American Farmland Trust Names New Watershed Coordinator

American Farmland Trust announced Larry Werries, former Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, will be the Watershed Coordinator for a new outreach program to farmers designed to reduce sediments and nutrient runoff in the Lake Mauvaise Terre Watershed in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.

The Lake Mauvaise Terre Watershed is considered an impaired watershed under the federal Clean Water Act and Lake Mauvaise Terre, which serves as a backup water supply for the City of Jacksonville, has had its capacity significantly reduced by sediment from the watershed,” said Michael Baise, Midwest Director, AFT. “The City is undertaking a dredging project to remove sediment from the reservoir, however, preventative measures need to be taken to reduce sediment going into the lake and protect the City’s investment.

“The new farmer outreach program in the Lake Mauvaise Terre Watershed is designed to increase farmer and landowner awareness of farm conservation practices and how they can reduce nutrient and sediment to the lake,” said Baise. “We want to work with landowners to get more practices installed to improve water quality and prevent the kind of problem Jacksonville is dealing with now.”

Press Release, April 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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