National Coastal Conference Takes Place in Fort Lauderdale

The full range of coastal concerns will be up for discussion at the upcoming National Coastal Conference, with more than 180 speakers addressing an array of issues during the three-day event.

The conference, presented by the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA), is titled “Beaches, Bays and Beyond” to reflect the breadth of issues to be highlighted during the event. It runs October 25-27, 2017, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The conference opens with a half-day plenary session on Wednesday, Oct. 25, which will include the following presentations:

  • “Coastal Research and Science” by Jonathan Pennock, Director, National Sea Grant College Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA);
  • “Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact” by Jennifer Jurado, Chief Climate Resilience Officer for Broward County, FL;
  • “Nuisance Flooding and How Often It Will Be Occurring” by David Kriebel, Professor of Ocean Engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy;
  • “The Visitor Perspective on Beach Management” by Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale (FL) Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Additional sessions will focus on:

  • Beach Management, Planning, and Policy;
  • Wetland Restoration & Restoration Technique;
  • Modeling & Managing Risk;
  • Identifying Sand Sources & Shore Restoration;
  • Living Shoreline Projects;
  • Managing Beaches to Increase Resiliency;
  • Potential Sources of Coastal Funding & Communications;
  • The Role of Dunes in Increasing Coastal Resiliency;
  • Coastal Policies, Regulations, & Agency Interaction;
  • Regional Sediment Management, etc.

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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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