IADC Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference

How can dredging be sustainable? This is the overarching question which will be explored at the IADC Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference on Friday 18 October 2019 at the Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India.

With growing environmental awareness and increasing climate pressures on low-lying deltas, modern-day society puts incredibly strong demands on the sustainability of water infrastructure projects. Classic approaches towards the design and implementation of such projects are no longer sufficient. Instead, radically different methods are needed. They demand multidisciplinary project teams to adopt entirely new ways of thinking, acting and interacting.

About the conference

At this conference, attendees will experience what it means to apply this new approach in practice. New avenues towards the development of sustainable water infrastructure will be explored. Key enablers to make this happen will be discussed, including the issues of:

  • stakeholder engagement;
  • valuation of ecosystem benefits;
  • adaptive management of dredging projects; and
  • beneficial use of dredged materials.

The speakers are industry experts, scientists, practitioners and project owners with backgrounds in engineering and environmental sciences. There will be many opportunities for participants to engage with each other during the program, enhancing knowledge exchange and transfer.

1677Who should attend?

The conference will be of particular relevance for people involved in delivering dredging projects with longevity which also maximize benefits to society, nature and economy. This will be an event for planners, designers, decision makers, regulators, contractors, project owners and environmental advocates who need to keep up-to-date.


For more information about the conference and to pre-register, click here.

Guidebook “Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure”

The conference’s speakers and sessions will be centered around the philosophy of the recently launched guidebook Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure. The book gives state-of-the-art guidance on how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component to project owners, regulators, consultants, designers, and contractors. The presented insights result from a wealth of up-to-date knowledge pooled by an international team of scientists and practicing industry experts. The publication’s information has been moderated by an Editorial Board comprised of CEDA and IADC representatives. For more information about the book, please visit the website.

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