Register now for the Course ‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’

Following on from the success of previous courses Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure, CEDA and IADC have decided to schedule another one in December 2021.

IADC, CEDA and Vital Ports present report Financing of Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure

New: report "Financing of Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure". How private capital can accelerate the green transition in marine and freshwater infrastructure

Applying the ecosystem services concept in marine projects

A full consideration of ecosystem services (ES) impacts, interactions and improvements can result in more sustainable and adaptive solutions for dredging and marine construction projects. Furthermore, the benefits can be translated in monetary terms, providing returns on investment and highlighting the links between ecology and economy. For some however, the ES concept is too theoretical. This article seeks to show how the ES concept can actively be applied at any point during a project and the benefits of doing so. Its purpose is to provide a framework for integrated and interdisciplinary thinking throughout the different steps of the project cycle.

Webinar: The Importance of Sustainability in Dredging!

16 June: Join us for the webinar The importance of sustainability in dredging!

IADC supports Building with Nature project with donation to help rebuilding villages in Indonesia after a large tidal flood

IADC supports Building with Nature project with donation to help rebuilding villages in Indonesia after a large tidal flood

IADC is looking for 2 new interns!

Check out IADC’s 2 new intern assignments

The Smartsediment tool: a QGIS plug-in for evaluating ecosystems services

Managing sediments, especially from dredging, is important for the management of estuaries and coastal areas. When implemented in the right way, a sediment management strategy can be qualified as a nature-based solution as it uses the physical processes of erosion and sedimentation to create added value. There is a need for an evaluation of sediment strategies and the habitats that are created for a wider range of objectives than only biodiversity and nature conservation. The concept of ecosystem services provides this broader framework.

Land reclamation: The potential for subsurface freshwater storage

At present too little use is made of the opportunities that the design and construction of land reclamation offer for the underground storage and recovery of fresh water. The managed aquifer recharge systems in the coastal dunes of the Netherlands are a good example of successful subsurface water storage. And it is to be expected that the sandy deposits of land reclamations could serve a similar purpose. This in turn will contribute to a sustainable development of land reclamations.