Bundaberg Working to Solve Coastal Problems

Bundaberg’s coastal communities will be better prepared for the impacts of rising sea levels, storm tides and erosion as a result of a $451,000 grant from the Palaszczuk Government.

According to Minister for Environment and Science, Leeanne Enoch, the funding will allow Bundaberg Regional Council to identify risks and examine management options in communities threatened by climate change.

This grant, which will fund the completion of the council’s coastal hazard adaptation strategy, is drawn from a $12 million QCoast2100 fund established to prepare our coastal communities for emerging threats,” the Minister said.

We want people who live at the coast to have a role in shaping the response and we know that Bundaberg has a number of communities at significant risk from our changing climate and more extreme weather patterns. These include Moore Park Beach, Woodgate Beach, Buxton, Bargara, Burnett Heads, Innes Park, Elliot Heads and Winfield,” the Minister added.

LGAQ President Mark Jamieson said that the QCoast2100 program is designed to be accessible to coastal local governments irrespective of their current level of planning, capability and resourcing. “More than half of Queensland’s 77 councils will be exposed to coastal hazards in the future,” Mr Jamieson said.

He also added that it is vital that local governments work together to assess risks and identify practical solutions that will help coastal communities prepare for serious issues such as storm tide flooding, coastal erosion and sea level rise.

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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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