The IADC Award winning paper explains how widening and improving the severely eroded Emerald Beach shoreline required recognition of local interests in tourism and fishing, and cooperation between property owners, government, environmental groups and dredge contractors.
Predicting the transport of sediments in nearshore environments and their affect on coastal stability is essential. This paper, reporting on field experiments in this subject, won the IADC Young Authors Award at COPEDEC IV in Sri Lanka.
For his discussion of mathematical models to manage and analyze erosion and despositions along the coastline, an IADC Young Authors Award was presented to Chakib Biar at the CEDA Dredging Days in Morocco, October 2002.
Dredging stiff clay is notoriously difficult. A newly patented system using high pressure waterjets in the hopper dredger's draghead has solved several operational problems. For his description of this innovative technique, the author was presented with a 2002 IADC Award at the PIANC Conference in Sydney, Australia.
The 2001 IADC Award winner presents a case study of a new method for extracting geotechnical parameters called Iternative Technique (IT).
Winner of the 2000 IADC Annual Award, this study illustrates the considerable differences in friction loss values, used for calculation in pipeline systems, yielded by different equations.
An IADC "Most Promising Student" Award has been presented to a graduate of TU Delft for her work on determining the magnitude and direction of wave-induced sediment transport.