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2014
June, 20 Moving Sediment Management Forward - The Four SedNet Messages
SedNet started in 2002 as a Thematic Network on contaminated sediment, funded by the European Commission. Since 2005, SedNet has continued independently with partners from organisations representing science, management and administration. SedNet broadened its scope to cover all aspects of sediment, from the river to the sea.
During the last decade SedNet has organised eight international conferences. Two Round Table events brought together international experts from several European river basins.
Based on this experience and associated discussions, the SedNet core group identified four key messages related to sediment management and these are presented in the brochure “Moving Sediment Management Forward” (pdf).
The four key messages can be condensed to one overarching message: Sediments are an integral part of nature and aquatic systems; they are an important resource which needs protection and targeted management.
This brochure was prepared to promote the four key messages at European and national level. The reader is encouraged to make use of it. Enjoy reading the brochure, and SedNet will be happy to discuss sediment management directly with you!
Case studies which exemplify the key messages can be found here:
- Case Danube (pdf)
- Case Elbe (pdf)
- Case Meuse (pdf)
- Case Rhine (pdf)
- Case Venice Lagoon (pdf)
- Dredged Material Management (pdf)

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2013  
November, 6-9 8th International SedNet conference, Lisbon, Portugal
Innovative Sediment Management: How to do more with less
Presentations, Posters.

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2012
  The biogeochemical cycle of metals in natural freshwater tidal marshes and in flood control areas
Doctoral thesis by Johannes Teuchies, University of Antwerp, Belgium (2012)
October, 15-18 Presentations Practical training course on sustainable sediment management with the Sava River Basin as a showcase, 15-18 October 2012, Zagreb, Croatia.
Announcement
Introduction to the course; Jos Brils, Deltares, The Netherlands
Sediment quality – Ecotoxicology; Susanne Heise, HAW Hamburg, Germany
Engineered river systems; Erik Mosselman, Deltares, The Netherlands
Ecosystem functioning & biodiversity – Ecotoxicology; Ward De Cooman, VMM, Belgium
Ecosystem functioning & biodiversity – Ecology; Alan Covich, University of Georgia-Athens, USA
Sediment quality – Geochemistry/environmental chemistry; Philippe Nιgrel, BRGM
Sediment budget at a basin scale (including hydrology); Rollin Hotchkiss, Brigham Young University, Utah, USA
Sediment status Slovenia; Matjaz Mikos, University of Ljubljana
Sediment status Croatia; Damir Bekic, University of Zagreb, and Dijana Oskurus, Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Republic Croatia
Sediment status Bosnia & Herzegovina; Tarik Kupusovic, Hydro-Engineering Institute of Civel Engineering, Sarajevo
Sediment status Bosnia & Herzegovina; Zoran Lazić, Water Agency for Sava River District
Sediment status Serbia; Marina Babić Mladenović, Institute Jaroslav Černi, Belgrade

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2011
April, 6-9

7th International SedNet conference on 6-9 April 2011, Venice, Italy
Sediments and Biodiversity: bridging the gap between science and policy
Presentations, Posters, Special Sessions.

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2010
November, 4 Guidance Document for Sediment Assessment
written by Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment
June Implementation of sediments/SPM in the WFD 2010
Presentation by Mathias Ricking, FU Berlin - Hydrogeology to the SedNet Steering Group
April, 26-28 Sediment – an essential, integral and dynamic part of any river system – in European River Basin Management Plans - presentation by Axel Netzband, chairman SedNet / Hamburg Port Authority at the WFD Lille 2010 Conference
April, 26-28 WFD Lille 2010 Conference: The European Water Framework Directive beyond 2010: let actions speak louder than words. Full conference position paper is available here.

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2009
October, 14 SCliFEM - Climate Forcing and Erosion Modelling in the Sele River Basin (Southern Italy) (pdf), by N. Diodato, M. Faguano and I. Alberico. Published by NEHSS 2009.
October, 7-9 6th International SedNet conference on 7-8 October 2009, Hamburg, Germany
The Role of Sediments in Coastal Management
and Special Session on 9 October 2009 Managing the Elbe Estuary
October, 6-7 SedNet Round Table Discussion on River Basin Sediment Management. You can find the report about the outcome of the Round Table discussion here.
You can download the Blue River case study here.
October Erosion, Transport and Deposition of Sediment - Case Study Rhine (pdf)
Spreafico M., Lehmann C. (Eds.). Contribution to the International Sediment Initiative of UNESCO/IHP. Report no II-20 of the International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine Basin (CHR)
April Special SedNet Newsletter on River Basin Management Plans (pdf)
January, 27 An improved correlation model for sediment delivery ratio assesment (pdf), by N. Diodato and S. Grauso

