Maintenance
Maintenance (after completion of the project)

Maintenance after completion of a dredging project will ensure the investment in the project is maximised by lengthening the lifetime of the project.

Depth-Utilization Analysis for Estimating Economic Activity Supported by Dredging
Depth-Utilization Analysis for Estimating Economic Activity Supported by Dredging

The 2009 IADC Award for the Best Paper by a younger author evaluates how to prioritize channel maintenance dredging to ensure the safety and economic viability of waterborne transportation.

Possibilities of Minimising Sedimentation in Harbours in a Brackish Tidal Environment
Possibilities of Minimising Sedimentation in Harbours in a Brackish Tidal Environment

By studying the different mechanisms of sediment movement, solutions were developed to reduce sedimentation in harbours, and thus reduce the need for maintenance dredging.