Dutch Dialogues in Norfolk

Norfolk is hosting the Dutch Dialogues Virginia: Life at Sea Level, the workshop that gathered experts on urban water management, from engineers to planners, to discuss, discover and design ideas and solutions for the future.

Dutch Dialogues workshops are the latest component of the long history and friendship between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United States, and more recently between the Netherlands, Louisiana and Virginia.

Dutch Dialogues, this year from June 19 to 23, include approaches to integrated water management that have been acquired over centuries of living with water and have been adapted and applied, in part, in post-Katrina New Orleans.

These concepts are being shared to address water problems in American cities such as flooding, poor water quality, sea level rise and land subsidence.

Workshop participants will look for ways to:

  • Reduce the impacts of both catastrophic and recurrent flooding;
  • Take advantage of riverfronts, shorelines and stream alignments to improve water quality, reduce flooding and improve ecosystems;
  • Naturalize engineered storm water systems;
  • Revitalize and redevelop urban waterfronts and nearby communities;
  • Re-establish links between natural systems and neighborhoods via parks and other amenities;
  • Stimulate redevelopment, tax base and economic opportunities;
  • Supplement ,where possible, hardscape with permeable surfaces;
  • Mitigate impacts of future sea level rise and increased storm surge;
  • Explore how existing sand nourishment, dune protection, and shoreline improvements can contribute to beachfront communities.

 

 

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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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