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2008
December SedNet Newsletter (pdf)
December UNESCO-ISI Newsletter (pdf)
October, 17 SedNet Steering Group Meeting: EuroGeoSurveys: who we are and what we do?
Presentation of Maciej Kłonowski
(pdf)
July, 9-11 International Symposium on Sediment Management, I2SM (pdf)
July, 7-10 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (pdf)
June, 16-21 ECRR workshop report SedNet - Sue White
Workshop WS3: How much sediment is needed for a well functioning river system?
May, 30 Extra workshop - Sustainable Sediment Management - Report (pdf)
May, 30 Extra workshop - Sustainable Sediment Management - The Frisian story (pdf)
May, 27-29 5th SedNet Conference, Oslo, Norway
May, 2 Call of papers - Special issue of the European Journal of Civil Engineering On Sediments (pdf)
Submission deadline: 30 June 2008. More information...
May RISKBASE Newsletter May 2008 (pdf)
February, 13 First Announcement - International Workshop Erosion, Transport and Deposition of Sediments - Bern, Switzerland 28-30 April 2008
  Grantholder call - Development of Methodologies for Environmental Assessment of Contaminated Lands and Groundwaters (pdf)

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2007

November, 28-30 7th International Symposium on Sediment Quality Assessment, Hong Kong (pdf)
October SedNet WP books Vol 4 (Sediment Management of Sediment Resources) have been published. Details at Elsevier: Volume 4
June, 30 IAHR Conference -Short Course on Contaminated Sediment Management (pdf)
June, 20- 22 4th European Conference on Contaminated Sediments - Public - Private Cooperation in Sediment Remediation
Orderform Conference Proceedings (pdf)
May Sediment Linkages Between the River Catchment and the Sea
Published in: JSS – J Soils & Sediments 7 (5) 273–276 (2007)
March, 19-20 International Mid Term Conference SAND project
Final announcement and programme
(pdf)
February, 16 Sediment Research Needs
The aim of this paper is to indicate sediment management knowledge gaps related to the Water Framework Directive implementation challenges and, based on that, to propose away forward to bridge these gaps through EC FP7 research activities. This paper is prepared by the European Sediment Network (SedNet).
January SedNet WP books Vol 3 (Sediment Management of Sediment Resources) have been published. Details at Elsevier: Volume 3

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2006

November, 30 -December, 1 Policy paper WFD and Hydro-morphological pressures (pdf)
Common Implementation Strategy for the Water Framework Directive
WFD and Hydro-morphological pressures
POLICY PAPER. Focus on hydropower, navigation and flood defence activities Recommendations for better policy integration
November, 30 Hydromorphology Good Practice document. (pdf)
Good practice in managing the ecological impacts of hydropower schemes; flood protection works; and works designed to facilitate navigation under the Water Framework Directive.
November, 23-24 4th SedNet Conference, Venice, Italy
September, 12 International workshop at Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI): Novel insights on contaminated sediments: relevance for risk and remediation (ppt)
September SedNet WP books Vol 1-2 (Sediment Management of Sediment Resources) have been published. Details at Elsevier: Volume 1   Volume 2
June, 5-9 IMO Conference on Managing Sediments in the Watershed: Bringing Dredged Material and Watershed Managers Together
May, 17 IMO Conference on Managing Sediments in the Watershed: Bringing Dredged Material and Watershed Managers Together (pdf)
May, 15-16 Meeting reports Swift-Aquaterra workshop on Monitoring and managing river pollutants (pdf)
Published in: Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 25, No. 8, 2006
April, 25 Innovation program for sediment management in The Netherlands (pdf)
April, 18 SedNet strategy paper 2006
April Normalization methods for pollutants in marine sediments: review and recommendations for the Mediterranean
March, 30 Modelling net erosion responses to enviroclimatic changes recorded upon multisecular timescales (pdf), by N. Diodato. Published by Geomorphology
March, 22 Methods for sediment sampling and analysis
March Vision Document on Marine Dredged Material
January, 10 US EPA Sediment Remediation Guidance
January, 8 Start of Harbor Sediment Decontamination NY

