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  • 29 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The EU FP7-project Restoring Rivers for Effective Catchment Management (REFORM) will host an international conference on Novel Approaches to Assess and Rehabilitate Modified Rivers. The conference will take place in Wageningen, the Netherlands, from 30 June to 2 July 2015. The purpose of the conference is to enlarge awareness of the need and appreciation for […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement after a bipartisan majority of the House passed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA). “Today the House passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 with overwhelming (417 to 3) bipartisan support. After the gridlock that has plagued Congress, it is […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The reform of the State’s ports reached a key milestone today with the introduction of legislation to consolidate seven regional port authorities into four overarching authorities. The Ports Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 introduced to State Parliament will see four new regional port authorities established – Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid West and Southern – while Fremantle remains […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Rob Portman has announced that bipartisan language he co-authored was included in The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) report released yesterday. These reforms aim to end Flint-like water crises, prevent inappropriate disposal of dredged materials from the Cleveland Harbor and renew the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. “We must protect Lake Erie and ensure […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The leaders of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment will roll out the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA) during a Wednesday press conference in the U.S. Capitol. Through this type of water resources legislation, Congress authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to […]

  • 28 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Congressman Bill Cassidy recently applauded the passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) in the House of Representatives. This bill authorizes many critical infrastructure and hurricane protection projects for Louisiana, including Morganza to the Gulf. The conference report includes many reforms spearheaded by Congressman Cassidy. “This is a huge step forward in […]

  • 8 May 2012

    Today marks a milestone in the state’s transition to a new, clear and streamlined approach to the cleanup of contaminated sites – the deadline for those responsible to clean up these sites to enroll in the Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program. The LSRP program more efficiently deals with cleanups, many of which have languished for […]

  • 19 September 2011

    Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) CEO Soren Hansen was one of several representatives of international investors in Jordan invited to participate in a meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II on September 6th to discuss business opportunities and government economic reforms. The King emphasized Jordan’s firm commitment to improve the ease of doing business in the […]

  • 13 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Information Sessions will be held December 17 and 18, 2013 to discuss upcoming dredging activities in the stretch of the Hudson River between Thompson Island and Fort Miller Dams, announced hudsondredgingdata.com. Each session will begin with a brief presentation, followed by an opportunity for the public to meet with project staff and ask questions. These […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) emphasized the need to include reforms to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Sens. Vitter and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) along with all Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee wrote to Chairman Barbara Boxer expressing their desire to work in […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly (417 to 3) approved bipartisan water resources reform legislation that cuts federal red tape and bureaucracy, streamlines the infrastructure project delivery process, fosters fiscal responsibility, and strengthens our water transportation networks to promote America’s competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth. H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Sen. David Vitter, the lead Senate Republican negotiator for the Water Resources Reform & Development Act (WRRDA), yesterday announced that it passed 91-7. “This is a huge win for Louisiana that will provide significant coastal restoration, hurricane and flood protection, reforms to the Corps, accelerated projects, and of course, jobs,” Vitter said. “It’s easily […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The West Virginia House of Delegates last week introduced legislation to establish a State Flood Protection Planning Council and Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding. “This council and committee would work to create a comprehensive and coordinated statewide flood protection planning program to save lives and reduce or mitigate flood damage,” the West Virginia Legislature’s release stated. […]

  • 17 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Investment climate in Ukraine’s port industry can be significantly improved due to wide prospects, which were opened for potential investors in the industry. This became possible thanks to adoption a number of decisions related to the fundamental reforms in the industry. This opinion was expressed by the participants of the round work table “New investment […]

  • 4 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) has announced the creation of the “Corps of Engineers Reform Caucus.” The group, chaired by Rep. Collins, will focus its attention on ideas to overhaul the Corps of Engineers to better serve as a responsive and fiscally responsible agency. Collins announced the creation recently, after touring both Buford and Hartwell Dams […]

  • 24 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine continues to work towards cooperation with all authorities of local and national level on issues of reforming Ukraine’s port industry: further development of maritime industry in Ukraine and implementation of reforms were discussed with representatives of local authorities, such as Nikolaev, Kherson, Odessa, Donetsk regional state administrations, Sevastopol city […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), made the following statement after attending the President Obama’s signing of the Water Resources and Reform Development Act (WRRDA) into law. Vitter was the lead Senate Republican on the conference committee who negotiated the final legislation. “It’s not every […]

  • 24 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday unanimously approved the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018, legislation that provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources infrastructure. This approval marks the third Water Resources Development Act approved by the Committee under Chairman Shuster’s […]

  • 5 April 2011

      Manitoba is hoping for bags of money, not sand, from the federal government to help reform the way flood prevention is funded. By Mary Agnes Welch (winnipegfreepress) [mappress] Source: winnipegfreepress, April 5, 2011    

  • 12 July 2010

    The marine industry and the State Government are days away from striking a deal that will reform the waterway authority and bring an end to the mismanagement of the Broadwater. Marine Queensland general manager Don Jones said the Gold Coast City Council and the Department of Transport had signed up to the deal that would […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The House of Representatives voted on the Water Resources Reform Development Act (WRRDA). The legislation passed by a vote of 417 to 3. Congressman Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement: “As a member of Congress with five ports in my district, it is imperative that we cultivate a process that allows our ports and […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued this statement yesterday following his vote in favor of the bipartisan passage of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013, by a vote of 417 to 3: “Florida’s fifteen seaports support more than 500,000 Florida jobs and generate $66 billion in total economic value. The coming […]

  • 22 May 2015

    The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved funding for a critical provision that would reform the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and significantly benefit the ports of Tacoma and Seattle. As so-called “donor ports,” the ports of Seattle and Tacoma currently receive pennies for each dollar credited to the fund through Harbor Maintenance Tax collections. As a […]

  • 20 December 2013

    Larger vessels of above 232.33 meters with capacity of 4,500 TEUS requiring draught of 13.5 meters have started visiting the Nation’s seaports. This has provided shipping companies with a high level of efficiency and economic space which has enhanced their turnover and turnaround time. Generally, stakeholders and shipping companies have confirmed that the channel management […]

  • 19 January 2012

    The Queensland Government has ruled out building a sand bypass and says continued dredging is the only option to stop a sandbank reforming…   (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, January 19, 2012;

  • 26 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday unanimously approved H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. This bipartisan legislation will address the needs of America’s harbors, locks, dams, flood protection and other water resources infrastructure and help strengthen the Nation’s economic competitiveness. WRDA 2016 is Congress’ return to the regular, biannual process […]