WEDA Special Recognition Award for GLNPO

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The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) has presented a “Special Recognition Award” to the Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO), a department of the U.S. Environmental Agency, for its long-standing efforts to restore and protect the health of the Great Lakes, specifically by remediating historical contamination in ports, harbors and other waterways.

According to WEDA, GLNPO has created efficient mechanisms to partner with federal, state, tribal, and local governments, stakeholders, and the dredging community – dredgers and their consultants – to find practicable solutions to very complex problems.

The award was announced at WEDA’s Annual Meeting held at the downtown Hilton, Chicago, Illinois on June 6th.

It was officially presented by Marcel Hermans, WEDA President and Chair, WEDA Board of Directors, to the Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) and accepted on GLNPO’s behalf by Marc Tuchman, Chief of the Great Lakes Remediation and Restoration Branch, GLNPO, which has offices in Chicago.

At present, the focus of the GLRI Action Plan is to clean up Great Lakes Areas of Concern; prevent and control invasive species; reduce nutrient runoff that contributes to harmful and nuisance algal blooms; and restore habitat to protect native species.

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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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