'Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure' presents insights from a team of scientists and industry experts. It also contains contributions from specialists, and it serves as a guide to deliver dredging projects that improve the natural and socio-economic systems.
Recent dredging approaches embrace a wider context, by thinking that water infrastructure development projects are an opportunity to achieve more sustainable projects.
Thus, the last 10-15 years, the international dredging community has changed, as it now adopts a more proactive approach where water infrastructure projects are part of the natural and socio-economic system.
The books has nine chapters and discusses the topics of incorporating dredging into sustainable development, sustainability in project initiation, planning and design, assessment and management of sustainability, equipment and methods, dredged material management, models and tools, and monitoring and data.
It also aims to provide answers to the following questions:
- What is the role of dredging in the global drive for more sustainable development?
- How can we design more sustainable infrastructure that aligns with the natural and socio-economic system?
- How can we assess and stimulate the potential positive effects of infrastructure development and compare these with the potential negative effects?
- What equipment and which sediment management options do we have?
- What tools and information do we have to make choices and control the project?