USA: Passaic River Cleanup Project Gets USD 3 M Boost

The Christie Administration has awarded $3 million in stream cleaning grants to municipal and county governments in the Passaic River Basin as part of an ongoing, long-term effort to reduce flood impacts in communities in a four-county region of North Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

The DEP, which is administering the program, solicited applications from municipalities in Morris, Essex, Bergen and Passaic counties last fall.

A total of 36 municipalities and three counties will receive grants ranging from $31,000 to $300,000 to help finance projects to keep their waterways clear of snags, debris and shoals, allowing water to run freely through stream and river channels.

While there is no silver bullet to prevent flooding in the Passaic River Basin, we can initiate steps like stream cleaning, de-snagging, shoal dredging and other measures identified in Governor Christie’s Comprehensive 15-Point Passaic River Flood Plan to help lessen flooding impacts,” said Commissioner Martin. “These grants will help participating cities and towns clear fallen trees and debris that can cause streams to clog and floodwaters to divert from river channels. We hope the towns and counties move on these projects as quickly as possible.”

Press Release, March 10, 2014

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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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