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19-22 September 13th International Symposium on River Sedimentation (ISRS 2016), Stuttgart, Germany.
Held triennially since 1980 under the auspices of the International Research & Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES), the symposium series provides an important forum for scientists, engineers and policy-makers to share information, exchange ideas and collaborate in the field of erosion and sedimentation processes.
Abstract submission is possible until September 1, 2015.
More info here.
30 Nov -
11 Dec
COP21 - Paris 2015 - United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Paris, France
More info here.
25-26 November Short course on rapid screening of aquatic organic pollution and toxicity using bioassays and biosensors,
in Barcelona, Spain, organized by the IDAEA-CSIC within the framework of the EU FP7 project GLOBAQUA.
The focus of the course is the development and application of biological techniques of analysis for the rapid detection of organic contaminants or their effects. In this course, special attention will be devoted to immuno-analytical techniques, miniaturized and re¬mote unmanned operating systems, as well as ecotoxicological approaches for effects evaluation of toxic mixtures.
Practical sessions will be organized to show relevant aspects of mentioned approaches.
Target groups:
- PhD and master students in chemistry and environmental sciences;
- Postdoc researchers in chemistry and environmental sciences.
More info here.
25-27 November 3rd Coastal and Maritime Mediterranean Conference (Conférence Méditerranéenne Côtière et Maritime), Ferrara, Italy.
On this occasion the conference is organized by:
• Pôle Mer Méditerranée with its partners: the Centre Français du Littoral association – CFL, the CEREMA-EMF and a number of French companies
• the University of Ferrara in partnership with Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca and Italian companies and other international sponsors.
This three-day Mediterranean Conference comprises two days of conference work including oral presentations and posters and one day dedicated to a technical visit of coastal works in the lagoon of Venice, the site of the Mose Project, one of the largest projects of surge flood gates in the world.
The deadline for paper title submission has been extended to 31 March 2015. Further details on submission are on the bilingual (English/French) conference website.
Final submission of the paper is expected for 20 June 2015.
9-11 November European River Symposium 'Rivers in Europe; Best Practices in River Basin Management', Vienna, Austria.
More info here.
21-24 October International Conference "EUROPE-INBO 2015" on the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. Organised by the International Network of Basin Organizations
in Thessaloniki, Greece.
More info here.
18-21 October 8th International Workshop on Contaminant Bioavailability, Nanjing, China.
More info here.
28 Sept -
1 October
DGT Conference 2015, San Sebastian, Spain.
This conference can be of interest for scientists dealing with sediment quality assessment as DGT (Diffusive Gradient in Thin Films) are widely used for this purpose.
More info here.
23-26 September 9th International SedNet Conference: Solving societal challenges: working with sediments, Kraków, Poland.
Hosted and co-organised by AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland.
Abstracts can be sumbitted until 15 January 2015.
More info here.
21-23 September 18th International Riversymposium ‘Healthy Rivers - Healthy Economies‘, Brisbane, Australia.
More info here.
17 September CEAMas – Civil Engineering Applications for Marine Sediments; Closing Event, Boulevard Poincaré 79, Brussels (BBRI offices).
cd2e and its partners are pleased to invite you to the closing event of the CEAMaS European Programme on the 17th of September 2015
CEAMaS is an Interreg IVB North-West Europe project to provide a transnational 360° vision on marine sediment reuse in civil engineering applications:
Technical, Social, Economic and Global environmental impact issues...
On the 17th of September, you will discover all the results and applications of this multi-partner and innovative project !
For further information and registration see attached document.
8-10 September IMETE Summer Course 2015 “Management and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments”, Ghent, Belgium.
More info here.
7-11 September PIANC-SMART Rivers Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Call for Abstracts is now open!
Conference Topics are:
- Information services and technology for inland waterway transport
- International and transboundary collaboration in inland waterway transport and river management
- Integration of inland waterway transport in the inter modal supply chain
- Inland waterway transport and the environment (including climate change)
- Inland ports and waterways
- Hydraulic structures
- Multi purpose use of river systems (e.g. transport, energy, etc.)
- Operational management & maintenance of waterways (e.g. dredging, aids to navigation, etc.)
- Case studies of big fluvial navigation systems
- Inland recreational navigation and waterfront areas
Abstract deadline is January 1, 2015.
All info about the conference can be found on www.pianc.org.
Or contact smartrivers2015@aadip.org.ar for any questions regarding PIANC-SMART Rivers 2015.
6-9 September ECSA 55 – Unbounded boundaries and shifting baselines: Estuaries and coastal seas in a rapidly changing world, London, UK. More info will soon be announced at www.estuarinecoastalconference.com
14-17 July 10th Iberian and 7th Iberoamerican Conference on Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, CICTA 2015, University of Tras-os-Montes e alto Douro, Portugal.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations to be submitted by 30 March 2015.
