The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) is the global umbrella organisation for contractors in the private dredging industry: an industry that makes the world a safer, better and more sustainable place to live. IADC is driven to help that industry move forward with a variety of activities and publications, all of which can be found on this website.


IADC reveals the fifteen nominations in the running for the IADC Safety Awards 2021

IADC is proud to announce fifteen nominations in the running to receive the 2021 Safety Awards.

19 July

Are you a Dredging Influencer?

New initiative by IADC: the Dredging Influencer Community!

05 July

2021 Annual indexation available for CIRIA’s guide to cost standards for dredging equipment 2009

The annual indexation (2021) for A guide to cost standards for dredging equipment 2009 is now available.

21 June

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Seminars & Courses

To optimise the chances of the successful completion of a project, contracting parties should, from the start, fully understand the requirements of a dredging project. IADC’s seminar strives to provide an understanding of the basics of dredging through lectures and workshops which are given by industry experts in a classroom setting for a hands-on experience.


Dredging in Figures 2019

Dredging in Figures is an annual review of the global dredging market.

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Annual Report 2019

In this “Annual Report” the Board gives an overview of the state of affairs of IADC and its activities in 2019. The report highlights various projects that the Association has undertaken for the year.

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IADC has over a hundred main and associated members.

Latest issue

Terra et Aqua is a quarterly publication which aims to disseminate knowledge accrued by global dredging professionals as well as solutions to issues facing the industry. Issues of Terra et Aqua feature articles covering dredging projects as well as the topics of safety, socio-economics, technical innovations and the environment.


Published June 2021
Interview with Dr Todd Bridges

‘It’s clear that the solutions that we employed in our approach to engineering in the 20th century are not aging well.’ As National Lead for the Engineering With Nature initiative, Dr Todd Bridges discusses how we must have a diversified solution set in which nature is a part of the solution.

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