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US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Navigation in USSOUTHCOM’s Region Mr. Marcelo Salles USACE Liaison.

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1 US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Navigation in USSOUTHCOM’s Region Mr. Marcelo Salles USACE Liaison Officer to USSOUTHCOM 16 October 2014 The International Propeller Club of the United States Louisville, KY

2 US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® Navigation Sector Waterways Extention (2013)  Total: 20,956 km – 13,021 mi / US = 25,000 mi  8,500 km – 5,282 mi (29.5%) uninterrupted all year long Cargo shipment (2013)  Total: 80 million tons/year / US = 565 M tons/year Ore Minerals: 28.8 million tons/year / US = 14.7 M Fuels and mineral oils: 7.4 million tons/year / US = 162 M Grains: 6.7 million tons/year Containers: 6.4 million tons/year Water conflict between hydroelectric sector and transport sector related to locks. BRAZIL: WATER USES

3 US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® Hydropower  70% of total energy generation  Installed capacity: 84,000 MW  Potential capacity: 270,000 MW Brazil World Source Petroleum Gas Mineral Coal Nuclear Hydraulic Biomass/Wind/Others BRAZIL: WATER USES

4 US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® U.S. Army Corps of Engineers CODEVASF – USACE Partnership São Francisco River Navigation Program

5 Area of Interest/ Area of Operations Sao Francisco River The Sao Francisco river is approx 10 Hours by car from Brasilia or about 1 hour by plane. The project covers an area of over 450 km with 12 project sites along the river. 5

6 BUILDING STRONG ® Partnership Purpose  Transfer of knowledge between Brazil and the United States  Project Purpose: Leverage USACE expertise to develop bank stabilization and navigation projects along the São Francisco River  Relationship building between Brazil and the United States 6 São Francisco River at Barra, Bahia, Brazil

7 BUILDING STRONG ® São Francisco River Basin  Basin Characteristics: ► Northeastern Brazil ► Largest basin located entirely in Brazil ► 640,000 sq. km (size of Texas) ► 2,750 km long (~1/2 the Mississippi River) ► Navigation Channel: 1,371 km ► Focus on 657 km in the Middle Sao Francisco Barra, Bahia (4 Projects in Year 1) Pirapora Juazeiro

8 BUILDING STRONG ® Current Navigation Challenges  Navigation Channel between Pirapora and Petrolina/Juazeiro ► 61 Identified Historical Critical Reaches ► 149 individual shoals based on 2012 channel (less than 2.0 meters) ► Estimated Dredging Volume = 7,750,000 m 3  Priority Reach between Ibotirama and Petrolina/Juazeiro ► 21 Critical Reaches ► Estimated Dredging Volume = 775,000 m 3 (Between Ibotirama and Sobradinho Reservoir) 8

9 BUILDING STRONG ® Recently Completed Projects 9  Sediment Transport Modeling of Navigation Channel  Develop conceptual designs for 61 critical sites using: ► Self-scouring channels (dikes) ► Dredging  Feasibility study and cost estimates for sustainable navigation

10 BUILDING STRONG ® Path Forward  Knowledge transfer (2 directions) between countries  Building a team of subject matter experts in Brazil in the areas of navigation, dredging, and river engineering  Process of amending the US – Brazil agreement to include: ► Training ► Additional projects ► Contract extenstion and future team growth  Direct support for dredging and construction of engineering projects  Maintain the positive relationships between Brazil and US 10

11 US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® Rio Paraguay Comprehensive Master Plan Scope of Work 30 June 2014

12 El río Paraguay São Paulo Río Pilcomayo PARAGUAY ARGENTINA BRAZIL BOLIVIA Rio Parana URUGUAY Buenos Aires Río Paraguay Río Parana Asuncion Río Paranaiba Río Tietê Río Grande Río Paranapanema Río Iguaçu Río Uruguay Río Negro Río Bermejo Río Salado Bahia Negra (1250 km) Río Apa North Zone South Zone 333 mi 535 km 242 mi 390 km TOTAL 575 mi Zones km Santa Fe Rosario 34 ft 10.4 m 25 ft 7.6 m 11 ft 3.6 m 7 ft 2.1 m Makes up 42% of the La Plata Basin Rises 300 m above sea level, (1,100 sq km) Divided into 4 zones The Paraguay River is: 1,629 mi (2,621 km) 141,156 mi² (365,592 km²) Borders: Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia 12

13 Mostly operated by barge convoys. Solid bulk cargo: Soybean (and by- products), wheat, iron ore and manganese, clinker, limestone materials, cement, liquid (petroleum and petroleum products, oils). Traffic between ports in south western Brazil (Corumbá and Ladario), the Bolivian West (Terminal Aguirre) and Paraguay (Vallemí and other minor ports) ports of Argentina, Uruguay.  Sandy bottom: 37 places  Bedrock: 7 places  Tight bends: 11 Principales problemas de la navegación 13

14 US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® 14

15 US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® Sep Title Slide Partnering Directorate (J9) Overview UNCLASSIFIED

16 US Army Corps of Engineers BUILDING STRONG ® Interagency and Public-Private Partnerships “Whole of Society” Intelligence Agencies Coast Guard NavyMarine CorpsArmyAir Force TreasuryJusticeUSAIDEnergy Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation The Perry Center Inter-American Defense College State Homeland Security HHS Commerce United Nations OAS IOM Naval Postgraduate School Collaborative Environment DLIFLC 16 Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

17 UNCLASSIFIED Organization Websites and POCs Organization Web Sites and POCs: PIANC – World Association for Waterbourne Transport Infrastructure PIANC-COPEDEC IX will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in October th International PIANC-SMART Rivers Conference US Chapter: POC: Kevin Knight, USACE IWR, Organization of American States – Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP/OAS) 1st Hemispheric Seminar on Port Legislation, Uruguay, November

18 B UILDING S TRONG THANK YOU!! Marcelo Salles US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) USACE Liaison Officer to USSOUTHCOM W: , BB: Any


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