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  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Business & Finance

    Florida Senator Rick Scott visited JAXPORT earlier this week to highlight his Fighting for Florida budget agenda, which includes more a more than $140 million investment for Florida Ports. Senator Scott also toured Port Tampa Bay, Port Canaveral, Port Panama City and PortMiami throughout the week to highlight his commitment to fighting for the continued success of Florida’s […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Flood teams from the Seattle District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, initiated work yesterday on the Turah Levee in Missoula County, Montana. The $161,550 project is designed to stabilize and protect the levee by repairing a 150-foot scour hole, USACE said in their latest announcement. Work also continues in Okanogan, Washington, in Clark Fork, Idaho, and […]

  • 1 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen yesterday announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a $156,101 federal grant to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for a restoration project in the Choptank River Habitat Focus Area. This project includes the installation of a living shoreline in the area surrounding Hambleton Island to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 May 2010

    Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state is pitching a bold plan to help save coastal wetlands and marshes from oil contamination. [mappress] Source: 2theadvocate, May 10, 2010;

  • 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 […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite the protestations of Queensland’s Deputy Premier, dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters will cause damage including to the seagrass beds at Abbot Point which will be ripped up if dredging goes ahead, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart, said the dredging process […]

  • 30 January 2012

    Shine Lawyers will this morning lodge legal proceedings against the State Government arguing the Gladstone Ports Corporation has failed to comply with conditions set by the State Government, and must now provide financial compensation to the Gladstone fishing industry. In a first for Queensland the proceedings will seek declarations the Queensland Government and Gladstone Ports […]

  • 22 November 2012

    People fighting a plan to dredge a deep water channel in Falmouth Harbour are meeting in the town tonight, reports itv.com. The meeting is being organised by Falmouth Friends of the Earth (FalFoE), and will take place at the Poly on Church Street. A trial dredging in the harbour has been carried out to check […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards traveled to Shreveport and Monroe earlier this week to announce the award of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) dollars to several local entities in the Northwest and Northeast areas of Louisiana impacted by the March 2016 flood. These grants will be used to fund local resiliency projects aimed at equipping […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    On March 31, CHEC won the bid for Oman International Container Terminal “C” Project, with a contract amount of over USD 30 million and a construction period of 15 months. The main work content of this project is to build quay wall of about 1000m-long and 29-ha stackyard of port facilities, including clearance of site, […]

  • 16 October 2012

    After the Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor ruled that the city could go forward and apply for permits, the city of San Diego is proceeding with the Tijuana River Valley dredging plans. Mayor Jerry Sanders said: “Protecting lives and property in the Tijuana River Valley continues to be a top priority for me. We will […]

  • 18 June 2012

     Viet Nam News Provincial authorities in Mekong have taken measures to improve safety for people, crops and other properties during the 2012 flooding season, reports  Viet Nam News. An Giang Province has invested VND160 billion (US$7.65 million) in dredging irrigation networks to protect over 125,000 hectares under the autumn-winter rice crop and 24,000 hectares under […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) announced that President Obama has included $20 million in his FY2014 budget. “This funding keeps this critical project on pace to completion,” Brady said. “This effort started before I was first elected and I’ve fought for it every year since. I’m proud to say that President Obama and Vice President […]

  • 17 November 2009

    Bangladesh said Tuesday it would need 10 billion dollars from rich countries in the next four years to offset the effects of climate change — double its original estimate… Source: Voice of South, November 17, 2009;

  • 29 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    California Conservation Corps members practice filling sandbags to flood fight a simulated levee boil during a flood emergency exercise October 22, 2014, on Twitchell Island in Isleton, California. The annual exercise, led by the California Department of Water Resources in conjunction with the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services and Reclamation District 1601, is designed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 August 2013

    The EU-funded Mare Nostrum Project, which aims to explore new ways of protecting and managing the Mediterranean coastline, called on governments to take immediate and coordinated action to fight cliff erosion. Mare Nostrum partners met last week in Volos, Greece for a landmark workshop. One of the most urgent issues to emerge from the meeting […]