USACE: Upper Barataria Meeting Set for Tomorrow

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will host a general scoping meeting this week to gather input for Feasibility Studies for the Upper Barataria Basin Coastal Storm Risk Management and The Amite River and Tributaries-Comprehensive Study East of the Mississippi River, Louisiana.

This study will investigate coastal storm damage risk from tidal surges, storm surges, and associated heavy rainfall.

Headwater flooding from rainfall is intensified by tidal events resulting in flood damages to industrial, commercial, and agricultural facilities as well as residential structures.

Objectives

  • Reduce the risk to human life, health, and safety by reducing flood impacts to structures, evacuation routes, and critical infrastructure;
  • Reduce risks to economic impacts due to storm inundation in basin;
  • Increase community resiliency before, during, and after significant tropical rainfall events.

The meeting is set to take place tomorrow, January 10, at the New Orleans District Headquarters, District Assembly Room (DARM), 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans.

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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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