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  • 22 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    New coastal engineering professor at the Delft University of Technology, Stefan Aarninkhof, is calling for the Dutch government to increase beach nourishment activities across the country. In his inaugural address on 10 May, the professor said that based on the latest studies on melting sheets, the Dutch government should better prepare for a sharp increase of […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wyre Council recently released a video showing the progress being made on the Rossall sea defenses. The work will replace sea defenses between Rossall Hospital and Rossall Point in four year time, protecting 7,500 properties from the risk of flooding. 325,000 tonnes of rock armor are being used to create the base of the defenses, to […]

  • 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, […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    A delegation from Team Van Oord and the Environment Agency visited the House of Commons in Westminster earlier this week to collect a Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice. The Green Apple Award was presented to the Environment Agency and Team Van Oord for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme which has received a host […]

  • 5 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The National Audit Office has published its 2014 report on flood defense spending. It welcomes improvements in the way the Environment Agency is prioritizing its spending, including on flood defense maintenance, and how it achieves value for money. However, the report claims the underlying spending on flood defenses has gone down. On NAO’s funding claims, […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    People living and working in Mytholmroyd will have a chance to meet the construction team who are building the flood defense scheme to protect 400 homes and businesses in the village. A construction open day is being held at Mytholmroyd Community Centre on Thursday 22 March, 11am – 8pm, for members of the community to […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Balfour Beatty, an international infrastructure group, has been appointed as the civil contractor for an integrated team that will deliver the ten-year Thames Estuary Asset Management Program for CH2M Hill, on behalf of the Environment Agency, and anticipated to be worth up to £250 million to Balfour Beatty. The £300 million program is the largest […]

  • 30 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Newman Government is boosting flood protection for Dalby and Oakey with $243,916 in grants. The Western Downs Regional Council will receive $145,000 to study options for a Dalby levee to divert water around the town which flooded three times between 2010 and 2013. The Toowoomba Regional Council will receive $98,916 for a flood forecasting […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A brand new sea defense at Anchorsholme will provide more flood protection to 4,500 homes nearby and local residents are beginning to see how the finished product will look. The new 1km seawall stretches from Little Bispham to Kingsway and has been secured thanks to funding from the Environment Agency and the Department for Environment, […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    ABCO Marine Ltd has been contracted by Galliford Try for the construction of Fort Cumberland SST Sea Defenses. The project is to replace damaged sea defenses next to the historical Fort Cumberland site in Eastney, Portsmouth. ABCO sourced and procured the rock for the project, with vessels chartered to transport the rock armor from Norway for […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Next week, Teesside University will be the host of the Defending The Tees Coast – The Saltern Wetlands lecture. The lecture will be presented by the Project Manager, Dr Dorian Latham PhD CEnv MCIEEM, from JBA Consulting. This outstanding project was 2015 large category winner of the ICE NE Robert Stephenson Awards, and is part of […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency has developed a detailed plan on how it will reduce the risk of flooding for York over the next five years. Since the announcement of the additional funding, EA has assessed what changes could be made to the existing flood defenses within the city and what new defenses could be built. The results […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    McLaughlin & Harvey’s successful delivery of the £10 million Ness Phase 2 Flood Alleviation Scheme in Inverness has received a Project Commendation from the Saltire Society Civil Engineering Awards. In total 17 projects were shortlisted, and 4 received commendations. The award covers all aspects of the River Ness project including design, advance works and Phase […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The Environment Agency (EA) has started works to repair a 40 metre slip on a flood defense embankment in Doncaster, which was damaged by last November’s floods. The embankment, which lies between the River Don and the South Yorkshire Navigation canal at Mile Thorn in the Wheatley Park area of Doncaster, suffered from damage before […]

  • 27 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS), led by Leeds City Council in partnership with the Environment Agency, is split into two phases. Phase 1 began in January 2015 and is due to be completed in summer 2017. When complete, it will provide an increased level of protection from flooding from the River Aire and Hol […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After the 1953 and 1976 North Sea floods, a flood defense plan, called the Sigma Plan, was conceived to protect the Flemish part of the Scheldt estuary against future storm surges. The plan is governed by Waterwegen en Zeekanaal NV (W&Z), a Flemish government agency and since 2005 aims to combine flood defense with strengthening […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    A scheme to reduce flood risk to hundreds of homes on two Grimsby housing estates is to be completed in the next few days. Over the past 11 months, the Environment Agency has created a new flood defence bank on the New Cut Drain as part of its Freshney Washland Flood Alleviation Scheme. The defence […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The winter floods have highlighted the danger of building on floodplains, the Environment Agency Chairman Lord Chris Smith said at this week’s CIWEM conference. Britain’s wettest winter for 250 years also underlines the need to continue improving flood defences to cope with future extreme climate, he said in a keynote speech. In addition, there needs […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Alun Davies, the Minister for Natural Resources and Food in the Welsh Government, has announced over £3.7 million to help protect homes and businesses in Ceredigion that are at risk of flooding and coastal erosion. This latest funding will enable the completion of the ongoing coastal defence works that will help protect 420 homes and […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Flood defenses to protect Aylesbury’s Willows estate will be out on display on Saturday, September 12. The defenses aim to stop the kind of deluge that flooded 79 homes on the estate in the severe storms of winter 2013/14. Nearly half a mile of emergency flood defense barrier has been bought from a £340,000 repair […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Flood Defenses at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Immingham are about to receive an investment boost of around £5 million which will increase the port’s resilience to flooding in the future. Immingham, which is the UK’s largest port by tonnage, was extensively flooded during the east coast tidal surge of December 2013. Since the surge, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has completed a flood defense scheme to reduce the risk of flooding in parts of Tonbridge. The 320-meter long flood defense runs parallel to the River Medway, and will work in conjunction with existing flood defense walls in Tonbridge town center and the Leigh Flood Storage Area. Lisa Lennox, Asset Performance Team […]