Medina Estuary Sedimentation Management

At the beginning of May, Cowes Harbor Commission (CHC) hosted a forum meeting for dredging stakeholders at which a presentation was delivered on the basic hydrodynamics and evolution of the Medina Estuary.

CHC reported today that a review of sediment management monitoring reports was presented, and discussion was held on the development of a stakeholder Maintenance Dredging Management Plan covering surveying, consents, dredging options and partnership working.

The forum considered the progress made to date on the studies and survey work that has resulted in a good understanding and conceptual model of the sedimentation system of the Medina Estuary.

Project summary – Estuary Sedimentation Management & Development of a Maintenance Dredging Management Plan

The proposed next stage is to develop a draft Maintenance Dredging Management Plan for the whole Medina. The full scope of this draft plan is yet to be concluded, however, it will include reviewing all dredging methods and options for management of sedimentation.

It will also focus on opportunities to improve efficiencies and introduce cost savings in the MMO (Marine Management Organisation) consents processes, tendering and management of future maintenance dredge campaigns and sediment management systems.

According to CHC, this project has the potential to be very beneficial for all stakeholders who have a requirement of, or interest in, maintenance dredging; however, for the project to be successful it will need the support and involvement of all the interested parties.

 

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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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