Florida: $25M for Beach Projects

Governor Rick Scott’s Florida First budget recommends more than $1.5 billion to protect and enhance Florida’s natural resources, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection informs.

The Florida First budget emphasizes projects that will improve water quality, enhance water supplies and safeguard natural resources while directly benefiting communities statewide.

DEP Secretary, Jon Steverson, said: “Governor Scott’s proposed budget reflects his commitment to starting, and more importantly completing, projects that have real, tangible benefits for our natural resources and communities. DEP continues to focus on projects that make a difference in the lives of Florida families, improve our economy and safeguard our environment.

Governor Scott’s proposed budget includes:

  • $188 million for Everglades and Lake Okeechobee restoration: This includes a combined $116 million in construction for critical reservoir projects, as well as $37 million in grants for water-quality improvement projects;
  • $25 million for beach restoration funding: DEP provides grants to local governments for beach renourishment, restoration and inlet management projects to protect, preserve and restore Florida’s world-renowned beaches and dune systems.

 

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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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