Rene Kolman is the secretary general of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC), the umbrella organisation for the worldwide private dredging industry. He takes a leading role in promoting the industry’s long-standing commitment to environment and sustainability. Kolman studied at the Nautical School in Rotterdam and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Articles By Rene Kolman
Dredging projects impact a wide variety of stakeholders. Over the years dredging contractors and clients have become more aware of the public’s need for information. Keeping clear communications open with all stakeholders, especially the public can benefit dredging projects.
Safety awareness in the dredging industry has taken a leap forward. The efforts of the IADC are part of the new safety strategy to reduce accidents and incidents to zero.
When expanding populated urban centres, old inner city land or the hinterland is often expensive, uneconomical or unavailable. Building new land in nearby water offers viable opportunities.