Corps Hosts Chinese Minister

The USACE senior leaders met with Minister Chen Lei, Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China and its delegation on November 19.

The Chinese delegation was hosted to a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program Status Briefing session afloat in the cabin of the USACE vessel Hocking.

Various presentations were made by USACE senior leaders with discussions on Hurricane Sandy coastal restoration efforts.

The USACE leaders spoke about reduction measures and construction work, and explained projects and studies such as the Sea Gate-Coney Island Improvement Project; the South Shore of Staten Island, NY Coastal Storm Risk Management Project; and the East Rockaway Inlet to Rockaway Inlet/Jamaica Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study.


The officials elaborated about the progress and continued commitment to storm risk management and reducing risk to coastal communities. Video presentations depicted storm damages from Sandy to coastal areas, Manhattan infrastructure and to densely populated urban communities.

The USACE leaders involved in the November 2015 discussions included: Mr. Steve Stockton, HQ USACE Director of Civil Works; Ms. Ada Benavides, Assistant Director for Civil Works and Senior Water Resources Policy Advisor, HQ USACE; Brig. Gen. William Graham, Commanding General, USACE North Atlantic Division; Mr. David Leach, Director of Programs, USACE North Atlantic Division; Col. David Caldwell, Commander, USACE New York District; and Mr. Joseph Seebode, Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management, USACE New York District.

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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.

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