Articles in this issue
Read the complete issue containing articles, upcoming events, an interview and book review.
Removing sediments with high dioxin concentrations requires extra care, with modern surveying and tracking techniques from beginning to end, from dredging to a high-tech dewatering process to the final disposal.
Coral Relocation: A Mitigation Tool for Dredging and Reclamation Works at the Cruise Ship Terminal in Jamaica
To realise a state-of-the-art cruise terminal, a comprehensive environmental mitigation plan relocated some 150,000 soft and hard coral, sponges and numerous sea urchins, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, conchs, sea stars and lobsters.
Going beyond the basic cleanup requirements led to improved public access to a waterfront park with a shoreline esplanade, restored beach, shoreline habitat areas, a pier and dock for small boats.
When expanding populated urban centres, old inner city land or the hinterland is often expensive, uneconomical or unavailable. Building new land in nearby water offers viable opportunities.