Cardno Takes Part in Dredging Conference

Cardno, a Brisbane-based engineering firm, will take part in the Coasts and Ports 2015 conference, scheduled from September 15 to 18 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The conference will bring together engineers, planners, scientists, stakeholders and researchers to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to coasts and ports.

Cardno will have four speakers at the conference and is sponsoring two technical streams; port and maritime engineering, and dredging, mining and monitoring (including biosecurity). Cardno’s Neil Lawson, in his role as Chairman, PIANC Australia, is also on the conference organizing committee.

David Provis, Senior Principal – Oceanography, will present a paper on Reflected Waves in Port Phillip Heads, looking at the impact that the steep inshore wall of the canyon cutting through Port Phillip Heads has on the wave climate in the area.

Joanna Garcia-Webb, Senior Coastal Engineer, will present a case study on morphological modelling of sedimentation in the Port Mandurah canals.

Paul Branson, Senior Coastal Engineer, will present an application of the XBeach model for stimulating storm erosion behind the complex reef environment of Quinns Beach, Western Australia.

Tanja Mackenzie, Senior Environmental Scientist, will present Navigating Climate Change: Adaptation Planning for Ports and Navigation Infrastructure, covering how planning for ports must change as the climate continues to change.

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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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