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

January 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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)

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January 22
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Grumpy’s Bar & Grill Roseville
2801 Snelling Ave N (18.55 km)
Roseville, MN 55113 United States
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(651) 379-1180