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  • 3 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency earlier this week, outlining their deep concerns at the proposed application by the Dublin Port Company to dump spoil from their proposed developments. In the submission, An Taisce pointed out that: “Dublin Bay is as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and contains […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Nanjing Hydraulics Research Institute (China), Deltares, Delft University of Technology, UNESCO-IHE and Rijkswaterstaat last week signed a joint declaration stating that they wished to further intensify their collaboration. At present, Deltares is engaged in a range of projects with China relating to dike strength, dike monitoring, and flood risk management. Frans van den Berg […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced that Ms Anthea Tinney will Chair the long awaited Independent Review of management and environmental concerns in Gladstone Harbour and Curtis Island. While this is welcomed, conservation groups are concerned that details regarding other critical aspects of the UNESCO recommended review have not been provided. Michael McCabe from […]

  • 20 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The International Association of Dredging Companies’ (IADC) Seminar on Dredging and Land Reclamation will be held from Monday, 20 June, through Friday, 24 June, 2016 at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands.  This five-day course strives to provide an understanding through lectures by experts in the field and workshops, partly conducted on-site in order to give the […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Barrier Reef is in crisis and without decisive action by the Federal government and Queensland State government Australia could be placed on UNESCO’s ‘list of shame’ for not meeting its World Heritage obligations. The situation is so serious that WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today announced they were combining to launch […]

  • 29 April 2010

    For (future) decision makers and their advisors in governments, port and harbour authorities, offshore companies and other organisations that have to execute dredging projects, the International Association of Dredging Companies, in co-operation with UNESCO – IHE, organises… [mappress] Source:IADC,April 29,2010

  • 28 September 2012

    The controversial mass dredging operations, that independent scientists believe are likely responsible for creating a marine contamination crisis in Gladstone harbour, are now planned to increase with the addition of a new shipping passage in the harbour. “This is some of the worst possible news for local Gladstone fishing communities, who have lost their harbour, […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    An independent new scorecard shows the Australian and Queensland Governments have gone backwards in addressing the World Heritage Committee’s major concerns about the Great Barrier Reef. The damning assessment comes just two days before the official start of the crucial World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar, which will consider recommendations that formally express concern […]

  • 2 July 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    WWF-Australia today welcomed an opinion piece by three of Australia’s leading coral scientists who criticize the Reef 2050 plan and call on Australians and the international community to pressure the Australian government to do a better job protecting the Reef. The article, by scientists Professor Terry Hughes, Jon Day and Jon Brodie, is published in […]

  • 12 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The scientific focus on improving the health of the Great Barrier Reef took another leap forward today with the release of several important reports from the Queensland and Australian Governments. Commenting on the release of the Great Barrier Reef Strategic Assessment, Great Barrier Reef Program Reports and Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2014, Queensland Resources […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Monitoring stations at Gladstone Harbour recorded dangerously high turbidity levels at the same time as UNESCO was issuing dire warnings about the possible degradation of the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status last week. Queensland Greens spokesperson, Dr Libby Connors says the turbidity caused by dredging in the harbour stirs up sediments containing toxic heavy […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Balfour Beatty has been awarded Project of the Year with a Geotechnical Value of over £3 million at the Ground Engineering Awards 2016. The award recognizes the work undertaken to stabilize a historic landslide in Lyme Regis and the efforts made to ensure the work did not impact on the area’s UNESCO World Heritage Site […]

  • 23 February 2012

    WWF today challenged the Australian Government’s view that the Great Barrier Reef is being sustainably managed, citing publications showing that coral had declined by up to 50 per cent. As UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee prepares to visit Queensland next month, after expressing “extreme concern” at port development and dredging impacts in the World Heritage area, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 November 2012

    The Australian Greens called today for an independent inquiry as requested by the United Nations into the Gladstone contamination crisis, part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. “The announcement of marine parks following a successful Greens campaign is welcome news, but the government must now prevent the mining giants from undermining that marine […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 May 2013

    UNESCO’s confirmation overnight that it will consider listing the Great Barrier Reef on the World Heritage list of sites in danger, puts the Newman and Gillard governments on notice to stop letting mining companies destroy the Great Barrier Reef, say the Australian Greens. “The World Heritage Committee has officially expressed concern over the lack of […]

  • 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. […]

  • 6 March 2012

    The Australian Government’s unwillingness to act on the ongoing environmental crisis in Gladstone harbour was explained today, as the Australian Financial Review reported Environment Minister Tony Burke as saying ‘it’s difficult to find any world heritage values within Gladstone harbour’. “Tony Burke is risking the de-listing of Gladstone harbour from World Heritage status through negligence, […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) is organizing the International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation that will be held from Monday, June 22-26th 2015, at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands. Since 1993 IADC, often in co-operation with local technical universities, has been providing a week-long Seminar especially developed for professionals in dredging-related industries. These intensive […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    A massive tourism and marina development approved today by the Federal Government will put the unique environment of Great Keppel Island at risk, say the Australian Greens. “Tourism is vital for Queensland’s economy and locals suffered when Great Keppel Island’s last resort shut down but this new resort has a far larger ecological footprint and […]

  • 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 […]