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Reflecting on Battelle’s Sediment Conference, New Orleans, February 2019

As with all conferences, taking it all in is impossible. Three highlights noted from the attended sessions and panels illustrated the advantages brought by:

  1. Collaborative execution from inception to closeout using alternative project delivery like progressive design-build;
  2. Digital workflows including augmented data visualization and real-time data acquisition, processing, and decision support; and
  3. Cross-disciplinary integration for better site conceptualization, risk reduction, and remedy progression that increases the certainty, efficacy, and value of outcomes.

This Battelle Sediment Conference fulfilled its promise to share the latest research findings and standards-of-practice in waterway investigation, remediation, and restoration. Now it’s for us to apply these learnings and create more practical innovations for the benefit of those we serve. #BattelleSediments19