Article “Sediment challenges and opportunities due to climate change and sustainable development” published in JSS

We are pleased to inform you that our article “Sediment challenges and opportunities due to climate change and sustainable development” has been published online in Journal of Soils and Sediments (JSS).

 Please click on this link to read the article: https://rdcu.be/cWyc2.

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international symposium on bedload management in Switzerland

Carlos R. Wyss, Switzerland

Last year, an international symposium on bedload management was held in Switzerland.
The objective was to create and review knowledge and praxis in bedload
management to support the implementation of restoration measures.

The proceedings might be of interest -> https://www.research-collection.ethz.ch/bitstream/handle/20.500.11850/513098/ISBM_2021_Proceedings-VFinal.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y

 

Wyss C.R., De Cesare G., Lane S.N., Marti C., Nitsche M., Pauli M., Schweizer S., Weitbrecht V. (Editors), 2021. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Bedload Management. 2021, 8-10 November 2021, Interlaken, Switzerland. Wasser-Agenda 21. DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000513098.

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Publication of the CIS document “Integrated sediment management – Guidelines and good practices in the context of the Water...

The CIS document “Integrated sediment management – Guidelines and good practices in the context of the Water Framework Directive” has been published on the European Commission’s website.

This document aims to contribute to improving the understanding of the role of sediment in the context of the WFD and helps foster concrete actions to improve the state of sediment in the EU.

The publication is available under ‘List of other CIS thematic documents available on CIRCABC’ or can be accessed through the link below: 

Meuse river - photo from Jos Brils

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SedNet member of the Enlarged Soil Expert Group

GREAT NEWS, SedNet is selected to become member of the Enlarged Soil Expert Group on the implementation of the EU Soil Strategy for 2030.

Thus, great opportunities  for SedNet to raise appropriate links to/with sediment management in EU soil policy development.

The first meeting of the Enlarged Soil Expert Group is scheduled in Brussels on 4 October 2022. To see further please click here.

 

 

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SIMONA Project

A Small Step for SIMONA, a Big Leap for the Danube Basin Harmonised Sediment Quality Monitoring: Standard Sediment Sampling Kit Delivery Started

SIMONA: EU Interreg Danube Transnational Programme Project: Sediment-quality Information, Monitoring and Assessment System to Support Transnational Cooperation for Joint Danube Basin Water Management 

The delivery of the SIMONA Standard Sediment Quality Sampling Kit to each of the 12 Danube Countries (government agencies responsible for sediment quality monitoring under the Water Framework Directive) started last week. The first kit was delivered to the General Directorate of Water Management (OVF), Budapest, Hungary.

 

SIMONA SedNet

The main conclusions of SIMONA published in the latest issue of DanubeWatch magazineDanubeWatch is the official magazine of ICPDR – International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (See P.9). Including: significant gaps exist in the sediment quality sampling, laboratory and evaluation procedures in the Danube Basin; sediments are highly site-specific requiring site-specific monitoring approach; long-term regular sediment quality monitoring at selected key sites is essential; introduction of inter-laboratory trials and regular training on sampling and analysis is an immediate need.

Find out more!
– Project Website
– Project Video

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Two-day event organized by the SedNet CE workgroup on the 5th and 6th of July 2022

Two-day event organized by the SedNet CE workgroup on the 5th and 6th of July 2022

As mentioned in the newsflash from March the SedNet CE workgroup will organize a field trip to visit the Room for the river project on the river Waal (starting and ending in the city of Tiel) on the 6th of July 2022 (registration at SedNet Secretariat). We are happy to extent the invitation to a two-day event, starting on the 5th of July in Delft. Here we will work on the four topics from the SedNet White paper on Circular Economy and Beneficial Use (BU) of Sediments.

If you want to join, please inform the SedNet Secretariat if you come for both days, or only for the workshop (5thof July) or field trip (6th of July). For substantive questions you can contact Arjan Wijdeveld.

Agenda

05-07-2022: Workshop at Deltares, visitors address Boussinesqweg 1 in Delft

– 09:30 walk in 
– 10:00 plenary start, recap of the purpose of the Sediment in a CE white paper
– 10:30 division in four workgroups to work on four topics
– 12:00 lunch at Deltares
– 13:00 continuation of workgroup session
– 15:00 break
– 15:30 plenary come together with progress, discussion topics and to-do’s for the summer
– 16:30 closure
– 18:00 dinner in Delft (location will be confirmed)

The hotel and local transport must be arranged by the participant. 
Renting a bicycle is a good option, Deltares can also be reached by bus (line 40 – stop “Vrijenban”). 

06-06-2022: Site visit, starting in the harbor of Tiel 

– 08:19 train from Delft to Tiel (2 hours), 
  (08:19 train Rotterdam – transfer Rotterdam to Utrecht – transfer Utrecht to Tiel and a 1.5 km walk to the harbor)
– 10:30 welcome on board of the RWS 1
– 10:45 start site visit 
– 13:00 hours lunch (picknick)
– 16:30 back in harbor – end of field visit


Transport must be arranged by the participant. If using public transport, the train table and purchase of on-line tickets can be done at the NS website (travel from Delft to Tiel).