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2005

December, 19 New publication U.S. DOER
December, 19 Reports Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
October, 31 SeDNet Approximation EU sediment budget - Philip Owens (pdf)
A first attempt to approximate Europe's sediment budget
October FP7 recommendations European Sediments (pdf)
May, 15 SedNet Report of the expert meeting to revise the strategy for trend monitoring of pollutants in coastal water sediments
May, 18 Conceptual Models and Budgets for Sediment Management at the River Basin Scale (pdf)
Published in: JSS – J Soils & Sediments 5 (4) 201–212 (2005)
March DGE part III Hazardous substances in dredged material (pdf)
  Fine-grained sediment in river systems: environmental significance and management issues (pdf)
Published in: River research and applications River res. Applic. 21: 693–717 (2005)

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2004

December, 29 SedNet booklet "Contaminated Sediments in European River Basins" (pdf)
December, 29 SedNet Work Package books  - Content (pdf)
To be published by Elsevier in 2005
November, 25-26 3rd SedNet Conference, Venice, Italy
October Inventory of historical contaminated sediment in Rhine Basin and its tributaries - Final report:
Tabel of Contents (pdf)
Executive Summary (pdf)
Introduction (pdf)
Dutch Summary (pdf)
Kurzfassung Deutsch (pdf)
Chapter 1 - Characterization of Key Processes (pdf)
Chapter 2 - Requirements on Sediment Data Quality (pdf)
Chapter 3 - Sediment Management at the Catchment Scale (pdf)
Chapter 4 - Substances and Areas of concern (pdf)
Chapter 5 - Quantification of the Risk for the Port of Rotterdam (pdf)
Summary and Conclusions (pdf)
Abbreviations, list of tables and figures (pdf)
Annexe (pdf)
October Rhine Research Project II and follow-up (Sediment Management)
Handout Project Onderzoek Rijn II (in dutch) (pdf)
Handout Rhein-Untersuchungs-Projekt II (in German) (pdf)
Handout Rhine Research Project II (in English) (pdf)
Sept., 9-10 Report WedNet WP1 Workshop 2 (pdf)
SedNet WP1 Workshop 2: Testing of the SedNet Guidance Document, September 9th and 10th, 2004, Utrecht, The Netherlands
August SedNet WP2: Sediment Management at the River Basin Scale. Sediment Management at the River Basin Scale. Synthesis of the SedNet Work Package 2 Outcomes. (pdf)
Published in: JSS – J Soils & Sediments 4 (4) 219 – 222 (2004).
August SedNet WP3: Sediment Quality and Impact Assessment. Sediment Quality and Impact Assessment. Synthesis of the SedNet Work Package 3 Outcomes. (pdf)
Published in: JSS – J Soils & Sediments 4 (4) 223 – 224 (2004).
August SedNet WP4: Sediment and Dredged Material Treatment. Sediment and Dredged Material Treatment. Synthesis of the SedNet Work Package 4 Outcomes. (pdf)
Published in: JSS – J Soils & Sediments 4 (4) 225 – 232 (2004).
August WP5: Sediment Risk Management and Communication. Sediment Risk Management and Communication. Synthesis of the SedNet Work Package 5 Outcomes. (pdf)
Published in: JSS – J Soils & Sediments 4 (4) 233 – 235 (2004).
June, 4 The SedNet Strategy Paper (pdf)
The opinion of SedNet on environmentally, socially and economically viable sediment management
May, 25 Discussion document on sediment monitoring guidance for the EU Water Framework Directive (pdf)
May SedNet brochure: Sediment, a valuable resource that needs Europe's attention (pdf)
March, 18-19 Annexes to the minutes on the workshop on Societal Cost Benefit Analysis and Sediments (pdf)
March, 18-19 Minutes of the workshop on Societal Cost Benefit Analysis and Sediments (pdf)
March, 18-19 Workshop 4. Societal Cost Benefit Analysis and Sediments (pdf)
Final report
March European Union Soil Thematic Strategy (pdf)
The link between soil erosion and diffuse contamination of water and air
March Traceability of sediment analysis (pdf)
Published in: Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2004
February, 15 Sediment management in the context of the EU Water Framework Directive. (pdf)
From the point of view of water ways maintenance for shiping.
February, 9 SedNet recommendations for sediment research priorities (pdf)
Related to the soil research clusters
  Overview of Contracting Parties’ National Action Levels for Dredged Material (pdf)
OSPAR Commission 2004

