SedNet conference 2021


Maria Barciela Rial

HAN University of Applied Sciences, NL

Researcher Building with Nature and Beneficial Reuse of Sediment


Civil Engineer, MSc Hydraulic engineering, PhD on consolidation and drying of dredged sediment (Marker Wadden project- TU Delft, NL) My work focuses on: -Building with Nature (aka nature-based solutions), namely beneficial reuse of dredged sediment, paying attention to the effect of sediment composition on the mechanical properties and the interactions between physical, chemical and ecological aspects. The results provide engineering tools for Building with Mud projects and reuse of dredged sediments. -Consolidation and drying of dredged sediment for new land formation -Circular economy of sediments and soil -Sustainable and integral river management, focusing on system-based design and sediment management -Asset management of dikes