State Funding to Help Eroded Areas

 

The Patrick Administration yesterday announced $1.5 million in funding to reduce risks associated with coastal storms, erosion and sea level rise through natural and non-structural approaches, continuing Governor Deval Patrick’s $50 million investment in climate change preparedness.

Grants were awarded to Chilmark, Gloucester, Plymouth, Salem, Save Popponesset Bay, Inc., Scituate and Westport.

With these grants, the Patrick Administration is providing direct support to local projects that design and implement sustainable approaches to addressing climate change impacts,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Maeve Vallely Bartlett. “These innovative, community-based projects protect vulnerable coastal development while maintaining natural shoreline systems such as floodplains, wetlands, beaches and dunes both now and in the future.”

The Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience Grants Program, administered by EEA’s Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), provides funding and technical resources for local efforts to increase natural storm damage protection and flood and erosion control.

Grants can be used for planning, feasibility assessment, design, permitting, construction and monitoring of green infrastructure projects that use natural approaches as a viable alternative to increased armoring with structures like seawalls and groins.

Projects funded this year include building and enhancing dunes and beaches, planting beach grass and other erosion-control vegetation, restoring coastal floodplain and creating salt marsh habitat.

 

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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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