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  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    James Cook University researchers are using images from NASA satellites to help protect the Great Barrier Reef from polluted land run-off. Researchers have developed a new technique that analyses the images to assess coastal water quality from space. Many important habitats in the Great Barrier Reef such as coral reefs and seagrass are in decline […]

  • 26 April 2010

    The Volta River Authority (VRA) has completed dredging the estuary of the Volta River at Ada-Foah that it started in February. The dredging is aimed at increasing salinity by sea water intrusion into the river to reduce the incidence of bilharzias and to restore the ecosystem in the area… [mappress] Source:ghananewsagency,April 26,2010;

  • 22 May 2018
    Business & Finance

     The Braddock Bay Ecoystem Restoration Project is a major Buffalo District project located in Greece, NY outside of Rochester. The project involved creating a new barrier beach to protect the shore from aggressive wave action, and restoration of the emergent marsh area. This restoration program also involved removal of targeted invasive species and excavation […]

  • 11 June 2013

    At the closing ceremony of the World Dredging Congress (WODCON XX) on 7 June in Brussels, a paper from Dr. Thijs van Kessel, a senior morphology and sediment researcher with Deltares, was pronounced the ‘best paper’ of the Congress. The jury praised the originality of his research and the clear presentation of the research data. […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study (Coastal Texas Study) will host a series of public open houses this month to provide the public with updated information about study progress made since previously held public meetings in fall 2018. The purpose of the Coastal Texas Study is to identify coastal storm risk management and […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, is awarding more than $20 million to 22 projects in 11 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 7,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. State and local governments, private […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Florida Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday dismissed President Trump’s proposed budget as it relates to environmental protection, and most crucially, the plan’s glaring neglect of Everglades restoration efforts. U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Alcee L. Hastings, Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, Charlie Crist, Darren Soto, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala signed the following […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have now both agreed on a feasibility study that could mean billions of dollars for ecosystem restoration, hurricane protection and home elevations in Southwest Louisiana. The Corps’ Civil Works Review Board approved the study in Washington, D.C. last week after hearing […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Central Valley Flood Protection Board yesterday adopted the 2017 update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP). Developed in partnership with the Department of Water Resources (DWR), the update incorporates the latest information and science to improve flood risk management throughout California’s Central Valley, which includes the Sacramento and San Joaquin River basins. […]

  • 17 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The dates and locations have been announced for public meetings to discuss the “Upper Des Plaines River and Tributaries, Illinois and Wisconsin Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment,” released for public comment on Sept. 3, 2013. The document outlines a variety of potential flood risk management and ecosystem restoration projects that could be implemented along […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has been awarded a $14.2 million grant from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council for the Mississippi River Reintroduction into Maurepas Swamp project. This project is one of seven projects the RESTORE Council has selected for funding under its Initial Funded Priorities List that will directly benefit Louisiana. […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    SCAPE Landscape Architecture has just released renderings and images of the Public Sediment, a living infrastructure proposal for the San Francisco Baylands that will invest in marshes and mudflats to buffer vulnerable communities and ecosystems from the threats of sea level rise. The proposal is developed for the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, a […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A consortium of environmental scientists has expressed strong concern about the impact of a controversial Central American canal across Nicaragua. The path of the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans will cut through Lake Cocibolca (aka Lake Nicaragua), Central America’s main freshwater reservoir and the largest tropical freshwater lake of […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement yesterday regarding a $3.2 million Center of Excellence Research Grant for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA)’s partnership with the Water Institute of the Gulf (the Water Institute). The grant is funded under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies […]

  • 24 April 2012

    The Tampa Port Authority, together with Hillsborough County and the Southwest Florida Water Management District, announced that a major environmental restoration project at Cockroach Bay has been completed and was dedicated on April 20 with a ceremony attended by about 100 stakeholders and environmental supporters. The Cockroach Bay Restoration Project represents one of the largest, […]

  • 8 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, alongside federal, state and local officials, celebrated yesterday the start of construction on one of the three remaining contracts for the C-111 South Dade project, an Everglades restoration project in Miami-Dade County. The contract, known as Contract 8, involves constructing the North Detention Area, which will connect the C-111 […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Last week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to Mr. Noah Valenstein, Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Designated Alternate for the Governor of Florida to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, approving the State of Florida’s State Expenditure Plan (SEP). “I applaud Florida and the Gulf […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The public comment period for the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study will come to an end Nov. 18. The draft report details four action Alternatives and identifies the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ tentatively selected plan, or TSP. However, the TSP is not a final agency decision and, depending if there is new […]

  • 27 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    HKND Group has entered into an agreement with Friends of the San Juan River Foundation (FUNDAR), a Nicaraguan environmental NGO, for the development of the first Biodiversity Management Plans for the Nicaragua Grand Canal Project. HKND will, in strict accordance with the recommendations made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) undertaken by the […]

  • 11 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the City and County of Denver, CO will hold three public meetings to gather input on the Denver Urban Waterways Feasibility Study. The purpose of the study is to identify ecosystem restoration and flood risk reduction opportunities along critical areas of the South Platte River from […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on the recently released draft feasibility report and integrated environmental assessment which outlines a proposed plan to restore approximately 2.4 miles of degraded ecosystem along the South Platte River, from West Mississippi Avenue upstream to West Yale Avenue, in Denver, Colorado. The draft report, developed in […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The White House Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council has rendered approval to Governor John Bel Edwards’ request to include Louisiana’s Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project on the Federal Permitting Dashboard. The action follows an October 2016 memo to federal executive departments and agencies from White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and House Council on […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    EPA joined state and local dignitaries yesterday to announce $5 million in federal funding to continue efforts of the Southeast New England Program for Coastal Watershed Restoration. The program brings together innovation and partnerships to apply an ecosystem approach to protecting and restoring the coastal watersheds of southeast New England from Westerly, R.I. to Chatham, […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $217,000 in RESTORE grant funding for the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project. Funding will support the first phase of planning, engineering, design and permitting of the environmental restoration project. Living shorelines address erosion by providing long-term protection, reducing wave energy and restoring vegetated shoreline habitats […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    From today, December 6th, dredging at the Murray Mouth will pause for about a month to allow for repairs and maintenance of the dredge. The dredging started in January 2015 to maintain connectivity between the Coorong and the Southern Ocean after River Murray flows were no longer sufficient to scour sand from the Mouth. By […]

  • 6 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just reported that it will award over $17 million to 20 projects in 10 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 13,000 acres of coastal wetlands. The funds will be awarded under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program, announced the FWS. FWS also added that state […]