How can dredging be sustainable? This is the overarching question which will be explored at the IADC Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference on Friday 18 October 2019 at the Leela Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with more than 60 CEOs and board members of IADC member companies and their guests. Therefore, you are also welcome at our special pre-conference networking drink/dinner on Thursday 17 October 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Leela Palace Hotel.
We have finalised the programme and we are happy to share that Mr. Rabindra Kumar Agarwal, Joint Secretary Ministry of Shipping of India, Mr Kabir Bin Anwar, Secretary at the Ministry of Water Resources of Bangladesh and Dr. K. Murali, Professor at the Ocean Engineering Department of IIT Madras have confirmed to speak about the economic developments and regional challenges in your region with a focus on sustainable dredging.
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About the conference
Theory becomes practice
At this conference, new avenues towards the development of sustainable water infrastructure will be explored, and translated to your own project context. Experience first-hand what it means to apply this new approach in practice. The four key enablers to ensure success will be discussed, including the issues of stakeholder engagement, valuation of ecosystem benefits, adaptive management of dredging projects and the beneficial use of dredged materials. The conference’ speakers and inspiring sessions will be centred around the philosophy of the recently launched guidebook Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure.
At this 1-day conference, you will experience what it means to apply this new approach in practice. New avenues towards the development of sustainable water infrastructure will be explored, and translated to your own project context. Key enablers to make this happen will be discussed, including the issues of stakeholder engagement, valuation of ecosystem benefits, adaptive management of dredging projects and beneficial use of dredged materials. Meet professionals from the industry, consultancies, government agencies, port authorities, research institutes and NGO’s all facing similar challenges in their search for better projects.
About the Book
The book Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure gives state-of-the-art guidance on how to design, implement, and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component to project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and contractors. The presented insights result from a wealth of up-to-date knowledge pooled by an international team of scientists and practicing industry experts. The publication’s information has been moderated by an Editorial Board comprised of CEDA and IADC representatives.
The book gives answers to the following questions:
- What is the role of dredging in the global drive for more sustainable development?
- How can we design and implement more sustainable and resilient water infrastructure that aligns with the natural and socio-economic system?
- How can we assess and stimulate the potential positive effects of infrastructure development and compare these with the potential negative effects?
- What equipment and which sediment management options do we have?
- What knowledge and tools do we have to make sound choices and control the project?
For more information, visit www.sustainabledredging-book.com
IADC stands for “International Association of Dredging Companies” and is the global umbrella organisation for contractors in the private dredging industry. As such IADC is dedicated to not only promoting the skills, integrity and reliability of its members, but also the dredging industry in general. IADC has over one hundred main and associated members. Together they represent the forefront of the dredging industry.
Leela Palace Hotel
Chanakyapuri | 110 023 New Delhi | India
More information / pre-register
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Thursday 17 October 2019
19:00 - 21:00
Pre-conference Networking drink/dinner
Grand Ballroom, Leela Palace Hotel
Friday 18 October 2019
9:00 - 10:00
Registration & Opening Networking Area
10:00 - 10:15
Opening by Frank Verhoeven, President IADC
10:15 - 10:45
Keynote by Mr. Rabindra Kumar Agarwal, Joint Secretary Ministry of Shipping of India
Keynote by Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar, Secretary Ministry of Water Resources of Bangladesh
11:15 - 11:45
Regional challenges by Dr. K. Murali, Professor, Ocean Engineering and Engineering Unit Chairman, IIT Madras. Director of National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts, IIT Madras.
11:45 - 12:00
Introduction to the afternoon sessions
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:00
Stakeholder Management by Jaap van Thiel de Vries, General Manager Hydronamic at Boskalis
14:00 - 14:30
Ecosystem Services by Mark van Koningsveld, Professor Ports & Waterways (Delft University of Technology), Manager R&D Engineering (Van Oord)
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials by Berten Vermeulen, Head of Production Department Jan de Nul Group
15:30 - 16:00
Adaptive Management by Marc Huygens, Environmental and Sustainability Manager at DEME
16:00 - 16:25
16:25 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:30
Drinks and Networking
End of Programme
Mike van der Vijver
Rabindra Kumar Agarwal
Joint Secretary Ministry of Shipping of India
Kabir Bin Anwar
Secretary Ministry of Water Resources of Bangladesh
Dr. K. Murali
Professor, Ocean Engineering and Engineering Unit Chairman, IIT Madras. Director of National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways and Coasts, IIT Madras.
Mark van Koningsveld
Professor Ports & Waterways (Delft University of Technology) and Manager R&D Engineering, Van Oord
Environmental and Sustainability Manager, DEME
Jaap van Thiel de Vries
General Manager Hydronamic, Boskalis
Head of Production Department, Jan de Nul
Event & Registration Information
Mrs. Ria van Leeuwen-Lagerweij
Senior PR & Communications Officer
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