University of Houston Hosts Coastal Event

The University of Houston will hold its annual hurricane conference on Friday, August 7, focused on helping coastal communities prepare for, and recover from, a major storm.

The Texas Gulf Coast has been spared a major hit in the past few years, but as the 2015 season enters the most active months, Cumaraswamy “Vipu” Vipulanandan, director of the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology at UH, said it always makes sense to be prepared.

Panels will include speakers from government, academia and industry, on topics ranging from emergency management during a hurricane to rapid response for repairs and satellite monitoring. Vipulanandan will moderate a panel on coastal protection and modeling.

The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hilton University of Houston Hotel, on the UH campus.

In addition to the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology, sponsors include the UH departments of civil and environmental engineering and industrial engineering.

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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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