In their winter issue of scientific journal Terra et Aqua, IADC released an interesting interview with Stephanie Groen, Director of Coastal & Climate Change, Asia at Aurecon.
Stephanie Groen began 2020 in her new role as Director of Coastal & Climate Change, Asia for Aurecon, based in Singapore. More recently, she was appointed as a committee member to the prestigious @FIDIC Sustainable Development Committee.
IADC took the opportunity to speak with Stéphanie about her views on sustainability, the collaboration with the dredging industry through FIDIC and what her new role can mean for sustainable water infrastructure projects.
In the interview, Stephanie shared a message to the dredging industry: “What about rebranding the dredging sector, and focus on sustainability and digitalisation? The sector is very niche and not well understood. What is great about it, is that dredging and reclamation works are often the building blocks of new major infrastructure developments. This should not be taken for granted. In addition, land reclamation has a design life of (hopefully) more than 100 years; if the effects of climate change are taken into account. This is in fact a very long-term way of working especially when compared to other industries. This is also the reason why the design phase of new marine works is extremely important as it has to be sustainable for the next century.”
Read the new article: ‘Interview with Stephanie Groen, Director of Coastal & Climate Change, Asia at Aurecon.