USA: Blunt Meets with Rock Island District Army Corps Commander

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) met last week with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District Commander Colonel Mark Deschenes to discuss Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway management issues, including river navigation and flood control priorities.

“The Mississippi River is critical to our region’s identity, culture, and economy,” Blunt said. “Colonel Deschenes and I had a constructive meeting regarding the Upper Mississippi River-Illinois Waterway, and we will continue working together to improve the operations and maintenance of this vital artery of commerce.”

Last month, Blunt joined U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (Iowa) to launch the bipartisan Mississippi River Caucus, an initiative intended to focus congressional efforts on important river management goals such as addressing flood mitigation, encouraging commerce along the Mississippi River, and generally assisting river communities with their concerns.

Press Release, March 19, 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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