CPRA: Louisiana’s Working Coast Map Available Online

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has released an interactive Story Map tool to communicate the national significance of Louisiana’s Working Coast.

According to CPRA, this visually focused Story Map tells the compelling story using narratives, photos and maps, and conveys diverse and poignant details that surround Louisiana’s vanishing coast and the necessity to create a more resilient coast through the State’s Coastal Master Plan.

We are excited about this innovative tool and encourage you to share it with others, to further spread awareness of Louisiana’s coastal story and the innovative work occurring in our state,” said CPRA in the release.

Within the story, a variety of statistics and photos showcase Louisiana’s Working Coast and its criticality to the state and the nation. Historical references guide the reader through the progression of land loss and efforts to protect and restore Louisiana’s coast and demonstrate the need to protect and restore the $330B -$1.3T natural capital and ecosystem assets of the Mississippi River delta.

Half of the state’s population, about 2.5 million people, live and work in Coastal Louisiana to facilitate the movement of $120B of goods and services to the rest of the U.S. Home to five of the largest ports in the nation, Louisiana exports $36.2 billion internationally.

Altogether, the narrative reveals the significance of Louisiana’s coast and the necessity to create resilience in and around it, to protect resources that feed and fuel the nation.

 

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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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