New joint CEDA-IADC course on dredging and sustainable infrastructure launched

Dredge in action. Credit: Getty Images/orestegaspari

CEDA and the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) have launched the Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure Course taking place on 23–24 June 2020 near The Hague, the Netherlands.

The course is based on the associations’ flagship guidebook with the same title. Aimed at professionals involved in dredging-related activities for water infrastructure development, the course provides information on how to manage dredging projects that bring value to natural and socio-economic systems. It puts these sustainable goals in context with the primary aim of delivering the dredging project.

Attendees will learn how to achieve sustainable and resilient water infrastructure or dredging projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The course will be delivered by experienced professionals, including Van Oord’s lead engineer in the environmental engineering department, Erik van Eekelen; Mark Lee, manager for dredging, survey, and marine environment at HR Wallingford; and Thomas Vijverberg, deputy manager for the Hydronamic engineering department at Boskalis.

The lecturers will describe the latest thinking and approaches, explain methodologies and techniques, as well as demonstrate – through numerous practical examples – how to implement this information in practice with challenging workshops and case studies. All participants will receive a copy of the book, distributed prior to the course with an assignment to work on before it begins.

The two-day course will take place at the Hotel Van der Valk Den Haag in Nootdorp.