Erosion Control Funding Increase Confirmed

Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries (MPI), has confirmed Greater Wellington Regional Council as one of six regions to receive a share of $8.8 million for erosion control work under an extension of the government’s Hill Country Erosion Fund (HCEF).

The Greater Wellington Region has received $1.15 million to be allocated over the next 4 years, a significant increase on the $750,000 received over the last six years.

This funding will allow the GWRC Land Management Department to expand the Wellington Regional Erosion Control Initiative (WRECI) well beyond the five areas where this program has already been delivered.

Erosion control programs aim to reduce sediment loss to waterways, keep topsoil on the land and maintain productivity, protect property and infrastructure, as well as work to moderate flood risk for the wider community.

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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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