In Memoriam – Wim Salomons

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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