Integral Principals Bridgette DeShields and Reid Carscadden, P.E., will discuss beneficial reuse and remediation cost trends at the October 19–22 Dredging 2015 Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Gene Revelas, Senior Managing Scientist, will also attend the conference.
On October 20, Ms. DeShields will describe how materials from routine maintenance dredging can be a valuable resource and should be considered for beneficial uses, as recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She will also describe how different approaches towards development of ambient (background) levels are increasingly influencing the acceptability of reuse and in-water disposal. Ms. DeShields will address this dilemma as she evaluates the current approaches in California and Washington and presents alternative approaches to building a framework that takes ambient levels into consideration and can ultimately lead to successful beneficial reuse projects.
On October 21, Mr. Carscadden will examine the evolution of sediment remediation costs over the past two decades and explore lessons learned. He will present strategies to address critical uncertainties that should be considered during feasibility analyses, remedy selection, and project implementation.
Held every 3 years and featuring more than 200 presenters, Dredging 2015 is organized by PIANC USA and the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers.
The Integral conference presentations are scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, October 20
4:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sediment Management Strategies: Understanding the Role of Ambient Levels in Beneficial Reuse, Bridgette DeShields, Integral Consulting
Wednesday, October 21
10:50 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
The Real Cost of Sediment Remediation—An Examination of Critical Cost Considerations for Remedy Selection, Reid Carscadden, Integral Consulting