PIANC Working Group Envicom 13 report distinguishes between Management Practices and Best MPs in providing environmental protection during dredging projects.
By studying the different mechanisms of sediment movement, solutions were developed to reduce sedimentation in harbours, and thus reduce the need for maintenance dredging.
There are two types of driving force that urge us to assess the effects of dredge-generated plumes, a genuine concern for the environment and the regulations that forbid us to dredge unless we can demonstrate that harm will not be caused to the environment.
The real challenges of building underwater berms in the Caspian Sea were the sensitive environment, a harsh climate, complex local regulations and deep cultural differences
A systematic framework is presented for developing policy, managing, implementing and auditing the impact of ports on the environment.