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4-8 June 2018 3rd edition of the I.S.Rivers international conference on integrative sciences and sustainable development of rivers , Lyon, France. Call for papers is open now. You can send a “declaration of intent” until 15 October  2017, and an extended abstract until 20 November 2017.
See the conference website.
13-17 May 2018 28th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting in Rome. Call for abstracts is open until 29 November 2017. See for instance the sediments session: “Holistic Risk Assessment of Chemicals in Sediments and Soils Using Weight of Evidence Approaches” (chairs: Sebastian Höss, Ute Feiler, Susanne Heise, Lucie Bielská) under track 4. Ecological risk assessment and human health risk assessment of chemicals, mixtures and stressors and risk mitigation strategies.
29 November – 1 December 2017 4th Coastal and Maritime Mediterranean Conference, in Split Croatia.
The conference is organized by the French cluster Pôle Mer Méditerranée & Paralia (, the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries of Split, and the University of Zagreb.
More info see website.
29 November – 1 December 2017 Sustainable Ocean Summit 2017, Halifax, Canada.
The SOS will address: ocean industry projections and the future of the ocean economy, climate change adaptation, ocean acidification, sustainable fishing and aquaculture, energy from the ocean, marine pollution, marine biodiversity, ecosystem management, increasing ocean knowledge.
SOS 2017 Abstract Deadline: 1 September 2017
Further info on
9-10 November 2017 The GLOBAQUA project organises a workshop entitled “A Reconnaissance of Trace Organic Compounds and Metals in GLOBAQUA River Basins: Effects on ecosystems and risk assessment”, Barcelona, Spain.

The workshop will compile the data obtained from the chemical analysis performed in the samples from the GLOBAQUA basins. Several priority and emerging pollutants, as well as nanomaterials, have been analysed in Adige, Evrotas and Sava in order to identify relevant multi-stress situations across these basins of study.
Deadline for abstract submission is 15th September 2017, while deadline for registration is 9th October 2017.
For more information on the event and to register, click here.   For more information about GLOBAQUA visit

23-25 October 2017 International Summit “Water and Climate: Meeting of the Great Rivers of the World”, Rome, Italy.
The international summit is organized under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and of the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers, and in partnership with the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO, Secretariat of the Global Alliances for Water and Climate – GAfWaC) and Aquamadre.
The event is designed as a milestone in the preparation of COP23 (Bonn, 6-17 November 2017) and of the World Water Forum (Brasilia, 18-23 March 2018). It will promote further integration of water as one of the top priority issues of international negotiations on climate change and it will call on donors and project holders to take action for the financing of projects intended to improve knowledge, governance and public participation for water and adaptation to climate change. The focus will be on addressing the impacts of climate change on water resources, and their dramatic consequences (floods, drought, degradation of ecosystems, etc.).
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13 October 2017 Weg van sediment / (a)Way of Sediment. A one-day event organised by CIW Waterforum in Brussels. Language used will be Dutch most of the day, but presenters will be asked to provide sheets in English. Keynote speaker Peter Heininger of the German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG) will give a presentation (in English) about the sediment management concept that has been developed for the Elbe river.
More info on the event-webpage.
11-13 October 2017 IMEKO TC19 Workshop on Metrology for the sea “Learning to measure sea health parameters”, Naples, Italy.

MetroSea aims to bring together all professionals/researchers and scholars who work in the development of measuring methods and instruments for the marine area by comparing them with the “measure of data” and everything that is connected to data.
During the workshop a special session will be organized about “Acquisition, processing and interpretation of marine geology data” for which you are invited to submit an abstract on:
More general information on:

20-23 September 2017 15th “EUROPE-INBO 2017” International Conference for the implementation of the European Water Directives, Dublin, Ireland.
See for more info the website.
19 September 2017 SEDITERRA kick-off meeting, Toulon, France.
You can register on the website.
18-20 September 2017 20th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference, Brisbane, Australia.
The Call for Abstracts is open until 13 April 2017 – see website.
3-6 July 2017 Sample Preparation Summer Course, Chania, Crete, Greece.
This 4-day theoretical/practical event covers all aspects of traditional and modern sample preparation procedures with a special focus on solid- and liquid-phase (micro)extraction. All course lectures will be followed by hands-on experiments. Organised by the Technical University of Crete. For more details on the course please visit the website.
26-30 June 2017 AquaConSoil Conference, Lyon, France.
More info at the conference website. Early Bird registration until 15 March 2017. After this date the registration fee will be higher.
14-17 June 2017 10th International SedNet Conference “Sediments on the move”, Genoa, Italy.
Co-organised and hosted by the University of Genoa/DISTAV and the Port of Genoa.
Call for Abstracts will be published end of September 2016.
Note: free pre-conference sessions on European projects on 13 June 2017.
21-26 May 2017 14th International Symposium on the Interactions between Sediments and Water, Taormina, Italy, organized by the International Association for Sediment Water Science (IASWS).
Deadline for abstract submission is 15 August 2016. Full details are available on the conference website.
Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Soils and Sediments.
7-11 May 2017 SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, Brussels, Belgium.
Event of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Info on SETAC Europe 2017.
20-21 April 2017 Sediment management – a conflict between economy and ecology? South Tyrol/Italy.
Program in German: programm_sedimentmanagement_de / Program in Italian: programma_interrimento_serbatoi_it.
27-28 March 2017 Navigating a Changing Climate, Brussels, Belgium.
An international conference exploring the implications of climate change for waterborne transport infrastructure.
See pre-announcement on Newsletter Think Climate
16 March 2017 Barrages in rivers, Limoges, France.
A thematic day – in FRENCH language – about the influence of barrages on sediments in rivers. Venue: University of Limoges in France.
See flyer Barrages in rivers.
Registration soon possible via
26-28 February 2017 International Conference on Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology (SPG 2017), Sanya, China. Call for speakers is open now.
9-12 January 2017 Battelle – Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Deadline for abstract submission is 30 June 2016.
More information at the conference website.