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Dredging 2015 Conference Scheduled for October (USA)

Dredging 2015 Conference Scheduled for October (USA)

PIANC USA and the Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers Institute (COPRI /ASCE) today announced that the Dredging 2015 Conference will take place in Savannah, Georgia, October 19-22, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency on the riverfront in the Downtown Historic District. Organizers expect more than 600 dredging experts from around the world to gather at this […]

SELC: S729 Bill Fails to Protect People (USA)

SELC: S729 Bill Fails to Protect People (USA)

The coal ash bill issued by a conference committee of the N.C. General Assembly failed to require cleanup of 10 coal ash sites across North Carolina by allowing Duke Energy to leave its polluting coal ash in unlined, leaking pits at 10 of 14 sites, announced the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC). The bill leaves […]

Panama Canal: Officials Discuss Future Trends in Maritime Industry

Panama Canal: Officials Discuss Future Trends in Maritime Industry

Within the framework of the centennial celebration, the Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano received a Maersk Line delegation led by Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Liner Business, to provide an update on the Expansion Program and discuss the future trends in the maritime industry. Administrator Quijano updated Maersk executives on the progress of the […]

Iran to Host Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures

Iran to Host Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures

The 11th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures is scheduled for 24-26 November 2014 in Tehran, Iran, announced icopmas.pmo.ir. ICOPMAS, as one of the oldest and the most important scientific events in Iran and the Persian Gulf region, provides an appropriate ground for exchange of the latest scientific innovations and technical executive achievements by gathering […]

All Set for Port of Ardersier Dredging

All Set for Port of Ardersier Dredging

A renewables jobs boom for the Highlands moved a step closer as the Port of Ardersier secured the full backing of the Scottish Government for plans to turn the former oil fabrication yard on the Moray Firth into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind. In what Chief Executive Officer Captain Steve Gobbi described as a […]

Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project Wins EPA Award

Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project Wins EPA Award

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday awarded Horry County with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project in Conway, South Carolina. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in […]

USA: Dredging to Bring Benefits to Town of Oak Island

USA: Dredging to Bring Benefits to Town of Oak Island

The Town of Oak Island will receive at least $1.1 million in state funding for the Town’s Lower Lockwood Folly Habitat Restoration Plan. The project will also put much-needed sand on the island’s west end. The Town received notice of the tentative award from the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources Tuesday. It’s possible […]

Dar Al-Handassa Nabs Suez Canal Development Contract

Dar Al-Handassa Nabs Suez Canal Development Contract

During a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and nine ministers, the Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and Head of the Executive Council of the New Suez Canal Project, Vice-Admiral Mohab Mamish, said the Egyptian-Bahraini Dar Al-Handassa consortium won the contract of carrying out the landscape of the Suez Canal Development Project. He […]

FDEP: USACE Faces Penalties for Damaging Corals

FDEP: USACE Faces Penalties for Damaging Corals

In response to numerous permit violation complaints and threats of litigation regarding the Miami Port dredging project, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) performed site inspection dives on July 22 and 23, 2014. A 39 page FDEP report issued on August 18, details significant coral mortality and habitat destruction caused by silt generated from […]

Savannah River Dredging – Science Has Lot to Offer (USA)

Savannah River Dredging – Science Has Lot to Offer (USA)

When a river runs through it, there will be opinions aplenty on how to manage that river. And as emeritus geography professor Will Graf knows, science has a lot to offer when competing interests are entrenched in positions that might seem impossible to reconcile. Take the Savannah River. South Carolina and Georgia are engaged in […]







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