coastal defence News

  • Tywyn celebrates £7.6M Atkins-designed coastal defences

    The Atkins-designed Tywyn Coastal Defence Scheme has been formally opened by Jane Davidson AM, Welsh Assembly Government minister for environment, sustainability and housing. The £7.6M scheme provides protection along the 1.8km coastal frontage of the North Wales town of Tywyn, where more than 70 properties had been at risk of flooding, particularly during stormy weather. Rob Morgan, ...


    By Atkins

  • Environment Agency repairs sea defences

    During severe storms in early January and over the past week, many coastal locations have been battered by large waves. A significant amount of shingle has been washed away by the waves at the Preston Beach Sea Defence Scheme, to the East of Weymouth. A number of severe flood warnings have been issued since Christmas 2013 due to the washing away of the shingle beach allowing the waves to run up ...

  • Reaction to UK flood defence cuts

    Under the previous UK government, spending on flood defences rose 33% in the four years to 2010/11. The new coalition government have however cut flood-defence spending by 8% annually over the next four years. A critical report by UK MPs states that the cuts will leave 5 million at-risk homes with less protection. The UK Government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have ...

  • Work begins on new flood defence schemes

    39 new flood and coastal defence projects have been announced as part of Government plans to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion in England. Of these new projects 21 will provide additional protection to over 13,000 households at risk of flooding. The remainder mainly relate to vital repairs and safety enhancements to existing defences. Over the next year £521m will be spent ...

  • Environment Agency bolsters Shoreham and Lancing sea defences

    The Environment Agency has begun essential shingle maintenance work on the beach between Shoreham and Lancing to further reduce the risk of coastal flooding to the West Sussex towns. The work will last for approximately two weeks and started today (Tuesday 18 June 2013). The shingle beach helps to reduce coastal flood risk by taking the energy and force out of the waves. Following strong winds ...

  • Flood defence work set to start in Littlehampton

    The Environment Agency has announced that work to improve the tidal flood defences along the East Bank of the River Arun is set to start in Pier Road, Littlehampton this month. The £14.5 million partnership scheme includes the construction of a new tidal river wall to protect over 2,000 residential properties and businesses against 100 years of predicted sea level rise. It will also vastly ...

  • Environment Agency battle to shore-up flood defences before storms hit

    An Environment Agency operations team worked around-the-clock to protect people in Bude, Cornwall, from flooding after a sea defence was damaged during the weekend storms. The workers raced to re-build the damaged defences once again before the second high tide came in and again threatened to flood the community of Bude. Saturday morning's large waves damaged the Environment Agency coastal ...

  • Coastal communities urged to stay informed

    ‘We may be expecting higher than average tides on New Year’s Day but people do not need to panic.’ That is the message from the Environment Agency as it continues to inspect and repair flood defences on the Lincolnshire coast damaged by last week’s tidal surge. John Ray, of the Environment Agency, said: “Astronomical tide levels for the first week of January are ...

  • Coastal structures change marine ecosystems

    The urbanisation of coastal areas and introduction of man-made structures, such as jetties and seawalls, are changing marine environments. A new analysis highlights the impacts of these changes on marine plants and animals and suggests options to manage the detrimental effects. Many of the world's largest cities are in coastal zones and more than 75 per cent of people are expected to live within ...

  • Marine and Coastal Civil Engineering 2016

    This week the Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering Exhibition takes place at the Excel Centre in London, UK, from 12-13 October. Marine & Coastal Civil Engineering 2016 is the UK's leading event in presenting global solutions and innovative concepts to professionals working in hard engineering, coastal and river management, subsea engineering and flood risk authorities. The ...


    By Valeport Ltd

  • UK Environment Agency calls for GBP 20bn in flood defence investment

    Two new reports from the Environment Agency show that 1 in 6 homes in England are at risk of flooding and that investment in the building and maintaining of flood defences will need to almost double to £1bn a year by 2035 Two new reports from the Environment Agency today show that 1 in 6 homes in England are at risk of flooding and that investment in the building and maintaining of flood ...

  • South Humber bank flood defence repairs almost complete

    Repairs to flood defences that help reduce flood risk to communities on the South Humber bank will soon be completed. The Environment Agency is scheduled to finish the initial repairs to the flood defences, which were damaged by December’s tidal surge, by the beginning of April. It will have taken just three months to complete the work which has seen more than 13,000 tonnes of clay to ...

  • Communities urged to prepare for coastal flooding

    Communities along the north east coast of England, including Yorkshire and the north coast of Norfolk, should prepare for the risk of coastal flooding. The Environment Agency and Met Office are forecasting that gale-force winds and large waves will combine with spring tides and a large surge later on Thursday and through Friday. This brings a risk of significant coastal flooding. Areas at ...

  • Mangroves reduce coastal damage from tropical storms

    Mangroves can help protect coastal communities by reducing the height and power of waves generated by storms, and by reducing coastal flooding during tropical cyclones, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Coastal flood risk for parts of England this weekend

    High winds and tides bring an increased risk of coastal flooding along coastal areas of England this weekend, the Environment Agency warned today. Areas at risk on Saturday and Sunday include coasts and tidal areas of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire as gales and big waves combine to cause possible overtopping of flood defences and sea walls, property flooding ...

  • £140m Flood and Coastal Risk Management funding

    Good news for communities at risk of flooding In yesterday’s Budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £140m Flood and Coastal Risk Management funding over the next two years. This is in addition to the £130m previously announced by the Government in early February and includes some revenue money as well as capital. It will fund repairs to flood defences damaged by the ...

  • Managing the twin risks of flooding and erosion in coastal areas

    Coastal areas are naturally at risk from erosion and flooding, but this risk is increased by the effects of climate change. A recent study has examined choices for regulators and coastline managers and suggests that successful management in high risk areas needs a fully integrated approach involving all stakeholders. Managing the interactions between the natural environment and socio-economic ...

  • Sustainable approach to tackle coastal erosion in Thailand

    Panya Changcharoen still remembers when he was a child and the Bang Khunthian District stone, marking the edge of Bangkok, was in a lush mangrove forest. Now, at 60, he finds it hard to believe the shore has eroded so much that the marker lies stranded far out in the muddy sea. 'All the mangrove forests are gone and coastal erosion keeps getting worse, especially during the monsoon season,' ...


    By IRIN

  • Coastal cities to pay high price for climate change

    Global damage from flooding could cost coastal cities as much as US$1 trillion per year — and developing countries will be hardest hit, a study warns. According to the paper published today in Nature Climate Change, a "risk sensitive planning" strategy is needed to protect coastal cities, which are increasingly at risk because of climate change, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Work nears completion on £28 million Medmerry sea defence and habitat creation scheme

    The Environment Agency has announced that an ambitious project to construct 7km of new sea defences inland from the coast together with a wildlife haven at Medmerry in West Sussex is nearing completion. Construction of this £28 million project is progressing well and the flood defences are now complete. Work is nearing completion to carefully allow the sea slowly into the site in order to ...

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