EPA Submits Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Report to Congress

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted a report to Congress and the President which summarizes progress under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) during 2016.

As required, the report provides detailed information on GLRI accomplishments and funding allocations for participating federal agencies on a yearly basis.

“I’m proud that through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, we are fulfilling our mission to restore the health of the water that so many of our communities depend on,” said EPA Administrator and Great Lakes Interagency Task Force Chair Scott Pruitt.

“As we now understand more than ever, we don’t have to choose between the health of our environment and the health of our economy – we can have both.”

The GLRI was launched in 2010 to accelerate efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes. With more than $2.3 billion in GLRI investments and strong bipartisan support, 11 federal departments and partners from states, tribes, academia and businesses are working together to produce unprecedented results

 

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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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