The Philippines: Governor Calls for Angat Dam Dredging

As the water level at Angat dam dropped near to its critical level of 180 meters, the provincial government on Thursday bared long term proposals to address the effects of the weather disturbance known as “El Nino” or prolong drought period.

Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado has suggested massive dredging operations at the reservoir of Angat dam which, he said, is now heavily silted.

Alvarado has likened the reservoir of the 45-year-old rock-fill dam to a glass of water half-filled with soil and half-filled with water.

“The water in the dam dries up faster because it is heavily silted and among the contributing factors include the cutting of centuries-old trees and those decayed logs beneath the reservoir,” Alvarado said.

Press Release, May 8, 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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