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Hurricane Response Conference Set for Mobile in November

PIANC, the International Navigation Association, will present a conference Gulf Coast Hurricane Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Rebuilding in conjunction with other interested organizations, for those interested in post-storm ecosystem restoration and coastal infrastructure protection.

To be be held in Mobile, Alabama, November 11 through 14, the conference will deal with beneficial uses of dredged material, long term economic and environmental recovery, emergency preparedness, watershed-wide flood hazard master planning, self sustaining ports, navigation, regional sediment management, ecosystem resiliency, community resiliency, flood and storm damage reduction, engineering and environmental challenges and technological advances.

Other sponsors are the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), Association of Floodplain Managers of Mississippi, Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute of ASCE (COPRI), Dredging Contractors of America, EPA Gulf of Mexico Program, Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Observing System Regional Association, Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Northern Gulf Institute, Transportation Research Board/Marine Board, US Army Corps of Engineers.

Contacts for more information are: Anne Sudar, phone: 703-428-7166, email: r.anne. sudar@usace.army.mil, and Kelly Barnes at 703-428-9090, email: Kelly.j.barnes@usace. army.mil. Complete information can be found on the web site: http://www.pianc.iwr.usace. army.mil/2008

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