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6th SedNet Conference, 7-9 October 2009

Presentations (in pdf format)
Wednesday 7 October 2009
by A. Netzband, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
by J. Meier, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
Report from the SedNet Round Table Discussion “Implementation of sediment management issues into the first RBM Plans”
P. den Besten, SedNet Steering Group / Centre for Water Management, The Netherlands
Natura 2000 and estuaries
F. Kremer, European Commission, Belgium
Building with nature
M. Scholten, IMARES, the Netherlands
Conceptual Approaches
Assessment and management framework of sediment in Canadian waters
S. Roe et al, Environment Canada, Canada
The US Army Corps of Engineers Regional Sediment Management Program
J.P. Waters, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, USA
(presentation has been cancelled)
Contaminated dredged marine sediments: Developing a Management Framework for the UK Context
K. Black, Partrac Ltd., Scotland
Developing a sediment management framework for WFD River Basin Planning in the UK
S.T. Casper et al, Environment Agency, UK
Science, trans-science and policy: How to build a dredged material decision framework
S.E. Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions Ltd., UK
Thursday 8 October 2009
Management and Policy
People’s perception of natural hazards
B. Ratter, GKSS Research Center, Institute for Coastal Research, Germany(presentation not available for publication)
Sediment and society: assessing approaches for including stakeholder interests and contaminated sediment management
A.M.P. Oen et al, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
Enhancing connectivity between science and policy making: the sediment issue in the Venice lagoon
A. Barbanti et al, Thetis SpA, Italy
The EU environmental policy shift towards sustaining of ecosystem services and its possible implications for sediment management
J.M. Brils, Deltares, the Netherlands
Monitoring the Water Framework Directive for hydromorphology and sediments
O. van Dam et al, RPS BCC, the Netherlands
Chemical monitoring in the context of sediment management in estuaries
B. Schubert et al, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
How can we improve the sediment risk assessment in the Port of Hamburg Maintenance Dredging program? – a new concept is needed
C. Floeter, Science and Law Consult, Germany
Sediments: a source of chemicals for the marine environment, in more than one way
J. van Gils et al, Deltares, the Netherlands
Sediment Management
Beneficial reuse and morphological restoration
G. Cecconi, Consorzio Venezia Nuova – Thetis, Italy
The Walsoorden pilot project: a first step in morphological management of the Western Scheldt, conciliating nature preservation and port accessibility
Y. Plancke et al, Flanders Hydraulics, Belgium
Climate change enhanced risk for mass failure of sediment into rivers – how do we manage such events?
G. Göransson et al, Swedish Geotechnical Institute, Sweden
Climate change and socio-economic impacts on the long term sediment balance in the Belgian part of the North Sea
R. De Sutter et al, Ghent University, Belgium
Sediment Balance and Transport
The meaning of suspended sediment transport in the Elbe for the coastal area (Germany)
K. Moshenberg et al, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
(presentation has been cancelled)
Biological engineering – consequences for sediment stability and floc entrainment & transport
S.U. Gerbersdorf et al, University of Stuttgart, Germany
A modelling system handling the wide range of time scales involved in sediment transport processes
B.J. Dewals et al, University of Liège, Belgium
Use of tracer particles – a new technique to monitor and quantify transport of contaminated sediments
J. Laugesen et al, Det Norske Veritas, Norway
Friday 9 October 2009
Special Session: Managing the Elbe Estuary
Challenges and visions for the Elbe estuary from a user’s perpective
H. Glindemann, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
Natura 2000 – Management-planning for the Elbe estuary
E. Klocke, Ministry of Urban Development and Environment, Germany
Sediment management in the Port of Hamburg
C. Flecken, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
The tidal Elbe – Natural development, sediment management (physical basics) and climate change
H. Heyer, Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau, Germany
Excursion to METHA – Dredged material treatment and disposal facilities
H.-D. Detzner, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany

