NHP Meeting in Philadelphia

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Carla Quinn, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, National Hurricane Program (NHP) lead, has provided updates on the program to attendees at the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Hurricanes Annual Meeting at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 28, 2018.

NHP is administered by FEMA in partnership with the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center and Baltimore District, as a part of the Corps’ Planning Center of Expertise for Coastal Storm Risk Reduction.

The Army Corps helps develop and maintain products and tools to help with planning and decision making for emergency managers.

Information gathered in this study feeds a Hurricane Decision Support Platform, which is a storm-tracking and decision-support tool for emergency managers that the Corps operates and maintains through NHP.

The study is expected to be completed by the start of the 2019 hurricane season.

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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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