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07 September, 2021

ICE People's Choice - Vote for Boston!

Boston Barrier is recognised as a civil engineering masterpiece!

The Boston Barrier (UK) has been shortlisted alongside five other projects for a major international award.

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26 August, 2021

Rick Duplantier visits the Netherlands

The new Commissioner to the Flood Protection Authority visited Dutch barriers in August

Following the end of Joe Hassinger's term as Commissioner to the Board, the Flood Protection Authority East have welcomed Rick Duplantier as his successor.

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08 July, 2021

Research Survey

MSc Systems Engineering - your help required!

As part of his MSc in Systems Engineering, Joshua Chan (Environment Agency) is carrying out research across Storm Surge Barriers.

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05 May, 2021

Promotion for I-STORM

Not once but twice! Support for our network came from the Chair of the Environment Agency

I-STORM and the work we do has recently been promoted by Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency and UK Commissioner to the Global Commission on Adaptation.

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06 April, 2021

I-STORM in the news

I-STORM was featured in the March edition of the International Water Power and Dam Construction (IWPDC) magazine, the leading monthly international publication serving the needs of those involved in dam construction and the hydroelectricity industries.

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18 December, 2020

I-STORM gets a new look

As the I-STORM network grows and becomes more and more professional, we are happy to announce that we have launched today a brand new I-STORM website, logo and look.

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01 December, 2020

Annual Meeting planned for October 2021

Due to the current global travel and meeting restrictions, we were unable to hold our 2020 Annual meeting as planned. However, we are happy to announce that the event will now go ahead in October 2021. 

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06 August, 2020 Members only info included

I-STORM organises Summer Webinar Sessions

I-STORM held two webinars for members in June 2020. The first was an update from Galveston, Texas on the Coastal Texas Study, the second was an open discussion on how members have been managing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in their respective organisations. Here is a short review.

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05 June, 2020 Members only info included

Is barrier maintenance possible during storm seasons?

Across the network many barrier teams only plan their maintenance to take place during the summer season. By strictly separating this maintenance season from the storm season, it is clear when maintenance is allowed and when not. At the same time, this brings several challenges. I-STORM member Rijkswaterstaat did some research in how to deal with this issue.

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13 March, 2020 Members only info included

Annual Meeting 2020 rescheduled

We have been continuing to monitor the latest guidance and information available on the global Coronavirus outbreak. Due to the uncertainty of the Corona virus we decided not to reschedule the meeting for this year, but are looking for possibilities in 2021.

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