Representative Kind Unveils Plan to Restore Mississippi River Infrastructure

Rep. Ron Kind

U.S. Representative Ron Kind unveiled a comprehensive plan earlier this week to restore failing river infrastructure systems and protect the Mississippi River for generations to come.

The plan was created in collaboration with Kind’s River Advisory Board, which includes ecologists, conservation advocates, sportsmen, and river agency representatives.

The Mississippi River shapes Wisconsin’s environment and local economy,” said Representative Kind.

We need to take proactive steps to support the river and the jobs and quality of life it brings our river towns. After working together with my River Advisory Board, I am proud to unveil a comprehensive plan that will help restore our outdated river infrastructure and protect the Mississippi for generations to come.”

Kind’s Mississippi River Action Plan consists of four main components:

  • Repairing the river’s aging locks and dams;
  • Protecting the Mississippi by promoting a strong Conservation Title in the Farm Bill;
  • Restoring the river through the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program;
  • Creating jobs by supporting recreation, tourism and navigation.

 

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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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