boston Haven. The flood defense was breached when high tides combined with a tidal surge on 5 December 2013 to produce the highest water levels ever recorded in the Haven, flooding the landfill site and commercial properties on […]

  • 29 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    VBA, a joint venture between VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and SNC Lavalin’s Atkins business, has completed the final section of the sea defense works at Fairhaven Lake, and the promenade is now open to the public. The Fairhaven coastal protection scheme involved the replacement of the sea defense walls, as the existing coastal defences were time […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    VBA, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins, has won another local authority (RMA) contract through the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Management (WEM) framework – this time for North Lincolnshire Council. The North Lincolnshire Lakes scheme located in Scunthorpe, was awarded to VBA to increase flood defense protection and improve existing barriers […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Investing in ‘green infrastructure’ like restoring floodplains or wetlands to bolster flood prevention not only generates more environmental and socio-economic benefits, especially in the long term, but also lowers the amount of financial investment needed to defend against damaging floods. This is the conclusion of a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report published yesterday, which […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Team Van Oord has welcomed the findings of a report which urges the Government to invest in the upkeep of existing critical flood defenses, as well as investing in new defenses. Published on 9 June, the Environmental Audit Committee report criticizes a ‘reactive approach to funding’ for flood defenses which it says exposes the Government’s […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Students and lecturers from the School of Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire have visited Rossall to see the work being done on the to sea defenses. Wyre Council is replacing two kilometers of defenses from Rossall Hospital to Rossall Point in a £63 million coastal defense scheme that will protect 7,500 properties from […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency will start work on the new £2 million Helston (River Cober) flood defense scheme this month. It will include new flood defenses along the east side of the River Cober, a road ramp at the end of Mill Lane, earth embankment from Mill Lane to St Johns Road Bridge and rendered flood […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In the face of increasing flood risk in England and pressure on defenses, the Environment Agency has improved the cost effectiveness and prioritization of its flood risk spending. However, Defra and the Agency have limited resources and current spending is insufficient to meet many of the maintenance needs the Agency has identified for its flood […]

  • 12 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    Mackley 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 as part of Team Van Oord and on behalf of the Environment Agency, the £680k, 20-week project included organizing the planning application and […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The River Dargle Flood Defense Scheme was officially opened earlier this month by Mr Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief. This project was one of the key capital investment projects by Wicklow County Council […]

  • 14 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    Homes and businesses across the country will be better protected and more resilient in future after the government revealed its long-term plan to tackle the risks of flooding and coastal erosion, the Environment Agency reports. The measures set out in the new plan are the most comprehensive in a decade, including investment of £5.2 billion […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has been working in collaboration with East Devon District Council since 2015 to develop a new tidal defense scheme for Exmouth. The need for the new defense scheme for Exmouth was initially identified as part of a flood risk management strategy for the whole of the Exe Estuary. Following analysis by the Environment […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has now finalized and adopted the Medway Estuary and Swale Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy (MEASS). This sets out the best economic, environmental and technically appropriate approach to managing flood and coastal erosion risk over the next 100 years. As reported, the strategy identifies the best technical solutions for flood […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency’s £100 million Boston Barrier – which will better protect more than 14,000 properties from tidal flooding – has been given the a green light by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Michael Gove. Following approval for the scheme’s full business case from HM Treasury last week, the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    On Monday 30 September the Environment Agency will begin to carry out repairs to the flood bank at Riverside Park in St Neots. The banks were created in 2009 when the new defences were installed as part of the St Neots Flood Alleviation Scheme to protect the town from flooding. Since then a trench has […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency will hold a public drop-in on Thursday, 21 January, from 2pm to 6pm at Aldeburgh Parish Church Hall, to discuss upcoming flood defense improvement work in Slaughden. “Maintaining the flood defense at Slaughden is important for the whole estuary,” said David Kemp, Coastal Team Leader at the Environment Agency. “Rock toe protection will […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency will be holding a public drop-in event on Monday 11 August at the Durham Dales Centre in Castle Gardens from 3pm to 7pm, giving local people the chance to find out more about the River Wear flood defense project. The Environment Agency is proposing to raise some sections of its defenses on […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Mackay residents and property will be better protected from devastating future floods with the Newman Government announcing funding to help extend the North Mackay levees. Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said in Mackay today that $342,125 would help Mackay Regional Council upgrade the levee system to provide Q100 flood level protection. “We’re carrying […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency, and their contractors Team Van Oord, have started refurbishment of the tidal flood defenses in King’s Lynn. After months of preparation, the work will involve refurbishing over 50 flood gates to ensure they are water tight. Flood and quay walls will be re-pointed and repaired to provide a good standard of defense. […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just announced that the multi-million pound Lustrum Beck Flood Alleviation Scheme in Stockton-on-Tees has been officially opened. The EA and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have worked together on the £3 million award-winning scheme, which included replacing Londonderry Bridge and building new flood walls along the beck. An official opening event on 26 July […]

  • 7 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency and West Dorset District Council have partnered up to work on new multi-million pound sea defenses at West Bay, Bridport, West Dorset. West Dorset District Council Planning Committee last month unanimously approved the proposal to install new sea defenses at East Beach and West Beach. The beach defenses protect 148 residential properties, […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    Works on a coastal defense scheme in the West Sussex village of Elmer are nearing completion, Mackley informs.  The Elmer Coastal Defense Scheme is being carried out by Mackley, working as part of Team Van Oord, on behalf of the Environment Agency, Arun District Council and Elmer Sands Limited. The project got underway in September […]