CEDA Publications on Beneficial Use of Sediments Available

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The latest Central Dredging Association (CEDA) publications, covering the most recent work from the CEDA Working Group on the Beneficial Use of Sediments (WGBU), are now available. 

These include:

  • Sustainable Management of the Beneficial Use of Sediments: An Information Paper;
  • Assessing the Benefits of Using Contaminated Sediments: A Position Paper;
  • Beneficial Use of Sediments: Case Studies (available online only).

Dealing with contamination can be perceived as challenging (both operationally and publicly). These papers have been published to inform sediment stakeholders, and practitioners, about the most recent advances in the beneficial use of sediments.

According to CEDA, the information paper demonstrates that beneficial use applications exist for clean sediments as well as those contaminated with low-level pollutants. The associated position paper aims to address the perceived challenges by focusing on the risk management, and beneficial use opportunities, when dealing with sediments with various degrees of contamination.

Both papers, and accompanying case studies, cover ongoing international initiatives and programs, and best management practices, in the field, and discuss the value of sediments as a natural resource in the context of sustainable development.

These case studies described highlight many effective methods for beneficial use, supported by specific pilot and commercial project applications, assembled by an active community of practitioners with more than two decades of experience in this environmental area.

Based on the case studies collected, beneficial use examples range from dredged materials affected by anthropogenic sources and natural sediments, to be used for construction applications, or to help restore freshwater and marine habitats, with nature-based solutions becoming a prominent driver for sustainable sediment use in the last decade.

In this paper, CEDA defines beneficial use as: “the use of dredged or natural sediment in applications that are beneficial and in harmony to human and natural development”.

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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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