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2003

December, 18-19 Executive Summary WP1 Workshop 1 (pdf)
Workpackage 1: Coordination, synthesis, dissemination and stakeholders panel. 1st Workshop "Sediments and Stakeholder Involvement" held in Rotterdam on the 18th and 19th of December 2003.
December, 18-19 Report WP1 Workshop 1 (pdf)
Workshop Sediments and Stakeholder Involvement of SEDNET Work Package 1. Hosted by the Port of Rotterdam, December 18th – 19th 2003, the Netherlands.
November, 10-11 Minutes of the third workshop. Modelling and other decision-support tools for sediment management (pdf)
Work package 2: Sediment management on river basin scale. Minutes of the third workshop. Modelling and other decision-support tools for sediment management
10th to 11th November 2003, Lleida University, Lleida, Spain
November, 10-11 Modelling and other decision-support tools for sediment management (pdf)
Final report
November, 7 SedNet recommendations for research priorities (pdf)
Sept., 28-30 2nd SedNet Conference, Venice, Italy:
Minutes of River Dommel case study SedNet Second Annual Conference
Work package 2: Sediment managment on river basin scale. Minutes of River Dommel case study
June, 1 A Conceptual Framework for River-Basin-Scale Sediment Management (pdf)
Published in: JSS – J Soils & Sediments 3 (3) 132 – 138 (2003)
June, 1 Biological Effects-based Sediment Quality in Ecological Risk Assessment for European Waters (pdf)
Published in: JSS – J Soils & Sediments 3 (3) 144 – 162 (2003)
May, 26-28 Workshop 2. Sources and transfers of sediment and contaminants in river basins (pdf)
Final report
  Treatment Methodologies at the River Basin Scale (pdf)
SedNet SSM Guidance Document
  SedNet Core Group for WG 4 (pdf)
  SedNet WG4 Poster "Opportunities for river basin planning of sediment management" (pdf)
  SedNet WG4: The importance of sediment and sediment processes for river basin management (pdf)

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2002

October, 28-29 Existing guidelines and the EU Framework directives
28th and 29th October 2002, Cranfield University, Silsoe, UK
October, 28-29 Minutes of first SedNet workshop. Opportunities for river basin planning of sediment management. Existing guidelines and the EU Framework directives.
October 28th and 29th, Cranfield University at Silsoe, UK
June From Risk Assessment to Sediment Management. An International Perspective (pdf)
Published in: JSS – J Soils & Sediments 2 (2) 61– 66 (2002)
April, 22-23 Inaugural Conference Sednet - Program, Registration List, Abstracts, Working Groups Material (pdf) - Report (pdf)
April The Need for New Concepts in Risk Management of Sediments (pdf)
Historical Developments, Future Perspectives and New Approaches.
Published in: JSS – J Soils & Sediments 2 (1) 4 – 8 (2002)

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2001

February, 28 Project Report POR II - Dredged Material in the Port of Rotterdam - Interface between Rhine Catchment Area and North Sea
Part A - Executive summary and introduction (pdf)
Part B - Heavy Metals - Present and future quality of sediments in the Rhine catchment area (POR II) (pdf)
Part C - PAHs, PCBs - present and future quality of sediments in the Rhine catchment area (POR II) (pdf)
Part D - Current and future policies and regulatory framework (POR II) (pdf)
Part E - Bioassays as tool for dredged material quality assessment (POR II) (pdf)
Part E - New substances - Substances to watch (POR II) (pdf)
Part E - TBT emissions inside the port of Rotterdam (POR II) (pdf)
Part F - Riverine inputs, sediments, dredged material and the Sea (POR II) (pdf)

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2000

April, 17-19 Policy workshop Rhine Research Project II and follow-up (Sediment Management) (pdf)
April, 17-19 Science workshop April 2000 (POR II) - Rhine Research Project II and follow-up (Sediment Management) (pdf)
Appendix part B (pdf)
Appendix part C (pdf)
Appendix part D (pdf)
Appendix part E1 (pdf)
Appendix part E2 (pdf)
Factsheet Sedimentmanagement (in dutch) (pdf)
Factsheet Sedimentmanagement (in english) (pdf)

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