Major Win for GBR, Groups Say

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and WWF-Australia have welcomed the announcement that new laws to restrict sea-dumping and port expansion in the Reef World Heritage Area will be voted on in Queensland Parliament next week.

We now call on all members of Parliament to support these laws to provide important new safeguards for the Great Barrier Reef,WWF-Australia Reef Campaigner Louise Matthiesson said.

Any future capital dredging proposals for Trinity Inlet must undergo a thorough environmental assessment, to make sure any impacts on the marine environment are kept to a minimum.”

AMCS Reef campaign director, Imogen Zethoven, congratulated the Queensland Government for acting on its promise to ban sea-dumping of capital dredge spoil in state waters inside the Reef World Heritage Area, and called for a redoubling of efforts to keep all the remaining promises they made to UNESCO.

Amendments to the Sustainable Ports Development Bill 2015 were unveiled yesterday in Cairns by the Queensland Government.

 

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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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