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Healthy Port Futures: Research and Implementation of Passive Sediment Management Techniques

August 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Healthy Port Futures project is a research and implementation project that explores the potential role of passive and adaptive sediment management strategies for ports in the Great Lakes Basin.  The project views sediment as a resource, the material in which to build ecologically and socially-valuable landscapes, and sediment management as a process in which to design and create these landscapes.

Healthy Port Future stresses the use of natural systems in the sediment management process, typically replacing or augmenting one of its three phases—uplift, transport and/or placement—in order to improve the function, experience, and complexity of these places over time.

The presentation will walk through the process, methods, and initial outcomes of this project, looking specifically at one of the pilot projects underway in the state of Ohio. Presenters: Theresa Ruswick, Healthy Port Futures; Nathan Holliday, Anchor QEA.

The Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee hosts monthly Webinars in an effort to bring restoration practitioners from across the country together to present and discuss the innovations aimed at improving the quality of ecological restoration data. Presentations are approximately 45 minutes in length, followed by open discussion.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Great Lakes National Program Office established this Committee (including federal agencies, contractors, and ecological restoration practitioners) in June 2012 to share and develop quality practices that facilitate collection of reliable data for ecological restoration projects funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

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Contact: Lou Blume, USEPA Quality Manager
Email: [email protected]



August 29, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency