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Workshop - Dredged Material and the Implementation of the New EU Waste Directive

This one-day workshop was jointly organised by CEDA, EuDA and ESPO. It took place on 29 April 2010 in Brussels, Belgium.

The aim of the workshop was to gather the views of the European Commission, the Member States and the different stakeholders on the subject of the Waste Directive with reference to dredged material. More specifically: to exchange best practices and knowledge on the subject of ecotoxicity (H14) for which guidance is not expected before the end of 2011.

The revised Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC (download below) came into force at the end of 2008. It had to be transposed into national law by 12 December 2010.

Workshop programme

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  • Setting the scene
    • EUROPEAN COMMISSION: Mr. Gunther Wolff, D.-G. Environment, "The Waste Framework Directive and the list of Waste"
    • Additional EuDA background information: "The new Waste Framework Directive Philosophy"
  • Best practices in EU Members States
    • BELGIUM: Mr. Frederik Roose, Ministry of Flemish Community, "Common practice on DM management in Belgium"
    • GERMANY: Mr. Axel Netzband, Hamburg Port Authority, "Dredged Material and Waste, the German perspective"
      Mr. Chris Vivian, CEFAS, "Dredged Material Assessment in England and Wales" 
      Mr. Paul Beckwith, British Waterways and Mr. Phil Studds, Ramboll, "Classification of British Waterways Dredged Material"
      Mr. Pieter de Boer, Ministry of Transport, Public Works & Water Management "Legislation and dredged material in the Netherlands" 
      Mr. Cor Schipper, Deltares, "Assessment of effects of chemical contaminants in dredged material on marine ecosystems and human health"
  • Sediment issues
    • Mr. Axel Netzband, SedNet, "Sediments in European River Basin Management Plan