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SedNet Conference 2013

8th International SedNet conference, 6-9 November 2013, Lisbon, Portugal

Innovative Sediment Management:
How to do more with less

Presentations (in pdf format)

6 November
Opening
Opening and welcome
by Marc Eisma, Port of Rotterdam Authority / Chairman SedNet

Sediment management: a Portuguese perspective
Chairman: Marc Eisma, Port of Rotterdam Authority / Chairman SedNet
Sediment management in the context of water policies
António Gonçalves-Henriques, LNEC, Portugal
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Sediment research in estuaries and the coastal zone
Luís Portela, LNEC, Portugal
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Dredging and sediment management in the Port of Lisbon
Paula Sengo, Port of Lisbon Authority, Portugal
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Sediments and ecosystems (and their services)
Chairman: Jos Brils, Deltares, the Netherlands
Salt marshes retention capacity for carbon and nitrogen at Ria de Aveiro lagoon (Portugal)
Ana Sousa, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Side structures along the Elbe river
Susanne Heise, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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Sustainable sediment management in a “rigid” river basin, a port’s perspective
Eric de Deckere, Port of Antwerp, Belgium
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Use of the ecosystem service approach for integrated estuarine management
Kirsten Wolfstein, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
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What can ecosystem services do for you? From assessments to decisions
Sabine Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions, UK
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Integrated sediment management
Chairman: Richard Eertman, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Netherlands
Thoughts on sediment management
Axel Netzband, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
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A conceptual model for advancing urban sediment management: allocating limited finances to deliver a sustainable outcome
Eric Stern, Battelle, USA
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Usefulness and necessity of asset management and structural cooperation in sediment management (zip-file: save, unpack and double-click prezi.exe for Windows of prezi.app for Apple)
Guido Ritskes, Durable Blue, the Netherlands
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Sustainability strategies for habitat restoration and sediment management in the face of global climate change
Richard Wenning, ENVIRON, USA
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Remediation as a contribution for a sustainable sediment management in the river Rhine
Vera Breitung, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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Sediment management in the Dutch Rhine: an integrated approach for navigation, safety against flooding and ecology
Pol Hakstege, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Netherlands
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An example of researchers-stakeholders collaboration: the Observation network of the Loire river basin sediments (“Réseau O.S.L.A.”, France)
Lauren Valverde, University of Tours, France
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Sustainable dredged material management (part 1)
Chairman: Axel Netzband, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
A ‘Decision Framework for Assessing Options for the Disposal and Treatment of Contaminated Dredged Material’ in England and Wales
Chris Vivian, Cefas, UK
(presented by Sabine Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions, UK)
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Achieving more with less. Lessons learned by the Oslo harbour case study, Norway
Arne Pettersen, NGI, Norway
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Summary of the Phase I Removal Action in the Lower Passaic River
Philip Spadaro, The Intelligence Group, USA
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Sustainable disposal of dredged material? An analysis of the Belgian situation
Gert Van Hoey, ILVO, Belgium
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Risk assessment & management of polluted sediments in areas with a nautical necessity – A case study from the Port of Antwerp, Belgium
Agnes Heylen, Port of Antwerp, and Toon Moeskops, Ecorem, Belgium
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SETARMS Project: Sustainable Environmental Treatment And Reuse of Marine Sediment
Nathalie Dumay, APLM, France
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Sustainable dredged material management (part 2)
Chairman: Andrea Barbanti, ISMAR-CNR/RITMARE, Italy
Novel scenarios for sustainable waterway sediments management deduced from a decision-support tool
Bruno Lemière, BRGM, France
Abstract
Succesful approach to ‘Keep the sediment navigable’ in Port of Delfzijl
Jannes Kamphuis, Groningen Seaports, the Netherlands
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VAMORAS – Valorization of mechanically dewatered dredged sediments
Liesbeth Horckmans, VITO, Belgium
Abstract
Re-thinking cohesive sediment dredging management; a combination of fundamental and pragmatic research
Renaat De Sutter, Antea Group, Belgium
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A new multidisciplinary approach to dredged sediment management: Venice industrial channels and other tests
Roberta Salvetti, 3V Green Eagle S.p.A., Italy
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A check on the efficiency of an air bubble screen through the use of an artificial tracer: a test in the Port of Genoa (Italy)
Marco Capello, University of Genoa, Italy
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In situ sediment immobilization treatment: from demonstration to full-scale implementation
Rebecca Gardner, Anchor QEA, USA
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7 November
Plenary session with keynote presentations
Chair: Christophe Mouvet, BRGM, France / Vice-Chairman SedNet
The EU Blueprint for water; implications for sediment management
Claire McCamphill, DG Environment
The Common Forum on Contaminated Land in Europe: from national policy setting to RTD needs identification
Dominique Darmendrail, Common Forum on Contaminated Land in Europe
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Towards practicle guidance for sustainable sediment management using the Sava River as a showcase
