USA: Anna Maria Renourishment Project Tops State’s Priority List

The $18 million renourishment project, which comprises various parts of the barrier island west of Bradenton, is scheduled to begin in 2015, said Charlie Hunsicker, the county’s natural resources director, according to Bradenton Herald.

State documents say that state, federal and local sources are expected to provide the needed money.

The allocation would go toward the $1 million cost of designing the Anna Maria Island renourishment project, stated Hunsicker.

The department has received funding requests for 55 beach restoration and nourishment projects. State officials have evaluated and ranked them in priority order and according to Jennifer Diaz, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Protectionthe Anna Maria Island project is the number one local government project on the list.”

She added that the proposed plans incorporate restoration of approximately 1.3 miles of shoreline and beach renourishment of approximately 7.1 miles.

Dredging Today Staff, March 15, 2012;

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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