This page provides access to the abstracts for the presentations, flash poster presentations and posters of the conference.

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Session ‘Sediment Quality Guidance and Sediment Quality Assessment’

Revising sediment quality guidelines to reflect current scientific understanding of chemical interactions in sediment with ecosystems – Richard J Wenning, Montrose Environmental Solutions, United States

The importance of reviewing the Portuguese legislation for the assessment and management of dredged materials- The case of butyltin compounds  – Mário Mil-Homens, Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, Portugal

Spatial variability of organic matter quality and metal reactivity in the port of Rotterdam sediment – Guangnan Wu, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, The Netherlands

Assessing sediment toxicity in reservoirs before flushing- developing a protocol for freshwater in Italy – Laura Marziali, Water Research Institute (CNRIRSA), Italy

Sediment quality assessment at small streams affected by different types of anthropogenic pressures – Carmen Casado-Martinez, Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology, Switzerland

REE Contaminated Sediment Causes Avoidance Behaviour of D. magna and C. elegans – Chantal K. E. van Drimmelen, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Targeting mercury bioremediation of marine sediments by using omics and culture-driven approaches – Laura Alonso-Sáez, Basque Research and Technology Alliance, Spain

Soil erosion and associated pollution and siltation compromise the food, water energy and security nexus. A river basin study case in central Chile – Claudio Bravo-Linares, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile

French and Norwegian sediment quality guidelines comparison – case study in the NE Adriatic Sea, Croatia – Jadranka Pelikan, University of Zagreb, Croatia

A conceptual model for enabling sustainable management of soil-sediment-water ecosystems in support of European policy – Jos Brils, Deltares, The Netherlands

Improving risk assessment of dredging activities by passive sampling – Sabine Schäfer, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany

Applying environmental geochemical monitoring of fluvial sediments using unique automated and passive sampling in the Danube Basin – Zsófia Kovács, University of Pannonia, Hungary

Monitoring of microplastics in port sediments. Evaluation of different analytical methods – Julie Droit, CEREMA eau, France

Assessing Microbial Quality of Polluted Marine and Soil Sediments with Advanced in Situ Monitoring Tools – Heinrich Eisenmann, Isodetect GmbH, Germany

Impact of Rare Earth Elements on the growth and photosynthetic efficiency in Myriophyllum aquaticum  – Isidora Gjata, Dipartimento di Bioscienz, Italy

Multiple lines of evidence approach to assess the quality of sediments in canals of the Rhône valley in Switzerland  – Rébecca Beauvais, Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology, Switzerland

Geochronology and historical records of heavy metals in the marine sediments from western part of Black Sea Coastal Area, Varna:Bulgaria  – Günseli Yaprak, Ege University, Türkiye

Historical contribution of sediments to a hydropower reservoir- a case study in central Chile  – William H. Blake, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Sediment Status in Europe- Frameworks, Standards and Approaches, Synthesis of Expanded Review  – Sabine Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions Ltd., United Kingdom

Overview of sediment quality and quantity over two decades – Case study of the Great Bačka Canal (Republic of Serbia)  – Dragana Tomašević Pilipović, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Contamination and Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in surface sediments of the Montenegrin coast – Danijela Joksimovic, Institute of Marine Biology, Montenegro

Comparing sediment heavy metal concentrations in Italian harbors with the Environmental Quality Standards  – Elena Romano, Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy

Different rivers, common problems – Linking chemical and ecological status in polluted sediments of three different European river basins – Susanne Heise, Hamburg University of Applied Science, Germany

Environmental characterization addressed to port sediment management- two case studies in the central Tyrrhenian sea (Italy)  – Cristian Mugnai, Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy

Reconstruction of radioactivity levels and sediment quality assessment in a deep basin at Lemnos, North Aeg – Christos Tsabaris, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece

Session ‘Circular Economy – Sediment as a Resource’

Sediment management in a circular economy – Pieter de Boer, Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands

A PFAS mass balance– impact on the sediment (re)use policy – Arjan Wijdeveld, Deltares, The Netherlands

Lessons from pilot-scale sediment reuse projects on the Scottish canal networkKeith Torrance, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Exploring unconventional approaches to sediments decontamination – Marta Castellote, Institute of Construction Science Eduardo Torroja (IETcc-CSIC), Spain

Twenty-years forecast of coastline evolution on sandy coastal stretches in mainland Portugal – Ivana Bosnic, HAEDES, Portugal

A mobile & continuous granulometric classification & dehydration pilot to improve sediment reuse strategies. Case studies & results interpretation – Tristan Debuigne, IXSANE, France

Reuse of Metal Impacted River Sediments – Philip Studds, Ramboll, United Kingdom

Landfilling and soil conditioning of dredged sediments- evaluation throughout a life cycle assessment – Laura Ferrans, Linnaeus University, Sweden

Bankbusters- A Nature-based Solution engineered tidal marsh river banks, beneficially re-using soft dredged sediments – Tomas Sterckx, DEME Group, Belgium

