By Institution of Civil Engineers
This quantity provides the complaints of the second overseas convention on upkeep Dredging in may well 2004. the aim of the convention used to be to supply a entire replace on all features of upkeep dredging together with rules, dredging tools, dredged fabric remedy and useful use, agreement administration, and environmental effect review and mitigation
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It illustrates the way that even if it were to be decided that maintenance dredging operations were not covered by the Habitats Regulations, they can be caught up following a capital dredge, where the impact of the works may partly only be revealed by the subsequent maintenance. Sediment Replacement Sites <. >v \ Felixstowe 2 Km Appendix 2. Cliffe Disposal Site; River Thames; UK Cliffe is situated on the south bank of the Thames, downstream from Gravesend. The site was originally excavated as clay pits for cement manufacture which ceased in 1970.
Hydrodynamic Dredging This is a generic term covering the re-distribution/relocation of sediments within the same, or hydraulically interconnected water bodies. The methods used in the process vary and encompass sediment agitation, pumping, and physical/mechanical transfer. It is a technique which lends itself to riverine and estuarine environments rather than in canals where its uses are more limited. As the legislation regarding waste disposal become more complex it is a technique which is being considered more frequently.
DEFRA is attempting to provide a data base of potential disposal sites and sources of dredge material, but this is at an early stage and will require much greater input and involvement from all the participants if it is going to operate successfully. One of the difficulties in collaborative working for these projects is that the conservation bodies and local authorities in particular are facing severe financial constraints and are reluctant to commit themselves to work they consider DEFRA may require a commercial port operator to fund.
2nd International Conference on Maintenance Dredging by Institution of Civil Engineers