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CEDA joins EuDA in presenting workshop at European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015

Events - 2015 - ECCAThe EuDA - CEDA joint workshop will take place as part of the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015 to be held 12th - 14th May 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) 2015 is the second of its kind, following the first ECCA held in Hamburg 2013 which was attended by more than 700 participants. It is an initiative of a number of major European research projects and other stakeholders. The conference will cover a broad range of issues related to climate change adaptation and follows international adaptation conferences in Australia (Gold Coast, Queensland) in 2010 and in the United States (Tucson, Arizona) in 2012. This European conference will place a greater emphasis on understanding and assessing adaptation in action under the theme: Integrating climate adaptation action in science, policy, practitioners and business.

The EuDA-CEDA Workshop:Sustainable dredging approaches to climate change adaptation - Solutions from the European dredging community will take place on 12th of May from 16:30 - 18:30 hours, featuring prominent speakers, as listed below. 

Dredging knowledge, technology and know-how are indispensable instruments and offer varied solutions for the adaptation to climate change in vulnerable coastal and inland areas. The EuDA –CEDA workshop will present the perspectives of academics, policy makers and practitioners . There will be plenty opportunity for discussion and exchange of views.

There are two CEDA position papers relevant for the subject: Climate change adaptation as it affects the dredging community (published in 2012) and Integrating adaptive environmental management into dredging projects (published recently). A third paper on environmental monitoring will be published soon.


Welcome & Introduction to Session
by Workshop Chairman Mr Polite Laboyrie, Chairman CEDA Environment Commission, Witteveen+Bos, the Netherlands

Setting the scene - Academic point of view: CCA Challenges, possible impacts and implications for the dredgers
by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kropp, PIK, Germany

Setting the scene - European Commission’s point of view: Strategy, policies and actions
by Mrs Birgit De Boissezon, HoU Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (DG RTD), Belgium

Project owners -  National Government point of view
by Mr Pieter de Boer, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands 

Project owners -  Ports point of view
by Mr Hervé Martel, Port of Le Havre, France

Contractors - Dredgers’ point of view
by Mr Bernard Malherbe, JDN, Belgium

Open discussion & conclusions



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Climate change adaptation as it affects the dredging community. A CEDA position paper.2416 KbDownload
Integrating adaptive environmental management into dredging projects. A CEDA position paper.1129 KbDownload

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