Kingwood, TX: Abbott Announces New Flood Prevention Efforts

Governor Greg Abbott visited Kingwood, Texas, yesterday where he took an aerial tour to survey damage along the San Jacinto River, and met with community leaders and elected officials to discuss Hurricane Harvey recovery and flood prevention efforts. 

During the meeting, the Governor announced new actions Texas will be taking to help prevent future flooding in communities like Kingwood.

“It has been a trying time for this community as we work through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey,” said Governor Abbott. “I want to assure all Texans that I am committed to working with the federal government and local officials to protect life and property from uncontrolled flood waters.”

During the meeting the Governor announced a number of important and specific steps Texas will be taking to help prevent future flooding.

These actions include:

  • Using Hazard Mitigation Funds, the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) has authorized $3 million to jumpstart the engineering and permitting process to determine where dredging should occur on the San Jacinto River;
  • Using Hazard Mitigation Funds, TDEM has authorized $2 million for a regional study focused on the San Jacinto River watershed to prevent future flooding;
  • Instructing the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to investigate and take action against sand mining operations violating regulations;
  • Directing the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) to immediately identify what can be done to prevent flood events along the West Fork of the river.

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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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