- On 14th April 2017
- In Dredging, General
- By William Coulet
On the 9th-10th November, William is heading out to Rotterdam to attend the Central Dredging Associations (CEDA) Dredging Days 2017 conference. The event this year will be focussing on novel solutions and approaches leading to and/or demonstrating dredging projects that fulfil their primary functional requirement, whilst adding value to the environment, the economy and to society, in both marine and freshwater environments.
“For hundreds of years dredgers have been used to shape and manipulate the interface between land and water in order to support a variety of human activities. The list is long and includes navigation, coastal protection, flood risk management, water body restoration and remediation, as well as residential, commercial, agricultural and hydro-power development.
Dredging in marine, estuarine and freshwater environments affects the ecosystem and its associated services to nature and humanity either in a positive or in a negative manner. New insights in the natural processes, in the potential impacts and benefits and new, adapted methods and technologies allow the modern dredging industry to provide sustainable solutions for developing and maintaining essential infrastructure, while securing the continuity of ecosystem services.”
William will be presenting on the 9th during “Session 2 – Environment and Monitoring”. Showcasing Exo’s previous work alongside our longstanding Dutch partners and hydrographic modellers, Svasek Hydraulics. The case study is the dredging and dispersal of sediments from within Waterside Marina, Essex, back in early 2016. This project followed the adaptive management strategy and successfully applied it to the removal of 11,000cu.m of accumulated sediments. If you’re attending, be sure to head along to find out more!