Central Dredging Association

Understanding dredging

Our policy work regarding European Directives

A number of Directives of the European Commission are relevant for dredging and related activities, incl. the management of dredged sediments.  These are: Birds Directive 2009/147/EC ; Habitats Directives 92/43/EC ; Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC ; Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC ; Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC

As an official stakeholder

On European level, as an official stakeholder, CEDA participates in the co-ordination groups and working groups of two European Directives. Click the links below to find out more about these Directives, their relevance for dredging and CEDA's role:

As a facilitator and a forum