Interview: Stéphanie Groen, Director of Coastal & Climate Change in Asia for Aurecon in Singapore

Stéphanie Groen works as the Director of Coastal & Climate Change, Asia for Aurecon. Based in Singapore, she was appointed to the position at the beginning of 2020. Previously, Stéphanie was involved in marine and environmental projects for more than 15 years with DHI and her education is in civil engineering and business administration. IADC also knows Stéphanie as the winner of the Young Author Award in 2007. More recently, she was appointed as a committee member to the prestigious FIDIC Sustainable Development Committee. We were interested to hear more from Stéphanie – her views on sustainability, the collaboration with the dredging industry through FIDIC and what her new role can mean for sustainable water infrastructure projects.

Environmental Monitoring

The new IADC-CEDA Fact Sheet about Environmental Monitoring is now available in the IADC Knowledge Centre.

Assessing and evaluating environmental turbidity limits for dredging

Dredging is essential for the maintenance and development of ports, harbours and waterways to allow for safe navigation, remediation and flood management. The process, which relocates large volumes of sediment, can be accompanied by the release of suspended sediments into the water column referred to as sediment plumes.

Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure
Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

The book Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure gives state-of-the-art guidance on how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component to project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and contractors.

Environmental Monitoring and Management Plans
Environmental Monitoring and Management Plans

Environmental management of marine reclamation works helps manage impacts of dredging and ensures that a project’s quality objectives are met.

Environmental Monitoring Programmes
Environmental Monitoring Programmes

Environmental monitoring programmes are targeted towards variables identified as important for the specific local ecological system being dredged.

Environmental Monitoring

Environmental monitoring is used to protect marine fauna and flora and should be conducted before, during and after a dredging operation.

Environmental Monitoring for the Reconstruction of Vilufushi, Maldives
Environmental Monitoring for the Reconstruction of Vilufushi, Maldives

The sensitive coral reef environment surrounding Vilufushi demanded close attention and care as the island, which was devastated by the 2004 tsunami, was completely restored and enhanced.