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 Sustainability Committee
As the umbrella organisation for contractors in the private dredging industry, IADC also advocates for sustainability.
Sustainability is vital in all industries, including dredging. IADC promotes the industry’s contribution and its role in the global sustainability transition.
Land reclamation: The potential for subsurface freshwater storage
At present too little use is made of the opportunities that the design and construction of land reclamation offer for the underground storage and recovery of fresh water. The managed aquifer recharge systems in the coastal dunes of the Netherlands are a good example of successful subsurface water storage. And it is to be expected that the sandy deposits of land reclamations could serve a similar purpose. This in turn will contribute to a sustainable development of land reclamations.
Panel session at the UN Science, Policy and Business Forum on the Environment
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