11th International SedNet conference, 3-5 April 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia:
Sediment as a dynamic natural resource – from catchment to open sea

ABSTRACTS AND SLIDES OF ORAL PRESENTATIONS:


1. Opening Session
1.1Welcome
Marc Eisma, chairman SedNet & Port of Rotterdam Authority, NL
1.2Keynote presentation:  (presentation not available)
Indicators of methane hydrates occurrence in the deep Adriatic Sea
Jasmina Obhodas, Ruder Boškovic Institute, Croatia
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1.3Keynote presentation:
Acceleration of sedimentation rate in the Black Sea revealed in radiometrically dated by 210Pb sediment cores
Gennady Laptev, Ukrainian HydroMeteorological Institute, Ukraine
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2. Session “Sediment Management Concept and Sediment Policy”
2.1Keynote presentation:
Sediment management in the Sava River Basin
Samo Grošelj, International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC)
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2.2DanubeSediment – an EU project aiming to the restoration of the sediment balance in the Danube River
Helmut Habersack, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
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2.3Legislative reflection on sediment policy and management
Lidia Balan, Geological Institute of Romania, Romania
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2.4The role of contaminated sediment monitoring for dredging management in the Elbe estuary
Carmen Kleisinger, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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2.5The unpleasant need of going to court – Legal options of a downstream state to bring upstream partners to action
Ilka Carls, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Germany
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2.6Overview of the assessment of contaminated marine sediments in the Nordic countries and their remediation (presentation not available)
Alizée Lehoux, Uppsala University, Sweden
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2.7Towards a Swedish agenda on management of contaminated sediments – an action for increased cooperation between relevant governmental agencies
Yvonne Ohlsson, Swedish Geotechnical Institute, Sweden
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2.8Contaminated sediments as hot-spots of wide-scale marine pollution: a need to re-think sediment management and policy
Stella Tamburrino, Institute for Coastal and Marine Environment (IAMC-CNR), Italy
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2.9Investigating the infrastructure-induced legacy sediments on 3 bypassed areas along the Rhône River (France)
Sophia Vauclin, University of Lyon, France
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2.10Introduction and first results within the project “Nautical Depth” in Hamburg
Nino Ohle, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
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3. Session “The Impact and Transport of Microplastics”
3.1(Micro)plastics in sediment and water samples of the rivers Elbe and Lahn, Germany (presentation not available)
Georg Reifferscheid, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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3.2Microplastics in the sediments of the Norwegian continental shelf
Arne Pettersen, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
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3.3Preliminary research of microplastic from cave sediments, Croatia
Neven Cukrov, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
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3.4Investigation into the migration of microplastics through soil
Linda Heerey, University College Dublin, Ireland
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3.5SPlasH! – Stop to plastic in H2O! An EU project to investigate the state of the port environment
Anna Reboa, University of Genoa, Italy
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3.6Methods for measuring plastic transport in large rivers and downstream of hydropower plants
Marcel Liedermann, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
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3.7Numerical modelling of plastic transport and accumulation at the Austrian Danube River
Sebasian Pessenlehner, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria
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3.8Impact of micro-plastics on sediment settling properties
Arjan Wijdeveld, Deltares, NL
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4. Session “BWM Convention and Analytical Methods”
4.1Sediment in the ship’s ballast water tank: A forgotten problem
Vladivoj Valković, SAGITTARIUS Consulting, Croatia
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4.2Dating of marine sediments for historical trends of the heavy metal concentrations in the Candarlı Gulf of Turkey
Günseli Yaprak, Ege University, Turkey
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5. Session “Circular Economy – Sediment as a Resource”
5.1Keynote presentation:
System thinking: drawing causal loops for sediment
Dirk Halet, VLAKWA/VITO, Belgium
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5.2Keynote presentation:
Sediment treatment in Hamburg as part of a circular economy
Henrich Röper and Heinz-Dieter Detzner, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany
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5.3Mineral processing techniques dedicated to the recycling of river sediments to produced raw materials for the construction sector
Mathieu Henry, Centre Terre et Pierre, Belgium
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5.4Using Sediment As a Resource (USAR): Renovation of a controlled flood area in the Scheldt estuary using dredged material from the Durme River
Herman Brangers, Witteveen+Bos, Belgium
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5.5Sediments feed and conserve soil
Jan Willem Berendsen, Royal HaskoningDHV, NL
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5.6Sustainable sediment solutions: Stabilization of contaminated sediment
Tim Olean, O’Brien & Gere, USA
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5.7Stabilization and beneficial use of contaminated sediments applying mobile pneumatic flow tube mixing for a circular economy
Eric Stern, Tipping Point Resources Group, LLC, USA
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5.8Baseline monitoring at a pilot site for sediment reuse
Bruno Lemière, BRGM, France
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5.9Using Sediment As a Resource (USAR): Brightlingsea harbour dredging and restoration project
William Coulet, Exo Environmental Ltd, UK
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5.10The valorization of marine sediments in a context of circular economy and sustainable management
Pascal Grégoire, Port de Dunkerque, France
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5.11USAR Project: New optimization software for the formulation and the treatment of dredged sediments for valorization in civil engineering
Mahfoud Benzerzour, IMT Lille Douai, France
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5.12Design of a remediation approach to heavy metals contaminated sediments in the Great Backa Canal (Serbia)
Jelena Tričković, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
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5.13Environmental monitoring at a sediment source site to qualify for reuse
Claire Alary, IMT Lille Douai, France
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6. Session “Sediment Quality Guidance, Sediment Quality Assessment”

