Conference: Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

Conference: Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

28 Feb 2018

The conference

There is an increasing expectation that infrastructure projects should add value – beyond the economic aspect – to the natural environment and society in which they will serve. As a result, those responsible for the planning, delivering or operating of hydraulic infrastructure with a dredging component must be up-to-date on the current thinking regarding sustainable dredging.

If these are among your areas of specialty, then the Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference hosted by CEDA and IADC will be the best opportunity for you to learn the latest information directly from international experts. The sustainable benefits which are being delivered as part of waterborne infrastructure projects will be in focus.

The two-day-long conference will be based on the forthcoming CEDA-IADC guidebook Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure which will be available in November 2018. Selected from the multidisciplinary team of authors who contributed to the publication, the speakers are industry experts, scientists, practitioners and project owners with backgrounds in engineering and environmental sciences as well as decades of relevant experience. There will be many opportunities for participants to engage with each other during the programme, enhancing knowledge exchange and transfer.

The Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference will cover key topics including:

  • Integrating dredging into sustainable development;
  • Applying the concept of sustainability to water infrastructure development;
  • Identifying key enablers for successful sustainable infrastructure development;
  • Executing creative solutions through multi-disciplinary collaboration;
  • Assessing and managing sustainability in relation to dredging;
  • Reviewing dredging and construction operations;
  • Managing dredged sediments for win-win solutions;
  • Modelling for project initiation, planning and design;
  • Monitoring: collecting field data that is fit for the purpose, proportional and relevant.


Who should attend?

If your role is to deliver dredging projects with longevity which also maximise the benefits to society, nature and economy, then this event will be of particular relevance to you and your company. This will be a must-attend event for planners, designers, decision makers, regulators, contractors, project owners and environmental advocates who need to keep up-to-date.

Save the date!

The Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Conference is jointly organised by CEDA and IADC so technical presentations of the highest quality can be expected. The technical committee is finalising the programme and full details will be available later this year. In the meantime, please pencil in the dates of 19-20 November 2018 to make sure you don’t miss this event.

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For up-to-date information

To stay informed about the book’s publication and upcoming conference, please visit the conference website: and/or send an email to IADC ( with your name and contact information.



The conference programme will be announced in May 2018.


The conference will take place in Amsterdam at the prestigious Beurs van Berlage, located in the city centre. It is is not only a nationally listed building, it is also the most beautiful conference centre in Amsterdam.


  • For members: € 650.-
  • Non-members: € 850.-
  • PHD students: € 370.-
  • Students: € 125.- (max. 10 in total)

The above fees are exclusive of the additional VAT (21%).


Register to attend the Conference: Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure:



Blocks of hotel rooms have been arranged at preferential conference rates in a number of hotels in Amsterdam. Please make your reservation online at this dedicated website.

Organising Committee

Members of the Editorial Advisory Board of the CEDA-IADC Book Dredging for Sustainable Infrastucture:

  • Polite Laboyrie, Chair (Witteveen+Bos)
  • Prof. dr. ir. Stefan Aarninkhof (Delft University of Technology/Boskalis)
  • dr. ir. Mark van Koningsveld (Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors)
  • dr. ir. Anna Csiti (CEDA Secretariat)
  • Rene Kolman (IADC Secretariat)



To learn more about the conference contact the