PIANC Dredging 2015 Conference


[Sediment-shed of the Great Lakes Basin, from the Great Lakes Exhibition]

This presentation by Sean Burkholder and Rob Holmes at the Dredging 2015 Conference in Savannah, GA presented the DredgeFest idea and the initial results of efforts to bring together researchers, government, industry, students, and members of the public in order to raise awareness and literacy from a variety of perspectives of issues and possibilities related to dredging. One of the key insights is that rather than allowing dredging to remain the walled-off domain of usual suspects, very compelling ideas and approaches can be developed by considering dredging as a social, environmental, technical, and aesthetic problem simultaneously.