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JANUARY MEETING: Capacity Building & Inland Navigation in the Amazon River Basin

In January, please join us for lunch and a presentation on the Brazil-USACE Partnership.

USACE signed their first 5-year agreement with the Brazilian Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DNIT) in 2016 to provide technical assistance and capacity building support to inland navigation projects throughout Brazil. To accomplish this, USACE regularly embeds one or more Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) within DNIT’s office in Brasilia, Brazil to assist and collaborate with Brazilian engineers to improve navigation reliability, safety, and efficiency throughout the year. Inland navigation in Brazil is problematic during the dry season (August – October), as shallow water depths require convoys to either light‐load their barges or increase their travel time as they navigate around sand shoals and/or rock outcrops. This presentation will provide an overview of the DNIT‐USACE program, discuss DNIT’s mission to increase navigation reliability (particularly in the Amazon River Basin), walk through a case study of the Madeira River feasibility project, and discuss the cultural and social aspects of working in Brazil.

Meeting Details

Date: Wednesday January 22, 2020

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm, Networking and optional taco bar lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm, Technical presentation

Location: Grumpy's Bar and Grille (2801 Snelling Avenue, Roseville, MN)

Register for the event.


Thank you!

Thank you to all our presenters and those who attended our roundtable discussion on the Human Side of Engineering at the December meeting!


Member Notices

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking a Proposal/Pursuit Specialist, located in one of our Midwest offices, to support the Federal and Government Business Unit. This full-time position includes an excellent benefits, salary package and advancement opportunities for the right candidate. For more information and to apply, go to www.hanson-inc.com

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District is seeking a Senior Structural engineer to resolve complicated engineering problems and make decisions on the design, analysis, and evaluation of project features. These projects support inland navigation, flood risk management, environmental restoration, and emergency response to disasters. For more information and to apply, go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547524600. Please contact Mike Dahlquist with any questions at michael.s.dahlquist@usace.army.mil or at (651) 290-5571.

MSP Events

Future Cities Competition
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:30 AM
End Date/Time:
Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
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Description:
This event will be held at the Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, MN.

Please reach out to Peter Allen for additional information: Peter.Allen@stantec.com

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