Hawke’s Bay Coast and Its Future

Hawke’s Bay’s coastline is one of its defining features and three of the region’s councils are working together to meet future challenges.

Late last year, a Joint Committee was established with elected members from the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Hastings District Council, Napier City Council and groups representing mana whenua and tangata whenua to develop a coastal hazards strategy.

Environmental and engineering consultants Tonkin & Taylor are currently working on a risk assessment to provide the committee with information on coastal hazards and the consequences of coastal erosion, inundation and tsunami on the coast between Clifton and Tangoio, looking as far as 100 years into the future.

The assessment will identify possible sea levels and storm surges into the next century and identify risks to infrastructure and settlements close to the coast.

We will be able to determine what is at risk and estimate the likelihood and consequence of the hazards. The next phase will be to determine how that risk can change with various interventions, and ultimately what we should be doing in response to coastal hazards along this part of the coast,” said the Committee Chairman and Regional Councillor Peter Beaven.

The committee has established a stakeholder group for consultation and throughout 2016 and 2017 intends working with key stakeholders to figure out the best responses to the changing climate and changing coastline.

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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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