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  • 27 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) said Minnesota waterways and shipping infrastructure will get much-needed upgrades under the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which passed the Senate recently and now heads to the President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. The measure includes many bipartisan provisions Franken fought for, including increasing dredging […]

  • 22 May 2014
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    Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez today expressed optimism that the ongoing dredging of shallow rivers with the use of three dredging machines loaned by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will not only ease flooding but will boost the production of milkfish, which is Dagupan’s number one agricultural product. Fernandez said that a […]

  • 21 May 2014
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    In the following interview, Mr. Harold Orlinsky, Chief Operations Officer of HYPACK, which is one of the most successful providers of hydrographic and navigation software worldwide, explains the company’s latest achievements, business plans and future goals.   What can you tell us about the company’s 2013 business results, reached goals, accomplished tasks? Last year, HYPACK […]

  • 19 May 2014
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    In her speech during the opening program of Brigada Eskwela at Caranbglaan Elementary School, Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez bared steps being undertaken by the city government in order to address the perennial flooding problem that affects mostly pupils and students in the city. “The dredging of rivers in the city has started and more […]

  • 19 May 2014
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    The Prime Minister the Rt Hon David Cameron popped into the Port of Tyne last week. Accompanied by Martin Callanan MEP, the Prime Minister took in a bird’s eye view of the Port from the top of a 70m high container shipping crane. The new gantry crane, costing £6m, was installed at the end of […]

  • 17 May 2014
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    One of the partners of Piedroba Consulting Group (PCG) Mr. Jelle Prins has provided invaluable insight into Piedroba’s business plans in the following interview with Dredging Today. What can you tell us about Piedroba Consulting Group? Piedroba Consulting Group (PCG) is a Miami based marine infrastructure consultancy firm with an emphasis on dredging operations in the […]

  • 16 May 2014
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    The Environment Agency is currently dredging at both banks of the River Parrett downstream of Moorland House Farm. They have so far removed over 7,600m³ of silt along a 445 metre length. There are currently 3 excavating machines working 5 days a week. “We are spreading silt to land for agricultural betterment with permission from […]

  • 15 May 2014
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    The Nigerian Ports Authority said it will continue the dredging of Nigerian waterways to enable more big vessels to call at the nation’s ports. The Managing Director of NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi, disclosed this during the inaugural call of West Africa Maximum (MAFWAS) to Onne Port in Rivers State. Abdullahi said that the Federal Government […]

  • 14 May 2014
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    Members of the public are invited to find out more about Bath & North East Somerset Council’s plans to prepare the natural environment on the River Avon for regeneration projects and reconnect the river to the heart of Bath. Bath & North East Somerset Council and the Environment Agency are working together on a major […]

  • 14 May 2014
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    River users will benefit from a $3million State Government commitment to improve the accessibility and safety of the Swan and Canning river foreshores. Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the 2014-15 investment in $1million of foreshore works in South Perth, Belmont and Bayswater was a partnership between State and local governments to significantly improve shoreline conditions […]

  • 14 May 2014
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    U.S. Congressman Bill Enyart (IL-12) met with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx last week. The meeting consisted of 25 members of the House of Representatives Port Caucus. “Southern Illinois sees a high volume of river traffic due to its placement between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers,” said Enyart. “It is important that we discuss […]

  • 12 May 2014
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    The Christchurch City Council has given the green light to a range of short term flood prevention measures in the hardest hit areas of Christchurch and Little River, following the delivery of the Mayoral Taskforce on Flooding report today. Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the taskforce approach enabled different parts of Council to come together to […]

  • 12 May 2014
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    In preparation for the onset of the rainy season and flooding, the city government of Parañaque City, has put in motion a comprehensive flood control program that includes the construction of a major diversion creek and the clearing of creeks and canals as well as the relocation of informal settler families living along critical waterways. […]

  • 12 May 2014
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    Coastal communities will have another tool to understand the impact of opening tidal inlets in terms of the abundance of marine life and tourist dollars with the latest data from Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. “There are areas all along the Gulf Coast experiencing this problem of closed tidal inlets due to […]

  • 7 May 2014
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    The North Carolina Superior Court has granted requests filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center that conservation groups from across North Carolina participate as full parties in the pending enforcement actions brought by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources against Duke Energy for illegal coal ash pollution of the state’s rivers, groundwater, and […]

  • 6 May 2014
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    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and remediation services, today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, Great Lakes reported Revenue of $174.4 million, Net loss from continuing operations […]

  • 6 May 2014
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    Dredging of the shallow rivers in Dagupan will take more than one year using three dredging machines loaned to the city by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). City Engineer Virginia Rosario, in a press conference called Monday night by Mayor Belen Fernandez, said more than 250,000 cubic meters of silt are set […]

  • 6 May 2014
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    Government efforts to restore the ecological health of Lake Okeechobee and the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries are under fire from Florida environmental groups. The projects on the table are well-intentioned, say several organizations. But the astronomical costs and unrealistic projections won’t restore wetlands and conserve water resources, and are nothing more than a waste […]

  • 5 May 2014
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    The Private Investment Promotion Agency (ProInversión), in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), recently held the information event on “The Amazon Waterway”, a project intended to improve the navigability conditions in the Peruvian Amazon river waterway system. The project’s Development Area comprises the Marañón and Amazon Rivers, Saramiriza-Iquitos-Santa Rosa section; Huallaga River, […]

  • 5 May 2014
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    Dredging of shallow rivers in Dagupan City will now proceed following the arrival of a state-of-the-art brand new dredging machine from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on May 2. Mayor Belen T. Fernandez met with officials from the Bureau of Equipment of the DPWH led by Acting Director III Noel Ilao, and […]

  • 29 April 2014
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    The Government of the State of Osun last week commenced the dredging of rivers and waterways in all parts of the state to avert flood disaster as rainy season approaches. This dredging program is part of the state government’s efforts to protect the residents against flooding. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment & […]

  • 29 April 2014
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    The City Government of Dagupan received P3 million from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Monday as performance challenge fund (PCF). The check corresponding to this amount was handed by Rhoderick Dawis, chief of DILG in Dagupan City, to Mayor Belen Fernandez during the flag raising ceremony attended by City Government officials […]

  • 23 April 2014
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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld yesterday announced nearly $5 million in EPA grants to state and local agencies to restore water quality and wetlands throughout the San Francisco Bay watershed at a ceremony held at Breuner Marsh, one of the sites to receive federal restoration grant funding. The ceremony was […]

  • 14 April 2014

    Bad weather has slowed the progress of the $89 million Lake Decatur dredging project, reports Herald-Review. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, which is in charge of the project implementation, has won the contract from the City of Decatur to provide dredging services to increase the lake capacity. Lake Decatur, the largest lake on the […]

  • 10 April 2014
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    Congressman David W. Jolly (FL-13) called on members of the U.S. House to support the Senate version of the recently-passed Water Resources Reform and Development Act that would extend the federal authorization of the 50-year ongoing renourishment project in Treasure Island, Florida. “Like many of the infrastructure projects Congress takes on, our nation has made […]

  • 7 April 2014
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    Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked affected districts to preserve water in reservoirs and dredge rivers, canals and wells to mitigate the impact of drought and saline intrusion in the southern and central areas of the country. The districts were also asked to restructure their crop cultivation and irrigate water in a […]