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Advanced Notice: Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

At CEDA Dredging Days 2017 in Rotterdam, it was announced the new reference guide Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure will be published in early 2018. The publication is the latest collaboration between the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC), and contains contributions from leading specialists in the field.

The result is an authoritative guide on delivering dredging projects that enhance the natural and socio-economic systems. Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure will be an invaluable resource for those responsible for delivering projects with longevity which need to do more than just the basics. Project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and contractors looking for an up-to-date reference should find it to be a useful tool.

News - 2017Book - AdvanceNoticeDuring CEDA Dredging Days, Polite Laboyrie, Chair of the Joint Editorial Board, presented the fundamentals of dredging for sustainable infrastructure development – on which the forthcoming guide is based – and the rationale behind its publication. On behalf of the editorial board, he explained: “Our ambition is to achieve dredging projects fulfilling their primary functional requirements while adding value to the (natural and socio-economic) system. The main message of the book is sustainable projects should be based on a thorough understanding of the natural system and proactive engagement of stakeholders throughout. This book provides guidance on how to achieve that.”

Representing international institutes, dredging contractors, consultants and project owners, the team of expert authors has been working on Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure for nearly five years and – following a peer-review – this long-awaited reference work will be available soon. In his presentation, Polite also mentioned both a special congress and a course will be held on the subject and are in the planning stages.

Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure is edited and will be published by CEDA and IADC, in print and as an e-book.

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