Reed Announces Urban Waterway Revitalization Effort (USA)

Mayor Kasim Reed announced in partnership with the the White House Council on Environmental Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Transportation and Urban Development, the Army Corp of Engineers and the Centers for Disease Control, along with other federal and community partners, that the Urban Waters Federal Partnership is expanding to Proctor Creek.

The partnership will add 400 acres of new green space and a trail that connects Proctor Creek to the Atlanta BeltLine and Chattahoochee River. Proctor Creek is one of only 11 communities nationwide to be newly selected for the partnership.

The announcement marked the first stop of a Proctor Creek tour planned as part of the National Brownfields Conference also taking place this week in Atlanta. Officials from the many partnering federal, state and local agencies, along with business, nonprofit and community leaders were also present.

“This is an unprecedented partnership,” said Nancy Stoner, EPA’s Acting Assistant Administrator for Water. “Thirteen federal agencies supporting local efforts—in both the public and private sectors—will transform degraded, forgotten waterways into neighborhood centerpieces that revitalize the surrounding communities.”

Safe, clean rivers, lakes and streams are an important part of what makes urban communities work,” said Ed Jennings, Jr., Regional Administrator, HUD Region 4.HUD strongly supports the Urban Waters Partnership and welcomes Proctor Creek’s selection. HUD will continue to work with our federal partners and the participating local communities to align appropriate HUD resources with water cleanup efforts.”

The Proctor Creek watershed, part of the larger Chattahoochee River watershed, is 16 square miles with a population of 127,418 people living in over 25 different neighborhoods. Decades of neglect have resulted in numerous environmental challenges—from tire dumping and brownfields to impaired water quality and pervasive flooding. Many of these environmental problems pose additional health risks to people residing in the surrounding communities.

Press Release, May 24, 2013

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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.

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