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Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

Event organised by Central Dredging Association

27 September - 28 September 2022
08:30 - 17:30 BST (GMT+1)
HR Wallingford
Howbery Park Wallingford
Oxfordshire, OX10 8BA
United Kingdom
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Following on from the success of the previous online courses Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure, the Central Dredging Association (CEDA) and the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) have decided to organise the 1st onsite course on 27 & 28 September 2022 in Oxfordshire (UK). During the course, participants learn how to achieve dredging projects that fulfil primary functional requirements while adding value to the natural and socio-economic systems by acquiring an understanding of these systems in the context of dredging as well as stakeholder engagement throughout a project’s development.

For Whom

Are you a professional involved in dredging related activities for water infrastructure development and working in government, port authorities, consultancy firms, dredging companies, NGOs, suppliers or ship-builders? Is your ambition to achieve sustainable and resilient water infrastructure or dredging projects that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes” then do not miss the opportunity to join this course. Whether you are an ecologist, engineer, scientist, regulator or financier, valuable knowledge that can be put into practice right away awaits every participant.

Learning Objectives

During the course, you will learn how to implement the sustainability principles into dredging project practice, through answers to the following questions

  • What is the role of dredging in the global drive towards more sustainable development?
  • How can water infrastructure be designed and implemented in a more sustainable and resilient way while aligning with the natural and socio-economic systems?
  • How can the potential positive effects of infrastructure development be assessed and stimulated as well as compared with potential negative effects?
  • What equipment and which sediment management options are available today?
  • A brief introduction to the question “What knowledge and tools are available to make sound choices and control the project?”

Additional information on pricing, special students rate eligibility, and course review can be found on the CEDA course page.


HR Wallingford
Howbery Park Wallingford
OX10 8BA


Day 1: Tuesday 27 September: 09:00 - 17:30 hrs GMT

  • Welcome – Course Introduction
  • Chapter 1/2: Integrating dredging in sustainable development
  • Chapter 3: Sustainability in project initiation, planning and design
  • Workshop 1 on Stakeholder Meeting


  • Chapter 4: Assessment and management of project sustainability
  • Workshop 2 on Adaptive Management Plans

Evening programme: participants dinner

Day 2: Wednesday 28 September 08:30 - 17:30 hrs GMT

  • Chapter 5: Equipment and methods: assessing and managing effects
  • Chapter 6: Equipment and methods: Dredged material management to enhance project sustainability
  • Workshop 3 on Dredging & Reclamation Plan


  • Chapter 6: Dredged material management to enhance project sustainability - continued
  • Chapter 7/8: Effective modelling and practical monitoring for DfSI (short)
  • Workshop 4 on Monitoring Plan

Certificates (end: 5pm)

Closing drinks (end: 5:30pm)


Erik Van Eekelen

Erik Van Eekelen

Van Oord

manager environmental engineering department

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Erik Van Eekelen

Erik studied at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he graduated as MSc (2007) on the subject of dynamic behaviour of dredging plumes of TSHDs. He then joined the environmental engineering department of Van Oord, working worldwide on the full range of environmental aspects of their projects, such as Eco-Design/BwN, stakeholder engagement, protection of marine fauna and turbidity monitoring and management. Currently he is the Manager of that department. For Van Oord he has been part of the Management Team of the EcoShape consortium that develops knowledge via pilots and research on the topic of Building with Nature and for which he was editor of the book: ‘Building with Nature: Creating, implementing and upscaling Nature-based Solutions’.

Mark Lee

Mark Lee

HR Wallingford

technical director

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Mark Lee

Mark is Technical Director of HR Wallingford’s Ships and Dredging department. His specialisation is in monitoring and survey relating to Dredging, having previously been the manager of the Oceanography Department of a marine survey company, working internationally. Mark has published widely on the topic of monitoring and survey and is an author and editor of the CEDA - IADC guidebook Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure. Professional Institution work Mark has contributed to includes the writing of industry standards, guides and classifications via contributions to Working Groups for BSI, CEDA and PIANC. Mark is a regular lecturer on HR Wallingford’s Dredging Management Course and is the Course Convener, he has also lectured for CEDA and at the UK’s National Oceanography Centre. Mark is an active member of the CEDA Board.

Thomas Vijverberg

Thomas Vijverberg


deputy manager hydronamic engineering department

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Thomas Vijverberg

Thomas Vijverberg is currently working as deputy manager at Hydronamic (Boskalis engineering department). He is responsible for the Environmental, Morphology and Metocean Data group. He started working for Boskalis in 2016. He has a background in Civil Engineering (specialization coastal engineering / morphology (fine sediments)), from Delft University of Technology. After his graduation as MSc. in 2008 he worked for Royal HaskoningDHV as a consultant rivers, delta’s and coasts from 2008 – 2016. Thomas is also member of the CEDA and PIANC workgroups about Beneficial Use of Sediments.

For more information please contact:

Shelly-Ann Russell