The Central Dredging Association’s (CEDA) has released the latest publications developed by the CEDA Working Group on Beneficial Use of Sediments (WGBU). The three publications are
Sustainable Management of the Beneficial Use of Sediments: An Information Paper; Assessing the Benefits of Using Contaminated Sediments: A Position Paper and Beneficial Use of Sediments: Case Studies.
These papers have been published to inform sediment stakeholders and practitioners about the most recent advances in the beneficial use of sediments. The information paper demonstrates that beneficial use applications exist for both clean sediment and those contaminated with low-level pollutants. The associated position paper focuses on risk management, and beneficial use opportunities, when working with contaminated sediments.
Both papers, and accompanying case studies, cover ongoing international initiatives, programs and best management practices in the field, and discuss the value of sediments as a natural resource in the context of sustainable development. The case studies highlight effective methods for beneficial use, supported by specific pilot and commercial project applications. The studies were assembled by an active community of practitioners with more than two decades of experience in this environmental area.
The information and position papers aim to inspire international government agencies and policy makers, contractors, project advocates and international donors (such as the World Bank), to encourage the implementation of sustainable sediment management strategies.
Professionals are invited to share their experiences with clean and contaminated sediments with the WGBU and CEDA members. After review by the WGBU, submitted case studies will be uploaded to the site.