Damir Bekić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
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Sediment quality issues
Chairperson: Susanne Heise, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
The combination of chemical contamination, toxicity and in situ sediment structure is responsible for the low biodiversity of Lake Rummelsburg (Berlin)
Georg Reifferscheid, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
Abstract
Development of an experimental method for the assessment of contaminated natural sediment
Catrina Cofalla, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
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Nematode-related criteria for sediment quality assessment
Marvin Brinke, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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A sensitive integrated approach to assess sediment quality: application to a low contamination case study (Minho River)
Joana Raimundo, IPMA, Portugal
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Spatially-explicit bioaccumulation modeling to support human health and ecological risk assessments in a decision analytic context
Katherine von Stackelberg, E Risk Sciences, LLP, USA
(presented by Sabine Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions, UK)
Abstract
Sediment characterization of the Augusta harbour (Sicily, Italy): modern benthic foraminifera in relation to grain-size and sediment geochemistry
Elena Romano, ISPRA, Italy
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Assessment of sediment contamination in an impacted estuary: differential effects and adaptations of sentinel organisms and implications for biomonitoring
Pedro Costa, IMAR, Portugal
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ECSA Special Session: Changing hydrodynamics of estuaries and tidal river systems
Chairperson: Kate Spencer, ECSA
Impact of natural and antropogenic changes on hydro- and sediment dynamics in tidal estuaries
Henk Schuttelaars, TU Delft, the Netherlands
Abstract
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New shallow water area in Hamburg in the frame of the Tidal Elbe Concept
Manfred Meine, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
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Tracking the turbidity maximum zone in the Gironde estuary (SW France) based on continuous monitoring and radionuclides
Sabine Schmidt, CNRS, France
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How the tides changed in the Schelde-estuary under influence of natural changes and human interference
Yves Plancke, Flanders Hydraulics, Belgium
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The management of sediments near infrastructures founded on mobile beds
João Rocha, LNEC, Portugal
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Changing hydrodynamics and its impact on contaminant remobilisation from estuarine sediments
Andrew Turner, University of Plymouth, UK
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Coastal, geomorphology and ecohydrology
Andy Plater, University of Liverpool, UK
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Special Session: Mechanics of sediment transport
Organisers: Mário J. Franca, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland and
Rui M.L. Ferreira, CEHIDRO, Instituto Superior Técnico – TULisbon, Portugal
Spatial-scale considerations when evaluating sediment transport model performance
Carl Kirk Ziegler, Anchor QEA, USA
Abstract
Advancements in assessment of contaminated sediment remobilization risks in unnavigable watercourses in Flanders, Belgium
Thomas Van Hoestenberghe, Antea Group, Belgium
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A natural-scale analysis of Estuarine Cohesive Sediments: the EsCoSed Project
Matteo Postacchini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
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An hydraulic monitoring system on a bridge over river Po
Francesco Ballio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
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Mathematical modelling of transport of coal stockpiles by tsunami at Sines port
Daniel Conde, CEHIDRO, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Abstract
Long-wave-induced flows of stratified cohesive sediments
Yong Sung Park, University of Dundee, UK
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Modelling and numerical aspects of fluid-saturated granular materials: application to shear flows
Christos Varsakelis, IMMC, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
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Sediment suspension events and structures at the transition between flow acceleration and stabilization
Fereshteh Bagherimiyab, University of Waterloo, Canada
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Sediment feeding effects on the bed morphology in channel confluences
Sebastián Guillén, CEHIDRO, Portugal / LCH, Switzerland
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Sediment transport within submerged model canopies under oscillatory flow
Marianna Soler, University of Girona, Spain
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The role played by the feed texture on the bed adjustments in sediment feed experiments
Carles Ferrer-Boix, The University of British Columbia, Canada
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Special Session: Relationships between sediment and biota in transitional water ecosystems and harbours
Organisers: Monia Renzi, Alberto Basset, Maurizio Pinna University of Salento, Italy
Sediment quality assessment vs analysis of impacts on biota: state of the art in Italy concerning sediment dredging
Monia Renzi, University of Salento, Italy
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Linking water column perturbations to soft-bottom biological element descriptors: the response of macroinvertebrates
Maurizio Pinna, University of Salento, Italy
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Does seagrass stimulate the bioavailability of mercury in contaminated sediments in a brackish fjord in Norway?
Marianne Olsen, Telemark University College, Norway
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Working Group: Strengthening the connection between science and policy for improved sediment management
Organisers: Adriaan Slob, TNO, the Netherlands and Jos Brils, Deltares, the Netherlands
The Green Week
Jos Brils, Deltares, the Netherlands
SPI Sediment Management
Adriaan Slob, TNO, the Netherlands

