10th International SedNet conference, 14-17 June 2017, Genoa, Italy:  Sediments on the move

ABSTRACTS AND SLIDES OF ORAL PRESENTATIONS:


1. Opening Session
1.1 Welcome
Marc Eisma, chairman SedNet & Port of Rotterdam Authority, NL
1.2 Relevance of sediment management in the context of river basin management planning
Raimund Mair, European Commission – DG Environment
1.3 Small particles, big issue – sediment matters
Peter Heininger, SedNet SG & Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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2. Session “Sediments Moving to Land, and Soil Moving to Water”
2.1 Introductory poster: “When sediment becomes soil and soil becomes sediment…” A report from the SedNet special workshop at Strengliner Mühle, May 2016
Susanne Heise, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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2.2 Soil-sediment transitions and the implications for the structure and function of restored wetlands
Kate Spencer, Queen Mary University of London, UK
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2.3 Between floodplain soil and river bed – linking results from innovative non-invasive PCDD/F mapping to particle bound mass flux data
Patrick Jacobs, Tauw, Germany
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2.4 A multi-criteria approach supporting the investigation of a floodplain potentially contaminated by pesticides
Luca Ziliani, Ramboll Environ, Italy
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2.5 The effect of organic matter on shrinkage and water retention behaviour of organic dredged sediments
Leon van Paassen, Arizona State University, USA
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2.6 Discussion

3. Session “Sediment Quality Criteria: Derivation, Implementation and Enforcement”
3.1 Introduction by chairperson
Carmen Casado, SedNet SG & EAWAG-EPFL, Switzerland
3.2 Using a pollution-sensitive biotic indicator to assess the predictive ability of Sediment Quality Guidelines (SQGs) for fine sediments (presentation not available)
Marvin Brinke, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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3.3 Stepwise approach for the derivation of sediment quality criteria at different spatial scales: case study of mercury contamination in river basins from North Spain (presentation not available)
Leire Méndez Fernández, University of the Basque Country, Spain
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3.4 Sediment quality classification based on Weight of Evidence approach in the recent Italian regulation
Cristian Mugnai, ISPRA, Italy
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3.5 Evolution of the monitoring network of seaports to a consideration of European priority substances
Julie Droit, Cerema, France
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4. Session “Effects of Remedial Measures”
4.1 Long term effect of sediment remediation – mechanisms of failure and success based on case studies
Arne Pettersen/Anita Whitlock Nybakk, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
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4.2 Remediation of urban waterways in Flanders – the Bluegreen Network and Eeklo example
Goedele Vanacker, OVAM, Belgium
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4.3. Design of a large-scale remediation approach of a heavy polluted river – a balance between remediation, ecological value and practical limits
Annemie Boden, Antea Group, Belgium
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4.4 Mass flux and forensic assessment using PAHs: informed remediation decision making at one of Canada’s most contaminated sites
Tony Walker, Dalhousie University, Canada
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4.5 Is the conservative turbidity limit the most environment-friendly approach? A review of the use of turbidity measurements in remediation projects
Håkon Langberg, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
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4.6 Capping of contaminated seabed in Norway – lessons learned
Jens Laugesen, Det Norske Veritas, Norway
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5. Session “Disposal of Sediments at Sea”
5.1 Alternatives to aquatic placement applying regional sediment manufacturing to innovative stabilization for brownfields beneficial use. Presentation of Pneumatic Flow Tube Mixing (PFTM).
