Donovan, Borelli Push for Staten Island Coastal Scheme

NY Congressman Dan Donovan and Council Member Joe Borelli yesterday called for resiliency investments on Staten Island’s South Shore to fill a gap between existing flood protection projects.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is constructing a comprehensive line of protection from Fort Wadsworth to Great Kills Park, and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery is advancing breakwaters and dunes for Tottenville.

The neighborhoods between Great Kills and Tottenville, though, require attention and protection, they said in the release.

Congressman Donovan said: “I want to be clear: The City’s resiliency team has been doing great work, and we collaborate regularly on important projects like the Army Corps seawall. We’re in the middle of yet another hurricane season, though, and there’s a critical gap along Staten Island’s coastline.”

“I understand that some funding had to be reallocated to Build it Back and that may have caused delays, but protecting these neighborhoods is a priority. I’d like to see the City use the other funding sources at their disposal to move the Raised Shorelines initiative forward on Staten Island.”

In addition to yesterday’s remarks, Congressman Donovan and Council Member Borelli sent the letter to Mayor de Blasio inquiring about the Raised Shorelines program.

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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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