Environmental Risk Assessment of Dredging and Disposal Operations

Various risk-based methods are used to assess environmental impacts from dredging and dredged material management activities.

Dredging and Disposal at Lough Foyle, Northern Ireland
Dredging and Disposal at Lough Foyle, Northern Ireland

Is it possible for an in-site disposal area to be environmentally and economically preferable to an offshore disposal site? Real-time monitoring says yes, there are numerous benefits to the disposal of dredged material in-site.

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.

Morphodynamic-Numerical Simulations of Dredged Matter Open Disposal
Morphodynamic-Numerical Simulations of Dredged Matter Open Disposal

This study analysing changes in the bottom-topography at dredged material disposal sites and the interaction between disposed matter and the surrounding density currents received the IADC Award at the CEDA Dredging Days.

The Need for Harmonisation in European Practices on the Disposal and Reuse of Dredged Material
The Need for Harmonisation in European Practices on the Disposal and Reuse of Dredged Material

To encourage the beneficial use of dredged material, a harmonised approach – especially for land disposal – is urgently needed.

Building on Soft Soils
Building on Soft Soils

Innovative techniques to stabilise soft soil open new options for the management of fine-grained material disposal sites and reuse of these areas.

Dredged Material Disposal in the Sea
Dredged Material Disposal in the Sea

International conventions regulate the disposal of dredged material in the sea, but national and regional approaches and interpretations vary widely. An analysis.