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  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    People, homes and businesses across the North West will be better protected from flooding thanks to a £1 million natural flood scheme, the Floods Minister Thérèse Coffey announced last week.  More than 1,000 properties across Delph, Uppermill, Stalybridge, Mossley, Hayfield, Glossop and Whaley Bridge will benefit from the pioneering ‘Slow the Flow’ project. The project […]

  • 14 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Construction of a small but necessary section of the Marysville Ring Levee is underway and should be completed by mid-August 2017, maintaining momentum on the project to lessen flood risk in the northern California town of Marysville, USACE said in its latest release.  The current construction was funded at approximately $825,000 and the site is […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader, Charles E. Schumer, yesterday called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize a project that will build a new, safer and more durable stone barrier to shield Route 5 against crashing waters from Lake Erie during large storms. Schumer said that a new barrier is critical to ensure the safety of […]

  • 4 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, will host an informational open house about its regulatory program in Kodiak. The event is scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 11th in the Alaska meeting room at the Kodiak Public Library. USACE Regulatory Division representatives will be available to answer permitting questions […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency has just reported that the £7 million Northwich Flood Alleviation scheme was officially opened last Friday, June 30. Cheshire West and Chester Council Leader Samantha Dixon, Jane Myerscough-Illidge Mayor of Northwich and officials from the Environment Agency were in the town for the official launch. The scheme is made up of 1.7km of […]

  • 2 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Anglian Water announces £500k investment for new Norfolk wetland water treatment facility.  A brand new wetland is to be created in Norfolk, funded by Anglian Water and created in partnership with Norfolk Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency. The new one-hectare site will act as an innovative, natural treatment plant for over a million liters […]

  • 26 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency is about to launch an online public consultation into the detailed design of the Oxford flood alleviation scheme. According to the report, the EA is calling on communities to have their say on benefits and features that will make up the £120 million project to reduce flood risk to all homes and businesses […]

  • 23 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the Flood Diversion Board of Authority, will continue its field surveys for the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project starting this week, announced the Corps. USACE staff; Gulf South Research Corporation, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Ecological Specialists, Inc., from O’Fallon, Missouri, are conducting the biological […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska District, has invited the public to attend an information session about its regulatory program on June 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room at City Hall Assembly Chambers in Skagway, Alaska. During the open house, Corps representatives will give a presentation about the Corps’ […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Environment Agency is about to hold a number of drop-ins this month, allowing the public to give their views on plans to reduce flood risk in the Calder Valley. According to EA, people will have the opportunity to find out about the work the Environment Agency and partners including Calderdale Council, Canal and Rivers […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has provided $13 million for flood management, water infrastructure and environmental restoration projects throughout New Mexico. The funding comes at the request of Udall and Heinrich following passage in May of the Fiscal Year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill, which funds the […]

  • 13 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Canal and River Trust has recently completed a major project that will make it easier for boat owners and holidaying tourists to visit Wiltshire’s Kennet and Avon Canal this summer. Over the past six months, the trust has been dredging the canal and has removed 17,000 tonnes of silt. Paul Fox, from the Canal […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Working with the Norfolk Rivers Trust and cbec, Salix has just completed a project that will help improve wildlife habitats on a section of the chalk River Nar at Pentney, near Kings Lynn in west Norfolk. According to Salix, the whole river is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and in recent years, the […]

  • 7 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has announced additions to its fiscal year 2017 program based on the recently approved Work Plan. The additional $16.5 million will be used in 2017 to repair breakwaters, dredge harbors, repair critical components at the Soo Locks and complete various projects and studies throughout the Great Lakes. […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    South Africa’s largest wetland rehabilitation project, the restoration of Lake St Lucia estuarine system, recently achieved an important milestone, according to iSimangaliso CEO Andrew Zaloumis. Mr Zaloumis said that iSimangaliso has accelerated the pace of work in the Lake St Lucia Estuary Restoration Program. As at 30 May 2017, 1.290 million cubic meters had been moved. “This […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, yesterday announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allocate an additional $67.5 million in FY2017 appropriations funding to support flood control, navigation and other projects throughout Mississippi. The additional $67.5 million brings total Army Corps funding in the state to more than $136.9 […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has announced the list of projects that will receive funding this fiscal year, as outlined in the fiscal 2017 work plan for the Army Civil Works program released May 24. Baltimore District is also sharing the projects included in the fiscal 2018 President’s Budget for Civil Works […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Working in partnership with Frog Environmental, Team Van Oord has successfully deployed ‘silt wattles’ to help control sediment on a flood alleviation scheme in West Sussex. “The innovative solution has been used at the Clay’s Lake Flood Prevention Scheme which Team Van Oord is delivering on behalf of the Environment Agency,” TVO said in its […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The public is invited to review Mason County’s recently updated shoreline program that details how they plan to manage and protect 697 miles of marine, river and lake shorelines. The Washington Department of Ecology has just made the plan available for review and comment through June 21. Mason County’s comprehensive update completely replaces its original […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Indonesia, the world’s second biggest contributor to plastic waste in the oceans, is in a state of emergency with regard to waste problems. With 250 million people, around 175,000 tons of waste is produced each day, amounting to 64 million tons per year, according to data from the Environment and Forestry Ministry. “Aware of this […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Dynamics 2017 Conference will take place from June 12-16, 2017 in Helsingør, just north of Copenhagen, Denmark. The Coastal Dynamics conference series advances the community’s understanding of recent applied and basic research concerning coastal waves and currents, interactions between wind, water and sediments and morphology changes in different morphological environments (with and without structures) […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Following the recent passage of S.B. 10 by the Florida Legislature, U.S. Congressman Brian Mast yesterday unveiled the Everglades FIRST (Flow Increases Rely on Storage and Treatment) Act. The bill will expedite the federal timeline for the completion of reports that are required before Everglades restoration projects, including the S.B. 10 southern reservoir, can move […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Bradford Council will host a drop-in session to give residents and interested parties the opportunity to find out about the ways the council, the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water have been working together to help tackle flooding problems across the district. The session will take place at the Keighley Library on Tuesday, May 9th 2017 from 2pm […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Caroline Price, Senior Marine Consultant for Industry & Buildings at Royal HaskoningDHV will share her views on the topic of ‘Resilient Cities – Opportunities for the Solent’ at the Solent Forum’s 25th anniversary conference taking place next week. Commenting on the upcoming event, Caroline said: “We know that the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth both […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The proposed federal budget for 2018 includes drastic cuts in funding for Great Lakes programs. It calls on the eight states bordering the lakes to fund a wide array of programs designed to safeguard the lakes and protect public health and ecosystems. U.S. President Donald Trump also proposed deep funding cuts in Great Lakes programs […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Environment Agency and their partners are working together to develop a flood alleviation scheme to reduce flood risk to properties, transport links and infrastructure in Oxford. The scheme will involve lowering parts of the floodplain and widening some of the existing rivers and streams that run through it, to increase capacity for flood water […]