Sustainability and the 2021 IADC Annual General Meeting

At IADC’s 2nd digital Annual General Meeting, held on 16 September 2021, 4 members of the Sustainability Committee and the Secretary General gave presentations highlighting a number of their activities.

IADC, CEDA and Vital Ports present report Financing of Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure

New: report "Financing of Sustainable Marine and Freshwater Infrastructure". How private capital can accelerate the green transition in marine and freshwater infrastructure

The importance of sustainability in dredging

In this webinar, the topic of sustainability in dredging will be linked to the Saly Coastal Protection Project in Senegal.

Coastbusters: A nature-based solutions coastal management alternative

Taking a fresh look at traditional, unsustainable coastal defence methods. A pioneering project discovers some inspiring concepts, including using biogenic reefs for ecosystem-based flood defence.

Interview with Dr Todd Bridges

‘It’s clear that the solutions that we employed in our approach to engineering in the 20th century are not aging well.’ As National Lead for the Engineering With Nature initiative, Dr Todd Bridges discusses how we must have a diversified solution set in which nature is a part of the solution.

Webinar: The Importance of Sustainability in Dredging!

16 June: Join us for the webinar The importance of sustainability in dredging!

IADC supports Building with Nature project with donation to help rebuilding villages in Indonesia after a large tidal flood

IADC supports Building with Nature project with donation to help rebuilding villages in Indonesia after a large tidal flood

Creating mangrove habitat for shoreline protection

Over the past decades, there has been a growing interest in exploring innovative ways to minimise the environmental footprint of coastal developments and in nature-based approaches for shoreline protection. At Mubarraz Island near Abu Dhabi (UAE), an international oil company beneficially reused ~12 million m³ of dredged material to protect pipelines, construct a causeway and create mangrove habitat to manage coastal erosion. This ‘Working with Nature’ approach has provided a cost-effective nature-based solution for shoreline protection, with added benefits for biodiversity conservation.