List of participants on the four topics in the white paper:

Registration list sixth meeting WG Sediment in a Circular economy (WGCE6)

  

Name

Topic

Lauren Iacobucci

Definitions of BU concepts

Valérie Cappuyns

Definitions of BU concepts

Karsten Lehmann

Definitions of BU concepts

Ronald Rutgers

Definitions of BU concepts & Incorporating CO2 and CH4 in sediment in CE

Lauren Iacobucci

Setting up a synthetic catalogue of beneficial use options and/or Definitions of BU concepts

  

Julia Gebert

Beyond the initial mass balance

Maria Barciela Rial

Value to ecological potential

  

Jim Warner

Incorporating CO2 and CH4 in sediment in CE

Ronald Rutgers

Incorporating CO2 and CH4 in sediment in CE

Valérie Biernaux

Greenhouse gasses

Richard Lord

Greenhouse gas

Ronald Rutgers

Definitions of BU concepts & Incorporating CO2 and CH4 in sediment in CE

  

Bruno Lemiere

Setting up a synthetic catalogue of beneficial use options

Jos Wieggers

Setting up a synthetic catalogue of beneficial use options

Cristina Zago

Setting up a synthetic catalogue of beneficial use options

Mathieu Henry

Setting up a synthetic catalogue of beneficial use options

Jurgi Areizaga Casares

Setting up a synthetic catalogue of beneficial use options

Jakub Borovec

Setting up a synthetic catalogue of beneficial use options

Eric Stern

Setting up a synthetic catalogue of beneficial use options

Lauren Iacobucci

Setting up a synthetic catalogue of beneficial use options and/or Definitions of BU concepts

  

Eric van Hullebusch

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Polonca Ojsteršek Zorčič

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Tristan Debuigne

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Emmanuel Branche

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Marco Pellegrini

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Harald Bjørnstad

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Marco Wensveen

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Győző Jordán

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In Memoriam – Wim Salomons

In Memoriam Wim Salomons

It is with great sadness that we became aware that Prof. Dr. Wim Salomons passed away on Thursday the 3rd of February 2022:

In memoriam for Wim Salomons, an online memorial was created to collect all our memories of Wim in a single place.

Wim was of extraordinary importance for SedNet. He was one of its founding pillars.

Wim was the coordinator of the workshop in Geesthacht in the year 2000 where the idea for SedNet was born (see our last e-newsletter).

Furthermore, Wim was the 1st author of the SedNet booklet “Contaminated Sediments in European River Basins” which provides an excellent summary of the findings of the first 3 years (2002-2004) of SedNet. Conclusions in that booklet are still very valid to day and thus inspired the WFD CIS sediment document which is about to be launched (see our last e-newsletter).

Thank you very, very much Wim for what you have done for SedNet! We will never forget that.

SedNet would not have been what it is today without your crucial support in kick-starting it!

We assure you that your legacy will remain vivid in our network.

Dear Wim rest in peace!

SedNet Steering Group

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SedNet 20-year Anniversary!

SedNet officially started as a European Commission funded project in the year 2002.

Later this year we intend to mark our 20-years anniversary with something special, which we will keep as a surprise.

 

Venice, San Servolo island: the home base of SedNet in 2002-2004
 
And this is how it all started:

In April 2000 the GKSS Research Centre and the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg organized a workshop in Geesthacht in Germany on scientific aspects of evaluating and implementing bioassays into decision-making frameworks for dredged material management. As a spin-off from the workshop the idea was born to initiate the European Sediment Network SedNet. It was planned to be driven by stakeholder (port authorities, river quality managers) demands and to focus on the dissemination of knowledge, reviewing research needs (problem catalogue) as well as on applied research solving actual problems. 

In 2000 the European Commission launched a call for projects under their 5th Framework Program for research, technological development and demonstration. Proposals for establishing Thematic Networks were welcomed on the topic “Abatement of water pollution from contaminated land, landfills and sediments”. The proposal entitled “Demand driven, European sediment research network (acronym: SedNet)” addressed this topic and was evaluated positive and granted. The evaluation summary report on the SedNet proposal stated: “The proposal is innovative in that it focusses on sediments relevant on water quality and that it will treat the topic on a transboundary catchment scale. A strong point is that a common platform is suggested for problem owners, problem solvers and regulators. The project is clearly of European relevance (regarding community added value and contribution to EU policies). The project should be beneficial to the quality of life by enhancing water quality and minimizing environmental pollution. The project’s outcomes will contribute to EU technological progress by dissemination of optimal solutions to environmental issues. There are possibilities of co-ordination and complementary activities with other European networks, but this network should be kept as separate entity.”

The 3-year, European Commission funded SedNet project (EVK1-CT-2001-20002) started 1st of January 2002 and it had the following project summary: “Sediments mainly got local attention of water managers confronted with manmade sediment-traps, especially when associated contamination poses an environmental or human risk. More and more managers, port authorities and researchers express the need to exchange, at least at river basin level, these local experiences and to develop sediment management guidelines based on a multidisciplinary, coordinated and harmonized approach. Thus, opposing to the scattered responsibilities for sediment management and to the scattered development of knowledge. Due to the trans-boundary nature, no single water manager or country has the responsibility for solving sediment management problems at river basin level. SedNet will provide an international platform to facilitate information and knowledge exchange and to produce a joint document, containing recommendations and guidelines for integrated, sustainable management of sediment, from local to river basin level.” 

Between 2002 and 2004 more than 130 members subscribed to the network, simply by expressing their interest to the SedNet project coordinator to engage with SedNet. In that same period scientific, policy and management aspects of contaminated sediments and dredged material were addressed in 17 workshops and 3 conferences. Europe’s leading scientists and major sediment managers contributed to these activities.

The results were summarized in the SedNet booklet “Contaminated sediments in European River Basins”. The comprehensive results were published by Elsevier in four volumes in the book series “Sustainable Management of Sediment Resources”. 

SedNet continued after 2004 as fully independent and self-supporting network aimed at incorporating sediment issues and knowledge into European strategies to support the achievement of a good environmental status and to develop new tools for sediment management. 

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