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  • 14 March 2012

    Australians are overwhelmingly opposed to the Government’s approvals for dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, revealed by a new Galaxy poll released today. “This is a stunning result – 91 per cent of Australians are against turning our World Heritage Great Barrier Reef into a rubbish dump, with only […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    For (future) decision makers and their advisors in governments, port and harbour authorities, off-shore companies and other organisations that have to execute dredging projects, the International Association of Dredging Companies organises the International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation. The IADC Seminar will be held from Monday 24 June through Friday 28 June 2013 at UNESCO-IHE, […]

  • 7 March 2012

    About a dozen Anti-Coal activists led by Greenpeace staged a protest at Gladstone Harbour yesterday. Greenpeace spokeswoman Julie Macken says the activists used two boats to paint the message, “the reef is in danger” on the side of a coal ship. A United Nations mission visited Gladstone yesterday  to assess the impact of gas and […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) and WWF-Australia have welcomed the announcement that new laws to restrict sea-dumping and port expansion in the Reef World Heritage Area will be voted on in Queensland Parliament next week. “We now call on all members of Parliament to support these laws to provide important new safeguards for the […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Gladstone is set to consolidate its position as Queensland’s industrial powerhouse following release of the new Ports Strategy for Queensland. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Michael Roche said the strategy would inject new confidence into the sector. “The release of the Queensland Government’s Ports Strategy is an environmentally responsible and sustainable approach to future […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Delft Software Days started today. This event, held at Deltares, offers two weeks of presentations, workshops and courses on software packages in the areas of water, soils/subsurface and infrastructure. More than 350 software users and modellers from all over the world – from 40 countries in total – are in Delft to meet each […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Abbott Government last night passed a bill through the Lower House to hand federal environmental approval powers to the states, ignoring the World Heritage Committee’s concern about this environmentally disastrous plan. “UNESCO is currently meeting to decide whether to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status to ‘In Danger’ and has expressed concern […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    Together with UNESCO-IHE, Deltares organised a coastal erosion course in Delft this week for a group of Colombians from research institutions and a number of regional government authorities. The course consists of passing on information, but there are also workshops during which possible solutions are being elaborated for tackling the erosion in seven coastal areas […]

  • 15 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) is preparing 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 courses […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Next month the status of the Great Barrier Reef will be debated by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) have issued list of urgent actions needed from the Queensland state and Australian federal governments before countries gather in Bonn, Germany for that meeting. “The World Heritage Committee has […]

  • 23 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Delft Software Days got underway on Monday 19 November. This event, held at Deltares, offers twelve days of presentations, workshops and courses on software packages in the areas of water, soils/subsurface and infrastructure. Software users and modellers from all over the world – more than 30 countries in total – are in Delft to […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new Reef Facts campaign has been launched to cut through the misinformation about the Great Barrier Reef. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, Andrew Powell, said the false and extreme claims had the potential to damage the state’s reputation, if they were not addressed. “This Government is doing more to protect the Great Barrier […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Imminent decisions from UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee have spurred a global response, as thousands around the world express their concern at the Australian Government’s failure to protect key environmental areas In meetings to be held this week in Doha, the World Heritage Committee will decide the fate of two of Australia’s most precious and iconic […]

  • 8 December 2011

    Australian Greens senator Larissa Waters elevated concerns over dredging in Gladstone Harbor in Queensland and a corresponding increase in turtle deaths and fish disease. Approvals to dredge 46 million cubic meters over the following 20 years have been granted to the Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC). So far, 1.5 million cubic meters have been dredged. The […]

  • 24 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Jan De Nul Group: New Projects in Asia and Australia Several projects have been awarded to Jan De Nul Group: a reclamation project in Indonesia, a capital dredging project in Russia and an offshore project in Australia.   Spain: Minorcan Project Under Fire Oceana has made a formal complaint to UNESCO today, against a project that aims […]

  • 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. […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Newman Government’s Queensland Ports Strategy, released last week, is an invitation to the World Heritage Committee to place the Great Barrier Reef on the list of World Heritage Sites ‘In Danger’, announced greensmps.org.au. “We already have 20 ports on the Queensland coast where dredging will continue, and this strategy now allows expansion of five of […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, Deltares started building the new Delta flume at their premises on Rotterdamseweg in Delft. This research facility will replace the present one in the Dutch North-East Polder and will be much more advanced. The new facility is unique as far as size and test features are concerned. Deltares uses the Delta flume to perform […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed comments by US President Barack Obama that the Great Barrier Reef is under threat. Felicity Wishart, the AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the US President’s comments reflect the love people around the world have for the iconic Great Barrier Reef, and the fears millions of […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The course “Morphological modeling using Delft3D” (16 to 20 Sep 2013, UNESCO-IHE, Delft) aims to train students in the application of process-baed morphodynamic modeling software. Learning objectives At the end of the short course students will be able to setup their own (schematized) morphodynamic model and they have understanding on the (im)possibilities and value of […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A special afternoon program will be organized tomorrow, on the closing day of the 5-day seminar at UNESCO-IHE in Delft, the Netherlands, with two high caliber guest speakers to celebrate this 50th seminar. 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 […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Newman Government’s expanded mine water strategy, announced today, will see more mining waste water flow into Queensland’s rivers and the Great Barrier Reef, say the Australian Greens. “This is Campbell Newman putting our waterways at risk to save the big mining companies a few dollars,” Senator Larissa Waters, Australian Greens environment spokesperson, said. “The […]

  • 15 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Gravel beaches occur on many wave-dominated coasts across the world and are widely considered an effective and sustainable form of coastal defense. Despite their societal importance, relatively little research has been directed towards understanding the mechanisms leading to their failure during storms. As a result, coastal managers have very limited guidance when estimating the potential […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    After some years of preparation, the Delfzijl Marconi project in the Netherlands, is finally on. In this project, clean dredged sediment is being used to improve the local ecology and to create recreational benefits. The project is situated along the Ems-Dollard estuary and is one of the two remaining open estuaries in the Netherlands. It […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    With just 50 days before the World Heritage Committee meets in June, WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) today released an urgent Reef “to do” list for the Queensland and Federal Governments. That meeting, in Bonn, Germany from June 28 to July 8, will decide if the Reef should be declared World Heritage […]