Â In a break with tradition this year, the Central Dredging Associationâs trademark conference and exhibition, CEDA Dredging Days 2012, will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 12-13 December.
The main conference topics will be âInfrastructure and Trade Developmentâ and âDredging for the Offshore Oil and Gas Industryâ.
This unique opportunity takes advantage of the substantive dredging programmes in the Middle East occasioned by the extensive coastal infrastructure developments in the region and the development of the offshore oil and gas industry.
The conference theme of âVirtue, Venture and Visionââ recognises that it is no longer sufficient to view dredging as a separate exercise but part of the whole planning and execution process.
âVirtueâ in this context is environmental awareness and concern. Successful developments take account of environmental factors at the planning stage, building these into innovative project design. Working with nature rather than attempting to impose on it allows the achievement of long-term sustainable solutions.
âVentureâ is the development of the coast for commercial purposes benefitting the local and regional economy.
âVisionâ is the long term planning for aesthetic reasons creating a sustainable future.
Dredging Today Staff, July 5, 2012; Images: dredging