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  • 25 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Wind-driven expansion of marsh ponds on the Mississippi River Delta is a significant factor in the loss of crucial land in the Delta region, according to research published by scientists at Indiana University and North Carolina State University. The study found that 17 percent of land loss in the area resulted from pond expansion, much […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday released a report outlining 19 priority projects for restoring the Mississippi River Delta following the 2010 Gulf oil disaster.  Restoring the Mississippi River Delta for People and Wildlife: Recommended Projects and Priorities was jointly authored by conservation groups working together on Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, National […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The future of the Mississippi River Delta will likely look drastically different than it does now, according to the Restore the Mississippi River Delta latest article. “As sea level rise increases, we need to be smart about where and how we build land along Louisiana’s coast. A viable future for coastal Louisiana means a smaller […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just released an article explaining how climate change influences the river deltas and what has been done to mitigate the risk. Asia has many major, important river deltas, including the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in India/Bangladesh, which is considered to be the largest in the world; Mekong, Vietnam; Chao Phraya, […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    As a result of heavy silt deposits in the Mississippi River Delta caused by recent high upstream river levels, the maximum recommended draft for vessels using the Southwest Pass has been reduced from 47 to 45 feet, Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) informs. The Southwest Pass is the primary shipping channel on the Mississippi River, with a […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Balance Island concept – developed by Grontmij, Imares and Waterachitect – will be taken to Southeast Asia to determine if it offers an effective solution to the salinization of drinking water and agricultural land in the river deltas of Bangladesh and Vietnam. The concept was developed two years ago specifically for the mouth of the Haringvliet, the Netherlands. […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    The Changing Course Leadership Team yesterday selected three teams to participate in the Changing Course Lower Mississippi River Delta design competition. These teams will develop innovative designs for a self-sustaining Lower Mississippi River Delta that reduce land loss in the region while improving navigation conditions and strengthening resilience for local communities and industries. The three […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Deltares has become a part of the Moffatt & Nichol Team, one of the three finalists in the prestigious ‘Changing Course Lower Mississippi River Delta’ competition. A total of 21 international teams entered the competition. The winning teams were selected on the basis of their understanding of the Lower Mississippi River Delta region and their […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Project & Tenders

    HKV, as member of the international collaboration initiative STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI, has been selected as one of the three finalist teams to participate in the Changing Course: Navigating the Future of the Lower Mississippi River Delta design competition. HKV shares leadership of STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI with US-based firms H3 STUDIO (team lead) and URS. STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI is […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    Rapid advances in the new and developing field of restoration sedimentology will be needed to protect the world’s river deltas from an array of threats, Indiana University Bloomington geologist Douglas A. Edmonds writes in the journal Nature Geoscience. The commentary, published this week in the November issue, addresses the fact that land is disappearing from […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Staff members from Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will host their ‘Coastal Connections’ meeting in Belle Chasse today to discuss the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project. “Come connect with staff members from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to learn about what we are doing to tackle this coastal crisis by dredging sediment and […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The development of urbanizing river delta areas calls for an adaptive planning, based on flexible strategies that include the use of nature as an infrastructure. This was a key message at the meeting ‘Adaptive planning and development for urbanizing deltas’ where international knowledge organisations told about their activities to develop more knowledge on the challenges […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    During the recent International Conference on “Deltas in Times of Climate Change II”, the Delta sessions that focused on the current status and future development of river deltas in Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Myanmar, USA, Colombia, Egypt and the Netherlands sparked a huge interest among visitors. Eight cases were presented according to a framework of […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    CCCC Fourth Harbor Engineering Co. Ltd. has recently won the bid for a 50,000t petrochemical project in Quanwan zone of Huizhou Port in Guangdong, with a construction period of 456 days. Located in Quanwan zone of Huizhou Port in the east of the Pearl River Delta, the project involves construction of a 50,000t petrochemical berth, […]

  • 4 May 2011

    Last Saturday, personnel from the headquarters of civil society “Kura” inspected the delta of the Kura River and found a threat of new flood… (azerireport) [mappress] Source: azerireport, May 4, 2011;

  • 6 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    More than 1.200 participants from over 50 countries attended the second edition of the conference Deltas in time of climate change. The conference took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 24 – 26 September. In three high-level round table discussions, over 100 sessions and many practical workshops, delegates from river deltas all over the world […]

  • 20 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    Researchers from the Delft University of Technology and the Delta Alliance joined forces with the Ghanaian Development Institute and the University of Ghana to discuss the challenges for integrated planning and sustainable management of the Volta river delta. At two recent workshops Dutch and Ghanaian experts recognized that the problems in the delta relate a […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus confirmed Senator Mary Landrieu as chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. National and local conservation organizations committed to Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana – […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has announced a new call for proposals under the ‘Urbanising Deltas of the World’ (UDW) research programme, and initiates a bottom-up process to further define the content and conditions of the next call. The aim of the UDW programme is to contribute to global water safety, water and […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Puget Sound’s ecosystem health took a leap forward with the recent signing of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report, which recommends large-scale restoration projects on three northwest Washington estuaries. The Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem Restoration Project (PSNERP) received the Corps approval September 16, 2016, when Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite signed the Chief of […]

  • 14 April 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released a draft study report recommending restoration of 90 acres of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to its natural tidal marsh state. The proposed project would fill the sunken interior of areas near Antioch, using existing dredge material including stockpiles from dredging at the Port of Stockton. […]

  • 11 October 2011

    A proposal to dredge central Queensland’s Fitzroy River delta for a new coal export terminal is “way too risky”, according to a community… By Laura Harding (ninemsn) [mappress] Source: ninemsn, October 11, 2011;

  • 1 February 2010
    Project & Tenders

    Jiangsu Province, which has the largest economy in the Yangtze River Delta, will accelerate the construction of Yangkou Harbor, aiming at building a world-class super deepwater harbor. [mappress] Source: China Knowledge, February 1, 2010;

  • 3 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    At a legislative markup yesterday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy pressed for increased funding to restore the Mississippi River Delta and the Louisiana coast. The Cassidy amendment, like legislation passed by a key House committee just two weeks ago, amends the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Three countries have announced their intention to form a coalition for a global advocacy for large delta areas. The new initiative was discussed at the UN World conference on disaster risk reduction on 16 March. The tentative name is Delta coalition and the launching countries are Colombia, Japan and the Netherlands. Parliamentary vice-minister Kenichiro Euno […]

  • 9 March 2010

    China’s costliest water transport project, a shipping channel dredging program to boost trade in the Yangtze River Delta area, is due to be completed in the middle of this month, a senior official with the Ministry of Transport said Tuesday… [mappress] Source:people,March 9,2010;