Launched in 1972 by the IADC, Terra et Aqua is a quarterly publication which 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.
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.”
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.
The development of a new marine project demands a system approach in which all aspects, including technical, economic, environmental and social, are considered and integrated equally and at an early stage. While insufficient information may be available to make informed decisions, choices need to be made to progress a project, assess impacts and risks, and engage stakeholders. This article explores the case of a new port terminal in Amatique Bay, Guatemala. A method was developed to assess, at an early stage, the potential negative impacts on seagrass habitats from the disposal of dredged material at different locations, while having limited real-time and location-specific information at hand.
As increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions contribute to global warming, it is becoming more important to consider the carbon footprint of hydraulic engineering projects. This carbon footprint is more complex than previously thought however, as it can also include the carbon dynamics of the sediments from which projects are built. The purpose of this study was to provide a first approximation from sediment-related GHG emissions of dredged sediments. Using the case study of the clay ripening pilot project (‘Kleirijperij’) in Groningen, the Netherlands, one phase of sediment processing was examined: the ripening of dredged sediments for use as a clay material in dyke construction.
When individual employees, teams and companies view everyday processes and situations through a continuous lens of safety, they can each contribute to making all aspects of operational processes, whether on water or land, safer. For the 2021 Safety Awards, IADC’s Safety Committee received 15 submissions. Each one is assessed on five different categories; sustainability; level of impact on the industry; simplicity in use; effectiveness; and level of innovation.
A full consideration of ecosystem services (ES) impacts, interactions and improvements can result in more sustainable and adaptive solutions for dredging and marine construction projects. Furthermore, the benefits can be translated in monetary terms, providing returns on investment and highlighting the links between ecology and economy. For some however, the ES concept is too theoretical. This article seeks to show how the ES concept can actively be applied at any point during a project and the benefits of doing so. Its purpose is to provide a framework for integrated and interdisciplinary thinking throughout the different steps of the project cycle.
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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