Posters (in pdf format)
Posters on Conceptual Approaches and Case Studies
A new sediment assessment framework in the Netherlands: the sediment as a part of the aquatic ecosystem
L. Osté et al, Deltares, the Netherlands
The role of environmental stewardship in sediment management: the example of the Fraser river basin, British Columbia, Canada
P.N. Owens, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Impact of Priority Substances Daughter and Marine Strategy Directives on sediment management: setting the bar high in difficult economic times
R.J. Wenning et al, ENVIRON International Corp, USA
Lower Fox River Operable Unit 2 – 5 Remediation Works
H.W. van Dam et al, Boskalis Dolman, the Netherlands
Posters on Risk, Sediment Quality, Availability
Geochemical and ecotoxicological evolution of a dredged sediment submitted to three protocols simulating ageing under oxidation conditions
P. Bataillard et al, BRGM, France
Contaminated sediments at Ramsund naval base in Norway. Risk assessment and remedial action plan
H. Bjørnstad et al, Norwegian Defence Estates Agency, Norway
The importance of the “natural background” determination in sediment management: geochemical and mineralogical approach
D. Are et al, SELC Società Cooperativa, Italy
Environmental budget related to dredging and depositing of polluted sediments in Stamsund harbor, Norway
R. Skirstad Grini et al, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
On the behaviour of dredged material at a disposal site in the German Bight, North Sea
U. Hentschke et al, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
Benthic foraminifera: an ecological approach for the environmental quality assessment of sediments in the Augusta harbour (Sicily, Italy)
E. Romano et al, ISPRA, Italy
Measurement and modeling of polychlorinated biphenyl bioaccumulation from sediment for a marine polychaete and response to sorbent amendment
E.M.-L. Janssen et al, Stanford University, USA
Sediment and Biota Guidelines of the WFD
M. Ricking, FU Berlin, Germany
Posters on Technologies
Real-time ADCP current measurements with both mobile and fixed systems for monitoring the dredging of the Port of Genoa (Italy)
M. Capello et al, University of Genoa, Italy
Sediment capping – an alternative to dredging of polluted sediments
H. Rye et al, SINTEF, Norway
Innovative riverbank restoration using Geotube elements filled with contaminated sludge
R.J.M. Wortelboer et al, TenCate Geotube®, the Netherlands
Treatment of organic-rich sediments through combined in situ and on site techniques – case study
J. Thomas et al, URS Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Seismic investigation and vibrocore study in Exploration zone 4 on the Belgian Continental Shelf
E. van Quickelborne et al, Flemish Government, Belgium
Active capping and control of gas ebullition-facilitated contaminant transport
K. Rockne et al, University of Illinois, USA / Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, France
Posters on Sediment Transport
Floodsearch I – Annular flume investigations of contaminated and remobilised sediments under flood conditions – combined hydrodynamic and ecotoxicological approaches to assess their erosion and environmental impact
C. Cofalla et al, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Sediment release during dredging in relation to natural sediment transport
K. de Vries et al, Medusa Explorations, the Netherlands
Investigation on sedimentation and erosion dynamics of groyne fields in the river Elbe and its relevance for contamination transport
T. Jancke et al, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Questions to turbidity measurements in the Elbe river
B. Vaessen et al, Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Cuxhaven, Germany
Characterization of sediment dynamics using Sediment Profile Imaging
E. Bizzotto, ENVIRON Italy S.r.l., Italy
Development of a model based monitoring of the Elbe estuary
N. Ohle et al, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
Comparison of measurement techniques for monitoring sediment transport, under field conditions, in the Scheldt estuary
K. Paridaens et al, University of Antwerp, Belgium
How do salinity and SPM structure in the Lower Sea Scheldt influence the maintenance dredging volumes in Deurganckdock?
R. De Sutter et al, International Marine & Dredging Consultants IMDC, Belgium
Metal-rich anthropogenic glass particles within sediments in an urbanised river basin: novel observations on contaminated sediments
K.G. Taylor et al, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK