Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge Set for Next Month

A group of companies and organisations from the Dutch water sector has announced that the first edition of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge to start in January 2016.

Under the theme SMART DELTA, the program will engage university students across Myanmar with the challenges of sustainable delta development.

Students will be encouraged to apply their own, original thinking to develop ideas and solutions for the Ayeyarwady Delta, supported by professional experts from the Dutch partners.

Lead partners of the challenge are Arcadis, Van Oord, Royal HaskoningDHV, Deltares and the Netherlands Embassy in Yangon.

They will be highlighting different dimensions of the Delta – related to their own areas of expertise – and support the student teams to develop and present their ideas.

The Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge program will feature a series of activities, starting with a launch event in January, a campus program in February/March and a three-day intensive Delta Academy in May.

 

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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.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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