Funding Secured for West Haven Beaches

During a news conference Monday, Oct. 15, at the Savin Rock gazebo, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and Mayor Nancy R. Rossi discussed key victories for West Haven’s beaches in the recently approved America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, including millions in federal aid for the city’s coastline.

The Senate approved the sprawling bill — legislation authorizing more than $6 billion in spending over 10 years for water infrastructure projects nationwide — on Oct. 10.

West Haven’s shoreline was severely eroded by Superstorm Sandy, making private and public infrastructure vulnerable to future weather events.

During the news conference, Connecticut’s senior senator said that he fought for essential provisions in the bill benefiting the state, including measures to safeguard West Haven’s beaches from future storm damage.

Connecticut really has been at the forefront of restoration and resilience,” Blumenthal said. “Resiliency is as important in Florida, in Georgia and the Carolinas as it is in Connecticut, and we are leading the way. What West Haven is doing with the great leadership of our mayor is important as a national model.”

Under the water infrastructure legislation, the city is expected to receive “$3 million to $7 million” in federal funding to build berms, or dunes, along the shoreline, Blumenthal said.

The next step, according to Blumenthal, is for the Army Corps of Engineers to study the scope of the federal project to determine the cost and how much money the city will receive.

 

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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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