Environmental Risk Assessment of Dredging and Disposal Operations

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.

Environmental Aspects of Dredging

This book is out of print and has been replaced with an updated book. To read more about Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure, click here.

Building with Nature is an innovative approach that combines natural processes with innovative engineering methods to realise sustainable projects.
Building with Nature: Sustainable Protection of Mangrove Coasts

Building with Nature is an innovative approach that combines natural processes with innovative engineering methods to realise sustainable projects. Permeable dams are being utilised as part of a Building with Nature solution to help restore the eroding mangrove-mud coast of the Demak district in central Java, Indonesia.

Dredging Sound Levels, Numerical Modelling and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Dredging Sound Levels, Numerical Modelling and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Underwater sound from anthropogenic sources and its potential adverse effects on the marine environment is a topic of much global interest. This article gives an overview of known sound source levels for various dredging equipment and activities and describes a method used to extrapolate source levels.

Creating Horseshoe Bend Island, Atchafalaya River, Louisiana
Creating Horseshoe Bend Island, Atchafalaya River, Louisiana

As mounds of dredged material placed upriver are dispersed by the river’s current, an island with enriched wildlife has emerged.

Aquapuncture©: Sustainable Future of Inland Waterways
Aquapuncture©: Sustainable Future of Inland Waterways

Revitalising and redesigning inland water transportation routes and recreational waterfronts transforms them into vital and viable economic and social engines.

Faunaguard: A Scientific Method for Deterring Marine Fauna
Faunaguard: A Scientific Method for Deterring Marine Fauna

Marine fauna is sensitive to underwater dredging sounds. Scientific research indicates that inducing the fauna to leave an area temporarily before the start of a project minimises serious impacts. And the marine life returns when the dredging is finished.