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Live Course Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure - UK

1st onsite course Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure will be held on 13 & 14 September 2022!

Following on from the success of the previous online courses Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure, CEDA and IADC have decided to organise the 1st onsite course on 13 & 14 September 2022 in Oxfordshire (UK). During the course participants learn how to achieve dredging projects that fulfil primary functional requirements while adding value to the natural and socio-economic systems by acquiring an understanding of these systems in the context of dredging as well as stakeholder engagement throughout a project’s development.

For Whom

Are you a professional involved in dredging related activities for water infrastructure development and working in government, port authorities, consultancy firms, dredging companies, NGOs, suppliers or ship-builders? Is your ambition to achieve sustainable and resilient water infrastructure or dredging projects that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes” then do not miss the opportunity to join this course. Whether you are an ecologist, engineer, scientist, regulator or financier, valuable knowledge that can be put into practice right away awaits every participant.

Learning Objectives 

During the course, you will learn how to implement the sustainability principles into dredging project practice, through answers to the following questions:

  • What is the role of dredging in the global drive towards more sustainable development?
  • How can water infrastructure be designed and implemented in a more sustainable and resilient way while aligning with the natural and socio-economic systems?
  • How can the potential positive effects of infrastructure development be assessed and stimulated as well as compared with potential negative effects?
  • What equipment and which sediment management options are available today?
  • A brief introduction to the question “What knowledge and tools are available to make sound choices and control the project?”

Programme (CET)

Day 1: Tuesday 13 September: 09:00 - 17:30 hrs CET

  • Welcome – Course Introduction
  • Chapter 1/2: Integrating dredging in sustainable development
  • Chapter 3: Sustainability in project initiation, planning and design
  • Workshop 1 on Stakeholder Meeting
  • Chapter 4: Assessment and management of project sustainability
  • Workshop 2 on Adaptive Management Plans
Evening programme: participants dinner
Day 2: Wednesday 14 September 08:30 - 17:30 hrs CET
  • Chapter 5: Equipment and methods: assessing and managing effects
  • Chapter 6: Equipment and methods: Dredged material management to enhance project sustainability
  • Workshop 3 on Dredging & Reclamation Plan
  • Chapter 6: Dredged material management to enhance project sustainability - continued
  • Chapter 7/8: Effective modelling and practical monitoring for DfSI (short)
  • Workshop 4 on Monitoring Plan
Certificates (end: 5pm)
Closing drinks (end: 5:30pm)


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Pricing Information

The Registration fee is € 995 per person. There is a special rate of € 850 per person for CEDA Members and employees of IADC's member companies. The registration fee for PIANC and IAPH members is € 900 per person.

Special Students Conditions

Students pay a special rate of € 200 per person. To be eligible for this special student rate, it is necessary to submit proof of enrolment at a university or college. The fee is out of scope EU VAT and includes access to all course proceedings, workshops, participants dinner and a hard copy of the book Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure but excludes travel costs and accommodation.


This course is based on the CEDA-IADC guidebook Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure which was published in 2018. The book gives state-of-the-art guidance on how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component to project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and contractors. The presented insights result from a wealth of up-to-date knowledge pooled by an international team of scientists and practising industry experts.

The Course Reviewed

Read Mark Winkleman’s account of his experience of the course, and how it has helped him to navigate the accompanying book in his blog at It details some of the areas covered and it is well worth a read. Read the review here



HR Wallingford. Howbery Park Wallingford, OX10 8BA, Oxfordshire. United Kingdom
13 December 2022 - 14 December 2022

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