SedNet Conference 2015

9th International SedNet conference, 23-26 September 2015, Kraków, Poland
Solving societal challenges: working with sediments

Presentations (in pdf format):
1. Opening Session
2. Session Sediments and Society
3. Session Sediment Quality and Perception
4. Session Sediment in Historical and Recent Mining Areas
5. Session Remediation and Uses
6. Session Valuing Sediments and their Services
7. Special Session on the “Impact of Fine Sediment on Ecology
8. Session Understanding Sediment Fluxes and Budgets on a River Basin Scale
9. Session Building with Dredged Materials and/or Sediments
10. Workshop on the Reuse of (Contaminated) Sediments
11. Working Group Science and Policy
12. Wrap-up of Sessions

1. Opening Session
1. Welcome to AGH-WGGiOS
by Adam Piestrzynsk, deanWGGiOS
2. Welcome to the SedNet conference
by Marc Eism, chairman SedNet

2. Sediments and Society
1. Sediment stories; raising awareness about the role of sediments
Goedele Vanacker, OVAM, Belgium
2. Making sediment “relevant” to policy/decision makers: linking urban sediment management to social benefits and sustainability
Eugene Peck, Viridian Alliance, USA (presented by Eric Stern)
Abstract
3. Economic modelling of the management of dredged marine sediments
Joe Harrington, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
(CEAMaS project partner; funded by Interreg IVB North-West Europe)
 Abstract
4. Is scientific knowledge enough? Considerations on sediment management
Mafalda Carapuço, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
 Abstract
5. Social, geographical, technical, environmental and economic approaches to strengthen marine sediment reuse options through the CEAMaS project
Tristan Debuigne, CD2E, France
(CEAMaS project partner; funded by Interreg IVB North-West Europe)
 Abstract
6. Videoclip “Room for the River”, produced by Rijkswaterstaat, NL
7. In situ management of contaminated sediment, habitat restoration, and community interests – can they co-exist?
Rebecca Gardner, Anchor QEA, Norway
 Abstract
8. The role of the municipality in cleanup of contaminated sediments, lessons from the Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma, Washington
Philip Spadaro,The Intelligence Group, USA
Abstract
9. Sharing knowledge on emerging contaminants and PFAS
Martijn van Houten, Witteveen+Bos, NL
 Abstract
10. Human health risk assessment guidance for dredging and dumping at sea of marine and estuarine sediments
Julie Droit, Cerema, France
Abstract

3. Sediment Quality and Perception
1. Contamination of sediments in large riverine systems – assessment and its apprehension
Ewa Szalinska, Cracow University of Technology, Poland 
Abstract
2. The complexity of sediment contamination in backwaters of the Elbe River, what can we learn from it and does it matter?
Susanne Heise, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 
 Abstract
3. Evaluation of the Quality and Significance of Stormwater Discharge to Sediment Quality in Urban Waterways
Katherine Cronin, Deltares, NL 
 Abstract
4. Multi-decadal records of endocrine-disrupting compounds (PCBs, dioxins, furans, hormones, and parabens) in Rhône River sediment cores
Brice Mourier, Groupement de Recherche Eau Sol Environnement (GRESE), France
 Abstract
5. Contamination of coastal sediments from historic landfills: A ticking time-bomb
Francis O’Shea, Queen Mary University of London, UK
 Abstract
6. Marine sediment indicators in the Gulf of Gdańsk and Oslofjord – a comparison of climate change impacts on the ecosystem
Gijs Breedveld, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
 Abstract
7. The importance of understanding sediment dynamics to achieve a good chemical status in harbor environments
Johnny Teuchies, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Abstract

4. Sediments in Historical and Recent Mining Areas
1. Contaminated sediments as a potential source of heavy metals in the Upper Vistula River, an historical mining and smelting area of South Poland
Edeltrauda Helios-Rybicka, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland 
Abstract
2. A comprehensive assessment of mercury loading, fate and transport within a mining impacted watershed
Eric Blischke, CDM Smith, USA 
Abstract
3. A field-based approach to linking biological responses of freshwater organisms to sediment contamination by metals
Iwan Jones, Queen Mary University of London, UK
 Abstract

5. Sediment Remediation and Uses
1. Handling sediment transfer in practice
Dietrich Bartelt, DB Sediments, Germany
Abstract
2. Strategic placement of dredged sediment to support surrounding resources
Joseph Gailani, US Army Corps of Engineers, USA
Abstract
3. Transport of suspended sediment in ports, due to propeller activity
Anita Whitlock Nybakk, NGI, Norway
Abstract

6. Valuing Sediments and their Services
1. Mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services (MAES)
Leon Braat, Alterra Wageningen UR, NL
Abstract
2. Sediment-related ecosystem services – A definition and mapping approach
Miguel Peréz Quesada, University of Technology Darmstadt, Germany
Abstract
3. The utilization of bottom sediments to improve soil fertility
Tomasz Koniarz, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland
Abstract
4. Microbial biostabilization – an important ecosystem service at microscale
Sabine Gerbersdorf, University Stuttgart, Germany
Abstract
5. Lift up of lowlands, looking at the reuse of sediments on peat meadows by looking at the physical, chemical and biochemical properties in relation to the local situation
Arjan Wijdeveld, TU Delft, NL
Abstract
6. Quantifying ecosystem service trade-offs at the catchment scale: from landscape management to aquatic protection
Sabine Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions, UK
Abstract

