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Vulnerable coastlines are often in need of beach nourishment. Shown here, a dredger discharges clean sand acquired at sea onto the beach by pumping through floating pipelines, a method that is economically and environmentally advantageous compared to using quarried sand.
Terra et Aqua 119 – complete issue

Read the complete issue containing articles, upcoming events, an interview and book review.

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Safe Disposal of Dredged Material in a Sensitive Environment
Safe Disposal of Dredged Material in a Sensitive Environment

A state-of-the-art 3D plume model, used at the Ras Laffan Port Expansion project, simulates alternative disposal scenarios and helps develop Safe Disposal Maps.

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Environmental Impacts in Beach Nourishment: A Comparison of Option
Environmental Impacts in Beach Nourishment: A Comparison of Option

What is economically and environmentally better: obtaining sand for beach nourishment from an on-land quarry or from marine banks at sea?

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Adverse Physical Conditions and the Experienced Contractor Test
Adverse Physical Conditions and the Experienced Contractor Test

Standard dredging contracts do not necessarily take into account “unforeseeable” soil conditions which can cause serious financial uncertainties. The time to consider these issues is before work commences.

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Vulnerable coastlines are often in need of beach nourishment. Shown here, a dredger discharges clean sand acquired at sea onto the beach by pumping through floating pipelines, a method that is economically and environmentally advantageous compared to using quarried sand.
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Published June 2010