Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project Faces Delays

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) yesterday announced that the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion is facing a delay of at least several months in completing the permitting phase of this keystone restoration project.

In response to these timeline updates, Restore the Mississippi River Delta, a coalition of national and local conservation groups said: “This news comes less than a year after combined state and federal efforts around the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion shaved 22 months off the original schedule.

We were encouraged by that initial progress, but are disappointed to hear of setbacks. We appreciate the need to ensure the analysis is based on best available science, but we also recognize the need to act with the urgency that our collapsing coast demands. We urge the state to develop measures to avoid further delays as we move forward,” the coalition said.

Using the Mississippi River is the most effective approach available to address disastrous land loss in the Barataria Basin. We need to work together to identify every possibility for efficiency, optimizing time and resources to advance the schedule and get these diversion projects operating. We really have no time left to lose,” concluded Restore the Mississippi River Delta.

 

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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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