Mark Lee and Dr Jeremy Spearman, technical directors at HR Wallingford, will be speaking on 20 June at the official UK launch of CEDA-IADC’s Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure publication.
As book chapter authors, Mark and Jeremy will give presentations on monitoring and modelling respectively at the half-day launch event. Their co-authors and other dredging experts will also speak at the seminar, which will be held at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London.
Mark, who is on the book’s editorial board and is author of a chapter 8 on field data collection and monitoring, commented: ‘The book provides a completely new perspective on dredging: it is innovative, it draws together the latest thinking and best practice. It shows that dredging projects can really provide benefits to the environment, as well as meeting their functional objectives.
Jeremy is lead author of chapter 7 on models and tools. ‘My chapter explains the many roles of modelling within an infrastructure project and highlights the common pitfalls which befall the unwary modeller and project manager,’ he said. ‘It also highlights new and innovative modelling approaches which can, and are being used, to design schemes which work with, rather than against, nature.’
The launch event is being organised by CEDA and is free of charge and open to all. It is aimed at anyone working or studying in a related field and there will be networking opportunities.
The book is aimed at project owners, regulators, consultants, designers and contractors, and covers how to design, implement and manage a water infrastructure project with a dredging component so that there are triple wins for people, planet and profit.
For more informaiton, and to book your place at the event:
An interview with Mark about the book is in Dredging Today