Eric Stern, Tipping Point Resources Group, USA
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5.2 An evaluation of 15 years lowered disposal sites at sea and a perspective to the future
Marco Wensveen, Port of Rotterdam Authority, NL
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5.3 Metal fluxes from a sea deposit site for mine tailings
Morten Schaanning, NIVA – Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway
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5.4 Effects of the disposal of dredged sediments on river bed volumes and morphological structures
Axel Winterscheid, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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5.5 Impacts on the marine environment by long term use of a deposit site in the German Bight
Uwe Hentschke, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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5.6 The sensitivity of soft-sediment habitats to dredged material dumping
Gert Van Hoey, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Science, Belgium
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5.7 SEDITERRA: Guidelines for the sustainable treatment of sediments in the area of the Interreg Project “Maritime”
Erwan Tessier, INSA – University of Lyon, France
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5.8 SE.D.RI.PORT: Sand accumulation and management of dredging activities in port areas. An integrated multidisciplinary approach to planning and monitoring
Rosa Maria Bertolotto, ARPAL – Environmental Protection Agency of Liguria, Italy
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6. Session Sediment Balance

6.1 Challenges, impacts, and management opportunities for sediment in large river basins
Mathias Kondolf, University of California Berkeley, USA
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6.2 Biotic impact of different sediment flushing practices in Italian alpine rivers
Daniele Demartini, Riverment, Italy
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6.3 Uncertainty assessment on erosion of cohesive sediment in the Upper Rhine: Implications for sediment management
Thomas Hoffmann/Gudrun Hillebrand, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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6.4 Implications of spatial distribution of suspended sediment concentrations on reservoir management, case study Iffezheim
Gudrun Hillebrand, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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6.5 Regaining sediments: the Orba River lower reach bank erosions (NW Italy)
Andrea Mandarino, University of Genova, Italy
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6.6 Assessment of Vistula delta cone development under sediment deficit conditions (Poland)
Michael Habel, Kazimierz Wielki University, Poland
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6.7 Uncertainty in complex three-dimensional sediment transport models: implications for management
Katherine Cronin, Deltares, NL
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6.8 The imperative of sediment management concepts in River Basin Management Plans
Stefan Vollmer/Axel Winterscheid, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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6.9 Sediment balance disturbed: so what and what next?
Wrap-up and discussion
Jos Brils, Deltares, NL
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7. Session “
Sediment quality
7.1 Sediment management for a living river – the Lahn River case
Alexandra Brinke, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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7.2 Looking for an appropriate monitoring design for Water Framework Directive priority substances targeting biota
Marc Babut, Irstea, France
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7.3 Organic pollutants and functional properties of benthic microbial communities in coastal lagoons (River Po delta)
Annamaria Zoppini, IRSA-CNR, Italy
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7.4 Development of a quality triad assessment method for brackish sediments in Flanders
Kristine De Schamphelaere, University of Antwerp, Belgium
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7.5 The use of meiofauna in freshwater sediment assessments: community responses to contamination
Arne Hägerbäumer, University of Bielefeld, Germany
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7.6 Preliminary evaluation of metal contamination in benthic fishes of the Gulf of Tigullio (north-western Italy)
Anna Reboa, University of Genoa, Italy
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7.7 Microplastic characterisation in fluvial and marine sediments: the case of the Gulf of Tigullio (north-western Italy)
Sara Spadoni, University of Genoa, Italy
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7.8 Impact of marine traffic and dredging activities on resuspension and release of contaminants from sediments in the port of Antwerp
Hanne Hetjens, University of Antwerp, Belgium
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7.9 Identification of the different sources of contaminants in the metal impacted Gromolo Torrent and related marine sediments
Sirio Consani, University of Genoa, Italy
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7.10 Silver (or lead) linings? Innovative technologies to beneficially re-use legacy contaminated marine sediments (presentation not available)
Hazel Vandeleur, University College London, Australia
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8. Combined Session “Transboundary Sediments / Innovative Maintenance of River-Delta-Sea Systems”
8.1 Recent incident putting an international river basin under pressure – Historically high PCB-concentrations on the move
Ilka Carls, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Germany
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8.2 How much suspended particulate matter enters long-term in-channel storage?
Stephan Dietrich/Axel Winterscheid, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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8.3 Relevance of moving recent and historic upstream contaminants for Hamburgs dredging strategy and the North Sea
Henrich Röper, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
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8.4 Confined Disposal Facility Slufter: a perfect solution for contaminated sediment in Northwest Europe
Ronald Rutgers, Port of Rotterdam Authority, NL
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8.5 The Living Lab for Mud: integrated sediment management based on Building with Nature concepts
Luca Sittoni, Ecoshape / Deltares, NL
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9. Session “Climate change; PIANC and SedNet Think Climate!”
