Good practice regarding the management of aquatic disposal of dredged material based on the Dredged Material Assessment Framework of the London Convention.
Various risk-based methods are used to assess environmental impacts from dredging and dredged material management activities.
Environmental Guidelines for Aquatic, nearshore and upland Confined Disposal Facilities for Contaminated Dredged Material
Information and recommendations regarding Confined Disposal Facilities, including the management of contaminated dredged materials.
A decision-making framework shows how to distinguish minimally hazardous sediments from those requiring special treatment.
As a result of complex legislation, lack of space and public resistance, cost effective solutions for dredged material, are becoming more and more difficult to find. Re-use of former borrow pits is an attractive option, particularly when it offers opportunities for environmental enhancement.