Officials to Discuss Coastal Changes

 

“Staying Afloat: Adapting Waterfront Businesses to Rising Seas and Extreme Storms” is the theme of both a special free public lecture on December 9 and the all-day Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium on December 10.

Both these events take place at Salve Regina University in Newport.

DECEMBER 9

Lisa Konicki of the Westerly Chamber of Commerce will discuss how businesses in Westerly responded to Superstorm Sandy, and URI Emeritus Professor Malcolm Spaulding will discuss STORMTOOLS, a suite of coastal planning tools that allows users to select particular coastal locations and view high-resolution images related to projected storm surges, sea-level rise, and coastal changes in Rhode Island.

DECEMBER 10

This one-day conference will focus on minimizing impacts to waterfront business, and the shores where they are situated, in the face of increasing threats from extreme storms and rising seas.

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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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