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  • 17 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Portions of the paved trail on the north side of the federally managed section of the Mill Creek Levee System will be temporarily closed to visitors starting Tuesday, November 17, to accommodate levee-maintenance activities. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official announcement, workers with heavy equipment and vehicles will begin the work on […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The coastal defense project, currently in development across the north of Portsea Island, has won a prestigious award at the Environment Agency’s National Project Excellence Awards. Chosen from over 50 projects across the UK, it was voted unanimously as the winner for making the best submission to the Environment Agency’s Large Projects Review Group. The project […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, City Councilman Joe Buscaino and Port of Los Angeles officials broke ground Thursday on a project that will prepare a section of the San Pedro waterfront for a new public open space and harbor area. The Downtown Harbor “water cut” will create the necessary land and harbor […]

  • 5 January 2012

    “Having World Heritage Status over a massive commercial harbour like the Port of Gladstone is akin to having a nature conservation zone declaration over the Queen Street Mall” according to Leo Zussino, Chief Executive Officer of the Gladstone Ports Corporation. “When the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, which includes Gladstone harbour, was gazetted in […]

  • 8 June 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District celebrated the Corps’ 237th birthday with an awards ceremony, June 7, to recognize an Employee, Engineer and Supervisor of the Year, as well as to honor staff for their contributions to the community, state and nation. “We’re here to reflect on the hard work and achievements of […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms has announced that Varoujan Hagopian, P.E., F.ASCE, has joined the firm as a senior consultant. Hagopian will assume a key leadership role with GEI’s growing waterfront and coastal engineering services practice. During his 36-year career, Hagopian has […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    Director of Vereniging Natuurmonumenten, Marc van den Tweel, on Thursday, October 5th opened the Building with Nature exhibition in the National Dredging Museum in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands. At the show, the visitors can see how hydraulic engineers all around the globe have come up with sustainable and flexible solutions for the development of deltas and […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    A battle over how to pay for emergency harbor dredging is brewing in Lansing. State Senator John Moolenaar (R-Midland) is sponsoring a bill that would explicitly identify harbor dredging as a proper use of funding from the state’s National Resources Trust Fund. He says, “when it comes to recreational access to use our tremendous assets […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wyre Council, Balfour Beatty and the Environment Agency have been awarded a Bronze Award at the Considerate Constructors Scheme awards, in recognition of work to build new sea defenses at Rossall. The annual national awards recognize sites that have raised the bar for considerate construction. Wyre Council is replacing two kilometers of sea defenses, from […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Land and Water Group has announced its winning of the coveted Construction News Specialist Award 2015. The Parrett and Tone Dredging Project was selected for the prize in the ‘over £2 million category’. The ceremony, held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, was attended by nearly 800 people from over 90 shortlisted businesses representing […]

  • 24 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Pensacola Beach Renourishment Project is entering its final phase, with the construction expected to be completed before September. According to the Santa Rosa Island Authority latest update, the $16 million renourishment project will be wrapped up in the next couple of days. Last week, the beach-building operations were in the vicinity of the Portside Villas on Ft. […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Col. Adam Czekanski will assume command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Karl Jansen. The formal change of command ceremony will take place July 7 at 10:30 a.m. aboard the USS Little Rock located at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, One […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Chi-Cal Rivers Fund partners yesterday announced five projects selected to receive $960,000 in grant funding to improve and enhance waterways in the Chicago-Calumet region. The grants will generate $1.46 million in matching contributions, for a total conservation impact of $2.42 million, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) said in their announcement. “The Chi-Cal Rivers Fund […]

  • 17 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding 12 new hazardous waste sites that pose public health and environmental risks to the National Priorities List (NPL) for cleanup under the Superfund program. EPA is also proposing to add another eight sites to the list. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The peak representative body for the Queensland resources sector has welcomed the decision by the Queensland Government to take advantage of a previously unavailable opportunity for onshore dredge material disposal at Abbot Point. Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said industry support for the decision to pursue this land-based disposal option clearly demonstrated industry’s […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Business & Finance

    London Gateway, the new global shipping port and logistics centre project, will open in the fourth quarter of 2013 with an initial capacity of 1.6 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent container units), DP World announced today, which will pave the way for 36,000 jobs to be created. By locating Britain’s most environmentally friendly major new […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of a $500,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant to the City of Green Bay, WI, to fund a green infrastructure project to improve water quality in Lake Michigan. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman joined Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt and the Friends […]

  • 11 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The International Conference on Coastal Zones which will be organized around the theme “Multidisciplinary Approach in Achieving Equitable Development for Coastal Zones” is scheduled to take place on May 16-18, 2016 in Osaka, Japan. Coastal Zones 2016, organized by the OMICS International, will include 11 tracks and 100 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues […]

  • 6 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Texas Gulf Coast is a national treasure from both an economic and environmental standpoint. Attracting millions of tourists to the coastline annually, the Texas Gulf Coast also serves as an important hub for fishing, provides habitat for millions of migratory birds and is home to four of the top 10 ports in the nation, […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev today visited a large remediation project near the national capital Baku. International engineering and consultancy firm Witteveen+Bos is working with local and international partners on improving the environmental and landscape qualities of Boyuk Shor situated north of the city and the largest of nine lakes subject of study for remediation. The […]

  • 2 February 2012

    The St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host two open house events to provide background information and get public feedback on the scope of an Environmental Assessment of New River Training Structures on the Middle Mississippi River. The two open house events in Alton, IL, and Cape Girardeau, MO, will feature a […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, is scheduled to complete construction of the $1.3 million Half Moon Reef project April 11 to restore 12 acres of sub-tidal reef and habitat located within the northernmost extent of the Half Moon Reef in Matagorda Bay, Texas – one of the largest restoration projects around the […]

  • 14 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a public open house on March 26 to discuss plans for ecosystem restoration in Mississippi River Pool 14 near Steamboat Island. The public open house is scheduled from […]

  • 12 March 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has budgeted $500,000 to plan for the dredging of the federal channel at Bodega Bay. The funding will cover the studies and permits needed to perform future maintenance dredging. Securing funding is a competitive process, said Regional Parks Director Caryl Hart, and the efforts of 5th District Supervisor Efren […]

  • 23 February 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s Public Affairs Office captured one first-place award, a second-place award and a third-place award in the 2011 USACE Herbert A. Kassner Public Affairs Competition. Public affairs staff earned a first-place unit award for outstanding achievements in the realm of community relations for its water safety campaign, a […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As the campaign against the proposed Abbot Point dredging continues, the North Queensland Bulk Ports are often asked by members of the public to “keep putting out the facts”, said Brad Fish, NQBP CEO. Here are some of the facts available through the government agency responsible for the management of the Great Barrier Reef – […]