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CEDA Webinar 3: Adaptive management for dredging


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19 January 2016, 14:00 -15:00 hrs (CET)


Attendance to this CEDA webinar is free of charge, registration however, is required.


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Webinar - Adaptive Management // adaptivemanagement.png (147 K)This presentation, prepared on behalf of the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) Environment Commission, outlines concepts of integrating adaptive management (AM) for the enhancement of the environment into dredging activities (inclusive of placement / disposal / reclamation). Dredging projects are often permitted with license conditions or regulations based on an assessment of the potential environmental effects. For those dredging projects where the environmental outcome can, with less certainty, be assessed, a sequence of more intense and targeted monitoring, impact assessment and management actions might be implemented. This sequence of activities is understood as ‘adaptive management’, although various ways of implementation may exist. 

AM can be an efficient and cost-effective management process in dredging projects, it helps to achieve goals by addressing uncertainty and by incorporating adaptivity in decision-making as the project develops. AM in dredging projects represents a “modern” approach and has the potential to become good practice in the future, although is not likely to become good practice for all kinds of dredging projects. The need for integrating AM in dredging projects is already becoming recognised, but will probably increase in future.

This webinar offers information on how to successfully apply AM in dredging projects, illustrated along a number of case histories.

The webinar is presented with support from Deltares, a Corporate Member of CEDA.


You will have the opportunity to ask questions via text during the webinar, and verbally after the presentation.


Webinar - Adaptive Management // gerardvanraalte-dredgingdays2015.jpg (187 K)Gerard van Raalte is senior expert with Hydronamic, the in-house engineering company of Royal Boskalis Westminster (Netherlands). As senior expert one of his tasks is to bring together all players in a common understanding on the many national and international multi-disciplinary projects, where dredging and reclamation techniques are part of the scope and environmental challenges add to the complexity of the projects. This relates to large international tenders and project in execution, but also applies to project development.

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19 January 2016 - 19 January 2016
14:00-15:00 hrs (CEST)