During the latter part of the 20th century it became clear that another approach should be found for handling contaminated dredged material. Up to then it was common practise to dispose dredged material at sea or use it to raise the land or as fertilizer on land.
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.