The author, Gerard Poptie, has worked as a teacher for more than 30 years at the HTS in Dordrecht and at the Hogeschool Rotterdam. From 2000, he has been actively involved both at home and abroad in the manufacture and giving of training courses for dredging staff.
For centuries dredging has taken place in the Netherlands, for land reclamation purposes or the construction of dikes, ports and waterways.
Dredging has since grown into an innovative, dynamic industry that offers work to thousands of people around the world. Het baggerproces, from soil to work, describes the many aspects associated with dredging: methods of earthmoving, the site, interaction with soil behavior and the most important dredging equipment.
The book covers both theory and daily practice, supported by many examples of work that has taken place. This makes the book suitable for education in hydraulic engineering, but also for the crew on board dredgers and the management at the sites.