Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study on Display

Image source: USACE

Leaders of the Texas General Land Office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and the Corps’ Galveston District met in Austin on September 26 to discuss the progress of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study.

“The Texas coast is a complex and vulnerable system that provides substantial value to the nation,” Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, said. “Our agencies are working as one to find a comprehensive plan to protect the people and critical infrastructure along the coast.”

That plan, coined the Coastal Texas Study, involves engineering, economic, and environmental analyses on large-scale civil works projects.

According to USACE, the project – which is comprised of multiple lines of defense – is being designed to significantly reduce risk and increase environmental benefits from the mouth of the Sabine River to the mouth of the Rio Grande, more than 360 miles of Gulf shoreline.

The plan was presented to the public in October 2018.

“We received valuable feedback,” Colonel Timothy Vail, Galveston District Commander, said. “Our team is continuing to refine the proposed plan to optimize both risk reduction and environmental benefits.”

The study team will host a second round of open houses and public review, anticipated in the Fall of 2020.

 

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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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