USACE, CPRA to Host Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project Events

The Army Corps’ New Orleans District and the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host a series of public meetings to discuss the Southwest Coastal Louisiana Project.

According to the organizers, meetings will begin with a 30-minute open house, followed by a 30-minute formal presentation, and ending with an open question and answer session.

The meetings will take place:

  1. Tuesday, June 25 – Cameron (Cameron Parish)
    6 p.m., Cameron Policy Jury Office West Annex (148 Smith Circle Cameron, LA 70631)
  2. Wednesday, June 26 – Abbeville (Vermilion Parish)
    6 p.m., Abbeville High School (1305 Wildcat Dr, Abbeville, LA 70510)
  3. Thursday, June 27 – Gueydan (Vermilion Parish)
    6 p.m., Gueydan High School (901 Main St, Gueydan, LA 70542)

The Southwest Coastal Louisiana project was authorized by Congress in 2016 and covers the 4,700-square-mile study area located in southwest Louisiana (Calcasieu, Cameron, and Vermilion Parishes).

The National Economic Development plan for the project outlines approximately $900 million for the flood risk management.

The design agreement signed in January 2019 initiates an approximately $1.2 million effort to develop and finalize the implementation plan. Funding for the design work is provided through a 65-percent federal, 35-percent state cost share.

 

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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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