Mahan Rykiel Speaking at 2019 WEDA Eastern Chapter Meeting

WEDA Eastern Chapter Meeting:

Isaac Hametz, Principal & Research Director at Mahan Rykiel will be leading a panel discussion on the beneficial use of dredged material to support coastal resiliency and climate adaptation in the Chesapeake Bay at the 2019 WEDA Eastern Chapter meeting in Wilmington Delaware on 10/17/19.

Panelists include:

– Doug Myers, Maryland Senior Scientist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

– Jackie Specht, Coastal Science Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy

– Kristen Keene, Innovative Reuse Program Manager, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration

– Isaac Hametz, Principal & Research Director, Mahan Rykiel Associates

The moderator is Walt Dinicola from Anchor QEA . The full session abstract is below:

Beneficial use of dredged material requires careful coordination between dredging, transportation, treatment, and placement operations. It is a complex choreography that can be costly, time consuming, and challenging. In the Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay, state agencies, community groups, and private sector partners are working cooperatively to overcome these challenges and advance beneficial use of dredged material. This panel will present case studies highlighting the myriad ways these efforts are being planned and executed including proactive planning frameworks, design research partnerships, and community-based beneficial use initiatives that support innovative reuse in upland applications and in-water beneficial uses.


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