Climate Risk Overview tool: mapping naturebased flood protection opportunities
The planet is facing enormous challenges caused by human activity, increasing the vulnerability of communities and ecosystems to the forces of nature. This is worsened by the effects of climate change, which is threatening the world’s coastal defences. Van Oord has responded to these challenges by developing the Climate Adaptation Action Plan. The plan is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue between stakeholders in order to provide ready-to-scale marine solutions that help increase the resilience of the communities and ecosystems of coastal areas.
Fact Sheet: Models and Modelling for Dredging
The new IADC-CEDA Fact Sheet "Models and Modelling for Dredging" is now available in the IADC Knowledge Centre.
Shaping the engineers of tomorrow
During his distinguished career as professor of Coastal Engineering at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Kees d’Angremond served as head of Hydraulic and Offshore Engineering, chair of the department of Hydraulic and Geotechnical Engineering, and dean of the faculty of Civil Engineering from 1989 to 2001. Now professor emeritus, he still works as an advisor and independent consultant. We invited Kees to a conversation with Stefan Aarninkhof, professor of Coastal Engineering and chair of the department of Hydraulic Engineering at TU Delft, to talk about their careers in the dredging industry and the role of academia in the industry today.
Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of Nature-Based Coastal Protection in the Netherlands
Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) of Nature-Based Coastal Protection in the Netherlands: An economic valuation of the contribution of the Hondsbossche Dunes sand nourishment to climate adaptation and local development.
Fact Sheet: Creating a Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure
The new IADC-CEDA Fact Sheet "Creating a Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure" is now available in the IADC Knowledge Centre.
Creating a Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure
The Fact Sheet "Creating a Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure” describes how to achieve dredging projects that fulfil primary functional requirements while adding value to the natural and socio-economic system.
The responsible project: A view on social licence
In today’s world, expectations for sustainable practices are fast becoming the norm. Countries, the public and communities are requesting transparency, the application of higher environmental standards and involvement in decision-making processes when new developments in a marine environment are proposed. Marine infrastructure projects not only require environmental permits and works licences to be in place, they also need a Social Licence to Operate (SLO). This article describes the social licence in this fast-changing context of information and technology, and explores tools that can be used to develop a ‘responsible project’ and provide a successful and sustainable outcome for society and the environment.
Presentation: ‘Sand as a Resource’ by Jan Fordeyn (Jan De Nul) − Director Project Development & Conceptual Design
In our day to day lives most of us are not aware of how many industries rely on sand as a part of their working process. The amount of sand consumed has dramatically increased over the last few years and this can be largely contributed to the world wide construction boom. How is this going to affect us in the future?