Bush Announces $1.74 Million for Coastal Protection Projects

George P. Bush

Land Commissioner, George P. Bush, last week announced the selection of 21 projects to be funded through the Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP) Cycle 23, awarding a total of approximately $1.74 million in federal funds to improve the management of the state’s coastal resources and ensure its long-term ecological and economic productivity.

Texas CMP focuses on five primary issues of concern to coastal communities: coastal hazards, wetland protection, water quantity and quality, dune protection, and shoreline access.

“Coastal resiliency is vital to Texas’ economic vitality and the quality of life for those who visit and call it home,” said Commissioner George P. Bush.

“I am proud of the work the Texas General Land Office does in partnership with federal and local leaders to strengthen our state’s coastline and preserve natural storm mitigation resources. These 21 projects will have a profoundly positive impact on our coastal communities.”

Funding is provided through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

According to the official announcement, the projects will start in October 2018.

 

 

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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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