American Society of Civil Engineers

Dredging ’02: Key Technologies for Global Prosperity

by Stephen Garbaciak, Jr., (editor)
Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0680-9 / 0-7844-0680-4 (CD-Rom)/(DVD), 2003, 1817 pp., (doi:     (Barcode: RMI MK31523)

Conference information: Third Specialty Conference on Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal; May 5-8, 2002, Orlando, Florida, United States

ASCE sponsor: Coast, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings - CD-ROM
Abstract: 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.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Environmental issues