DRR Team Developing Draft Design in Guinea

Last weekend a Dutch Risk Reduction (DRR) team traveled to West Africa on request of the government of Guinea.

The island of Kaback in Guinea is severely affected by the floods caused by dike breakthroughs and land erosion.

This resulted into loss of agricultural land, siltation, water, and food security problems. These problems are increased due to the effects of climate change and the overexploitation of mangrove forests that protect the island.

Last February experts from the Ministry of Agriculture of Guinea and RVO inspected the dike. They have concluded that there is a high probability that the dike will fail in the near future. For this reason, RVO is currently setting up the D2B project for draft design specifications for a renewal of the 9,510-meter-long dike.

Besides a long-term advice, the current situation calls for urgent solutions to be implemented in the short term to protect the island. For this purpose, the government of Guinea has asked for support from the DRR Team.

 

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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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