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  • 12 November 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Lake Superior State University (LSSU) recently purchased a SEAL AQ1 discrete analyzer for its Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL). This advanced instrument was purchased to analyze local, regional and national water quality samples. However, it also fulfils an important role providing the University’s students with practical experience; working with an analyzer that is employed in laboratories […]

  • 1 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    Western Dredging Association (WEDA) recently presented the 2017 Annual Dredger of the Year Award to Anthony Binsfeld in recognition of his life’s work in advancing the dredging industry. During its annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, WEDA recognized Dr. Donald Hayes, PE, BCEE, for his outstanding contributions to the dredging community and to the Western Dredging Association. Through his […]

  • 15 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Gravel beaches occur on many wave-dominated coasts across the world and are widely considered an effective and sustainable form of coastal defense. Despite their societal importance, relatively little research has been directed towards understanding the mechanisms leading to their failure during storms. As a result, coastal managers have very limited guidance when estimating the potential […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Stephan van der Biezen has been nominated by the Board of Directors of Witteveen+Bos as a new director of the engineering and consultancy firm. The announcement was made at a meeting of the entire workforce on 16 February 2017. Van der Biezen will succeed Henk Nieboer who has served as a board member since 12 […]

  • 9 April 2013

    The ‘Economically Efficient Flood Standards to Protect the Netherlands against Flooding’ project, which calculated the optimal design for Dutch dikes, has won the prestigious Franz Edelman Award in Texas. Deltares came in ahead of five other finalists, including Baosteel, Chevron, Dell, Kroger and McKesson. A consortium of Dutch organisations developed and implemented a new method […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Deltares is teaming up with Rijkswaterstaat, the universities of Delft, Wageningen and Nijmegen, and organizations representing shipping and fishing to investigate the impact and properties of the re-structuring of the River Waal with river training walls. Gerard Blom signed an agreement on behalf of Deltares with the other seven organizations on 26 June. This joint […]

  • 14 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Rockefeller University formally broke ground last week on a project that will repair, and ultimately refurbish, a crumbling seawall and dilapidated stretch of public parkland along the East River. Initial work on the project will rehabilitate the seawall that supports the esplanade, spanning from midway between 63rd and 64th Street to 68th Street. The […]

  • 19 June 2012

    Commercial fishermen raise concerns about the impacts of industry. The James Cook University study says that Gladstone dredging sediment is drifting up to 35 kilometres out to sea, reports abc.net. Gladstone Ports Corporation has previously said floods are the cause of sick fish. Commercial fishermen hope that the ports corporation takes notice, but the ports […]

  • 2 May 2012

    The project, launched by the firm Extract Ecoterres and recognised by the Mer Bretagne competitiveness cluster, aims to make use of the sediment collected from dredging ports, which is currently stored at sea. The company In Vivo and the University of South Bretagne are also involved in the project. This project consists of setting up […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Research into the impacts of wild weather and climate change on the Queensland’s Gold Coast is being stepped up with the launch of a bright yellow monitoring buoy nicknamed Big Bird, the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) said in its latest release.  According to GCWA, Big Bird’s launch formally marks the establishment of the Coastal […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Western Dredging Association (WEDA) and Texas A & M University will host its Annual Western Hemisphere Dredging Conference (WEDA 34/TAMU 45) from June 15-18, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. The theme of this conference is “Expanding The Dredging World” and will focus on the historical, structural and operational development of navigation throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Fairmont Royal […]

  • 31 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute (UCI) has received a $4 million grant from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to work with the Hudson River Foundation and other partners to study sediment contamination levels in New York/New Jersey Harbor. The research will focus on navigation channels that are periodically dredged by the U.S. […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Delta Academy of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge 2016 was held in Yangon last week. It all started on Tuesday 10 May as forty selected students and young professionals from nine universities and institutes across Myanmar came together for a three-day intensive program to learn about sustainable delta development. Through a rich program of case studies, […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    A group of students and teachers from Delft University of Technology has teamed up with Ghanaian students of KNUST to develop integrated solutions for the complex challenges of the Volta Delta in Ghana. The Volta Delta is experiencing interacting problems due to a combination of climate change, coastal erosion, intensive urbanization and poor land use […]

  • 6 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Timing of dredging is the key to helping preserve one of the world’s most productive and important ecosystems – seagrass meadows, reports QUT (Queensland University of Technology). According to the QUT, seagrass meadows are among the most underappreciated but most important ecosystems in the world. They are disappearing at the same rate as tropical rainforests […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    On Friday 7 September, the covenant ‘Partners for International Business Water and Soil Canada’ was signed by a number of Dutch companies and research institutes including Deltares. The aim of this covenant is to stimulate the export of Dutch know-how, products and services in the field of soil decontamination, underground water management and water quality […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has appointed John Y. Chun, P.E., as the new Director of Engineering Design, heading up roads, utilities and other infrastructure projects for the Port of Long Beach. Chun, who started with the Port in 1996 as a civil engineering assistant, has served as a Deputy Chief Harbor Engineer […]

  • 31 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The preparations for the first ever Dredging Today Conference (DTC), which will offer a forward-looking agenda for the dredging industry, are progressing according to schedule.  We are pleased to announce that DTC will be moderated by Alexander Verbeek, an Associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). He has been […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Deltares has just announced that “The MI-SAFE package: Resources to implement nature based flood defense” webinar will take place on July 20, 2017, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST. “Nature-based solutions are becoming recognized as amongst the most sustainable and cost-effective approaches towards coastal flood and erosion risk reduction. So far, however, such solutions have […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) last week announced two new appointments, Kathleen Mackie LaVoy joined the company as the new Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary and Annette Cyr as the Vice President of Human Resources. CEO Lasse Petterson commented: “We are excited to announce these changes to our executive […]

  • 16 June 2010
    Business & Finance

    The Dredging Networking Group – a consortium of internationally active companies from the dredging industry, dredge operators and scientific experts – will inform European dredging operators over directly applicable possibilities concerning the reduction of the operating costs for dredging vessels. Furthermore it provides dredge operators a platform for open, informative discussions and the exchange of […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Hans Schutte, who was appointed Director-General of Higher Education, Vocational Education, Science and Emancipation in September 2012, paid an introductory visit to Deltares on Thursday 18 July. Mr. Schutte was informed about the Deltares role as an applied research institute and about collaboration with universities and other research institutes. The programme included a visit to […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Kalama has appointed a new environmental manager, Tabitha Reeder. Reeder is the first full-time environmental manager at the Port and will manage all environmental affairs of the Port including development permitting, regulatory compliance, environmental assessments and site remediation consistent with the Port’s strategic plan. Reeder, who has a strong background in environmental […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced more than $2 million in state grants to implement projects that will better protect communities along the Hudson River estuary from future flooding, storm surges, and rising sea levels. These climate adaptation initiatives are funded by the Environmental Protection Fund and are expected to be complete by the end of […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dr. Jeffrey Cornwell, a professor at the Horn Point Laboratory and an expert in sediments, water quality, and wetlands, has been honored by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science with the President’s Award for Excellence in Application of Science. Dr. Cornwell was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of nutrient cycling […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The first sonar manufacturer recently arrived in Plymouth to start conducting bathymetric and backscatter surveys in Plymouth Sound and Wembury Bay as part of the Shallow Survey 2015 Common Dataset (CDS) collection. The aim of the CDS is to provide the international hydrographic community with a range of datasets, collected using the latest shallow water […]