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  • 16 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Member for Swansea, Yasmin Catley, is taking the fight for a permanent sand dredging in Swansea Channel to the New South Wales Parliament. The Labor MP will move a notice of motion calling on the state government to guarantee the channel will be navigable, safe and open for recreational use this summer. Swansea MP Yasmin […]

  • 11 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Government of South Australia has just released an update on the West Beach and Henley Beach South coastal protection scheme, saying that the sand placement operations started recently and will now continue into spring to build up the dunes in these areas. Adding sand to the foreshore at West Beach is important because it […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    House Transportation and Infrastructure Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairwoman Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) yesterday made an interesting statement on the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Inland Waterways. She delivered the following opening statement during the hearing titled: “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and Investment in […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Joe Courtney was joined yesterday by a broad range of stakeholders from Connecticut’s maritime economy for a press conference to respond to New York State’s legal challenge of the final EPA dredging rule for the eastern Long Island Sound (LIS). During the press conference at New London’s Union Station, Courtney shared that he was […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio has just asked the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works to fully fund critical repairs to Port Orford’s failed breakwater after money for these necessary repairs was redirected by the Army Corps to address disaster recovery needs. “Storm damage, coupled with […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt yesterday appeared before the House Interior and Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, facing questions on the proposed EPA budget, which will cut the agency’s spending by roughly 30 percent. According to national and local organizations working on Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, the National Wildlife […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Nydia Velázquez have sounded the alarm and expressed serious concerns over the Trump administration’s proposal to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget by $2.6 billion, or 31 percent. As part of the EPA’s budget, the Administration has proposed cutting the Hazardous Substance Superfund Account by $330 million […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is supporting local flood fight efforts in North Dakota. The Corps received a request for assistance from the state of North Dakota March 24. The Corps mobilized its contractor, Tunheim Construction, from Moorhead, Minnesota, to support flood fight operations near Grafton, North Dakota, which is along […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Aquamec Ltd., a Finland based developer and manufacturer of the Watermaster multipurpose machines, has released a very interesting paper on flood fighting activities in the Philippines. The paper focuses on flood prevention efforts of the Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). DPWH – responsible for providing and managing quality infrastructure facilities and services for […]

  • 22 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue yesterday introduced an amendment to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding legislation that will ensure critical water infrastructure projects, like the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), remain a top priority. “The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is critical to Georgia, the Southeast and the entire country,” said Senator Isakson. […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Under the ‘SimpleCoast’ banner, Deltares is supplying knowledge notes and tools to the small island states, helping them to investigate coastal erosion problems in a relative simple way. This allows managers and practitioners from small islands to investigate coastal erosion problems and determine courses of action. The facility is therefore primarily for those islands with little experience […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has just released a report authored by 100 scientists and 21 management agencies which recommends mitigating the effects of sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay Area by using wetlands. The report “The Baylands and Climate Change: What We Can Do”  focuses on the steps necessary to maintain […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Horizons Regional Council’s Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI) will receive a total of $4.76 million from central government’s Hill Country Erosion Fund for the next four years. Administered by the Ministry of Primary Industries, the Hill Country Erosion Fund has $8.8 million available to local authorities for erosion control activities. Horizons chairman Bruce Gordon said […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Members of the Oregon Congressional Delegation sent a letter yesterday to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy encouraging the Obama Administration to use a portion of the federal funds allocated for dredging at Oregon’s ports. Representatives Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici, along with Senators Ron Wyden and […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Last week, Congressman Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) highlighted economic importance of the Great Lakes and expressed his support for funding the projects that allow for harbor maintenance and dredging in the Lakes. “The harbors and waterways play a vital role in our region’s economy. All said, the ports and channels in the Great Lakes Navigation System […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, recently awarded a contract for erosion protection along the interior of the 17th Street Canal floodwall in Jefferson Parish. The contract will help protect an area that has historically experienced erosion. The contract was awarded to the Veteran-Owned Contracting Group JV, LLC for the amount of […]

  • 20 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has welcomed the decision by the Australian Marine Park Tourism Operators (AMPTO) to issue a legal challenge to the decision to dump three million cubic metres of dredge spoil in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, AMCS Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said that this challenge […]

  • 17 March 2014

    Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge has sent a letter to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), asking it to reject a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discharge dredged material into the open waters of Lake Erie. The Ohio EPA has responsibility under the Federal Clean Water Act to certify whether proposed discharge […]

  • 27 February 2014

    The Fight for the Reef campaign welcomed the start of people-power-fuelled legal action to stop three million cubic metres of Abbot Point dredge spoil being dumped in Reef waters. In Brisbane, the North Queensland Conservation Council lodged the action in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal challenging the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s decision to issue […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Every year, Senator Levin prepares a report summarizing his key legislative activities. Regarding the protection of the Great Lakes and the environment, some of the Senator Levin’s accomplishments are: Restoring the Great Lakes Led effort to help secure funding of $300 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, an inter-agency initiative that works to clean […]

  • 3 February 2014

    An Environment Agency operations team worked around-the-clock to protect people in Bude, Cornwall, from flooding after a sea defence was damaged during the weekend storms. The workers raced to re-build the damaged defences once again before the second high tide came in and again threatened to flood the community of Bude. Saturday morning’s large waves […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, yesterday underscored that the fight to deepen the St. Johns River is not over this year, and he will push to move the project forward in a House/Senate Conference Committee over the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 […]

  • 20 September 2013

    Regarding the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee markup of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), Congresswoman Brown made the following statement: “Since there was an agreement prior to committee markup on the WRRDA bill between the Transportation Committee Chairmen and the Committee Ranking Members that no amendments would be accepted, (there were 11 amendments […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of the Fight for the Reef campaign, veteran Wildlife Warrior Bob Irwin will be speaking at public meetings in Rockhampton, Bowen, Townsville and Cairns next week. Earlier this year the Australian Marine Conservation Society and WWF-Australia launched a new advertising campaign featuring Bob Irwin, calling on all Australians to help protect the Great […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Major General John Peabody, Commander of the Mississippi Valley Division and President of the Mississippi River Commission, describes water as “the perfect engine of destruction. If it finds a weak spot in your defenses, it will attack that weakness relentlessly.” Public safety is always the number one priority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, […]

  • 26 October 2012

    Congressman Brian Higgins, Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski and Annette Iafallo are teaming up to fight for the removal of Lackawanna homes from the flood zone, a designation that mandates homeowners carry flood insurance at a cost of hundreds of dollars a year. “The flawed FEMA flood map program continues to force local residents to pay […]

  • 22 August 2012

    After the U.S. Coast Guard closed an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River for dredging, hundreds of barges are today stranded by low water. On Monday, dredging operations near St Louis were halting river traffic for 12 hours at a time, according to the Mail Online. There are currently several dredgers working to clear the […]

  • 7 August 2012

    When the lower Ohio and Mississippi Rivers experienced a flood of record in the spring of 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District supported the flood fight by holding back water at its dams in the Cumberland River Basin reservoir system. A coordinated water management operation of Barkley and Wolf Creek Dams on […]

  • 3 June 2012

      Congresswoman Laura Richardson continued her remarkable record of making major progress for port communities by introducing a bipartisan amendment that will ensure that the nation’s ports are prepared in times of crisis. In 2009, Congresswoman Richardson was appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton to the National Defense Authorization […]