Daan Rijks works at Hydronamics bv., the in-house engineering department of Boskalis as an engineering manager and marine environment and morphological expert in international projects on Dredging, Ports, Waterways and Navigation. At Boskalis he is member of the corporate Taskforces Eco-Engineering and Energy Management (Emissions). He is also actively involved as a Board member of the Central Dredging Association CEDA and secretary of the PIANC EnviCom WG150 on Sustainable Ports.
Articles By Daan Rijks
Rather than focus on minimising negative effects, ecologically designed sand mining can maximise positive opportunities to dredge and create new habitats.
To minimise the possible impacts of suspended sediments in environmentally sensitive areas, silt screens are often employed, but their effectiveness may be questionable.