New Investments in Minutemen Causeway Improvements

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded nearly $7 million in funding for improvements to the Minutemen Causeway in Brevard County’s Cocoa Beach.

These improvement projects will help protect the health of the Indian River Lagoon by reducing nutrients and treating stormwater runoff.

“Funding for these important Minutemen Causeway improvement projects helps us to restore and protect the Indian River Lagoon,” said Trina Vielhauer, director of the Division of Water Restoration Assistance.

The combination of projects will have a big effect by significantly reducing pollutants and improving water quality of one of the state’s most valuable natural resources.”

To further improve the lagoon’s water quality, the department is identifying additional wastewater and stormwater projects that reduce the amount of nutrients entering the lagoon and dredge projects that remove muck from the bottom of the lagoon, which also feeds algae blooms.

For this fiscal year, nearly $26 million from the Florida First budget will be invested in future water-quality-improvement projects in the Indian River Lagoon, which includes a $21.5 million muck dredging project.

 

 

 

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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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