Workshop on Rising Tides and Climate Change

Community workshops to design a “blue greenway” to help the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods adapt to rising tides associated with climate change will be held September 22-24 at Seattle Community College’s Georgetown campus in C222.

Our generations have contributed to climate change,” said Hope Hui Rising, director of the Water Urbanism Lab at Washington State University. “We hope to involve more young people in climate adaptation by having local experts and residents design side by side with high school and college students.”

Homes and businesses in the Seattle neighborhoods experience basement flooding and sewage backup during high tides. Salt in the Duwamish River’s rising brackish water is likely to expedite the release of toxic substances in the neighborhoods’ contaminated soils,

According to Rising, this will increase the amount of toxic sediment and contaminated water in the river.

The lab is working with WSU water and engineering researchers to develop an amphibious green street prototype for detoxing contaminated soil and water without producing polluted soil for landfill disposal. The prototype could help minimize sewer overflow and the need to dredge toxic sediment from the river.

In addition, it could be part of a sustainable model of urban resiliency when implemented with a sewage treatment system that generates biofuel.

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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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