New GBR Report Shows Alarming Knowledge Gaps

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Dredge Synthesis Panel Report confirms that dredging has damaging impacts and the full extent of the long-term impacts is unknown.

The report confirms there are still significant knowledge gaps and uncertainty about the impacts of dredging in the Great Barrier Reef,” said Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson.

Yet dredging is going on in the Reef right now, with much more proposed or approved to go ahead in the future.

“While significant uncertainty remains, the precautionary principle means that we should give the Reef the benefit of the doubt and not continue with mass dredging until we understand its long term impacts.

“The precautionary principle, that the absence of scientific certainty should not be a barrier to environmental protection, is already written into our national environment laws, but it is being ignored,” Waters concluded.

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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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