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Dredging in Coastal Waters

1st Edition

By D. Eisma

CRC Press

244 pages | 184 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415391115
pub: 2005-12-22
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Description

The varied use of dredgers has led to the development of a variety of dredger types, from small ones appropriate to modest inshore projects, to very large sea-going dredgers for large-scale projects calling for the storage of dredged material within the ship. This book, which is the first book dedicated to dredging and its environmental impact in the widest sense, contains chapters on dredging operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Spain, the US, China and Singapore. Additional chapters discuss more general aspects such as dredging techniques, monitoring of dredging operations, and the prospects of dredging in a changing environment. As well as providing information on dredging activities in different areas, it gives an insight into the activities and problems (environmental or other) involved in modern dredging. It will be of interest to professionals and students alike.

Reviews

'There is no doubt that the literature of dredging and its environmental context is considerably enhanced by this publication.' Nick Bray, Terra et Aqua, September 2006

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION - D. Eisma

1. DREDGING TECHNIQUES; ADAPTATIONS TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT - G. van Raalte

  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Types of dredging projects
  • 1.3 Criteria to judge the environmental effects of a dredger
  • 1.4 Phases of a dredging project
  • 1.5 The dredging equipment
  • 1.6 Recent developments in low-impact dredging equipment
  • 1.7 Transport and disposal equipment
  • 1.8 Placement techniques
  • 1.9 Mitigating measures
  • 1.10 Monitoring and control of the dredging process
  • 1.11 Concluding observations

2 ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION AND MONITORING OF THE FIXED LINKS ACROSS THE DANISH STRAITS - A. Jensen

  • 2.1 Background
  • 2.2 Environmental requirements
  • 2.3 Resulting impact and conclusion

3 DREDGING IN THE DUTCH & BELGIAN COASTAL WATERS AND THE NORTH SEA - W. Vlasblom

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Dredging activities
  • 3.3 Dredging equipment
  • 3.4 Environmental aspects when dredging

4 DREDGING IN UK COASTAL WATERS - N. Burt

  • 4.1 History
  • 4.2 Types of dredging in the UK
  • 4.3 Environmental issues
  • 4.4 Forward look

5 DREDGING IN SPANISH COASTAL WATERS - R. Vidal

  • 5.1 The Spanish coast
  • 5.2 Dredging in Spain
  • 5.3 Spanish legislation on dredging
  • 5.4 Three examples of environmental actions
  • 5.5 Barcelona port expansion project. Corrective measures along the coastline

6 DREDGING IN THE UNITED STATES - R. Randell

  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 US environmental laws and acts
  • 6.3 Jones act
  • 6.4 US dredging volumes and costs
  • 6.5 US dredging companies and equipment
  • 6.6 Contaminated sediments and capping in US ports and waterways
  • 6.7 Major US ports and waterways
  • 6.8 US options for placement of dredged material
  • 6.9 Modeling of dredging and dredged material disposal
  • 6.10 Dredging information, research and education

7 DREDGING IN HONG KONG - P. Whiteside

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Hong Kong’s natural marine environment
  • 7.3 Environmental regulatory framework
  • 7.4 Reasons for dredging in Hong Kong
  • 7.5 Sand dredging
  • 7.6 Mud dredging and disposal
  • 7.7 Future dredging in the Hong Kong area

8 SINGAPORE DREDGING - Weidong Sun

  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Dredging activities
  • 8.3 Dredging projects
  • 8.4 Impact of dredging on the environment
  • 8.5 Disputes with neighboring countries
  • 8.6 Future development

9 DREDGING IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT- P. Vellinga

  • 9.1 Abstract
  • 9.2 Introduction: environment as an issue
  • 9.3 Different cultural perspectives on the values of nature
  • 9.4 From perspectives to attitude: views on dealing with nature
  • 9.5 Views and public policies
  • 9.6 Globalisation, economic growth and the environment
  • 9.7 From "END-OF-PIPE" to systems innovation
  • 9.8 A Typical dredging example of the four stages of response
  • 9.9 Implications for the dredging sector
  • 9.10 Conclusion

About the Author

The Editor is retired professor in Marine Sedimentology (University of Utrecht & Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, The Netherlands) with a wide experience in coastal research. The Editor authored more than 200 research papers and seven books on fine grained sediments, intertidal areas, enviornmental questions, and coastal engineering.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General