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  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Green groups’ claims about future development at Abbot Point coal port reveal their hypocrisy and determination to oppose any and every development to the detriment of the Queensland economy and Queenslanders. The Australian Marine Conservation Society’s depiction of proposed expansion of Abbot Point as a ‘mega-port’ was misleading, Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, […]

  • 2 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Tony Abbott’s Great Barrier Reef policy, reported on today, completely ignores the impacts of mining industrialisation, just like Kevin Rudd’s does, say the Australian Greens. “Tony Abbott has joined Kevin Rudd today with a toothless Great Barrier Reef policy that does nothing to stand in the way of the reef being turned into a dumping […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A module has been added to the XBeach flow model. For the first time, it will be possible to accurately determine the effect of passing ships on river banks that are not straight. Other models can only calculate the interaction between ships, wave movements and the bank for straight banks with vertical walls. An accurate […]

  • 2 October 2012

    The Australian Government should reduce coal exports and take urgent action on the Great Barrier Reef if we are to save it for future generations, the Australian Greens said today. A shocking new report released by the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences shows the Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover since […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    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, […]

  • 1 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The Queensland Government has just released the draft Great Barrier Reef Port Strategy for public comment. Deputy Premier Seeney has stated that: ‘We will confine future development to the existing major ports where there is considerable scope for future development at Abbot Point, at Dudgeon Point in the Port of Hay Point and at several […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Netherlands and Myanmar are making good progress in cooperation in the field of water management, Dutch minister Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and the Environment said during her visit to Myanmar. Dutch minister Schultz van Haegen and Myanmar’s Vice President U Nyan Tunthe, attended the seminar Developing Myanmar Waters Sustainably: from Vision to Implementation […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    A prominent group of organisations from the Dutch water sector is announcing the first Indonesia-Netherlands Water Challenge. Under the theme Coasts & Ports Indonesia: People, Planet & Profit, the program aims to engage young Indonesian talent with the important challenges of sustainable coast and port development in their country. They will be given the opportunity […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    The doubling of Xstrata’s coal production in Queensland will escalate the pressure on the Great Barrier Reef from port expansions, dredging and greater shipping movements, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart said the massive expansion in coal production and exports is placing the short-term profit of […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Greenpeace today welcomed Greg Hunt’s decision to delay the approval of the controversial Carmichael mega-mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, but is calling on the Environment Minister to reject the proposal entirely. “Adani has a long record of environmental destruction and are not a company you would let look after your pot plants, let alone safeguard […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    WWF-Australia has welcomed the Sustainable Port Development Bill – introduced in the Queensland Parliament last evening – as a major step forward in protecting the Reef from rampant industrial development, dredging and dumping. “With this Bill, the Queensland Government is acting to implement its promise to ban sea-dumping of capital dredge spoil in the entire […]

  • 19 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Last month the Queensland Government released the Queensland Ports Strategy. The document is a timely reminder of just how critically important Queensland’s 20 ports are to the state, facilitating exports last year valued at $44 billion, announced nqbp.com.au. The Strategy has been developed with a view to ensuring that the state’s economic development and proper management […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    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 the International Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation. The Seminar will take place in Delft, The Netherlands from Monday 21 to […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The program in Northern Java to stop coastal erosion through Building with Nature has won the annual award for innovative engineering solutions (Vernufteling) in the Netherlands. On behalf of the project, Rob Nieuwkamer from Witteveen+Bos, received the award on Wednesday 16 March 2016 in the presence of many prominent people from the engineering world. The […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The federal and Queensland governments’ new agreement to hand federal environment protection powers to the state government, reported on today, will devastate the state’s natural assets, say the Australian Greens. “So much of Queensland’s iconic environment has been deemed to have national significance, like our Great Barrier Reef and our ancient rainforests, and for more […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) has delivered a vote of confidence in Australia’s ongoing management of the iconic Great Barrier Reef (GBR). Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said all Australians would welcome the committee’s decision in Doha, Qatar, to reject activist calls to place the reef on the World Heritage ‘in-danger’ list. “The […]

  • 14 June 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, […]

  • 18 April 2012

    World Heritage Day is a wake-up call to save the internationally renowned Great Barrier Reef from the devastating impacts of mass dredging, dumping and shipping for fossil fuel exports which the Federal Government’s strategic assessment won’t fix, the Australian Greens said today. “It’s appalling that the greed for fossil fuel exports from both the Australian […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance (KAFDA) calls for an immediate moratorium on all port development in Fitzroy Delta and Keppel Bay after the release of a new video revealing the dangers of barge to ship coal loading, known as transhipping, proposed for the exposed waters of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. KAFDA […]

  • 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 – […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Conservation groups amended an existing lawsuit yesterday to challenge U.S. funding for a second fossil fuel production and transport facility located inside Australia’s Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The U.S. Export-Import Bank has now committed nearly $5 billion in loans to support construction and operation of the two massive liquefied natural gas facilities. Located […]

  • 5 April 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, […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The new IUCN World Heritage Outlook 2014 has rated the Great Barrier Reef as “of significant concern” from a range of factors including ports and shipping. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director for the Australian Marine Conservation Society, said: “This report validates our concerns about the expansion of ports and shipping in the Reef.” […]

  • 30 January 2012

    Officials of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said they are for the responsible dredging project in the Buguey Lagoon to improve the navigational course of fishermen in the said coastal town. In this week’s edition of the ‘Tipon-Tipan Sa PIA,’ most of the BFAR officials said that for the last decade, boats in […]

  • 12 April 2012

    Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney’s comments today on removing Gladstone Harbour from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area show the LNP is prepared to sacrifice the Reef for mining profits, and put the spotlight on whether the federal government will remain complicit. “Mr Seeney’s comments are an admission that mass dredging is an environmental […]