A management of port sediment in a Working with Nature context to achieve – Mercedes García Barroso, Tecnoambiente. S.L.U., Spain

Agricultural soil recovery using dredged fluvial sediments: Mont-Cenis hydropower plant experiment as a success to be replicated – Emmanuel Branche, EDF Hydro, France

Phytoremediation of dredged sediments polluted with mineral oil, naphthalene and PAHs – Dirk Dubin, bio2clean, Belgium

Social, Economic and Environmental Analyses for Sediment Reuse Applications – Joe Harrington, Munster Technological University, Ireland

Beneficial use of sediments for our future: compared pathways for taking profit of them as resources for new challenges – Bruno Lemière, France

Converting fiber sediment to hydrochar – new technology to eliminate landfilling and extract energy when remediating fiberbanks – Anna-Karin Dahlberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Towards an integrated and circular management of dredged sediments- HAROPA PORT | Rouen as a transforming force in the territory – Benjamin Constant, Neo-Eco, France, Sandrine Samson & Ludovic Grabner, HAROPA Port, France

Session ‘Sediment Management Concepts and Sediment Policy’

The fluvial sediment quality monitoring in the context of the implementation of 2030 Agenda in Portugal: a study in N Portugal – Anabela Reis, University of Trás-os Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Towards sustainable sediment management and estuary functioning of the Upper Sea Scheldt based on a state of the art modelling approach – Joachim Vansteenkiste, IMDC, Belgium

Exploring the remediation of contaminated sedimentsWim Clymans, VITO, Belgium

A nation-wide survey of polluted sediments in Sweden – Clara Neuschütz, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Sweden & Anna Wemming, County Administrative Board of Dalarna, Sweden

Sediment remediation pays off- Socio-economic analysis and cost disproportionality of measures using the example of the Elbe river basin – Ilka Carls, Ministry of Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany & Judith Sprenger, Hamburg Port Authority, Germany

Policy solutions for management of contaminated sediments in the EU – Raffaele Vaccaro, Nisida Environment, Italy

A new methodology for prioritisation and initial investigation of contaminated sediment in Sweden – Henrik Bengtsson, Swedish Geotechnical Institute, Sweden

Rhône Sediment Management Master Plan between Geneva and Mediterranean Sea inorder to achieve good ecological status – Frederic Laval, BURGEAP, France

Sustainable port maintenance strategies – trade-offs between dredging cost and port call efficiency – Arash Sepehri, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Sediment Management for the Tidal Elbe – between the poles of science and politics – – Boris Hochfeld, Hamburg Port Authority AöR, Germany

Integrated beneficial sediment management in practice – Marc Huygens, DEME Group, Belgium

Moving the Needle- Beneficial Use of Contaminated Sediments in the United States – David Moore, USACE-ERDC, United States

System dynamic plan as a comparison framework and decision model for the competent authority – Jos Wieggers, Rijkswaterstaat, The Netherlands

Fifty years of shallowing former sand- and gravel pits in the Netherlands- from win-win opportunity to major headache – Wouter Klein Koerkamp, Open University, The Netherlands

“Once upon a time … a beach sand grain”- a bed-time story and scientific outreach activity for toddlers to increase sediment literacy – Cristina Lira, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Long-term investigation of the morphological development of groyne fields on the two waterways Elbe and Upper Rhine – Elise Lifschiz, German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW), Germany

Development of a knowledge platform on sediment in Sweden – Clara Neuschütz, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Sweden

Session ‘Climate Change and Sediments: Direct and Indirect Consequences and Opportunities’

Session ‘Sediment in Coastal and Marine Management’

The impact of damming in sediment delivery to coastal zones – case of mainland Portugal – Rui Taborda, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Decadal evolution of an intensely nourished coast – Sebastian Dan, Flanders Hydraulics Research, Belgium

Managing sediments in the Wadden Sea and the role of the research programme BenO Wadden Sea – Jurre de Vries, Executive Agency of the ministry of infrastructure and water management (RWS), The Netherlands

The WoE approach applied to the sediments characterization to the lagoon environment: the Venice Lagoon case – Maurizio Ferla, Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy

Effects of Re-circulation on Sediment Properties- A Case Study in the Seaport Emden Fatemeh Chamanmotlagh, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Testing Conditioning Methods for Maintenance Dredging in Ports – Alex Kirichek, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Posters that are not presented as a flash poster presentation

Variability of Fallout Radionuclides in River Channels- Implications for Sediment Residence Time Estimations – Enrique Munoz-Arcos, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Valorization of chestnut shell for the removal of heavy metals under real conditions – Mirza Nuhanović, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

WODA working group on Reservoir Dredging – Polite Laboyrie, CEDA Witteveen+Bos, The Netherlands

Assessment of Natural Radioactivity and Radiation Hazards in Coastal Sediments of Durres  – Elida Bylyku, Institute of Applied Nuclear Physics Tirana, Albania

A case study on PFAS in different matrices downstream a waste processing company at River Nieuwe Kale, Belgium – Els Ryken, Flanders Environment Agency (VMM), Belgium