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#9 Restoring the Everglades

In the heart of the south of Florida, a giant hydrological restoration project is taking place. The mission is to secure the waterflows to a healthy level after decades of draining the land. The construction of the C-43 water reservoir is an important piece of the puzzle to restore the whole of the Everglades to its former glory.

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Bringing back coral reefs in Bali, restoring the Patagonian grasslands and replanting forest in Madagascar. Indulge in more ecological restoration plans.

The waterflows in the Everglades in Florida are damaged after more than a century of draining. The build of the massive C-43 water reservoir will help restore the flows.

Ivey Spivey grew up on a farm and machines have always been a part of his life. Now he is a superintendent on-site in the construction of the C-43 reservoir.

Uneven soil, hurricanes and strict regulations. Read about the main challenges when constructing an above ground gigantic water reservoir.

Ivey Spivey is one of hundreds of workers who build the massive C-43 reservoir in Florida. Meet him on-site.

The C-43 reservoir will be able to hold 200 billion liters of water and is set to be finished in 2023. Learn all the facts.

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#8 Driving under the fjords

In Boknafjorden, Norway, something fascinating is taking shape under the surface. Hundreds of meters below sea level, the world’s deepest – and longest – subsea road tunnel is carved out. The spectacular build is the first step in a major re-construction of the Norwegian West coast.

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A tunnel under water – how can that be done? Knut Storli, Foreman at contractor NCC, explains the challenges of building tunnels under the sea.

Arne Oddvar Haugleand has worked in tunnels his whole career. Now, it is time to retire. Here is what he will miss the most.

Blasting foreman Arne Oddvar Haugeland has worked in tunnels for nearly half a century. Every day, he faces the risks of working subsea. “You need to trust your colleagues,” he says.

Norway embarks on the country’s biggest infrastructure project in modern history. Here is the story on how the contemporary Vikings are shaping a new future under water.

How long will it be? And how deep? We give you all the numbers on the construction of the world’s longest and deepest road tunnel under water.

One was dug by hand in China, another reshaped the geography of Europe and a third doubles as a drainpipe. Welcome to the fascinating world of tunnels.

Tunnel work is dark, deep and potentially dangerous. We went underground with Norway’s most experienced tunnel pros.

Egypt is constructing a whole new capital and the need for trained operators is huge. Come along to the training center outside Cairo where operator skills are taken to the next level.

The construction of a new capital in Egypt is one of the world’s most spectacular urban projects. We take a look at six other stunning city-builds around the world.

Hany Abd El-Malak is more busy than ever. He is an operator trainer in Cairo, Egypt. The country’s megaprojects have created a crying need for skilled operators.

To be an excavator operator has become Ibrahim Mohamed’s life. He lives at the construction sites one month at the time, spending time away from his family. For him, the job is worth it.

Pyramids in the background of Cairo

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#7 Egypt’s new wonder

The pyramids, the Sphinx and the Suez Canal – Egypt has the world’s most convincing cases of megaprojects. Now, a new marvel is added to the list – a brand new capital, the biggest purpose-built city in human history.

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“Look at this place, one would think we have worked here for 30 years”. Watch operator Ibrahim Mohamed when working on the construction of Egypt’s new capital.

Cairo is one of the world’s most iconic cities. But the magic comes with a cost - severe congestion. Will the new capital wipe away Cairo’s traffic jams and give Egypt a greener future?

The new capital of Egypt will spread out over 700 square kilometers and cost around 45 billion USD to build. Here is the megaproject at a glance.

Millimeter by millimeter, the sea levels are rising. In Sundarbans, the future is already a reality. We take a look at how the construction business can tackle this global challenge.

One third of the land disappears and recurs with the tide every day. This is the story of Sundarbans, one of the world’s most extreme settings for construction work.

The construction of new embankments in Sundarbans, India, will create a new future for the population – here is the unique project in numbers.

Rebuilding embankments in Sundarbans

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#6 Saving invaluable land

In Sundarbans, India, 4.5 million people are living under the constant threat of rising sea levels. This is the story of how Volvo CE excavators are building embankments in a pioneer project designed to save both lives and land.

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Have you heard about sponge cities? We take a look at 5 new techniques that can transform water in the city from a hazard to a resource.

Sameer Manna is operating a Volvo excavator at one of the world’s most unique construction sites - the Sundarbans delta in India. His work will save lives.

Sundarbans in India is threatened by rising sea levels and extreme weather. A small team of operators are working non-stop to protect the land. Sameer Manna is one of them.

Logistics is a challenge when working in Sundarbans. Shantanu Mukherjee takes us to the construction site where the land disappears and recurs with the tide every day.