Launched in 1972, Terra et Aqua is a quarterly journal that aims to disseminate knowledge accrued by global dredging professionals as well as solutions to issues facing the industry.
ABOUT TERRA ET AQUA
Articles investigate and explain the latest innovations relevant to emerging and established professionals immersed in the dredging industry and its related sectors.
RESOURCE TO THE DREDGING COMMUNITY
Supported by the IADC, Terra et Aqua represents IADC's commitment to the highest standards of professional conduct in the dredging industry.
WRITTEN BY EXPERTS
Ground-breaking developments within the dredging industry are discussed by professionals, specialists and researchers engaged in the industry’s activities. With expertise from all over the world, authors are encouraged to submit articles for publication in Terra et Aqua.
Issues of Terra et Aqua feature articles covering the topics of:
Staff Director Engineering and Estimating (Van Oord)
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Ocean & Coastal Environmental Consulting (Craig Vogt Inc)
“The new Terra et Aqua Journal is “spot-on”. The Journal is easy to navigate and continues to bring forth pertinent articles enlightening us of technical details on dredging projects as well as informing us on policy-related areas, such as the recent Journal that presented sustainability principles for marine infrastructure.”
Editorial: Breaking the deadlock in financing sustainable projects
Frank Verhoeven, President of IADC, shares his thoughts on todays’ issues related to the dredging industry and introduces the articles in this issue of Terra et Aqua.
Applying early contractor involvement in marine infrastructure procurement
Complex construction projects that use traditional procurement practices are often impacted by significant cost overruns and delays. Early contractor involvement (ECI) is a concept that strives to involve the contractor collaboratively at an early stage of a project’s development to mitigate or otherwise eliminate those risks. In August 2022, PIANC published the report “A framework for early contractor involvement in infrastructure projects” to help industry practitioners in choosing and best implementing ECI. This article is intended to develop on key aspects of the PIANC report and look at the factors that can lead to a successful maritime ECI project.
The importance of flocculation in dredge plume modelling
Numerical models are often used to predict the magnitude and behaviour of dredge plumes to help assess and manage any environmental risks. To provide a realistic prediction of plumes resulting from dredging, numerical models require information on the rate at which sediment is suspended by the dredging, along with the characteristics of the suspended sediment. Previous investigations have shown that in the marine environment, fine-grained sediment suspended by natural processes and dredge-related activities are typically present as aggregated particles known as flocs. This article considers the importance of including the process of flocculation in dredge plume models.
Reinforced soil – the quay wall structure for the future?
Steel and concrete are the most common materials used in quay wall structures. The application of these materials contributes to a high emission of greenhouse gasses such as CO2 and the materials make up a large part of the construction costs. This graduate research examines whether alternative quay wall structures have the potential to be more cost effective and more sustainable compared to conventional structures for inland ports. An innovative quay wall of reinforced soil was designed and quay elements implemented to make a quay wall structure. A comparison was then made based on the criteria costs and sustainability between the innovative quay design and two conventional quays.
A RICH HISTORY
Published continuously since 1972, Terra et Aqua has benchmarked innovative solutions and provided dredging professionals, engineers and project managers with the most important industry information.
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