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10th International SedNet Conference “Sediments on the move” with pre-conference sessions on 13 June 2017

 Preliminary Conference Programme of the 10th International SedNet Conference “Sediments on the move”  is now available from http://sednet.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Preliminary-programme-v.-27-March.pdf.

The conference programme is still under construction. Updated version(s) will be uploaded on the website in the coming months.

 The following Sessions (posters and presentations) are organised:

  • Sediments moving to land, and soil moving to water
  • Sediment Balance
  • Policy for sediment management
  • Using sediments as a resource – Sediments in a circular economy
  • Transboundary sediments
  • Innovative maintenance of river-delta-sea systems
  • Effects of remedial measures
  • Climate change; PIANC and SedNet Think Climate!
  • Sediment quality
  • Sediment quality criteria: derivation, implementation and enforcement
  • Disposal of sediments at sea

 The European projects Sediterra and Sedriport organise pre-conference sessions on 13 June 2017. Participation to these sessions is free for participants of the SedNet conference.

SEDITERRA – Guidelines for the treatment of dredged sediments consistent with a strategy and an assessment of the risks related to a land handling of sediments – provides for the capitalization of the knowledge gained from previous projects that have studied management models and treatment technologies applied to brackish and marine sediments, and the consequent experience gained by the French project partner to promote the reuse of treated dredged sediments in order to create a new supply chain in circular economy.

SEDRIPORT – Sediments, Dredging and Harbor risks – deals with problems common to the area of cooperation, arising from the emergency of the port silting: difficult to program ordinary and extraordinary dredging; incomplete and uncoordinated legislation; inconsistent regulations for the reuse of materials excavated from the port seabed;  obligation to the global remediation with unsustainable costs. 

Further Practical information on registration, prelimanry programme a.s.o. please go to http://sednet.org/events/sednet-conference-2017/

For enquiries: marjan.euser@deltares.nl