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  • 8 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    ​Piedroba’s Dr. Luis Prieto-Portar and Jelle Prins recently assisted the World Bank in organizing a weeklong study tour for a delegation of Bangladeshi Inland Waterway and Transportation Experts. The tour took place on May 14-19 in Belgium and the Netherlands and was a productive week full of knowledge transfer between a variety of dredging and […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Top river restoration experts from Royal HaskoningDHV are actively taking part in the River Restoration Center’s Annual Conference in Brighton. With this year’s conference theme of River Restoration: Facing Uncertainty, Ian Dennis and Clare Rodgers will be examining different perspectives on detailed design and the EcoCo Life+ project respectively, the company said. The conference, taking place this […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Top water experts from Royal HaskoningDHV will present seven papers including the latest innovations in sandscaping and flood resilience at Flood and Coast 2017, 28-30 March at the Telford International Centre, UK. The three-day conference, convened by the Environment Agency, is seen as a key forum for the flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM) […]

  • 20 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Royal Navy has disposed of a Second World War bomb found by a dredger operating in the Thames near Victoria Embankment. Bomb disposal experts from the Portsmouth-based Southern Diving Unit 2 were called at 7.15pm last night (Thursday) by the Metropolitan Police to London’s Westminster Bridge. The bomb was eventually towed along the Thames and out […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    Communities across the U.S. are discovering the benefits of incorporating nature into their development planning and infrastructure. That was the theme of a July 7 webinar, sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, with Charley Chesnutt and David Olson of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Rachel Gittman, a marine scientist who studies shorelines and ecology. […]

  • 2 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Following the invitation by the Environment Agency, Dutch and British flood experts last week exchanged ideas for more collaboration on innovation in the area of flood and coastal erosion risk management (FCRM). The exchange took place during one of the workshops held as part of the Flood & Coast 2016 conference in Telford, UK on […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal HaskoningDHV is leading a multi-disciplinary team in developing a sustainable coastal protection strategy to reduce flood risks for the cities of Tacloban and adjacent Palo in the Philippines. The project team assembled by Royal HaskoningDHV includes experts from Deltares, Arcadis, Wetlands International, Red Cross, Rebel and Van Oord. “We will be working closely with […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    As major conference presenters, facilitators and award recipients, ERDC-EL and CHL team members often took center stage at the Western Dredging Association’s (WEDA) and Texas A&M’s Dredging Summit and Expo held June 22-25 in Houston, Texas. WEDA is a technical professional organization devoted to knowledge exchange in fields related to dredging, navigation, marine engineering and […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    ACI’s European Dredging Summit 2015 will take place on 7th and 8th October in Antwerp, Belgium, where the world’s leading dredging experts will discuss “Sediment Balance & Waste Management”. This meeting will provide a global analysis of dredging projects, environmental regulation and essential recommendations for dredging activity including equipment and contractor selection. The participants will have […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The central government in Indonesia is suspending the implementation of the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development (NCICD) project, also known as the Jakarta reclamation. The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry’s (KKP) director general for marine, coastal and small island affairs, Sudirman Saad said that the Research and Technology Ministry had been ordered to review the plan drafted in […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV’s experts will discuss the successes of the Moray and Littlehaven flood risk alleviation schemes at a conference in Scotland this week (3 and 4 February 2015). Royal HaskoningDHV’s Associate Director Barbara Hellett will co-deliver a presentation on the Moray Flood Schemes, together with Dave Gowans, consultancy manager with project partner the Moray Council. […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week an article entitled ‘Floods and climate: emerging perspectives for flood risk assessment and management’ appeared in the professional journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. In this article, 30 international hydrologists, including Laurens Bouwer of Deltares, advocate the creation of a stronger link between hydrological, climatic and environmental know-how so as to achieve […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Environmental cleanup experts gathered at New Jersey Institute of Technology last week for an all-day public forum on a $1.7 billion proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment from an eight-mile stretch of the lower Passaic River. The EPA has called the plan, which proposes removing 4.3 million cubic yards […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Almost 600 of the world’s experts in tropical biology and conservation have called on the Australian Government to reconsider the extended port development at Abbot Point, out of concern for the future of the Great Barrier Reef. The 51st annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) has issued a declaration on […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate a new generation of huge cargo ships is not likely to be “a game changer” for United States ports, John Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, told an international audience of maritime economists in Norfolk on Wednesday, July 16. “But we still […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Stephanie Wilson, Senior Project Scientist with ESS Group, Inc., chaired the EBC 8th Annual Ocean Resource Management Conference: Update on Dredging In New England – Disposal and Beneficial Reuse held on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Boston, MA. Under Wilson’s leadership, this program brought together speakers from state and federal government and private industry to […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Duke Energy’s North Carolina State President, Paul Newton, yesterday spoke before the N.C. Joint Environmental Review Commission (ERC) on the company’s response to the Feb. 2 Dan River coal ash incident and its near-term and longer-term actions to address coal ash across the state. “Duke Energy is committed to working with policymakers and regulators to […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has published its Webinar on Ecology and Dredging, presented by Astrid Kramer and Heidi van der Meij. This webinar focusses on the need and application of ecological knowledge in dredging projects. Astrid Kramer is an ecologist and works as a project engineer for Boskalis and Heidi van der Meij […]

