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EBC 8th Annual Ocean Resource Management Conference: Update on Dredging In New England – Disposal and Beneficial Reuse
June 26, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dredging is an important component of maintaining New England’s waterways. Management of dredged material can be a complex challenge from the perspective of making disposal decisions that make good engineering and economic sense while maintaining environmental responsibility.
Historically disposal of dredged material has occurred primarily at aquatic disposal sites or land-based disposal facilities. However, dredged material can have beneficial uses such as for beach nourishment, salt marsh restoration, dune restoration, or use as capping material for contaminated sediments. Although obstacles to beneficial reuse may exist, such as those associated with scheduling, transportation and technology, the imminent threats associated with shoreline erosion and future sea level rise, make a convincing argument to promote using dredged sediments for beneficial uses wherever possible.
This EBC program will discuss the current approaches for beneficial use and/or placement options for dredged material, in addition to updating attendees on the status of dredging and dredged material management in New England.
- Stephanie J.K. Wilson, Senior Project Scientist, ESS Group, Inc.
- Ken Chin, Wetlands & Waterways Program, MassDEP
- Ryan Davis, Principal Ecologist / Partner, Anchor QEA, LLC
- Thomas Fredette, Ph.D., Research Biologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Dan Goulet, Dredging Coordinator, Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council
- Rob Kraus, CEO, Genesis Water, Inc.
- Steven Wolf, Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Don Boye, Senior Project Manager, Apex Companies, Inc.
To view the available presentations from this program, please visit the Presentations section of the EBC website.