IADC to Present Update on Ecosystems Services

This week International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) will present an update on Ecosystems Services during a PIANC-Seminar: “Ecosystem Goods and Services: Identification, Assessment and Benefits for Navigation Infrastructure Projects”. 

Following a 2-day colloquium (May 5 and 6) on Ecosystem Services ‒ Challenges and opportunities in managing flowing waters of the German Federal Institute of Hydrology, PIANC will organize the seminar May 7 in Koblenz, Germany.

In the morning plenary presentations will be held, focusing on:

  • Modelling and mapping Ecosystem Goods and Services;
  • Monetary and non-monetary values of Ecosystem Goods and Services;
  • Governance and planning: How to integrate biodiversity and Ecosystem Services?

IADC will present an update on its “Ecosystems Services project; towards more unbiased maritime infrastructure project assessments”.

This session will be followed in the afternoon by three parallel workshops developing PIANC’s way forward to integrate Ecosystems Services in future marine and inland waterway infrastructure business.

The day will be concluded with an interactive plenary discussion.

 

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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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