USA: Louisiana Celebrates Success in Coastal Restoration

On April 30, 2014, the Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) Task Force held a dedication ceremony at ConocoPhillips in Houma, Louisiana. The ceremony celebrated the CWPPRA’s continued commitment to coastal restoration. 

CWPPRA has been the backbone of coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana for the last 23 years and will continue to play a very important role as Louisiana moves forward in constructing more and larger ecosystem restoration projects with federal partners in the future.

The innovation and technology developed through the CWPPRA program and the lessons learned by putting these vital projects on the ground and observing how coastal marshes, lakes, bays and barrier islands respond is making it possible to design even larger projects so Louisiana can build upon the foundation laid over the past two decades.

CWPPRA recently marked the completion of its 100th project, the West Belle Pass Barrier Headland Restoration Project, constructed by Louisiana and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Since CWPPRA’s inception in 1991, the program has inspired a vision for the future potential of Louisiana’s coast,” said Buck Sutter, Director of NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation. “Together we will continue to provide leadership on the development of innovative, on-the-ground projects that provide valuable fisheries and wildlife habitat and help to protect Louisiana’s coastline.”

May 5, 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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