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  • 24 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies’ (IADC) latest edition of their Terra et Aqua magazine featured a very interesting article named ‘Ecosystem services assessment of the Prins Hendrik Zanddijk’. This study examines which and, if possible, how much more ecosystem services are provided by the most recent nature inspired coastal protection project Prins Hendrik Zanddijk, […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Army Corps’ Galveston District, has received a signed Chief of Engineers Report (Chief’s Report) for the proposed Jefferson County Ecosystem Restoration Project. According to the Corps, the report outlines the feasibility of providing shore protection and related improvements between Sabine Pass and the entrance to Galveston Bay, Texas, in the interest of protecting and […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Louisville District and local project sponsor, Louisville MSD, hosted a press conference yesterday to announce their partnership to complete the Three Forks of Beargrass Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study. “This is a monumental day and a monumental moment for Beargrass Creek,” said Louisville MSD Director Tony Parrott at the […]

  • 16 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Roy Blunt, Dick Durbin, Chuck Grassley and Tammy Baldwin, along with U.S. Representatives Jason Smith and Cheri Bustos, led a bipartisan, bicameral letter to Senate and House appropriators urging the inclusion of funding for the Navigation and Ecosystem Restoration Program (NESP) in the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bills. NESP, […]

  • 29 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, awarded a contract to Tidewater Inc. of Elkridge, MD, last month, to restore and create coastal wetland habitat along the Lake Erie shoreline in the City of Port Clinton, Ohio.  The project will restore 12 acres and add another 1.4 acres of coastal wetlands on Lake Erie, […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District (USACE) and the City of Virginia Beach are hosting an informational meeting about the Lynnhaven River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project today, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Frank W. Cox High School, 2425 Shorehaven Drive, Virginia Beach.  The format of the meeting will be an informal […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE Council) is beginning the process to develop the next Funded Priorities List (FPL), targeted to be finalized in mid-2020. The FPL is a vehicle through which funds from the Council-Selected Restoration Component, commonly referred to as “Bucket 2”, are approved for specific ecosystem restoration activities in the Gulf […]

  • 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. […]

  • 9 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The 2018 annual meeting of the Mill River Wetland Committee, Inc. (MRWC) will take place on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Dr. Jennifer H. Mattei of the Sacred Heart University Department of Biology is the featured speaker. Dr. Mattei’s talk will highlight the progress of projects to restore coastal habitats at […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Los Angeles District has signed a design agreement to move forward with the LA River Ecosystem Restoration project at a recent meeting with city officials. The agreement was formally presented to Gary Lee Moore, Los Angeles city engineer, and Carol Armstrong, executive officer to the Los Angeles Deputy Mayor […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Top federal and state environmental officials from New York yesterday announced 31 grants totaling $2.04 million to local government and community groups to improve the health and ecosystem of Long Island Sound, EPA said in their latest release.  Fifteen projects, totaling $1.05 million, directly benefit New York, according to EPA. EPA Regional Administrator, Pete Lopez, […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies’ (IADC) Jurgen Dhollander will be in Beijing to give an insightful presentation to attendees of the 5th International Congress on Dredging Technology Development, from 28-29 November. Mr Dhollander will present the integrated role of ecosystem services in project assessment within the dredging industry, aligning with the conference’s primary themes of […]

  • 17 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Over the past year, Ecosystem Renewal (ER) and The Earth Partners (TEP) have successfully partnered to develop large-scale wetland mitigation solutions for the rapidly growing greater Houston area. They permitted and constructed one of the largest wetland banks in Texas slated to provide over 5,000 freshwater and tidal wetland credits over the next decade. WRA, […]

