West Virginia Introduces Bill to Reform Flood Protection Planning

The West Virginia House of Delegates last week introduced legislation to establish a State Flood Protection Planning Council and Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding.

“This council and committee would work to create a comprehensive and coordinated statewide flood protection planning program to save lives and reduce or mitigate flood damage,” the West Virginia Legislature’s release stated.

House Bill 2935, introduced on Friday, would create the planning council and joint committee to develop “a comprehensive and coordinated statewide flood protection planning program to save lives and reduce or mitigate flood damage while supporting economic growth and protecting the environment.”

The bill is sponsored by House Speaker Tim Armstead and Delegates Roger Hanshaw, Boogie Ambler, Jordan Hill, Brent Boggs and Stephen Baldwin.

The State Flood Protection Planning Council created by the bill would consist of the director of the Division of Natural Resources, the executive director of the state Conservation Agency and the secretaries of the Departments of Environmental Protection, Military Affairs and Public Safety, and Transportation, or their designees, according to the announcement.

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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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