Macro and Micro Dredging as a Tool for Mitigating Floods and Droughts in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
This article covers the initial environmental examination and the development of mitigation measures against adverse impacts of physical works. Detailed investigations of water and groundwater, and sediment and soils support the assessment, backed by field surveys.
The Niger Delta is located in the southern part of Nigeria bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It is a floodplain of over 70,000 sq km. The delta is poorly serviced by roads and is made up of meandering creeks that are highly silted up.
This winter marks the 50th anniversary of the worse storm ever to hit The Netherlands. Research to prevent its recurrence led to the transformation of the dredging industry.