UK Section's role in the development of UK legislation
The UK section of CEDA plays an active role in the development of relevant UK legislation. Recent examples include:
- CEDA UK’s involvement in the development of the new navigation dredging licensing regime that was introduced in April 2014. CEDA has provided advice through representation at the stakeholder events. CEDA members were also involved as part of the project team working with government to implement the new regime. Further government initiatives relevant to CEDA in the UK included the designation of the first tranche of Marine Conservation Zones.
- In the UK, CEDA is the chair of the UK Water Framework Directive/Marine Strategy Framework Directive Navigation Sector Group (secretariat provided by PIANC). It provides a forum for the navigation industry and government to liaise over legislative progress.
- CEDA-UK is also currently hosting the CEDA Liaison Group which is using information from case studies of the use of dredged material to inform evidence-based decision-making by regulators. Key UK regulators and stakeholders are represented on this group.
- CEDA-UK also participates in discussions with Defra on inland dredging.