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Introduction: Conscienceness, Concern and Collaboration
Players, Processes and Perspectives
Control, Coherence and Co-ordination
Effects, Ecology and Economy
Investigation, Interpretation and Impact
Machines, Methods and Mitigation
Re-use, Recycle or Relocate
Monitoring, Measuring and Modelling
Frameworks, Philosophies and the Future
Conventions, Codes and Conditions, Marine and Land Disposal
The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) is the global umbrella organisation for contractors in the private dredging industry. IADC is dedicated to promoting the skills, integrity and reliability of the dredging industry in general and IADC members in particular. Its mission is to provide information about the fundamental need for dredging and its economic, social, technological and environmental benefits. IADC has over one hundred main and associated members which together represent the forefront of the dredging industry. www.iadc-dredging.com The Central Dredging Association (CEDA) is an independent, international, professional society for all those involved in activities related to dredging, maritime construction and dredged material management and who live or work in Europe, Africa or the Middle-East. CEDA encompasses a wide range of disciplines and activities and does not represent the interests of any particular industry sector. www.dredging.org
The editor and contributors for "Environmental Aspects of Dredging" provide an excellent presentation of the effects that dredging has on the environment. The environmental effects of different dredging equipment, the need for predredging investigations, the necessity of monitoring environmental effects of the dredging, and the need to adapt dredging procedures based on monitoring results are described. The importance of reusing dredged material is emphasized to benefit the environment. The book is well written and a valuable reference for engineering and scientific consultants, regulators, dredging contractors, and stakeholders.
--Robert E. Randall, PhD, PE. Professor of Ocean Engineering. Texas A&M University
"The worldwide dredging industry would be well advised to issue a copy of this book to every major media outlet and every marine green NGO on the planet. It could help to reverse some very expensive misconceptions." Ausmarine Magazine, June 2009