UK: FalFoE Holds Public Meeting on Falmouth Dredging

Falmouth Friends of the Earth (FalFoE) held a public meeting on 22nd November to increase local understanding of some of the environmental and other issues surrounding the proposed dredging of a deep channel in Falmouths inner harbour.

Despite ferocious storms and local flooding, the Poly Arts Centre was bursting to its capacity of 180, keen to hear from Jean-Luc Solandt, Marine Policy Officer for the Marine Conservation Society, marine biologist Miles Hoskin, and local fisherman Dave Thomas, who all delivered blistering critiques of the scheme.

FalFoE are now planning teh next stages of their campaign to halt the project.

Press Release, December 5, 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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