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  • 22 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Jacksonville District has published a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the A-1 Shallow Flow Equalization Basin (FEB) project proposed by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). The draft document is available for public review and comment through April 8, 2013. The SFWMD has requested a […]

  • 14 February 2013

    Guizhou province has announced plans to speed up construction of an inter-provincial navigation channel between the Yangtze and to the Pearl rivers, reports Xinhua. Guizhou aims to build the Wujiang waterway route linking the Yangtze to the Pearl at Panjiang and to the Red River, the Qingshui River and the Duliu River route in the […]

  • 11 February 2013

    Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee attended the “Oversight Hearing on Implementation of Corps of Engineers Water Resources Policies”, held on February 7, 2013 where he addressed the present. The following is the Senator’s statement: “Madame Chair, Ranking Member Vitter, thank you for having this hearing today to […]

  • 7 February 2013

    An online petition calling for the dredging program at the Somerset Levels is rapidly receiving support, according to thisissomerset.co.uk. This very important dredging project should reduce flooding at the mentioned area. “The series of catastrophic floods in the Somerset Levels (and elsewhere in the country) is entirely avoidable. It stems, largely, from the Environment Agency’s […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has approved Bellingham’s updated shoreline master program, helping protect 38 miles of shorelines along rivers, lakes and streams in the city. “The city has done a valuable thing by updating their plans,” said Geoff Tallent, Ecology’s regional supervisor of shorelines program. “Our shorelines are what make this such a […]

  • 4 February 2013

    Due to wastes and mud buildup, the Opak River is becoming shallower every day, according to beritajakarta.com. RW 01 Tambora residents hope the Opak River could be normalized, so their homes would not be left under water during the flood. Regarding this issue, Tatang (45), a local resident, said: “How would the river accommodate much […]

  • 4 February 2013

    State Sens. Goeff Hansen and Jack Brandenburg announced that they will co-chair the new Legislative Waterways Caucus, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers who have agreed to work together to address issues of importance to the Great Lakes. Hansen, R-Hart, said the caucus will be a forum for a variety of Great Lakes concerns, such […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Lucena City Mayor Roderick “Dondon” Alcala pledged his full support Tuesday to intensify the city’s Rivers Resuscitation Program to make Lucena’s major tributaries ecologically sustainable and “alive.” At the project committee hearing Tuesday, Mayor Alcala assured city folks on the existing funds for the rehabilitation of the city’s major waterways Iyam and Dumaca. Alcala confirmed […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Geosyntec will be well represented at the 7th International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, organized and presented by Battelle February 4-7, 2013, in Dallas. Maintaining the economic and biological viability of the environments of rivers, lakes, bays, and harbors requires advanced management of a complex series of actions related to the accumulation in sediments […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    As a result of last year’s drought, stretches of the Upper Mississippi River have approached record lows. These low water levels have jeopardized commercial barge traffic shipping agricultural and energy commodities on the river. Recent rock blasting and dredging by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and rainfall in the near-term forecast are expected to […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    GEI Consultants, Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms announced the accelerated growth of its national Contaminated Sediments Practice. The company has strengthened its offerings both through acquisition and the hire of a number of senior experts and mid-level technical staff in waste engineering, marine ecology, […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a full committee hearing entitled, “The Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and the Need to Invest in the Nation’s Ports.” The hearing is scheduled for 10:00am EST in 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. This is the first hearing on legislation that may be included in […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Regulators from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District issued a federal permit to the City of Newport Beach, Division of Harbor Resources on Jan. 10 for maintenance dredging activities in Newport Bay, located in the city of Newport Beach, Orange County, Calif. The permit was issued pursuant to section 10 of the […]

  • 25 January 2013

    Record low levels on the Great Lakes and Michigan waterways have Michigan lawmakers’ attention. Saugatuck State Representative Bob Genetski said with “Pure Michigan” promotions beckoning visitors, it’s important for lakes, rivers and beaches to meet expectations. “We’re very proud of them but it’s really tough to sell if people can’t pull their boats up,” he […]

  • 22 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Recent weather events across the Mississippi Valley will ensure continuing navigation on the Mississippi River through mid-February, even if no additional rain falls between now and Feb. 15. The period from January 9-13 saw three-eighths inches of rain, with10+ inches locally, over the Ohio River Valley and the Mississippi watershed south of St. Louis, Mo. […]

  • 21 January 2013

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comment on Sumner’s proposed updated shoreline master program. The proposed updated shoreline master program will guide construction and development along Sumner’s eight miles of shorelines including on the White and Puyallup rivers. It combines local plans for future development and preservation with new development ordinances and […]

  • 18 January 2013

    Delaware River Dredging has been a hot topic over the recent period. Herby we are bringing you an interview with the United States Senator, Chris Coons, who took some time to talk to us and provide invaluable insight into the project. 1. You stated that the deepening of the Delaware River will bring enormous benefits […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) grew volume across business segments in calendar year 2012, closing a year marked by new carrier services, progress on the inland port in Greer and major advancements on Charleston’s harbor deepening project. In results announced today at the SCPA’s regular meeting, container volume in Charleston was up 9.6 percent […]

  • 13 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The 2013 Inland Waterways Conference will take place on March 5th to 7th at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, KY. This event is the one maritime industry conference squarely at the Inland Rivers of the United States. The 2013 Inland Waterways Conference will engage leaders from the United States Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of […]

  • 11 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has approved Spokane County’s revised shoreline master program to guide future development and preservation for about 440 miles of river and lake shoreline in the state’s fourth most populous county. Spokane County’s new shoreline program will significantly improve the protection, use, development and restoration of shorelines. It encompasses areas […]

  • 10 January 2013

    The Union Cabinet today approved the introduction of a Bill in the Parliament for declaring Lakhipur-Bhanga stretch (121 kms.) of the Barak River as a National Waterway. It also gave its approval for preparation of projects/schemes for development of infrastructure facilities on this stretch of the river at an estimated cost of Rs.123 crore with […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    After three months, a major project to restore the San Diego region’s eroded shoreline with 1.5 million cubic yards of high-quality sand—enough to fill Qualcomm Stadium—is complete. A total of eight beaches in five cities received massive sand infusions, and the beaches are now visibly wider and sandier. “Without intervention, our shoreline would be greatly […]

  • 10 January 2013

    Colonel Samuela Saumatua, the Minister for Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment, said that the river running through Rakiraki town will be the next to be dredged. The dredging plans are already in place for the rivers in Lautoka and Ba, reports fijivillage.com. These dredging programs were revealed by Saumatua while he was announcing […]

  • 8 January 2013

    Prolec has recently supplied its Digmaster Pro system to the German Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration during an upgrade of its workboat fleet. The German inland waterway network stretches for around 7300 km. Larger rivers have been canalised, allowing large ships to navigate them. Not surprisingly then, the network is crucial for the German economy […]

  • 8 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    Yesterday, the Honourable Peter Van Loan, Member of Parliament for York-Simcoe, on behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada’s Environment Minister, announced that funding is available for clean-up projects through the Lake Simcoe/South-eastern Georgian Bay Clean-Up Fund. The five-year $29 million fund aims torestore the ecological health of Lake Simcoe and South-eastern Georgian Bay and […]

  • 4 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The 2013 Inland Waterways Conference, scheduled March 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, is the one maritime industry conference squarely at the Inland Rivers of the United States. Transportation commerce is a vital component of the Nation’s economic health, and river borne transportation and infrastructure underpin that health from the carriage of products and materials […]