New Assistant Secretary for the Army Civil Works Announced

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker yesterday said that Senate confirmation of Rickey Dale James to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works is important for the future of navigation and flood control works in Mississippi.

The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm James, who was recommended by Cochran and Wicker early last year to lead the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

In his new position, James will supervise all Department of the Army functions relating to water resources infrastructure carried out by the Corps of Engineers. He will also be responsible for the operation, maintenance and improvement of the Mississippi River and Tributaries (MR&T) Project, which was authorized by Congress following the devastating flood of 1927.

The MR&T comprehensive system of levees, floodways, channel and tributary basin improvements in the lower Mississippi River Valley is the largest navigation and flood control project in the world. It protects approximately 4 million people in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Illinois.

James’ confirmation was also supported by the Mississippi Levee Board and the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee Board.

 

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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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