The scope of CICTA 2015 includes the following topics:
Aquatic Toxicology | Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology | Endocrine Disruption | Emerging Toxic Compounds (Pharmaceuticals, Agricultural contamination) | Biomarkers | Soil Pollution, Conservation and Restoration | Nanotoxicology | Aquaculture and Environment | Cell and Molecular Toxicology | Omics Analysis Methodologies | Microbial Ecotoxicology | Bioremediation | Environmental Chemistry Monitoring | Risk Assessment | Ecosystem Level Effects | Global Changes | Distribution Pollutants in Biosphere | Monitoring and modelling | Socio-economic-political aspects
More info at: www.cicta2015.pt
22-26 June IS.RIVERS - International conference Integrative Sciences and sustainable development of rivers, ZABR - Lyon, FRANCE, organised by GRAIE and ZABR
Call for papers is now open!
IS.Rivers is an international conference dedicated to research and practices on natural and human-impacted large rivers, in particular functioning, changes and processes, interface and interactions, management policies, engineering.
It aims to promote multidisciplinary approaches and to engage all stakeholders to stimulate European and international collaboration.
You are invited to submit a paper for IS.Rivers 2015, whether it is:
• A scientific approach
• A case study
A declaration of intent must be filled out before October 30, 2014 using the electronic form available here.
The final communication, can be sent from October 31, to December 1st, 2014.
Conference themes:
• Understanding aquatic and riparian ecosystems functioning and evolution
• Ecosystem services of large rivers
• Tools and methods to understand the complexity of socio-ecosystems and to build a framework for practices
• Environmental engineering and restoration
• Global changes
• Cities and rivers
Deadline for declaration of intent: October 30, 2014
Abstracts submission: from October 31 to December 1st, 2014
Notification of acceptance for oral or poster presentation: February 2015
Registration opening: March 2015
More info: www.isrivers.org
15-19 June River Restoration; Fluvial-Geomorphic & Ecological Tools, Provence, France
This five-day workshop emphasizes understanding geomorphic process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration projects and programs. The course is in English, but draws heavily on river restoration and management experiences in France and elsewhere in the EU, complemented by experiences in North America and elsewhere. Instruction includes lectures, field exercises, problem sets and workshops on approaches to planning and implementing process-based restoration.
This course will be a great chance to combine a love for river science with wonderful food, wine, and international connections. It will be held the week immediately prior to the IS.Rivers Conference.
More info: institutbeaumont.wordpress.com
9-12 June 13th International AquaConSoil Conference on sustainable use and management of soil, sediment and (ground)water resources, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Conference topics:
Dealing with Contamination: Assessment and monitoring • Risk assessment • Remediation • Management,
Functions of Soil and Groundwater: New subsurface activities • Competing claims • Win-win situations.
AquaConSoil is organized by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and Deltares. Local co-organizer of the event is a consortium consisting of Danish scientists, policy makers, planners and practitioners, headed by the ATV Foundation of Soil and Groundwater. More info here.
The Call for Abstracts is now open. Deadline for abstract submission is 30 November 2014.
See www.aquaconsoil.org and via our LinkedIn-group.
4-5 June Marine sand and gravel - finding common ground
EMSAGG 2015 Conference,
Delft, the Netherlands
Call for papers

European Marine Sand and Gravel Group (EMSAGG) welcomes the submission of abstracts from colleagues interested in presenting at the conference. The abstracts should be about 200 words and should reflect on topics including:
• marine spatial planning (e.g. monitoring, sea bed optimisation, marine strategy framework)
• new technologies and developments (e.g. detection of large boulders, geophysical techniques, detection and dealing with unexploded ordnance)
• towards sustainable sand and gravel extractions - challenges and opportunities (e.g. social and environmental impacts, the use of marine aggregates). More info here.
Click here for a template of the abstract.
8-13 March ContaSed - International scientific conference on Contaminated Sediments: Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology and Engineering, Switzerland.
ContaSed is co-organised by the Division of Chemistry and the Environment of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) and by Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.
The conference venue will be at Monte Verità the meeting platform of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich (ETH Zurich) near Ascona in Southern Switzerland: www.csf.ethz.ch
Deadline abstract submission is 31 October 2014.
Further information here or on: www.contased.org
12-15 January 8th International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments, New Orleans, Louisiana USA.
Conference sessions will be organized into five thematic tracks:
• Management and Policy
• Remedy Performance and Challenges
• Remediation Processes
• Characterization, Assessment, and Monitoring
• Sediment Processes and Modeling
The Sediments Conference series is organized and presented by Battelle as a forum for sharing experience and progress toward the goal of remediating, restoring and maintaining the environmental and economic viability of rivers, lakes, bays, and harbors. Each Conference addresses the challenges of combining basic research, new characterization and assessment methodologies, innovative engineering and good management practices to address the challenges of all stakeholders.
For more information, see www.battelle.org