Hearing on Chief’s Reports Takes Place This Week

The U.S. House of Representatives said in their latest release that the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will meet this week to receive testimony from the United States Army Corps of Engineers on Reports to Congress on Future Water Resources Development, and on Chief’s Reports. 

Congressional review of these reports, along with an explanation of the process by which the Corps develops projects and activities, is a necessary step in the development of a Water Resources Development Act, which the Committee will consider later this year.

The hearing of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, chaired by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA), is entitled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Water Resources Projects and Policy” and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Witnesses will include:

  • The Honorable R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army – Civil Works;
  • Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, United States Army Corps of Engineers.

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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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