  • 3 March 2014

    A Dutch consortium is to develop a master plan for managing flood risks in the Cauca river basin in the west of Colombia. Floods are a regular occurrence in this area, and they are not only a direct threat to local inhabitants, they also cause considerable economic damage. Intensive collaboration involving six parties The consortium […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    As part of a first-of-its-kind cooperative agreement, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) have teamed up to develop a port investment plan toolkit that will help port authorities create investment-quality infrastructure development plans in order to attract public and/or private capital to fund their infrastructure […]

  • 21 November 2013

    US and Dutch land subsidence experts will share their knowledge during a one day seminar at Tulane University’s Levin-Bernick Center on November 22. Water boards, infrastructure officials, architects, policy makers, environmental law scientists, parish planners and other experts are invited to attend. Land subsidence is a huge problem around the world. Not only does it […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Daniel Bastreri and Lauren Hughes are the latest marine experts to have been brought on board by independent UK ecology specialist, Thomson Ecology, as it continues to build its pool of specialist expertise in the marine ecology sector. Daniel Bastreri joins Thomson Ecology as Principal Marine Consultant. He is an experienced marine scientist and joins […]

  • 12 July 2013

    CEDA members are invited to participate in two new, closely related CEDA Working Groups: -Working Group on Adaptive Management (WGAM) and -Working Group on Monitoring Procedures (WGMP) Both Working Groups shall each individually prepare their Information or Position Paper on their respective subject, but they shall closely work together to harmonise their papers. They are […]

  • 4 April 2013

    In an era of global economic uncertainty, changing trade patterns, evolving ship size demands and ever-tightening government budgets, the financial viability of port capital investments is a topic of much discussion, particularly among the world’s top port financial managers. At the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) upcoming 28th World Port Conference in Los […]

  • 22 March 2013

    Deltares and the Dutch consultancy and engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV have revealed details of the Flood and Inundation Management Project for Ho Chi Minh City. The concept is that the city itself will be protected by dikes but controlled flooding will be permitted in outlying areas. In the first instance, a small ring-dike will be […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Environmental experts gave an update on the clean up process at the nation’s largest hazardous waste site, the Hudson River. Since 2009, General Electric has been removing 1.3 million tons of PCBs that were dumped into 200 miles of the Hudson River. At a public forum, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department […]

  • 9 October 2012

    Experts and government officials said that the India’s plans of more than doubling its port capacity in five years could become a pipe dream as the major projects involving foreign investors have run aground recently. According to indiatimes.com, in the past few months, four separate port projects have failed to take off in Tamil Nadu, […]

  • 23 August 2012

    Ocean Dredging DSM Inc (DSM) owns one of Canada’s most important fleet of marine equipment and offers world-class integrated marine services including: dredging, harbor towing, pilot boat services, salvage, marine construction and repair, equipment rental, welding and machining, mechanics, short and long distance transportation by tug and barge, and much more. It is recognized as […]

  • 22 August 2012

    The Training Institute for Dredging (TID) of IHC, the Netherlands, together with UNESCO-IHE, will organize two training sessions for Bangladeshi experts. The first group of trainees from Bangladesh Water Development Board has started exercises on August 15, and it will last 4 weeks. These staffs are responsible for capital dredging of the river systems in […]