Presentation: ‘There is ”more” in maritime infrastructure‘ by Marc Huygens (DEME) − Environmental Manager

There are opportunities to develop and implement new solutions for maritime infrastructure challenges. In addition to technical-economical values there is a big commitment to create both environmental and social values. To take the industry to the next level it is necessary to attract students and young professionals to the industry to ensure all externalities are taken into consideration from the onset of a project. The “Social Benefits Wheel” is a tool that can help track the degree to which a project or programme is attaining its social development targets and goals.

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

Sustainability is vital in all industries, including dredging. IADC promotes the industry’s contribution and its role in the global sustainability transition.

Presentation by Polite Laboyrie (CEDA) on the Guidebook ‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’

A contribution by Polite Laboyrie, President of CEDA, to the Paving the Waves 2020 conference is linked to the IADC-CEDA book Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure. The book and also Mr Laboyrie’s presentation presents guidance to achieve dredging projects that fulfil their primary functional requirement, while adding value to the (natural and socio-economic) system.

Course ‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’

Learn how to achieve dredging projects that fulfil primary functional requirements while adding value to the natural and socio-economic systems by acquiring an understanding of these systems in the context of dredging as well as stakeholder engagement throughout a project’s development.

CEDA and IADC launch new Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Course

Date set for 1st CEDA-IADC Course “Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure”! 1-2 December 2020, The Netherlands

Panel session at the UN Science, Policy and Business Forum on the Environment

March 10: panel session hosted by IADC, CEDA and PIANC at the UN Science, Policy and Business Forum on the Environment in Nairobi. The UN Science, Policy and Business Forum on the Environment will convene its second global session in Nairobi, Kenya, from March 8-10, 2019 in the lead up to the Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly. The forum’s work is aligned with the theme of the assembly: Innovative solutions for environme