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Maintenance Dredging Brochure

A strategic decision-making framework for maintence dredging developed by the Port of London Authority (PLA) in co-operation with the Thames Estuary Partnership resulted in publication by the PLA and Thames Estuary Partnership of a Maintenance Dredging Brochure.

The Brochure describes the regulatory framework for maintenance dredging within the Port of London, including preparation of the Maintenance Dredging Framework, and also the setting up of the 'Dredging Liaison Group' with other regulators, operators and key stakeholders plus guidance to berth owners and operators.

The development of the tidal Thames Dredging Spacial Information System  (DSIS) - a data management system for environmental information - is also included. 

The full Dredging Brochure can be downloaded from here (PDF file - 34.4mb).

Alternatively, the sections of the brochure are available as separate PDF files below. 

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The Thames Estuary (2,339 kb)
The Port of London Authority (758 kb) 
The Thames Estuary Partnership (2,884 kb)
The Dredging Liaison Group (10,479 kb)
Maintenance Dredging (11,697 kb)
Maintenance Dredging Decision Making Framework (8,339 kb)
Guidance to Berth Owners and Operators (19 kb)
Environmental Assessment (7,536 kb)
Information Exchange System (2,608kb)
Consultation and Participation in Decision Making (7,642 kb)
Data Collection, Monitoring and Research (6,527 kb)

Click here to see the PLA Media Release about the Brochure.