HR Wallingford, Fourth Element Team Up in Southern Africa

International civil engineering hydraulics specialist, HR Wallingford, has teamed up with Fourth Element Consulting, Johannesburg to offer sustainable environmental solutions to the rapidly developing economies in southern Africa.

HR Wallingford brings extensive international experience in maritime engineering, coastal management, flood management and environmental hydraulics to clients in the region.

Fourth Element has international project experience together with local knowledge in water resources, modelling and design, and environmental assessment and management.

The partnership builds on the existing presence of both organisations in southern Africa, and their respective track records with local and national governments and the mining, oil and gas, energy and bulk infrastructure industries.

Dr Jane Smallman, managing director of HR Wallingford said: “We look forward to developing this partnership with Fourth Element in southern Africa. With our complementary skills we are able to provide world-leading solutions for clients in the region, while retaining a real emphasis on local support and delivery.

Stuart Dunsmore, managing director of Fourth Element said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with internationally recognised experts from HR Wallingford. With our combined skills we are able to broaden the scope of the services we can offer as we work together to deliver sustainable solutions for our clients in sub-Saharan Africa.”

The two organisations are already collaborating on a project to investigate flood management solutions for the Orange River in South Africa.

Press Release, January 27, 2014

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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.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee:

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