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CEDA Announces Dredging Days Schedule

The Central Dredging Association has released the preliminary agenda of CEDA Dredging Days, scheduled for November 6 and 7 at the Ahoy Rotterdam Conference Center, in conjunction with the Europort Maritime Exhibition.

The title of the event, The day after we stop dredging was the idea of former CEDA director John Land, who died on April 13 of this year.

The CEDA Board of Directors voted to dedicate this event to Mr. Land’s memory “in recognition of his much valued contribution to the association’s work and development.”

Following a greeting by CEDA President Rewert Wurpts, Ronald E. Waterman will present the keynote address. He is a member of Parliament of the Province of South Holland; Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Transport, Public Works & Water Management, to the Port of Rotterdam and to the Delta Institute, the Netherlands.

Session 1 will deal with the effects of not dredging on navigation and trade. Chaired by Axel Netxband of the Hamburg Port Authority, the session begins with a keynote speech by Freddy Aerts, head of Maritime Access Department, Ministry of Flanders, Belgium.

Other talks in this session are: The Elbe river, a life line for Northern Germany: The sense of maintenance dredging on the Elbe and the future requirements for its navigational fairway, by N. Marušic of Wasser und Schifffahrtsamt Cuxhaven, and C. Iwens of Nordsee Nassbagger und Tiefbau GmbH, Germany; The day after we stop dredging: A world without sediment plumes?, S.G.J. Aarninkhof and W.F. Rosenbrand of Royal Boskalis Westminster; Navigation dredging and port trade tonnages – An analysis of the current position in the UK, by M. Costaras and N.G. Feates or H.R. Wallingford, and A. Brichenough of CEFAS, U.K.; and Dealing with delays, by E. Mink, European Dredging Association and R. Hoenders R, European Seaports Organization, Belgium.

Session 2, Flood Defenses and Beach Nourishment is chaired by Amine Benali of Atlantic Dredging Corporation, Morocco. Talks in this session are: Reducing flood risk at the Belgian coast: development of a master plan for Flanders, by K.T.R. Trouw, IMDC, Belgium; Dutch shoreface habitats and implications for coastal protection projects, by J.A. Van Dalfsen and J.R. Van der Wal of TNO Imares, and G.M. Janssen of the National Institute for Coastal and Marine Management, The Netherlands; Beneficial use of muddy dredged material: What would be the consequences of not dredging? by M. Dearnaly, C.A. Fletcher and M. Costaras of H.R. Wallingford Group Ltd.

Session 3, Aggregate Dredging, is chaired by Neville Burt of H.R. Wallingford Ltd. The keynote talk will be Do marine aggregates make sense? by Ian Shelby, Operations and Resources Director, Hanson Aggregates Marine Ltd, U.K.

Talks in this session: Sustainable inland and offshore aggregate production requires modern dredging equipment by H. Van Muijen of MTI Holland BV, The Netherlands; Working alongside the marine historic environment. A dredging industry perspective by M.L. Russel, British Marine Aggregation and Production Association, U.K.

On Friday, November 9, Session 4 will deal with Land Reclamation. Chair is Wouter Dirks of Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors NV. The keynote speaker is Gary Patrick Mocke, Dubai Municipality, Dubai, UAE, who will speak on Land reclamation and beach nourishment - the Dubai experience.

Presentations are:

Mutual gain stakeholder management for Rotterdam Port expansion Maasvlakte 2 by T. Vellinga and M. Wesselink of the Port of Rotterdam; Geotextile tube application for Incheon Bridge Project, Korea by E.L.F. Zengerinkand T.W. Yee of TenCate Geosynthetics,, The Netherland, and J.C. Choi of Wajong, South Korea; Maximizing beneficial reuse through the use of a novel dredging contract, by N.J. Clay, Port of London Authority; R.N. Bray of Dredging Research Ltd., and P. Heskof Van Oord UK Ltd.

Session 5 is the Academic Hour, chaired by Edward De Broe, Port of Antwerp, Belgium. Student talks in this session are: On the relation between hydraulic losses due to bends and mixture stratification, by M.J.B. Cartig, University of Utrecht; A.M. Talmon, R. Defos and W.J. Vlasblom, of the Technical University Delft, and W.F. Rosenbrand of Royal Boskalis Westminster nv; Shear strength evaluation of soft dredged sediments, by M. Meriggi, M. Del Fabbro and E. Blasone of the University of Undine, Italy; Results of a field study with the floating bioreactor by J. Thomas, E. Beitingerof URS Deutschland; R. Koch of Technical University Brandenburg, and P. Tessmer of Gebr. Kemmer GmbH, Germany; Dredging - A solution for Vojvodina (Serbia) sediment, by M.P. Prica, D.B. Dalmacija, I.I.T. Ivancev-Tumbas, R.S. Roncevic, T.J. Trickovic, A.J. Agbaba, K.D. Krcmar and B.M. Becelicof the University of Novi Sad, Serbia; Artificial intelligence on board of dredgers for optimal land reclamation by J. Braaksma, R. Babuka, J.B. Klaassens of Delft University of Technology, and J. Osnabrugge and C. De Keizer of IHC Systems.

Session 6, Environmental Management, is chaired by Nick Bray of Dredging Research Ltd., U.K. The keynote speech is Some environmental issues of contaminated sediments by Ole Larsen, General Manager, DHI Wasser & Umwelt GmbH, Germany.

Talks in this session are: Working Group PIANC ENVICOM13 “Management practices applied to dredging and dredged material disposal projects for protection of the environment by A. Netzband; Restoration of a boulder reef in Kattegat – a numerical study of the design parameters, and impact on the local sediment transport, by S.L. Niemann, R. Deigaard, I.S. Hansen, J. Skouru, J.J. Larsen, M. Johnsson, P. Hammer of DHI Water & Environment, and A.H. Dalgas of the Danish Forest and Nature Agency, Denmark; A dredging strategy for a sustainable future by M. Geense of Delft University of Technology.

The closing address will be To dredge or not to dredge? by G. Van Raalte of Royal Boskalis Westminster.

The program includes two panel discussions, the CEDA annual meeting, presentation of the IADC Best Paper Award and a special reception on the evening of Thursday, November 8.

See Events, Etc. in this issue for contact and registration information.

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