Ellicott City Flood Plans on Display

Howard County Department of Public Works (DPW) has just announced that it will hold a public meeting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday, January 18.

The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Columbia/Ellicott City Room of the George Howard Building.

In response to the July 2016 flood in Ellicott City, USACE will discuss a scheduled flood proofing assessment and share potential flood proofing actions with property owners.

The first hour of the meeting will feature a presentation by USACE on the nature and schedule of upcoming field studies and describe the next steps in the assessment study, including time for audience questions.

The second hour will offer a live webinar conducted by the USACE National Flood Proofing Team, with a more general discussion of some possible measures that individual property owners can take.

USACE staff and DPW staff will be on hand to discuss the study and answer any questions.

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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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