Houston Coastal Conference Takes Place This Week

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Emergency managers, public officials and industry executives will meet at the University of Houston on Friday, August 3, to discuss the latest updates on disaster preparations, loss mitigation and rapid recovery in the face of hurricanes and other storms.

The Hurricanes, Major Disasters, Coastal Protection and Rapid Recovery in Texas and the Gulf Coast Region conference begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton University of Houston.

“It is sponsored by the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology and the UH Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Industrial Engineering,” said the University of Houston in their release.

Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan (Vipu), professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology, produces the annual conference to update emergency managers, suppliers, community members and the academic community with the latest practices and research.

Scheduled speakers include Charles Wemple, executive director of the Houston Galveston Area Council; David Casebeer, project manager at the Port of Houston; and Niel Golightly of the city of Houston’s recovery office.

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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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