Representatives Push for Full Everglades Funding

U.S. Representatives Alcee L. Hastings and Patrick E. Murphy have led a bipartisan letter from members of the Florida Congressional Delegation calling on Congressional leaders to maintain the full funding outlined in the President’s budget request for Everglades restoration efforts throughout the appropriations process.

“Our waterways are in crisis and require immediate action, but we cannot lose sight of the long-term goal of restoring the natural flow of water south of Lake Okeechobee,” said Congressman Patrick E. Murphy.

“Once completed, these Everglades restoration projects will provide the relief so desperately needed by the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon after decades of damaging discharges.” 

“One third of Florida’s population gets its drinking water from the Everglades, so restoration efforts do not just affect wetlands and wilderness, but millions of people who need access to safe drinking water,” added Congressman Alcee L. Hastings.

The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) is the plan enacted by the U.S. Congress for the restoration of the Everglades ecosystem.

The majority of ongoing restoration projects are located in south Florida, including the CERP and the Central and Southern Florida projects such as C-111 South Dade and Kissimmee River Restoration.

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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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