Importance of Environmental Resiliency Along the Texas Coast Highlighted

Image source: Texas A&M University Galveston Campus

Dr. Sam Brody, director of the The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at TAMUG, spoke on April 13th at the Texas A&M Foundation Legacy Society Celebration in College Station about flood mitigation and ecological and environmental resiliency along the Texas coast.

During his presentation, Dr. Brody highlighted the causes and effects of flooding in Houston, especially in light of Hurricane Harvey.

Dr. Brody also presented about the Ike Dike, a large-scale and big-picture gate/barrier system that would help protect Galveston, Houston, the Bolivar Peninsula, and communities in between from future hurricane-generated storm surges.

Modeled after the Dutch gates used in Rotterdam Harbor, the Ike Dike would involve building 55 miles of dune barriers and environmental gates at the mouth of the Houston Ship Channel.

Developed in collaboration with Bill Merrell, the George P. Mitchell ‘40 Chair in Marine Sciences, the Ike Dike gained renewed attention after Hurricane Harvey impacted the greater Houston area last year.

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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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