6.1Keynote presentation:
Sediment quality assessment criteria: new approaches and views
Mario Sprovieri, Institute for Coastal and Marine Environment (IAMC-CNR), Italy
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6.2Assessing sediment chemical status in Europe: frameworks, standards and approaches, now and into the future
Sabine Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions Ltd., UK
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6.3A methodological proposal for the ecotoxicological characterization of continental and marine sediments for recovery
Tristan Lecomte, IMT Lille Douai, France
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6.4Application of weighted criteria and integrated approach to assess sediment quality in marine and freshwater ecosystems
Cristian Mugnai, ISPRA, Italy
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6.5Conflicting outcomes of integrated approach for sediment quality assessment in Sardinian coastal area subjected to mining activities
Elena Romano, ISPRA – National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy
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6.6Development of marine sediment quality guidelines for evaluation of heavy metals contamination in Croatia
Josip Gregac, Association Lijepa Naša, Croatia
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6.7First steps towards a new approach for interpretation of ecotoxicological data for sediment and dredged material classification
Susanne Heise, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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6.8Interreg project Sullied Sediments: set-up of decision support system for remediation techniques for contaminated sediments
Anissa Smits, Witteveen+Bos, Belgium
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6.9Trace elements distribution and mobility in estuarine sediments of the Krka River (Croatia)
Nuša Cukrov, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
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6.10Sweden’s industrial legacy of contaminated, fibrous sediments: Properties relevant to management
Ian Snowball, Uppsala University, Sweden
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6.11Quaternary phosphonium compounds: new toxic compounds present in sediments and suspended matter
Simon Brand, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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6.12Application of particle transport modeling and chemical forensic analysis in sediment contamination source evaluation
Philip Spadaro, TIG Environmental, USA
Katherine Cronin, Deltares, NL
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6.13Characterization and spatial distribution of organic contaminated sediment from historical industrial effluents to inform remediation decisions
Tony Walker, Dalhousie University, Canada
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7. Session “Climate Change and
Sediments: Direct and Indirect Consequences
7.1Keynote presentation:
Sediments as the redox paleo-record
Elvira Bura Nakic, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia
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7.2Mud transport in the Upper Sea Scheldt under climate change: from 2013 to 2050
Qilong Bi, Flanders Hydraulics Research, Belgium
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7.3The Living Lab for Mud two years later: update on the ongoing pilots that integrate sediment management and building with nature
Luca Sittoni, Ecoshape, NL
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7.4Sediment quantity modelling in a climate change context
Ewa Szalinska, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
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7.5Innovations in modeling & monitoring to optimize sediment management in Flanders, Belgium
Daan Renders, Fluves, Belgium
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8. Session “How can Sediment Management influence Ecosystem Services Provision?”
8.1Keynote presentation:
SMARTSEDIMENT project: ready-to-use and tested spatially explicit GIS tool to estimate effects of sediment management on ecosystem services
Katrien Van der Biest, University of Antwerp, Belgium
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8.2Beneficial use of muddy dredged sediment to support sediment budgets, coastal resilience, and ecosystem restoration
Joseph Gailani, US Army Corps of Engineers, USA
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8.3Restoration of the Lake St Lucia Estuarine mouth for more natural functioning of the system
Gerrit Basson, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
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8.4Ecologically effective colmation by fine sediment input and its measurement
Thomas Zumbroich, Zumbroich – landscape & waters & University of Bonn, Germany
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8.5Evaluating quantitative morphological changes of the Lower Rhine with regard to ecosystem services
Frauke Koenig, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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9. Session “Nuclear and Isotopic Analytical Techniques in Sediment Analysis”
9.1Keynote presentation:
Enhancing coastal management in the Adriatic and the Black Sea by using nuclear analytical techniques
Sylvia Sander, IAEA
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9.2High resolution investigation of the geochemical and mineralogical composition of 1 Ky old euxinic sediments of the Western Black Sea
Octavian Duliu, Bucharest University, Romania
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9.3Development of electrochemical methods for field detection of trace metals in sediments
Marija Margus, Université Lille, France
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9.4Nuclear analytical techniques used to study bottom sediments
Marina Frontasyeva, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Federation
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10. Session “
Impacts of Disturbed Sediment Continua and Mitigation Measures
10.1Keynote presentation:
Disturbed sediment continuum of the Mekong, its impacts and proposed mitigation measures
Matt Kondolf, University of California Berkeley, USA
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10.2Assessing success of gravel feeding and long term river management measures with respect to sediment budget and hydromorphology (presentation not available)
Stefan Vollmer, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany
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10.3Soil erosion in East Africa: an interdisciplinary approach to realising land management change
Maarten Wynants, Plymouth University, UK
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Special Session “
Cooperation – a Question of Common Sense. Can Legal Steps Help to Enforce?

The unpleasent need of going to court (Elbe case)
Ilka Carls, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Germany

Rhine research project and upstream influence
Marc Eisma, Port of Rotterdam Authority, NL

Who should pay for sediment management?
Philip Spadaro, TIG Environmental, USA


Special Session “
USAR – Using Sediment As a Resource

Plenary Closing Session – Wrap Up