  • 23 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and their contractor, RTS Shearing, LLC, of Jamestown, North Dakota, will begin construction of the Marsh Lake Ecosystem Restoration Project on April 24. Marsh Lake is on the Minnesota River in Swift and Lac qui Parle counties near Ortonville, Minnesota. The $5.9 million project involves restoring […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    René Kolman, Secretary General of IADC will be presenting on the topic of “Ecosystem Services” at the 30th IAPH World Ports Conference in Bali, Indonesia. The event will take place on 7- 12 May, 2017 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC). Last year, IADC published the “Ecosystem services: Towards integrated marine infrastructure project optimization” […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Colonel Jason Kirk, commander of USACE’s Jacksonville District, yesterday presented an update on ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee and implement the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). Other components of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program were also mentioned during the presentation, USACE said. Regarding the ecosystem restoration projects in the Everglades […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The USACE’s Los Angeles District held a public hearing on March 1 in Calabasas to present the National Environmental Restoration and Likely Locally Preferred Plan for ecosystem restoration along Malibu Creek and to take comments from the public about their concerns regarding the project. District Commander Col. Kirk Gibbs conducted the meeting for about 30 […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A public meeting to share details about the South Platte River Section 1135 ecosystem restoration study, being conducted in partnership with the City and County of Denver and USACE’s Omaha District, will be held on Tuesday, February 28, at the Fleming Mansion in Denver, Colorado. The proposed project area includes approximately 1.8 miles of the South […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just announced that their new webinar on Ecosystem Services will take place on Wednesday, November 16, at 14.00 hrs (CET, Central European Time). This webinar, with Dr. Annelies Boerema as the main speaker, will focus on the concept of ecosystem services and its application in marine infrastructure project assessments. The Ecosystem […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) recently commissioned a study named the “Ecosystem services: Towards integrated marine infrastructure project optimization”. The study was carried out by the Ecosystem Management Research Group (ECOBE) of the University of Antwerp. A specialist in ecosystem services and a group of experts from the dredging industry were also actively […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Located on the coast, in the northern part of the municipality of Al Daayen, is the site for the newest symbol of Qatari progress – Lusail City. Lusail City will include man-made islands and a host arena for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. As part of the construction, a local dredging project is taking place. […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich joined representatives from the USACE, Senator Joseph Robach and Assemblyman Peter Lawrence at an Open House Event on April 26, to discuss the status of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project. The Open House was held at Braddock Bay Park Lodge, 199 E. Manitou Road, Rochester, NY. “I am pleased to see […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Bulkheads and seawalls along the shores of Puget Sound help ease erosion and stabilize bluffs to protect waterfront properties, according to the University of Washington. But these walled structures also shrink beaches, reduce habitat for invertebrates and spawning fish and, indirectly, degrade conditions for iconic species like salmon and orcas. Many studies have shown this pattern […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Southwest Florida Water Management District, in cooperation with Hillsborough County, will hold a dedication event to celebrate the completion of the Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration Project. This is the largest coastal habitat restoration project ever done in the history of Tampa Bay, with approximately 1,043 acres of uplands and wetlands. Located on three public […]

  • 26 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on the Marsh Lake Ecosystem Restoration Project, near Appleton, Minnesota. The Corps is seeking input on recent revisions to the project design pertaining to fill activities involving public waters. Specifically, the updated changes require the use of temporary fill material being placed in […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    This week International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) will present an update on Ecosystems Services during a PIANC-Seminar: “Ecosystem Goods and Services: Identification, Assessment and Benefits for Navigation Infrastructure Projects”.  Following a 2-day colloquium (May 5 and 6) on Ecosystem Services ‒ Challenges and opportunities in managing flowing waters of the German Federal Institute of […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Steve Mathies, a renowned expert in ecosystem restoration and sustainable urban and coastal development, has joined ENVIRON as a Principal in the firm’s New Orleans, Louisiana, office. Dr. Mathies will direct the firm’s strategic services aimed at helping communities, government agencies and companies located in the U.S. and abroad with developing and implementing climate […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Plaquemines Parish has begun work on the second phase of the Buras Boat Harbor Shoreline Protection Project which involves the creation of a new matting product to be placed on the shoreline. The mat will be installed across a raised berm at mean tide level. Over 600 feet of material was installed in phase one […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has made significant progress in finalizing the processes for implementing large-scale restoration projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Approval of this process means council members can begin submitting projects as early as next month, with project-vetting activities taking place later this fall. The Council will invest in specific actions, […]