115 abstracts received for SedNet conference

The SedNet Steering Group is pleased with the result of the Call for Abstracts for the 10th International SedNet Conference “Sediments on the move”  that will be held on 14-17 June 2017 at the Palazzo San Giorgio, Genoa, Italy:

                 115 abstracts have been submitted!

In the next couple of weeks the abstracts will be judged by the SedNet Steering Group. Everyone who submitted an abstract will be informed of the outcome by early March.
The preliminary conference programme will be published soon after this process.

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Post-Doc Position “Mineralogical investigations on steel-river sediments”

LIEC, CNRS-Université de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France, have a Post-Doc position available on Mineralogy/Environmental Geochemistry.

Skills Required: X-ray diffraction, synchrotron related spectroscopies and microscopies, Rietveld refinement.

For a detailed description see Postdoc MOBISED_region2017.

For application please provide the following documents:
– Letter with motivation
– List of publications
– Detailed CV, including summary of research activities (5-10 pages)
– Two letters of referees

Planning:
– Deadline for application: February 1st
– Interviews: January-February 2017
– Recruitment: March 2017

Contact persons:
Emmanuelle.montarges@univ-lorraine.fr – ph. +33 (0)383 596252
Isabelle.behinnic@univ-lorraine.fr

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e-Newsletter SedNet

The September-2016 edition of the SedNet eNewsletter is online:
http://sednet.org/newsletter-september-2016/

Contents: 

  • SedNet (up) to date
  • New SedNet Steering Group members
  • 10th SedNet Conference 14-17 June 2017
    with free pre-conference sessions by several European projects on 13 June 2017
  • In Memoriam Remi Laane (1949-2016)
  • 2nd International Conference on Deriving Environmental Quality Standards for the Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • West African coast struggling with coastal erosion
  • Sand tracking study for Mississippi Gulf Coast Beach Management
  • Sustainable Port Management Delfzijl
  • Seaport of Emden, Germany, reducing dredging costs by 90%
  • Upcoming events

Enjoy reading!

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Special session at Battelle

Deltares intends to organize a Special Session at the Battelle Sediments Conference next January 2017. It would be a great opportunity to promote the work we do in SedNet! Please see the call for abstracts below.
We would like to invite you to submit an abstract (due date June 30th, 2016) on the theme of “International Models/Best Practice for Sediment Management” (temporary session code 5a). This session has the ambitious objective to exchange experience, best practice and challenges on remediation of contaminated sites from the different regions of the world. We welcome talks on cross-boundary sites; cross-boundaries water bodies; comparative experience in different countries / regions particularly those less represented at the Battelle conference/from outside the USA. We will strive to compose a session that represents different geographies and experiences in order to learn from each other.
For Abstract Specifications etc. see the conference website.
Please enter the name of Luca Sittoni on the submittal form in the “Submission Requested By” box, to ensure that your abstracts will be considered for this session first. If you want to chat about a particular topic in advance of submitting an abstract, please contact Luca (luca.sittoni@deltares.nl) or Katherine (Katherine.cronin@deltares.nl) from Deltares.

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Dioxin in the Elbe river basin

A group of sediment researchers recently published a discussion paper “Dioxin in the Elbe river basin: policy and science under the Water Framework Directive 2000–2015 and toward 2021” in the Journal “Environmental Sciences Europe”, see http://enveurope.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s12302-016-0075-8.

 

It seems that the critical analysis along the River Basin Community Elbe background document “Pollutants” (12/2015) could provide a practical regional supplement to the general information “Sediment in WFD Reporting 2016” given by Igor Liska (ICPDR) in the SedNet eNewsletter of May 2016 (http://sednet.org/news/newsletter/newsletter-may-2016).

In the Elbe River case, special emphasis is devoted to the land–sea interface (Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC).

 

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PIANC Think Climate coalition – 1st newsletter

This newsletter describes some of the work currently underway to deliver the actions set out in the Navigating a Changing Climate Action Plan. It also announces the forthcoming 2017 international conference in Brussels.

February newsletter

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INSPIRATION – First Newsletter

The EU H2020 project “INSPIRATION” started in 2015. The project aims at establishing a demand-driven Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for land use, land-use changes and soil management in Europe, and to improve the supply and effectiveness of science/knowledge take-up related to the soil-sediment-water system.
The first newsletter of INSPIRATION was published in January 2016 and can be found on
www.inspiration-h2020.eu

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REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management)

The final results of the FP7 project REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management) are all available online. The project team sincerely hope that the results will contribute to conserve and restore rivers, streams, riparian zones and floodplains worldwide. The project ended October 2015.

REFORM has generated substantial outputs to support the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive:
over 30 deliverables and 60 scientific publications (see http://www.reformrivers.eu/, Menu item RESULTS). For application in river management, relevant results are summarised user-friendly in the REFORM wiki. Furthermore, the outcomes of REFORM have been discussed and disseminated through stakeholder workshops, an international scientific conference, a summer school, numerous presentations, newsletters, policy briefs and discussion papers.

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SedNet is supporter of the PIANC Think Climate initiative

23 December 2015

The initiative aims to raise awareness about the challenges associated with navigating a changing climate by developing understanding and providing technical support to the waterborne transport infrastructure sector.  More info here.

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SEDIMENT MATTERS!

9 July 2015

SEDIMENT MATTERS!
Following the ICWRER conference of 2013, recently the book “Sediment Matters” has been published by Springer.
This book presents insights into the complex processes controlling sediment behavior in river basins and into state of the art integrated sediment management concepts. Main topics are: sediment transport, modeling sediment transfer in rivers, sediment quality, sediment monitoring and integrated sediment management at catchment scale. Interlinkages of sediment dynamics and quality with biogeochemistry, ecology, climate change and human activities are discussed. Drivers, boundary conditions and processes of erosion, sediment transport and sedimentation are presented with the aim to help the reader putting sediment quantity and quality issues into perspective.

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