7th International SedNet conference on 6-9 April 2011, Venice, Italy

1. Biodiversity / Risk Assessment
2. Policy and Management
3. Monitoring / Modelling

Poster Award
The best poster was awarded with a prize sponsored by the Journal of Soils and Sediments.
The winning poster was “River Sediment Sampling and Sediment Environmental Quality Standards” presented by Ngozi Mokwe-Ozonzeadi of the University of Westminister / Natural History Museum, UK.
1. Biodiversity / Risk Assessment
Impacts of drought and flooding on the biological activities in sediments
Simonetta Rubol et al, Università Degli Studi di Trento. Italy
Use of sand in environmental requalification in Venice lagoon
Giovanni Cecconi, Consorzio Venezia Nuova, c/o Thetis SPA, Italy
First insights into the bacterial communities in contaminated sediments of the Deûle River (Northern France)
Stéphanie Roosa, University of Mons, Belgium
The activity of sediment bacteria in a temporary river in relation to the hydrological status and to the persistence of organic pollutants
Alberto Puddu, IRSA-CNR, Italy
Different approaches for evaluating benthos quality in Lake Maggiore
Elisa Bizzotto, ENVIRON, Italy
Spatiotemporal variability of microphytobenthos in the coastal lagoon of Cabras (Sardinia, Italy)
Francesca Di Pippo, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
Differences in resilience of benthic habitats to dredge disposal
Gert van Hoey, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Belgium
Translocation and re-use of dredged sediment: bioavailability and toxicity evaluation using the brittlestar Amphipholis squamata
Elisa Volpato, Thetis SPA, Italy
A multiple biomarker approach to assess the toxicity of re-suspended sediments during simulated flood events – a feasibility study
S. Hudjetz, Institute for Environmental Research, Germany
Risk Assessment Using Sediment Suspensions With Aquatic Toxicity Test
Hülya Böke Özkoç, University of Ondokuz Mayıs, Turkey
Sensitivity comparison of different sediment bioassays – Case study Antwerp harbor, Belgium
Ivana Planojevic, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Development of a ‘weight-of-evidence’ model for assessing sediment quality and associated hazards
Francesco Regoli, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sediments, SMOCS
Göran Holm, Swedish Geotechnical Institute, Sweden
Trace element regressions in coastal sediments from the Tuscany Region (Italy)
Nicola Bigongiari, Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia marina ed Ecologia Applicata, Italy
Sediment Toxicity Tests on Aquatic Biota
Hülya Böke Özkoç, University of Ondokuz Mayıs, Turkey
Integrated approach for chemical and ecotoxicological evaluation of environmental quality in sediments from the Mar Piccolo of Taranto
Santina Giandomenico, Institute for coastal marine environment, Italy
2. Policy and Management (incl. RBM and coastal zone management)
Waste, Resource or Liability? Alternative Decision Criteria to Support More Sustainable Sediment Management
Sabine E. Aptitz, SEA Environmental Decisions, UK
AMORAS – Antwerp mechanical dewatering, recycling and application of sediments
Joris Dockx, Flemish Government, Department Mobility and Public Works, Maritime Access, Belgium
Sediment Management Plan in Port of Taranto
Francesca Giaime, ISPRA, Italy
Binder Stabilization of Sediments for Reclamation of a Surface Impoundment
Vito Schifano, ARCADIS US Inc, USA
Quantification and Monitoring of Water and Contaminant Migration to Sediment via Groundwater-Surface Water Interaction
Bart Chadwick, Coastal Monitoring Associates, USA
Use of carbon-amended composite particles to accomplish in-situ treatment of contaminated sediments
Joseph Jersak, Biologge AS, Norway
A regional approach: The Slufter and the river Rhine Basin
Arie Noordwijk, Port of Rotterdam Authority, The Netherlands
The dredging of the Oil Port of Genoa Multedo (Italy): the on-site monitoring solutions
Marco Capello, University of Genoa, Italy
Treatment of contaminated dredged sediment by using a membrane bioreactor
Jan Svojitka, School of Life Sciences, Institute for Ecopreneurship, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
The sediments management guidelines for the lagoon of Venice: a “stakeholder” point of view on 17 years of discussions
Laura Montobbio, Consorzio Venezia Nuova, Italy
The TIDE-Project –Sustainable Tidal River Development in North Sea Region Estuaries
Kay Hamer, Department of Geosciences-University of Bremen, Germany
Metallic and organic pollutant (lead and PCB) historical trends as recorded by Rhone river sediments
Gwennaelle Roux, Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Environnement – Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat, France
River Sediment Sampling and Analysis for Selected Heavy Metals; establishing a practical protocol
Ngozi Mokwe-Ozonzeadi, University of Westminster, UK
