10-11 MarchWorkshop of the SedNet Working Group on Sediment Quality elucidating The Role of Ecotoxicological Data in Sediment Quality and Dredged Material Assessment Frameworks, at ISPRA in Rome, Italy.
See for more info the SedNet eNewsletter of December 2019.
The workshop will be free of charge and will last from midday on March 10 to the evening of March 11. The number of participants will be restricted to 25 people. If you are interested, please contact Susanne Heise.
14-18 JuneContaSed2020, University of Bern, Switzerland.
2nd International Conference on Contaminated Sediments. ContaSed2020 will focus on organic and inorganic sediment contaminant classes including microplastics, emerging contaminants, heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants.
Deadline for abstract submission is 15 January 2020.
More info at the conference website.
25-26 JuneRIVER BASINS 2020 Conference, at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary.
Conference theme: Solids in River Basins – Solids and particle bound pollutants, with focus on Modelling, Monitoring and Management.
Deadline for abstract submission is 20 January 2020.
More info at the conference website.
7-10 JulyRIVER FLOW 2020, Delft, The Netherlands.
10th Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics under the auspices of IAHR, with masterclasses on the 6th of July.
The deadline for abstract submission is 15 August 2019.
The conference themes include: sediment transport, sediment mining, climate adaptation, morphodynamics, ecosystem services etc.
Find updates or subscribe to the newsletter at http://www.riverflow2020.nl.
7-10 July7th International Symposium on Sediment Management (I2SM), Lille, France.
The symposium is organised by IMT Lille Douai.
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 31 January 2020.
Selected papers will be published in international peer reviewed journals. Poster presentations are also encouraged, since papers accompanying a poster will be equally considered for publication.
Further info about the symposium (incl. the template for abstracts) can be found on http://asims.fr/sample-page/.
7-11 SeptemberECSA conference in Hull, UK.  The conference will be dealing mostly with the management of estuaries, see www.estuarinecoastalconference.com. Contributions to this conference may later on be submitted to Special Issues in Ocean & Coastal Management and Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
The two Special Sessions below include the sediment-topic and are co-organized by the two German Federal Agencies BAW and BfG and deal with impact assessments (0051) and sediment management (0055) in estuaries:(0051) Studying the impact of human interventions on estuarine hydrodynamics and sediment transport in environmental impact assessments
(0055) Sediment management in estuaries – from minimizing ecological impacts to possible win-win situations
You can submit your abstract until 27 March 2020.
19-20 NovemberNavigating a Changing Climate conference at COPEDEC in The Philippines, hosted by The Philippine Ports Authority.
The Navigating a Changing Climate initiative’s Action Plan recognises the important role of sediment in many places:

  • Mitigation, notably Blue Carbon – the role of sediments in the support and management of coastal habitats as important carbon sinks; carbon offsetting opportunities
  • How dynamic natural systems, including sediments, might be affected by climate change with potential consequences and challenges for navigation efficiency and safety; related monitoring and adaptive management responses
  • Adaptation and resilience – the role of sediments in sustaining, enhancing or creating habitats that capitalise on natural resilience or help strengthen resilience against the effects of climate change; Working with Nature

The SedNet community might therefore be interested in submitting abstracts against any of the following conference themes:

  • Moving towards ‘net zero’ emissions of greenhouse gases from port infrastructure including the port estate
  • Intermodality and system-level climate change resilience
  • Monitoring and adaptive management for responding to change
  • Climate change adaptation, including theory and practice, methodologies and case studies
  • Optimising operational resilience, including the role of inspection and maintenance
  • Flexible and adaptive infrastructure design; Nature-based solutions to improve navigation infrastructure resilience

See for details NaCC website. Deadline for submitting abstracts is 21 February 2020


12th International SedNet conference, Lille, France.
Conference theme “Sediment Challenges and Opportunities with Climate Change, and Sustainable Development Goals”.
The conference date will be defined in the next couple of months. Call for abstracts will be launched in spring 2020. Keep an eye on the conference webpage.