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  • 24 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation started on June 22 at UNESCO-IHE, in Delft, the Netherlands, and will last through Friday, 26 June, 2015.  The seminar reflects IADC’s commitment to education, to encouraging young people to enter the field of dredging, and to improving knowledge about dredging throughout the world. […]

  • 6 June 2014

    Five mega ports will be allowed along the Queensland coast, mainly in areas near the Great Barrier Reef. Abbot Point, one of the world’s biggest coal terminals, has been declared a port development priority area. The declaration comes only six months after green groups lost a battle to stop Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    A Dutch-Colombian consortium, led by consultancy firm Arcadis, will advise the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) in Colombia on the development of a master plan for the protection of the country’s coast. The consortium will closely work with Colombian stakeholders to reach a consensus analysis, a vision and measures to combat coastal erosion. Also part […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Turbidity data released today by Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) show that GPC has breached its Environmental Authority again by exceeding the turbidity limit for five days running, and government must now intervene to protect the Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. “This is symptomatic of everything that’s wrong with our management of […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The state government’s draft Ports Strategy showed the hallmarks of an ecologically sustainable approach to future development, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) said today. Commenting on the release by Deputy Premier and State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Jeff Seeney, QRC acting Chief Executive Greg Lane said the strategy’s focus on developing the capacity of […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Greens today released new official figures on dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area which show our Reef continues to be treated as a coal and gas highway and a rubbish tip, risking UNESCO listing the Reef as World Heritage in Danger. “There is only one Great Barrier Reef. […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    As part of their joint Fight for the Reef campaign, WWF-Australia and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today released a scorecard assessing the performance of both the Queensland and Australian Governments’ management of the Great Barrier Reef. Last year, UNESCO gave Australia a deadline to outline how it would better manage the Reef, noting that […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A new long-term sustainability plan to protect and manage the Great Barrier Reef for the next 35 years has been released for comment by the Australian and Queensland governments. Queensland Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan satisfied a longstanding requirement by UNESCO. “This has been a collaborative […]

  • 22 August 2012

    The Training Institute for Dredging (TID) of IHC, the Netherlands, together with UNESCO-IHE, will organize two training sessions for Bangladeshi experts. The first group of trainees from Bangladesh Water Development Board has started exercises on August 15, and it will last 4 weeks. These staffs are responsible for capital dredging of the river systems in […]

  • 11 January 2012

    Figures obtained through Senate Estimates reveal more than 112 million cubic metres – or 65 Melbourne Cricket Grounds – are proposed to be dredged from the Great Barrier Reef​ World Heritage area, with 52 million cubic metres already approved by the Federal Government. A coalition of representatives from the fishing and tourism industries and reef […]

  • 6 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has said Mr Seeney’s comments that the Queensland Government would deal directly with UNESCO will not address the problems created by fast-tracking industrial development along the Great Barrier Reef. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef campaign director, said the World Heritage Committee wants the Queensland and Federal Governments to end the […]

  • 14 March 2012

    As the UNESCO mission draws to a close after investigating impacts of mining infrastructure on the Great Barrier Reef, WWF calls on Minister Burke to place a moratorium on approving new large-scale industrial developments until a comprehensive assessment of environmental impacts has been completed. While WWF welcomed the federal government’s decision to press the pause […]

  • 20 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Part of the beauty of the IADC Seminar is getting out of the classroom and into the field. “We are delighted that Boskalis, one of the world’s largest dredging companies, has invited us to visit their dredging site at the Porto do Açu. Most likely the cutter Cyrus II and the hopper Barent Zanen will […]

  • 8 March 2013

    Globalisation causes strong changes in world trade and rapid developments in logistic concepts. Ports all over the world are therefore challenged to increase capacity and access for ever growing ship sizes and to offer quicker, better and more innovative services. Furthermore national and international rules require a growing attention for health, safety, security and environment […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The IADC Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation started yesterday at UNESCO-IHE, in Delft, the Netherlands, and will last through Friday, 26 June, 2015. This five-day course strives to provide an understanding through lectures by experts in the field and workshops, partly conducted on-site, in order to give the “students” hands-on experience. The seminar reflects IADC’s […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just published their “Annual Report”, in which they present an overview of the state of affairs of the IADC and its activities in 2015. The report highlights various projects that the Association has undertaken for the year. Highlights of the year include IADC’s 50th seminar in cooperation with […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The two-day training course named Environmental Aspects of Dredging will take place on May 28-29, 2015, at the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, the Netherlands, the largest international postgraduate water education facility in the world. This course, organized by Stichting PostAcademisch Onderwijs (PAO), Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and IADC, will cover the scope […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak body for the resources sector has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s progress report to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef (‘the State Party Report’). Queensland Resource Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said the report outlines the significant progress made by Australia in the […]

  • 5 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    Oceana has made a formal complaint to UNESCO today, against a project that aims to dump waste materials from the dredging of Maó harbour into a Biosphere Reserve off the island of Minorca. The material displays high levels of mercury as well as lead and copper, and so Oceana believes that the project should be […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The course “Morphological modeling using Delft3D” (16 to 20 September, 2013, UNESCO-IHE, Delft) aims to train students in the application of process-baed morphodynamic modeling software. Morphological modeling using Delft3D is a practically oriented course during which students will gain basic understanding on morphodynamic modeling opporunities and learn basic skills of setting up a morphodynamic model, […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    To optimize the chances of the successful completion of a dredging or reclamation project, all contracting parties should from the start fully understand the requirements of the project. With this mission in mind, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) launched its seminar over 20 years ago. This year, for the 53rd time, the IADC […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Deltares is a member of the Dutch-Colombian consortium that is advising the Colombian Ministry of Environment (MADS) on the development of a master plan to protect the coast. The Colombian government is looking for a sustainable and integrated long-term vision for the coast that also takes climate change into account adequately. To counteract coastal erosion, […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) is getting ready for the Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation that will be held from June 22-26th at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands. The Seminar has been a best-seller for almost 25 years. More than a 1000 participants can testify to the in-depth learning experience of the week-long course presented by experienced […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The 8th Annual Dredging & Reclamation Summit, taking place on 15-16 November in Brisbane, will bring together 15 expert speakers to discuss key strategies to improve cost efficiency, reducing lead time and ensuring the sustainability of dredging operations. Ahead of the summit, we caught up with Dr Neil Tripodi, Principal Scientist, Water Assessment and Systems […]

  • 4 May 2012

    Less than three weeks after Queensland Environment Minister Andrew Powell conceded that Gladstone harbour was a mess, he has given Gladstone Ports Corporation a free pass to increase the turbidity churned up in the water by their mass dredging operations. “The ongoing environmental crisis in Gladstone harbour is a disaster for the Gladstone community, an […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first joint workshop was organised in Dhaka recently to identify possible measures for the Bangladesh delta plan. It resulted in a series of measures to limit flooding, improve river and coastal management, and prevent water shortages. This was the first important step in the development of an adaptive delta plan for Bangladesh that is […]