Army Corps: Listening Sessions on WRRDA Implementation (USA)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a series of listening sessions (via webinar) for public input regarding the agency’s implementation of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 14).

Each of the listening sessions will cover a different aspect of the general program policy provisions of WRRDA 14. These policy provisions have been categorized into general themed areas to focus listening sessions on two or more categories. The current framework for the listening sessions is as follows:

•Category/Session I (Aug. 13, 2014)

-Deauthorizations and Backlog Prevention;

-Project Development and Delivery (including planning).

•Category/Session II (Aug. 27, 2014)

-Alternative Financing (contributions);

-Alternative Financing (Title V);

-Credits.

•Category/Session III (Sept. 10, 2014)

-Levee Safety;

-Dam Safety;

-Regulatory (including 408).

•Category/Session IV (Sept. 24, 2014)

-Non-Federal Implementation;

-Water Supply and Reservoirs;

-Navigation.

Each listening session will last 2-3 hours beginning at 2 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Public contributors are permitted to talk for a specified length of time (to be determined) and if time permits, additional rounds of comments or recommendations from contributors will be allotted.

Press Release, August 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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