Upcoming Webinar: Sustainable Sediment Management for Navigation Projects
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Sustainable Sediment Management for Navigation Projects
March 13, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET
Sponsored by ASCE Continuing Education and the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI).
- William H. McAnally, Ph.D., P.E., D. NE, F.ASCE
- Thomas J. Pokrefke, Jr, P.E., D.NE, M.ASCE
This webinar presents sustainable sediment management for navigation channels and ports. Navigation channels are the arteries through which economic prosperity flows, providing access to deep draft ships in coastal channels and shallow draft tows in inland waterways. In the U.S., 90 percent of import/export trade travels by ship and 26,000 miles of navigation channels serve thousands of ports and terminals from New York to Mobile to Seattle and as far inland as Lewiston, Idaho, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
Channels must be wide and deep enough to safely accommodate vessel traffic, yet not so large as to require excessive dredging or habitat modification. Maintenance dredging is a major cost item and significant environmental impediment, imposing limits on existing navigation projects and sometimes prohibiting new projects. Knowledge of sustainable sediment management measures other than dredging and disposal is an essential element of navigation and sustainable engineering practice.
This webinar is one in a series designed by the COPRI Waterways Committee - Navigation Engineering Task Committee. The series presents an overarching picture of Navigation Engineering practice and principles and is tied to a series of ASCE Manuals of Practice.
Sustainable sediment management includes treating, preventing, and adapting to sedimentation in ports and channels while minimizing energy expenditures and environmental effects. Seven strategies are defined to achieve highly effective and sustainable navigation projects.