7. Special Session on the Impact of Fine Sediment on Ecology
1. Linking agricultural fine sediment pressure and impacts on aquatic ecology for informing catchment management across England and Wales
Adrian Collins, Rothamsted Research, UK 
 Abstract
2. Using innovative geotextile constructions to control fine sediment transport and to improve water quality
Paul Stook and Gustav Egbring, Tauw Group, NL 
 Abstract
Video
3. Exploring the linkage between fine sediment, phosphorus and stream ecology in wildfire impacted watersheds
Mike Stone, University of Waterloo, Canada 
 Abstract
4. Effect of diatoms on flocculation of suspended bed-sediments in a large shallow lake: consequences for ecology and sediment transport processes
Miguel de Lucas, Deltares, NL 
 Abstract
5. Optical effects on aquatic ecosystems of fine suspended sediment, and optical methods for its monitoring and management
Rob Davies-Colley, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New-Zealand 
 Abstract
6. Sediment source risks in landscapes: from field scale scoring to Bayesian approaches
Sabine Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions, UK 
 Abstract
7. Development and independent testing of a new biotic index of stream macroinvertebrate community response to deposited fine-grained sediment
Iwan Jones, Queen Mary University of London, UK
 Abstract

8. Understanding sediment Fluxes and Budgets on a River Basin Scale
1. Towards an integrated and cooperative management of fine sediment fluxes in a large transboundary basin: the case of Upper Rhône River
Christophe Peteuil, Compagnie Nationale du Rhône, France
Abstract
2. Sediment flux from the Elbe River into the Elbe Estuary – indications from Multibeam Sonar Surveys
Axel Winterscheid, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
Abstract
3. The VERSEAU – TRACKSED – DRASTIC Project: Quantification of sediment fluxes in the Loire hydrographic basin
Rosalie Vandromme, BRGM, France
Abstract
4. Suspended sediment and contaminant transport monitoring in navigable and unnavigable waterways (Wallonia, Belgium)
Anne-Cécile Denis, Institut scientifique de service public / University of Liège, Belgium
Abstract
5. From micro to macro scale – the impact on the sediment discharge after construction of the Three Gorges Dam on Yangtze River (Chang Jiang)
Aleksandra Dewiszek, University of Warsaw, Poland
Abstract
6. Hydraulic and morphological model investigation of the River Oder along the Polish-German border
Thorsten Hüsener, Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau, Germany
Abstract
Video
7. Erosion modeling towards, and sediment transport modeling in the unnavigable watercourses in Flanders, Belgium
Bram Ferket, Antea Group, Belgium
Abstract

9. Building with Dredged Material and/or Sediments
1. Management decision process of beneficial reuse of marine sediments in civil engineering applications
Gaetan Ngoufo Gangnimaze, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
(CEAMaS project partner; funded by Interreg IVB North-West Europe)
Abstract
2. Concrete achievements containing dredged sediment carried out under of the “Sédimatériaux” approach in Nord-Pas de Calais region
Samira Brakni, CD2E, France
(CEAMaS project partner; funded by Interreg IVB North-West Europe)
Abstract
3. A tool for pre-selecting beneficial uses of dam fine sediment
Antoine Faure, EDF R&D, France
Abstract
4. Beneficial use of dredged material in agricultural land
Bruna Oliveira, Wageningen University and Research Centre, NL
Abstract

10. Workshop on the Reuse of (Contaminated) Sediments
1. Agenda Workshop on the reuse of (contaminated) sediments
2. Lift up of lowlands – Bruna Oliveira
3. Beneficial use of sediments – Eric Stern
4. Immobilization of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds
Presentation given earlier at Prisma Technical Day Antwerp by Tim Grotenhuis 22112012
5. Presentation TenCate Geotube® Cases summarized 2015
6. The sediment storer explaned – Tauw

11. Working Group Science and Policy
1. Getting Sediment at the Research Agenda – Arjan Wijdeveld
2. Intro and session agenda – Adriaan Slob
3. Funding Mechanisms – Jos Brils
4. Funding Mechanisms – part 2
5. Short-of-sediment – Jos Brils

12. Wrap-up of Sessions
0. Wrap-up session – agenda
1. PS1 Sediments and society
2. PS2 Sediment quality and perception
3. PS3 Historical mining
4. PS4 Sediment remediation and uses
5. PS5 Valuing Sediments and their services
6. PS6 Sediment fluxes and budgets
7. PS7 Building with dredged material & sediments
8. SS2 How to Built Public Trust (stage)
9. WG1 Science and Policy
10. WG2 Sediments in a changing environment
11. WS1 Workgroup Reuse of (Contaminated) Sediment
12. WS2 Sediment Discharge Test