The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) bestowed the Young Author Award to Liesbeth De Keukelaere, R&D Professional at VITO in Belgium recently.
The award is given annually to “stimulate the promotion of new ideas and encourage younger men and women in the dredging industry”.
It is granted at industry-leading conferences, with a winning young author selected from the proceedings of the CEDA Dredging Days 2019, held on 7-8 November in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Ms De Keukelaere was selected as the Young Author Award winner for the co-authoring of the research paper “Mapping water quality with drones – test case in Texel”.
Jan De Nul was working on creating a new dune area seaward of the existing dike. This dune takes over the coastal protection function of the existing dike and combines it with nature development, public services and recreational appeal.