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  • 25 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    America’s coastal nearshore is in need of further integrated research and the nurturing of a “nearshore community” to ensure its fragile resources are being properly managed and protected. That’s the conclusion of a recently published extensive report which sprang out of a 2014 workshop engaging academic, industry and governmental stakeholders. This report, along with a […]

  • 21 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is leading an interagency project to help restore the ecosystem at Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay. The Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project at Poplar Island is a $1.4-billion sustainability project to provide habitat for diamondback terrapins, over 160 bird species, crabs, rockfish and killifish, all […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A bill signed by United States President Barack Obama recently will result in hundreds of large contracting opportunities for private-sector firms according to Mary Scott Nabers, president and CEO of Strategic Partnerships, Inc. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) authorizes 34 critical water infrastructure projects valued at more than $12 billion. The WRRDA […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The $1.7 billion work-plan for Fiscal Year 2018 Civil Works appropriations, released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers June 11, includes $143 million for Jacksonville District’s continuing navigation, flood and coastal storm damage reduction and aquatic ecosystem restoration projects in Florida and Puerto Rico. “The array of projects in this budget will positively contribute to […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, today approved the Anketell Point Iron Ore Processing and Export Port project in Western Australia, subject to 45 strict conditions. Mr Burke said with these conditions in place, he is satisfied that the project can go ahead without unacceptable impacts on matters protected under national environmental law. “My decision comes […]

  • 13 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) will hold its quarterly meeting today, December 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in Columbus. During the meeting, the commission will act on three recommended Lake Erie Protection Fund grant project proposals, hear updates on the Lake Erie Lakewide Action and Management Plan, Ohio’s […]

  • 25 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Senator Rob Portman, chairman of U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), has sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter requesting information regarding the Army Corps of Engineer’s efforts to dredge the Cleveland Harbor. PSI will examine allegations that the Corps deliberately reduced its budget for the Cleveland Harbor project in order to […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) recently partnered with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, to conduct a field-based Engineering With Nature Workshop to demonstrate the application of native plant species to support engineering objectives. The workshop demonstrated how best to maximize environmental benefits of nature-based features to enhance the structural integrity of […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $485,000 to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for testing water quality along the state’s Gulf Coast. The sampling results will contribute to EPA’s National Coastal Conditions Assessment (NCCA). The NCCA is a survey of the nation’s coastal waters which EPA and state partners conduct […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, will host two public workshops to discuss its study looking at long-term, sustainable integrated water resource management in the Sacramento River watershed, including flood risk management, ecosystem restoration and water supply. The purpose of the workshops is to meet with interested stakeholders, outline the current status and […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    To help further the recovery of communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the U.S. Treasury Department yesterday announced that a new rule has been published in the Federal Register for Gulf Coast states and municipalities to receive funding for environmental restoration and economic development projects. The Interim Final Rule outlines grant programs for […]

  • 6 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, yesterday signed the recommended plan to restore approximately 216 acres of the Middle Rio Grande bosque. If authorized, this project will improve hydrologic function in this area by constructing high-flow channels, willow swales, and wetlands, and restores native vegetation and […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Milestone Environmental Contracting recently won a contract for the Y Jetty & Lang Cove Remediation Project at the Department of National Defence’s (DND) Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt naval harbor. The Y Jetty & Lang Cove project is the next phase of the DND’s ongoing Esquimalt Harbor Remediation Program, which aims to remediate historical contamination […]

  • 23 April 2013

    On Monday, 22 April, a delegation from Brunei visited Deltares to make closer acquaintance with Deltares and to explore possible ways of working together. The delegation was led by Dato Paduka Hj Ali Apong, the Chairman of the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) and Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office. As well as attracting […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $550,303 to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to protect high quality coastal wetlands, to acquire land in a State Natural Area, and to control invasive species in coastal wetlands. Work will focus on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. “This grant will assist the efforts of local partners to […]

  • 22 October 2020
    Infrastructure

    The USACE Jacksonville District hosted at a groundbreaking ceremony in western Miami-Dade County yesterday to celebrate the first contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project. The project is designed to improve flows south to Everglades National Park. The Corps awarded the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) South Contract 1 on September 25 for $40.5 million […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Business & Finance

    The South Australia’s Murray Mouth dredging program – with the main goal to keep the river connected to the sea – is moving ahead. Under the cleanup plan, Maritime Constructions crews operate two dredges at the Murray Mouth 24/7 in an intensive maintenance effort to keep the significant waterway open by dredging sand, shell grit and […]

  • 24 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    J.E. McAmis and subcontractor Herve Cody are hard at work finishing the C-38 Project on the Kissimmee River in Florida. This project was designed to help restore natural flows to the Kissimmee River Basin. In all, J.E. McAmis moved 10 million cubic yards of material on this project. Subcontractor, Herve Cody is putting the finishing […]

  • 18 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has confirmed Dr. Kantharaj Murali, Ocean Engineering and Engineering Unit Chairman of IIT Madras, to be one of the speakers at their Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference, scheduled for 18 October in New Delhi. During his presentation, Dr. Murali will address the regional challenges on sustainable dredging. Dr. Murali […]

  • 27 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Orange County Commissioners met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District’s senior leaders yesterday for an update on the $3.9 Billion Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay and Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The project will include construction of 27 miles of new levees and flood walls in Orange County, Texas, and result […]

  • 11 August 2017

    The Glasgow Caledonian University  in collaboration with the European Federation of Soil and Water Bioengineering (E.F.I.B) and within the ECOMED Erasmus+ project framework, will host the International Symposium on Soil- and Water Bioengineering in a Changing Climate on 7th-8th September 2017. According to the E.F.I.B., Soil- and Water Bioengineering is a discipline that combines technology and biology by making use […]

  • 12 January 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Canonsburg Lake Restoration and Improvement Committee and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced yesterday that a long-awaited project has begun to improve the aquatic ecosystem of Washington County’s Canonsburg Lake, which has been adversely impacted in recent years by sediment buildup. Allison Park Contractors, Inc., has been awarded a $1.1 million contract for […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart has just released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). “As Co-Chair of the Everglades Caucus, I worked with my colleagues to ensure inclusion of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), keeping critical Everglades restoration and preservation projects on track,” he said. […]

  • 22 January 2013

    A donated dredge and excavator arrived in south Lafourche last week and went to work Wednesday, according to houmatoday.com. This new piece of equipment, called the Amphibex 400, will help to create new wetlands outside the south Lafourche levee system near Grand Isle. Windell Curole, the South Lafourche Levee Director, said: “It’s like a Tonka […]

  • 17 May 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will host a public meeting on the Jacksonville Harbor Navigation Deepening Study. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Port Authority Cruise Terminal, 9810 August Dr. Jacksonville, Fla. The purpose of the meeting is to provide interested stakeholders […]

  • 20 September 2013

    The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes announced $501,700 in Coastal Zone Management grants awarded to 10 coastal communities, nonprofit organizations, state agencies and universities for projects to protect Michigan’s Great Lakes. These grants enhance public access to coastal areas, encourage stewardship through beach clean-up programs, promote public safety at beaches and support local and […]