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  • 25 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and UNESCO-IHE on Thursday, 21 April 2016, renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to continue building upon their good relationship. The renewed MoU serves as a reference for initiating, promoting and coordinating joint activities and was signed by Rene Kolman, Secretary General of IADC and Dr. Johan Aad […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s decision not to list the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’. Speaking from Bonn, the Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said that the World Heritage Committee’s decision is a sensible one and acknowledgement of the Labor Government’s firm and swift action since coming to office. “We […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia has welcomed UNESCO’s draft decision on the Great Barrier Reef. “UNESCO has placed Australia on probation. The Australian and Queensland Governments must now deliver on their promises to better protect the Reef,” said WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman.“ The draft decision acknowledges progress but keeps the pressure on the Australian Government to turn their commitments into […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Unesco-IHE Vice-rector Stefan Uhlenbrook and Minister Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment signed a Memorandum of Understanding, marking a new step in the joint effort of developing research, education and innovation in the field of water security and quality. The cooperation, which started in 2003, will be continued for another four years. The MoU was […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    With UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting to consider the condition of the Great Barrier Reef and other world heritage sites in less than four weeks, YouNesco.org has been created as a new platform to collect votes on Australian government plans to dump dredge spoil in reef waters. The Fight for the Reef campaign, backed by […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Activists kicked an own goal today on their European vacation by lobbying a German bank that is not funding Queensland’s Abbot Point port expansion and claiming it as a victory for environmentalists, said Queensland Resources Council. After intense lobbying from anti-coal activists, Deutsche Bank, announced that until a consensus was reached between the Australian Government […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP), Port Authority for Abbot Point said that draft World Heritage Committee (WHC) decision overlooked critical assessment data regarding the impact to the Outstanding Universal Values (OUV) of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). “While UNESCO clearly recognises the excellent work by State and Federal Government to protect and preserve the iconic […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell has welcomed the World Heritage Committee’s move to delay its decision on whether to list the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’. “The Newman Government is acting to fix Labor’s poor decisions,” Mr Powell said. “I welcome the opportunity to continue our initiatives while further considerations are […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has said Mr Seeney’s comments that the Queensland Government would deal directly with UNESCO will not address the problems created by fast-tracking industrial development along the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the World Heritage Committee wants the Queensland and Federal Governments to end the […]

  • 8 February 2013

    United by their joint interest in the education and training of engineers in fields related to the dredging industry and port development, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) and UNESCO-IHE have had a long-standing relationship. With an official Memorandum of Understanding between the IADC and UNESCO-IHE, this cooperation has been formalised and given a […]

  • 9 July 2012

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is in the final days of its annual meeting. Last week’s decisions on the Great Barrier Reef have profound implications for its future protection and pose some tough questions for Environment Minister Tony Burke. The 21 countries of the World Heritage Committee endorsed the recommendations of the March Monitoring Mission, and […]

  • 29 June 2012

    The World Heritage Committee has upheld their draft decision handed down in earlier this month on the Great Barrier Reef, which calls upon the Government to stop developments that may affect the Reef until a comprehensive strategic assessment can be completed. UNESCO sent a monitoring mission to Australia to investigate the impact of development on […]

  • 11 June 2012

    The Queensland Seafood Industry Association (QSIA) has welcomed the UNESCO report warning about the environmental concerns related to port development in Gladstone Harbour, reports farmonline.com. QSIA president Geoff Tilton said: “Right now, fishermen are still catching fish and crabs with unexplained disease that makes them unsaleable. Fishermen are still seeing other marine life being affected […]

  • 11 June 2012

    Capricorn Conservation Council (CCC) welcomes the UNESCO report which expresses “extreme concern” about the rapid increase of coastal developments, including ports infrastructure, in and around the Great Barrier Reef. “Considering the high rate of approvals over the past 12 years, this unprecedented scale of development affecting and potentially affecting the property (Great Barrier Reef World […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Last night’s explosive UNESCO State of Conservation Report and draft decisions on the Great Barrier Reef is a slap in the face for the federal and Queensland governments, who must now stop their dredging, dumping and shipping frenzy to avoid the international embarrassment of a World Heritage in Danger listing within 8 months. “This is […]

  • 8 March 2012

    Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) CEO Leo Zussino met with the delegation from UNESCO for a briefing on port developments, which are carried out under stringent environmental standards and regulatory controls. “It was an extremely constructive meeting,” Mr Zussino said. “GPC were able to answer questions and allay concerns about the myths and rumours circulating about […]

  • 2 March 2012

    A joint international expert mission to the World Heritage property of Great Barrier Reef by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is taking place from 5 to 14 March 2012. The World Heritage Committee, at its 35th session in June 2011 (Paris) examined the state of […]

  • 20 February 2012

      UNESCO has sent a clear message that they are taking the threat of mass dredging to the World Heritage status of the Great Barrier Reef seriously, setting out comprehensive terms of reference for their Reactive Monitoring Mission. The Australian Greens have welcomed the Mission’s intention to help the Government develop ‘a long-term plan for […]

  • 30 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    At this year’s IADC UNESCO-IHE Dredging Seminar, held from 21 – 25 June, seventeen young professionals from Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Hong… [mappress] Source: IADC, June 30, 2010

  • 4 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Blenheim Estate has enlisted the expertise of Oxfordshire based BSG Ecology to ensure the huge civil engineering program will cause minimum disruption to their fauna and flora. Wildlife surveys carried out by BSG Ecology ahead of the dredging has revealed the estate is home to a huge variety of wildlife including more than 50% of […]

  • 23 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Central Province of Quang Nam and Da Nang city have agreed to undertake dredging work on a 28km section of the Co Co River to boost commercial water traffic between Hoi An and Da Nang, Viet Nam News reports.  According to the Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee, Le Tri Thanh, the project is scheduled to […]

  • 28 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    A large-scale field study to understand the complex processes in the transition area from the Ems River towards the UNESCO listed Wadden Sea is set to begin today, Royal HaskoningDHV said in its latest release.  “This knowledge is very much needed in the assessment of the effectiveness of large measures in reducing the water turbidity. […]

  • 2 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    McLaughlin & Harvey has won a contract to prepare new Mersey cruise terminal facility that will enable the city to welcome the world’s biggest cruise ships to its UNESCO World Heritage listed waterfront. According to McL&H, the first stage will consist of supporting the Liverpool City Council’s appointed design team, led by Ramboll UK, to finalize […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies’ (IADC) Seminar on Dredging and Land Reclamation is set to take place from Monday, 26 June, through Friday, 30 June, 2017, at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands. To optimize the chances of the successful completion of a dredging or reclamation project, all contracting parties should – from the start – […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dutch king Willem-Alexander and queen Máxima have attended a German-Dutch exhibition on flood protection technology related to the restoration of the Elbe river, following the massive floods in 2002 and 2013. The exhibition took place in the Unesco world heritage Kornhaus building on the banks of the Elbe river in Dessau, Germany, on 10 February. […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies’ (IADC) Seminar on Dredging and Land Reclamation will be held from Monday, 26 June, through Friday, 30 June, 2017, at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands. Since 1993, IADC, often in co-operation with local technical universities, has provided a week-long seminar especially developed for professionals in dredging-related industries. These intensive courses have […]