Canada: Federal Minister Pushes for Fraser River Dredging

The Fraser River dredging program needs to be a priority in order to mitigate flooding, stated Federal Minister James Moore.

According to Moore, economic activity upstream causes sediment to build up in the Fraser river, resulting in flooding in Richmond, Delta, Port Coquilam and Surrey as the riverbed becomes elevated.

He stated that the Federal Government did provide a one-time fund in a previous budget to dredge the river, but he didn’t say whether the upcoming 2013 budget would set aside any money, reports cknw.com.

There does for sure need to be a permanent policy approach to it. Frankly, I don’t know what the right answer is. We’re talking with the province of British Columbia about how best to do it,” said Moore.

Dredging Today Staff, January 28, 2013

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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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