8 November
Sediment quality and quantity issues
Chairman: Eric de Deckere, Port of Antwerp, Belgium
The geochemistry of sediments at the catchment scale
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Multi isotope characterization (Pb-Zn-Cd-Hg) of the suspended sediments from the Loire River Basin

Philippe Négrel, BRGM, France
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Occurrence and mobility of metals in sediments from mountainous catchments: a case study in the River Douro basin (Northen Portugal)
Anabela Reis, University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro / University of Coimbra, Portugal
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Modelling sediment supply towards, and sedimentation processes in unnavigable watercourses in Flanders, Belgium
Thomas Van Hoestenberghe, Antea Group, Belgium
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Sediment quality management in the Netherlands: measures and prevention
Marieke Prins, Rijkswaterstaat Centre for Water, Traffic & Environment, the Netherlands
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Assessment of ecosystem services in dredging and marine construction works
Cor Schipper, Deltares, the Netherlands
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Interaction between fluvial, estuarine and coastal sediment
Chairman: Carlos Vale, IPIMAR, Portugal
Model supported monitoring of SPM in the Dutch coastal zone
Katherine Cronin, Deltares, the Netherlands
Abstract
Influence of internal versus diffuse sources on nutrients and trace elements in water: the case study of a eutrophic coastal lagoon
Patricia Pereira, IPMA, Portugal
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Sediment and biota monitoring of an offshore dredged-material disposal site in the German Bight – Assessment by means of the OSPAR-criteria
Uwe Hentschke, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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ARCH: Management of multiple pressures on estuaries and lagoons in a changing climate
Chairman: Gijs Breedveld, NGI, Norway
Ecosystem service in transitional and marine waters
Francesca Somma, European Commission, DG JRC – Water Resources Unit
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ARCH: Architecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons
Amy Oen, NGI, Norway
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From four “hotspot” lagoons to pan-European lagoons management: Lessons learnt so far from the FP7 LAGOONS project
Ana Isabel Lillebø, University of Aveiro, Portugal
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Evolutionary resilience and adaptation to climate change in European coastal regions
Elizabeth Brooks, Newcastle University, UK
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The relevance of sediments in eutrophic systems: a comparison of two European coastal lagoons (Óbidos and Lesina)
Carlos Vale, IPMA, Portugal
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Ecosystem services of sediments in marine spatial planning
Ilona Kamińska, University of Gdansk, Poland and
Jacek Zaucha, University of Gdansk and Maritime Institute in Gdansk, Poland
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Sea meets Land
Ingela Isaksson, County Administrative Board, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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Stakeholder communication on sediment issues – a waste of time? Experiences from the Elbe Estuary
Ivonne Stresius, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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Multiple pressures on the Götariver, Sweden, management by stakeholder involvement
Marie Haeger-Eugensson, IVL, Sweden
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How to proceed with sediment research and management?
Chairman: Marc Eisma, Port of Rotterdam Authority / chair SedNet
Wrap-up of conference sessions
by session chairpersons
Wrap up Portuguese Session
Luis Portela, LNEC, Portugal
Sediments and ecosystems (and their services)
Jos Brils, Deltares, the Netherlands
Wrap up Sustainable Dredged Material management
Axel Netzband, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany and Andrea Barbanti, ISMAR-CNR/RITMARE, Italy
Wrap up Integrated Sediment Management
Richard Eertman, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Netherlands
Wrap up Key note session 7 November
Christophe Mouvet, BRGM, France
Wrap up Sediment quality issues
Susanne Heise, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Wrap up ECSA Special Session: Changing hydrodynamics of estuaries and tidal river systems
Kate Spencer, ECSA
Wrap up Special Session: Mechanics of sediment transport
Mario Franca, École Polytechnique Fédéreale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Wrap up Special Session: Relationships between sediment and biota in transitional water ecosystems and harbours
Monia Renzi, Maurizio Pinna University of Salenta, Italy
Sediment quality and quantity issues
Eric de Deckere, Port of Antwerp, Belgium
Wrap up Interaction between fluvial, estuarine and coastal sediment
Carlos Vale, IPIMAR, Portugal
Wrap up ARCH Special Session
Gijs Breedveld, NGI, Norway
Results of Working Group sessions
by initiators of Working Groups
Working Group Beneficial use of Dredged Material
Bruna Oliveira, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Working Group Strengthening the connection between science and policy for improved sediment management
Adriaan Slob, TNO, the Netherlands
Working Group Sediment in a changing environment
Susanne Heise, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Closing Session
Marc Eisma, chairman SedNet