Central Dredging Association

Understanding dredging

Update on the two-day training course on environmental aspects of dredging in Wallingford, UK

Training courseThe Training Course "Environmental Aspects of Dredging" jointly developed by CEDA and IADC will next be presented at HR Wallingford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK on 18-19 June 2014.

The course is intensive, compacted into two very full days, composed of lectures and working group sessions. Topics covered include:

  • an overview of the "players" who may become involved in dredging projects and their perspectives;
  • main types of dredging equipment, their environmental effects and possible mitigation measures;
  • pre-dredging site investigations, monitoring and dredged material management; and
  • workshops where participants are split into small groups to find solutions for dredging projects closely resembling real-life dredging situations.

At the request of registered participants, the course will also include material about the Water Framework Directive and the HR Wallingford guidance note "Clearing the Waters" will be presented. The guidance specifically relates to working within the WFD in the United Kingdom but participants from other countries will also find it useful.

The training course is aimed at:

  • consultants and contractors in dredging related industries;
  • professionals from different governmental bodies, whether municipalities, district water boards, ports and harbour
  • authorities or central government.

The organisers are pleased to inform that this course has been granted official IMarEST CPD recognition.

To find out more and to register click here. Brochure.

Pictured: In addition to presentations, case studies will challenge participants to apply the principles discussed.