Interview: Mark van Koningsveld ‘If you focus on primary objectives only, then you will pay in sustainability’
Mark van Koningsveld’s quest for a sustainable dredging industry takes to the front of the classroom as he begins his new role as professor of Ports & Waterways at TU Delft.
A recurring situation observed during the course of a project: the same issues which arise are experienced differently by different parties. A commission was founded to determine the reason and if possible, propose a solution.
Interview: Tiedo Vellinga – ‘There should be a shift in the way of thinking about designing infrastructure’
A newly appointed Professor Emeritus at TU Delft and former project manager at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Tiedo Vellinga discusses his role as a bridge between academia and practice and its impact on the direction of port development.
A paradigm shift is being increasingly embraced within the dredging industry. The traditional engineering approach is becoming a holistic approach in which the ecosystem is leading and values for people, profit and planet are integrated in an interdisciplinary manner.
Dredging projects impact a wide variety of stakeholders. Over the years dredging contractors and clients have become more aware of the public’s need for information. Keeping clear communications open with all stakeholders, especially the public can benefit dredging projects.