A CEDA - IADC Conference

Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure

Programme Day 1

19-20 November 2018. Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Presentations and highly interactive technical sessions encourage participants to engage with each other, enhancing knowledge exchange and transfer.
 
 9:30       REGISTRATION & OPENING OF NETWORKING AREA
Pick up your name card and conference documentation, and drink a coffee in the networking area.
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10:30  

CONFERENCE OPENING
Polite Laboyrie
CEDA President, Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board of
Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure, Witteveen+Bos, the Netherlands

 
10:40   WHAT IF? THE GRAND VISION OF SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
Filled with surprises, an activity will open the audience’s minds about sustaina­ble water infrastructure. A ‘Grand Vision’ will be created as designated individu­als give short pitches about an envisioned sustainable future. Participants will be encouraged to spread the wings of their imagination by answering a number of ‘Whaf if?’ questions. Visions will be selected by vote to expound upon them in small groups in the next session. This session is supported by Gijs van der Boomen, director of KuiperCompagnons.

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12:00  

LUNCH IN THE NETWORKING AREA

 
13:00   SHHH! TIME TO REFLECT
After the morning’s inspirational session, it is time for quiet reflection. In small groups, participants will discuss one of the selected visions with their peers. What are the possibilities for realising the vision in their own projects, the chal­lenges and ways to overcome these challenges? A selection of the discussed solutions will be shared in the reconvened plenary under the skillful guidance of Mike van der Vijver, Managing Partner of MindMeeting.

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14:00   TECHNICAL VISITS
Four field trips offer delegates a first-hand investigation of sustainable approaches realised within the region of Amsterdam. While registering, list two preferences from the following activities.

 
    IJBURG EXTENSION
Amsterdam is growing yet again with a new island emerging in the IJmeer lake. Situated adjacent to IJburg, the 82 hectare project - being realised by Boskalis with soft and hard bank protection - will host housing to relieve the city’s rapid population growth and will include a nature area of three hectares.

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MARKERMEERDIJK
Stretching from Amsterdam to Hoorn, dykes protect North Holland from flooding caused by the North Sea. Although stronger than initially thought, the infrastructure called the Markermeerdijk is being updated to ensure the region is protected from rising sea levels by 2021. Innovative strategies which are cheaper and stronger are being employed such as dykes on peat and vacuum consolidation among others.

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PLASTIC WHALE
Amsterdam’s rings of canals are renowned around the world. On a daily basis, the waterways host boats, tourists, residents and wildlife alongside an unwanted visitor: plastic. Help remove unwanted plastic and give birds, fish and locals alike a cleaner home. From a boat made from previously collected plastic, fish plastic from the city’s waterways while seeing the city’s beautiful sights.

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17:30   DRINKS AND DINNER IN NETWORKING AREA
Back at the Beurs van Berlage, mingle with fellow delegates while enjoying drinks and a buffet dinner.

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The organisers reserve the right to make adjustments to the schedule as necessary.

Last update: 12 November 2018