Can nature-based solutions be mainstream solutions? Nature-based solutions have obvious advantages but have not been embraced at wider scale. The barriers which can hinder wide-scale application and the topic’s relevance to the dredging community are discussed.
New IMO emissions regulations are being adopted each year. But dredging vessels are more than ships. They are work-boats and legislators must keep that in mind.
EU environmental law and international conventions are not always compatible. The European Dredging Association makes its case on when and why dredged material should not be considered waste.