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CEDA-IADC Handbook: Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

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The new publication Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure is an up-to-date guide that will serve as an invaluable resource for those responsible for delivering waterborne infrastructure projects with longevity which need to do more than just the basics.


There is an increasing expectation for infrastructure projects to add value beyond the economic dimension, additionally contributing to the surrounding environment and society in which they will serve. The latest collaboration between the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC), Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure is an authoritative guide on delivering dredging projects that fulfil their primary functional requirements while also addressing natural and socio-economic systems. The publication promotes the message that through a thorough understanding of these systems and with proactive engagement of stakeholders throughout a project’s phases, a value added project can be successfully achieved. Project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and contractors looking for an up-to-date reference of solutions with triple wins for people, planet and profit should find the guidebook to be an essential tool.


Representing project owners, international institutes, dredging contractors, consultants and manufacturers, the international team of expert authors has been amassing the information presented in Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure for nearly five years. Opening with a discussion of the broader picture in which dredging operates, the book then progresses into an in-depth explanation of specific aspects. The guidebook’s structure allows readers to easily locate subjects they are particularly interested in. The main chapters are delineated as follows:

  • Integrating dredging into sustainable development
  • Identifying opportunities in project initiation, planning and design
  • Assessment and management of environmental and social resources
  • Dredging and construction operations
  • Dredged sediment management
  • Models and tools
  • Data and monitoring

A diverse collection of case studies is provided by specialists working in the field around the globe and intend to bridge the gap between theory and practice.


Edited and published by CEDA and IADC, Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure will be available in a print and e-book edition in 2018. A special two-day conference about the book’s topical matters will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from 19-20 November 2018.


To stay informed about the book’s publication and upcoming conference, please send an email to CEDA and IADC with your name and contact information