Army Corps Hosts Partnering Forum in Galveston

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, hosted a one-day Stakeholder Partnering Forum on February 22, 2017, to address USACE policy, programs, authorities and business process developments.

James Dalton, USACE director of Civil Works, provided the keynote address.

The event’s theme was “Strengthen the Foundation, Deliver the Program and Achieve the Vision,” consistent with the philosophy of Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Chief of Engineers.

Sessions regarding the ongoing Texas coast mega study as well as navigation, flood risk management and ecosystem restoration business lines were included in the forum, USACE said.

The USACE’s Galveston District was established in 1880 as the first engineer district in Texas to oversee river and harbor improvements.

The district is directly responsible for maintaining more than 1,000 miles of channel, including 250 miles of deep draft and 750 miles of shallow draft as well as the Colorado River Locks and Brazos River Floodgates. Its main missions include navigation, ecosystem restoration, emergency management, flood risk management and regulatory oversight.

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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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