9.1 A quantitative assessment of human interventions and climate change on the West African Sand River
Miguel Toquica, World Bank, and Alessio Giardino, Deltares, NL
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9.2 Navigating a Changing Climate: the role of sediment management in climate change mitigation and adaptation
Jan Brooke, Jan Brooke Environmental Consultant Ltd and Focal Point, PIANC-led Navigating a Changing Climate initiative; and Burton Suedel, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, USA
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9.3 Contamination of sediments in the Elbe estuary and its sensitivity to climate change
Carmen Kleisinger, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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9.4 Long term hydrodynamics and sediment transport model under future climate change scenario
Sara Ceccon, Ramboll Environ, Italy
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9.5 The Elbe gives, the Elbe takes…. Flood events probably relocated backwater sediments
Susanne Heise, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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10. Session “
Using sediments as a resource – Sediments in a circular economy
10.1 Strategies for reusing canal sediments in the Scottish Circular Economy
Richard Lord, University of Strathclyde, UK
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10.2 Remediated marine dredged sediments as growing media for agricultural activities: first results from the Hortised project (LIFE14 ENV/IT/000113)
Francesca Tozzi, University of Florence, Italy
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10.3 Let’s synergize and really start building with nature! Three examples of sediment reuse in The Netherlands
Chiel Lauwerijssen, Tauw Group, NL
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10.4 Water Authority Schieland and the Krimpenerwaard, NL, Preventing land subsidence: Using Sediment As a Resource (USAR)
Guido Verweij, HHSK – Water Authority Schieland and the Krimpenerwaard, NL
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10.5 Leaching environmental assessment framework for the potential reuse of dredged sediments in concrete
Tristan Lecomte, IMT Lille Douai / University of Lille, France
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10.6 BIND-AMOR: flash-calcined dredging sediments of the AMORAS mechanical dewatering plant as cement substitute
Jonas Marlein, Flemish Government, Belgium
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10.7 Building of a subgrade road layer based on marine sediment with experimental monitoring
Malo Le Guern, ESITC Caen, France
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10.8 GeDSeT, understanding sediment contamination and behaviour to facilitate its reuse and contribution to the circular economy of minerals
Bruno Lemière, BRGM, France
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10.9 Circular economy applications of dredged sediments: from pilot experiments towards fulfilling the needs of the economy and the society
Arjan Wijdeveld, Deltares, NL
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11. Session “
Policy for sediment management
11.1 Introduction by the session chair
Goedele Vanacker, SedNet SG & OVAM, Belgium
11.2 Sediment quality guidelines in Belgium: approach and implementation
Johnny Teuchies, University of Antwerp, Belgium
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11.3 Who should pay for sediment cleanup?
Philip Spadaro, TIG Environmental, USA
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11.4 Stakeholder value-linked assessment of remedial options: Portland Harbor Superfund Site Sustainability Project (PHSP)
Sabine Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions Ltd., UK
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11.5 Fostering sediment issues into the policy agenda: who, how and when? Fostering sediment issues into the policy agenda: who, how and when?
Mafalda Carapuço, IPMA – Portuguese Institute for the Ocean and Atmosphere, Portugal
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11.6 A risk assessment evaluation to prioritize contaminated sediment sites
Licia Guzzella, CNR IRSA, Water Research Institute, Italy
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11.7 A protocol for assessing sediment toxicity in reservoirs before flushing
Laura Marziali, CNR IRSA, Water Research Institute, Italy
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11.8 The Rhone Sediment Observatory: a multi-partner platform for basic and applied research on the Rhone river valley (France)
Olivier Radakovitch, Aix-Marseille University, France
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11.9 Developing an evidence base for in situ contaminated sediment hazards in England
Ian Dennis, Royal HaskoningDHV, UK
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11.10 The development of a remediation action plan for a contaminated fjord in Norway, hosting a biological important submerged macrophyte meadow
Marianne Olsen, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway
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12. Plenary Closing Session
 1. Wrap-up of Conference Sessions:
1. Opening Session
2. Session “Sediments Moving to Land, and Soil Moving to Water
3. Session “Sediment Quality Criteria: Derivation, Implementation and Enforcement
4. Session “Effects of Remedial Measures
5. Session “Disposal of Sediments at Sea
6. Session “Sediment Balance
7. Session “Sediment Quality
8. Combined Session “Transboundary Sediments / Innovative Maintenance of River-Delta-Sea Systems”
9. Session “Climate Change; PIANC and SedNet Think Climate!
10. Session “Using Sediments as a Resource – Sediments in a Circular Economy
11. Session “Policy for Sediment Management
2. SedNet Policy Brief
Henrich Röper, SedNet SG & Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
3. Results SedNet Questionnaire about Sediment Management Concepts for River Basins
Edward Van Keer, SedNet SG & Flemish Government, Belgium