Realizing climate neutral sediment management

Sustainable sediment management of ports and waterways is crucial for the vitality and economy of deltas worldwide.


Amongst others sediment management is key for the assurance of transport functions, adaptation to climate change and sustainable ecosystem quality.

The main challenges for sediment management are threefold: reducing green house gas emissions of dredging activities to make the sector climate neutral; re-use of sediments to contribute to a circular approach; scalable sediment management to adapt to climate change and sea level rise.

Recently, Deltares has contributed to the road towards climate neutral, circular and scalable sediment management.

Using innovative experiments in the field and in Deltares research facilities the company develops and applies the necessary knowledge, together with their partners.

Read all about how Deltares contributes to realizing climate neutral sediment management in the impact report.