Monday, 23 June 2014

Broads Authority Chief Executive chairs European sediment conference

Broads Authority Chief Executive Dr John Packman chaired a European conference to finalise the landmark Prisma project.

Prisma - Promoting Integrated Sediment Management - brought together the Broads Authority and three other European partners to improve dredging techniques, find innovative ways of treating dredged sediment and improve and promote its reuse.

It has resulted in awards for the Broads Authority's innovative work to use dredged sediment to restore lost reedbeds at Duck Broad and Salhouse Spit, benefiting multiple users.
Dr John Packman (far left) chairs the Prisma conference with Trudi Wakelin, Director of Operations sitting left

The Authority received 800,000 Euros from the Interreg 2 Seas Programme to work with waterway infrastructure manager Waterwegen en Zeekanaal in Belgium, the Dutch water board Hoogheemraadschap voor Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard and the French research association Armines.

The final conference took place on Wednesday 18 June in Antwerp, Belgium. 

For more information on the project visit the Prisma page on the Broads Authority website.

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