15-16 November, 2016 | Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD

Dr Adam Cohen


Managing Director
Australasian Marine Associates


13:50 Panel Discussion: Reaching and maintaining environmental approval of dredging activities to ensure the longevity of ports

  • Communicating with your regulator to determine regulatory expectations and mitigate disputes
  • Addressing non-compliance quickly to prevent a reduction in approval
  • Staying up-to-date with policy changes to prevent incidental non-compliance

16:25 Table 3: Ensuring the scope of site investigation is adequate

  • How do you choose the appropriate methods for site investigation?
  • How to predict how thorough the investigation should be?
  • When does an investigation have enough data?

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

  • 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

09:50 Panel Discussion: Maintaining sound relationships with regulators to improve upper management confidence in dredging applications

  • 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

14:40 Panel Discussion: The future of dredging in Australia and the potential uses of dredge material

  • 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


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