Sediment management projects are a critical public works need for the protection of coastal communities and economies. However, disconnects between the parties involved with independent projects can sometimes result in lost opportunities. Sand dredged from an inlet may be ideal for a nearby beach restoration project, but without appropriate coordination and authorizations, the material may instead be dumped at sea. Regional approaches to the management of sediments and the beneficial reuse of sediments can lower costs, allow natural processes to resolve coastal problems and improve the environment.
The Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute (UCI) and Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) will host a webinar on May 30 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. to discuss how federal and state agencies can work together to ensure the best use of the Mid-Atlantic’s limited offshore and nearshore sand resources. The webinar will focus on agency roles and responsibilities, best practices, and opportunities and impediments to beneficial reuse of sand and sediment in the region.
The session will be moderated by UCI Associate Director Thomas Herrington and include these presenters:
Monica Chasten, Operations Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Bill Dixon, Manager, Bureau of Coastal Engineering, NJDEP
Bill Hanson, Vice President of Government Relations and U.S. Business Development, Great Lakes Dock and Dredge
The webinar is free and open to the public. For planning purposes, please RSVP to Karl Vilacoba at kvil…@monmouth.edu.
Webinar link: https://monmouth.adobeconnect.com/sand_management/
Audio: Provided through computer
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