A case study of a tidal marsh restoration project at the Polders of Kruibeke in Belgium shows how an Ecosystem Services assessment can reveal otherwise hidden benefits.
Working in an extremely toxic and dangerous area demanded unusual, extensive safety methods that went well beyond normal ISO requirements.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, most dredged material is clean, natural product and, far from being a waste, can be an important environmental and economic resource, as shown in two case studies: the rehabilitation of a brownfield at Fasiver, Belgium and the creation of a wetland in Wallasea, UK.
Soft Soil Improvement (SSI) Technique During the Construction of an Underwater Bund Built on Dredged Material in the Doeldock, Antwerp, Belgium
Soft Soil Improvement (SSI) technique is used during the construction of an underwater bund at the Doeldock in Antwerp, Belgium.
Sludge Treatment Centre Fasiver: Sanitation and Redesign of the Site ‘Eilandje’ at Zwijnaarde (Belgium)
The sanitation of a black-point site will provide a much-needed place for the disposal of contaminated dredged material as well as new land for an industrial area.
As part of an intensive reasearch project to evaluate the ecological impact of dredging and relocation of material, two differnet techniques were compared.
As part of the larger Mobag 2000 project, physical, chemical and ecotoxical studies of dredging effects in the harbour at Nieuwpoort were conducted and compared.
The winner of the 1996 IADC Award, this paper describes one of the recent dredging techniques tested on the Ketelmeer and now being used in the Port of Nieuwpoort, Belgium.