CHC to Develop Sustainable Dredge Management Plan

Dredging – an essential part of sustainable harbor management – is necessary for maintaining navigable channels, including access to ferry terminals, shipyards, businesses, marinas and other mooring facilities.

Both maintenance and capital dredging operations have the potential to impact on the marine environment and Cowes Harbor Commission (CHC) is constantly working with harbor users and statutory authorities to ensure the balance between the use of the estuary and its environment is maintained.

However, many of the conservation concerns in respect to dredging activities relate to the estuary as a whole and therefore, to deliver sustainable development, a dredge management plan needs to be developed for the estuary.

CHC has had as an objective since the 2010-2015 Strategic Framework Document the delivery of a sustainable dredging management plan for the Medina Estuary, and has reiterated its commitment in the new Strategic Plan 2016-2021.

The aim of a ‘Sustainable Dredge Management Plan’ (SDMP) will be to identify the most cost-effective and environmentally responsible methods of sediment management within the harbor for all stakeholders.

Using the recent, comprehensive estuarine sedimentation studies conducted and the resulting conceptual understanding of the estuary system and its evolution, as well as sediment surveys and ongoing monitoring, CHC is now in a position to take forward the development of an SDMP, consulting and working in partnership with dredging stakeholders for the benefit of the harbor.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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