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Dredging Benefits and Management: Bridgette DeShields to Present at CMANC Winter Meeting

Bridgette DeShieldsIntegral Principal Bridgette DeShields will present “Challenges for Dredging at Contaminated Sites in SF Bay” at the California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference (CMANC) Annual Winter Meeting. Held in San Pedro, California, on January 17–19, 2018, this year’s meeting will feature regulatory and program updates and a variety of topics related to marine and waterfront management.

Sediment contamination poses challenges to managing active harbors. In her presentation, Ms. DeShields will discuss these challenges, both technical and permitting, related to dredging and sediment management at active harbors that are also contaminated sites, issues specific to San Francisco Bay, the use of dredged material for capping, and considerations for cap design.

Ms. DeShields has more than 30 years of experience in regulatory strategy, site investigation and remediation, sediment and water quality management, and environmental toxicology. She has designed and participated in numerous dredging management programs and has extensive experience navigating California regulatory and permitting programs.

CMANC is an association promoting the maintenance and improvement of California harbors, ports, and navigation projects. Members of CMANC work to garner support from federal and state government for California maritime interests.  Learn more about CMANC.

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