Agata Klimkowska

Agata Klimkowska

Agata is technical officer at Wetlands International (WI). She has worked as researcher/consultant in peatland restoration topics, on vegetation recovery, habitat restoration, monitoring, eco-hydrological analysis, landscape system analysis, identifying restoration prospects, microbial and biogeochemical constrains for restoration. Her PhD in Restoration Ecology of peatlands focused on novel restoration techniques, eco-hydrological and biotic constrains and vegetation ecology.

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Articles By Agata Klimkowska

Study of greenhouse gas emissions during ripening of dredged marine sediment

As increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions contribute to global warming, it is becoming more important to consider the carbon footprint of hydraulic engineering projects. This carbon footprint is more complex than previously thought however, as it can also include the carbon dynamics of the sediments from which projects are built. The purpose of this study was to provide a first approximation from sediment-related GHG emissions of dredged sediments. Using the case study of the clay ripening pilot project (‘Kleirijperij’) in Groningen, the Netherlands, one phase of sediment processing was examined: the ripening of dredged sediments for use as a clay material in dyke construction.

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