Dredging is an important component of maintaining New England’s waterways. Navigation channels provide needed access for vessels importing and exporting goods to our communities as well as bringing passengers to our shores or work an tourism. What are today’s challenges surrounding dredging and dredged material management? How are our navigation channels being maintained?
Increasingly, energy projects are being sited near or in these navigation channels. Can both uses coexist?
Historic industrial uses along our shoreline have, in some cases, left behind a legacy of contaminants that must be assessed and, if needed, removed to maintain the economic vitality and health of our water bodies. What is being done to manage this process?
Management of dredged material can be a complex challenge from the perspective of the competing uses of the waterways as well as balancing sustainability and the environmental management of dredging projects. What are the current methods for beneficial use and/or placement options for dredged material?
This EBC program will analyze and discuss these questions and update attendees on the status of dredging and dredged material management in New England.
Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.
Payson R. Whitney
Vice President, ESS Group, Inc.
- Harlan M. Doliner, Counsel, Head of Maritime Group, Verrill Dana LLP
- Edward G. O’Donnell, Chief, Navigation Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – New England District
- Millie Garcia-Serrano, Deputy Regional Director, MassDEP
- Eric Stern, Research Leader – Sediment Management, Battelle