AMCS Supports Wangan & Jagalingou’s Decision

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the decision of the Wangan & Jagalingou people to oppose the development of the proposed Carmichael coal mine on their ancestral lands in the Galilee Basin.

Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the decision of the Traditional Owners to say no to Indian mining company Adani and their plans for a massive mine on their traditional lands is a courageous one.

This mine proposal is one of many driving plans for megaport development at Abbot Point on the Reef coast, which will see dredging, dumping, increased shipping and further pressure on the nearby wetlands.

“If successful, this decision will leave thousands of hectares of their traditional homelands intact. It will protect the valuable bushland, its wildlife, and rivers in the upper catchment of the Burdekin, which flows into the Reef’s waters, and it will reduce the need for port expansion and hence reduce the industrial port threat facing the Great Barrier Reef, said Ms Wishart.

AMCS supports the Wangan & Jagalingou’s right to say no to destruction of their lands and urges the Queensland government to respect their decision.

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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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