Sustainable Approaches to the Assessment, Risk and Remediation of Urban Watershed Waterways Utilizing SSWiM Strategies
Eric A. Stern, Environmental Resource Management (ERM), USA
3. Monitoring / Modelling
As-related bacterial activities in marine sediments
Fabienne Battaglia-Brunet, BRGM, France
Historical accumulation of mercury from mining and industrial activities (Marano & Grado Lagoon, northern Adriatic sea)
Stefano Covelli, Department of Geosciences, University of Trieste, Italy
Methyl mercury in sediments and its cycling in the Lagoon of Venice: a synthesis of multi-compartment study
Stéphane Guédron, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Total and Methyl mercury bioavailability in the lagoon of Venice: accumulation kinetics in Chironomus salinarius
Frédéric Gimbert, Université de Franche-Comté, France
Heavy metals accumulation areas in the Venice Lagoon sediments
Margherita Botter, Institute of Marine Sciences, Italy
PCB fluxes from the sediment to the water column following resuspension – A column experiment
Philippe Bataillard, BRGM, France
Monitoring the downstream effects of dredging in a small lowland river polluted with heavy metals
Dieter Meire, Ghent University, Belgium
Water-soluble ionic species in river-bottom sediments of the Pangani Basin, Tanzania
Harieth Hellar-Kihampa, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Ecotoxicity evaluation of dredged sediments application on agricultural and with contact soil bioassays
Jana Vašíková, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Inhibitory effect of sediment pollution on Baltic amphipod Monoporeia affinis
Evita Strode, University of Latvia, Latvia
Sulfonamide residues in coastal marine sediments
Grzegorz Siedlewicz, Institute of Oceanology, Poland
Anionic surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulphonates (LAS) in sediments from the southern Baltic Sea and its environmental implications
Ksenia Pazdro, Institute of Oceanology, Poland
Ecotoxicological evaluation of sediments: establishment of recommendations in Switzerland
Rebecca Fluck, Swiss Centre for applied ecotoxicology Eawag/EPFL, Switzerland
Investigations on the gas permeability of geo synthetics
Dirk Lesemann, Knabe Enders Dührkop Ingenieure GmbH, Germany
Trace elements in sediments and floodplain soils of the Wieprz river, Poland
Izabela Bojakowska, Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute, Poland
Long-term migration of heavy metals in the small catchment affected by historical lead and zinc mining
Dariusz Ciszewski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
A model for calculation of sediment capping of polluted sediments
Henrik Rye, SINTEF, Marine Environmental Technology, Norway
ADCP and CTD evaluations of the nepheloid-layer pathway for a mathematical dredging of relict sand for beach nourishment (Tuscany, Italy)
Marco Capello, CONISMA, Italy
Deposition and erosion properties of fine sediments from an area of saltpans in the Ria de Aveiro lagoon
Luis Portela, National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Portugal
Pharmaceuticals in the Ebor river basin: Occurrence and distribution between aqueous and solid phase
Barcelo Damia, Department of Environmental Chemistry, IDAEA-CSIC, Spain
Sediment monitoring of PAHs for the European Water Framework Directive: the case of the Marano and Grado Lagoon (Italy)
Alessandro Acquavita, ARPA-FVG, Osservatorio Alto Adriatico, Italy
Efflux of Metals from Contaminated Marine Sediments due to Bacterial Remineralisation of Phytodetritus
David Gillan, Mons University (UMons), Belgium
Distribution and Accumulation of Heavy Metals in Sediments from the mid-Black Sea coast of Turkey
Sema Ariman, Samsun Province Private Administration, Turkey
Trace elements and application of the environmental quality standards (WFD) in the Marano-Grado Lagoon (North Adriatic Sea, Italy)
Alessandro Acquavita, ARPA-FVG, Osservatorio Alto Adriatico, Italy
Chemical quality of river sediments in France – summary of available databases
Pierre Hennebert, INERIS – Institut National de l’Environnement Industriel et des Risques, France
MACISTE-PS: an information system to manage environmental data from the dredging of the Port of Genoa (Italy)
Francesco Massa, University of Genoa, Italy
Geochronological Dating of Sediments from Pallanza Bay
Karen Merritt, ENVIRON U.S., Maine, USA
Pathogenic Vibrio spp. in coastal sediments
Nicole Brennholt, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
Screening of metal content in Begej (Serbia) river basin
Dejan Krcmar, University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences, Serbia
The GeDSeT Project: How to assess the impact of a dredging operation?
Claire Alary, EMDouai, Lille, France
Characterizing Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport in a Port Facility
Craig Jones, Sea Engineering, Santa Cruz, USA