Proceedings of the Third Specialty Conference on Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal, held in Orlando, Florida, May 5-8, 2002. Sponsored by the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE.
This collection contains 145 papers sharing new ideas and real-world experiences in dredging and the dredged material process. The papers emphasize the economic impacts of dredging and offer economic viewpoints on the increasing costs of dredged material disposal; the necessity for deepening projects to maintain port viability; and the benefit and cost considerations of dredging as a large-scale environmental remediation tool.
Topics include: congressional legislation and regulatory programs; impacts and costs of dredging policies and regulations; innovative management and techniques; environmental dredging project plans; DMMP (dredged material management plan) and pilot studies; modeling and simulation of dredging operations; specialty dredging equipment; trends in dredging equipment and instrumentation; prediction of dredging equipment behavior; alternative dredging methods; sediment characterization; monitoring for dredging projects; treatment of contaminated sediments; contaminated material in Europe; DMS (diagnostic modeling system); material disposal testing; confined aquatic disposal; CDF (confined disposal facilities); water quality impacts; geotechnical aspects; beneficial uses of dredged material; impacts from dispersion of disposed material; effectiveness of dredging as a remediation tool; economic aspects of dredging and capping remediation sites; dredging for navigation; dredged material disposal; dredging as a tool for port expansion; and case studies for special dredging projects.