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.

How navigable are fluid mud layers?

Safe navigation through ports and waterways is determined by the space available under a ship’s keel, but a seabed of fluid mud can get in the way.

Long-Term Effects of Maintenance Dredging on Turbidity
Long-Term Effects of Maintenance Dredging on Turbidity

Maintenance dredging is required in many estuaries worldwide to provide access to ports and inland waterways. A newly developed dredging module is able to capture the two fundamental processes necessary to model the long-term impacts of dredging on turbidity.

Aquapuncture©: Sustainable Future of Inland Waterways
Aquapuncture©: Sustainable Future of Inland Waterways

Revitalising and redesigning inland water transportation routes and recreational waterfronts transforms them into vital and viable economic and social engines.