Dumped Ems silt caused fish deaths

Dumping of silt into a nearby lake to ensure the passage of the Norwegian Encore cruise ship by Meyer Werft through the Ems River to the North Sea at the beginning of October has killed […]

Afsluitdijk dam gets a makeover

Work has commenced on reinforcing the Afsluitdijk dam flood defence project in the Netherlands. The dam was built to protect large parts of the country against flooding from the sea and the IJsselmeer freshwater lake – a closed–off inland bay.  However, after more than 85 years in […]

Dutch architects to restore Dapeng Peninsula

The 130 km coastline of Dapeng, a natural green peninsula between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, is to be redeveloped after being damaged by Typhoon Mangkhut in September 2018.   Following an international design competition launched by the Water Resources Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, a […]

Portsmouth set for cruise expansion

Portsmouth International Port revealed expansion plans following the launch of its economic impact report, completed by consultancy Oxford Economics, at a parliamentary reception in Westminster on 4 September. Using data from 2017, the economic impact […]

Dredging can manage tidal marshes

Salt marshes are under threat as sea levels rise, making the coastlines more vulnerable to stronger wave attacks. Those also erode the marsh edge and hinder plant regrowth on tidal flats, an international research team, […]