Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 16 November 2016

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM Registration and Welcome Coffee



09:00 AM - 09:10 AM Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

Adam Cohen, Managing Director, Australasian Marine Associates


Adam Cohen

Managing Director
Australasian Marine Associates

09:10 AM - 09:50 AM Reviewing evidence at the Great Barrier Reef: Dredging material and its impact on the environment

Adam Cohen, Managing Director, Australasian Marine Associates
  • Outlining the process of water and sediment quality assessment
  • Examining the effects of dredging material in off-shore disposal sites
  • Reviewing the guidelines and frameworks for assessing environmental impact

Adam Cohen

Managing Director
Australasian Marine Associates
  • Exploring strategies for building a relationship between regulators and management before disputes arise
  • Establishing constructive mediation between project management and regulators early in the project
  • Keeping channels of communication open during the assessment of dredging projects

Adam Cohen

Managing Director
Australasian Marine Associates

Neil Tripodi

Principal Scientist, Water Assessment and Systems
Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (QLD)

Dilip Abraham

Harbour Master
Victorian Regional Channels Authority

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Tea and Networking



11:00 AM - 11:40 PM Dredging of Acid Sulphate Soil (ASS) sediments and associated dredge material management: Assessment frameworks and ASS Management Plans

Stuart Simpson, Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • Reviewing the occurrence, risks, liabilities and policies surrounding dredge material management
  • Overviewing the characterisation of sediments and the risk assessments they require
  • Assessing the characterisation of disposal sites and their monitoring

Stuart Simpson

Senior Principal Research Scientist
CSIRO

11:40 PM - 12:20 PM From dredging spoil to dredging material: Educating communities to reduce public misconceptions

Gildas Colleter, Principal Coastal Engineer, City of Gold Coast
  • Resolving any technical or environmental misapprehensions stakeholders may have about dredging
  • How to identify and prioritise key misconceptions to resolve potentially misguided disputes during the approval process for a dredging project
  • Creating a platform to discuss beneficial uses of dredging and reclamation

Gildas Colleter

Principal Coastal Engineer
City of Gold Coast

Case Study

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM Reviewing the dredging and reclamation of Wiggins Island Coal Terminal

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Discussing the method of reclamation over tidal flats
Outlining the beneficial re-use of dredged material
Exploring the future for disposal and dredged materials in Queensland

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Networking Lunch



2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Managing the commercial risks of dredging to improve lead time and reduce lost costs

Carsten Varming, Director Ports & Marine Terminals Australia Asia, Hatch
  • Conducting thorough site investigation by investing enough capital in the initial procedures
  • Understanding contractual obligations between vendor and customer
  • How to follow-through after non-compliance in order to prevent repeat incidents occurring

Carsten Varming

Director Ports & Marine Terminals Australia Asia
Hatch
  • The need for dredging and dredge material for flood management using dykes, break walls and embankments
  • The installation of off-shore wind-farms using dredge technology
  • Examining the types of future regulation that will govern capital, maintenance dredging and disposal options
  • The potential use of dredging activity for environmental enhancement e.g. intertidal areas and sea grass meadows

Adam Cohen

Managing Director
Australasian Marine Associates

Ben King

Company Director
CQG Consulting

Neil Tripodi

Principal Scientist, Water Assessment and Systems
Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (QLD)

Kerynne Birch

Manager, Coastal and Marine Assessments
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (QLD)

3:10 PM - 3:20 PM Afternoon Tea and Networking

3:20 PM - 11:59 PM Main Conference Close