4th SedNet Conference, 23-23 November 2006, Venice

Conference program
SedNet Round-Table discussion and Conference – Summary of Discussions
Report on the SedNet Round Table Discussion Sediment Management (pdf)
An essential element of River Basin Management Plans
Conference key-issues between the river and the sea

Presentations (in pdf format)
Sediment key-issues between the river and the sea – Axel Netzband
Sediment Managment – an essential element of River Basin Management Plans; report on de Round-Table discussion – Piet den Besten, NL
Hydrology-morphology-ecology in estuaries – links and management aspects – Patrick Meire, University of Antwerp, BelgiumAbstract
Sediment contamination
Characterization of the coastal area facing Cogoleto (Liguria): distribution of chromium – Rosa Maria Bertolotto, Environment Agency, ItalyAbstract
Influence of land use in small karst catchments on the chemical status of peloid sediments on the eastern Adriatic coast – Slobodan Miko, Croatian Geological Survey, CroatiaAbstract
A methodology to determine riverine loads and coastal deposition processes of polluted sediments in the Drammen Harbour, Southern Norway – Eva Skarbovik and Aud Helland, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, NorwayAbstract
The river basis-coastal zone continuum: heavy metal contents Aegean Sea (Eurocat) – Aris Karageorgis, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, GreeceAbstract
Bioavailability of POPs in the Westerschelde estuary – Michiel Kotterman, Imares, NLAbstract
Sediment transport and dynamics
Functions of mud in estuarine and coastal ecosystems – Victor de Jonge, Groningen University, NLAbstract
Sediment characterization of Tagus estuarine beaches (Portugal) – Rui Taborda, Lisbon University, PortugalAbstract
Improving our understanding of connections between the catchment and sediment dynamics in UK estuaries – Larissa Naylor, Environment Agency, UKAbstract
Designing a sediment management program for the Lower Ebro River – Albert Rovira, Aquatic Ecosystems Unit (IRTA), SpainAbstract
Methods to specify and quantify sediment source contributions and transport pathways – Rodney Stevens, Goteborg University, SwedenAbstract
Flux of sediment-associated chemical elements in rivers draining to the Arctic Ocean – Jim Bogen, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, NorwayAbstract
Sediment management
The benefits of the use of dredged material in the aquatic system – Lindsay Murray, CEFAS, UKAbstract
Integrating sediments in the European WFD – Maria Jesus Belzunce, AZTI Marine Research Division, SpainAbstract
How do we achieve ecosystem-based sediment management – Sabine Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions, UKAbstract
The dynamics of natural systems between the river and the sea and the whimsicality of policy processes – Adriaan Slob, TNO, NLAbstract

Posters (in pdf format)
Bio-stabilization of the Venice lagoon tidal flat – Giovanni Cecconi
Re-use of sediments for the Venice Lagoon salt-marsh restoration – Giovanni Cecconi
Geomorphological study of Magra and Vara rivers (Northern Italy) aimed to sediment management – C. Simoncini
The geochemical and microbiological features of the sediments of ‘Sacca di Goro’ coastal lagoon (Po River Delta) – Linda Bertelli
Dioxins/Furans contamination at regional scale: comparing soil fingerprints with those of fluvial, estuarine and coastel sediments – G. Raspa
Application of a 1-D numerical model to estimate the sediment transported along a river – Donatella Termini
In situ assay with chironomids for sediment assessments in the freshwater-saltwater interface– Rui Ribeiro
In situ estuarine sediment toxicity assessments: a multi-functional exposure approach – Rui Ribeiro
Geochemical and sedimentological markers in the Holocene stratigraphic sequence of the Gulf of Trieste (N Adriatic Sea) – Nives Ogrinc
Metals and organic pollutants in sediments of the Sava River – Radmila Milacic
Use of polluted sediments in road construction – Tran Ngoc Thanh
Experimental road infrastructure with marine sediments – Vincent Dubois
Sediment characterisation at the urban river scale, Mersey Basin, Manchester, UK: implications for water quality management – Kevin G. Taylor
Bottom sediment as agricultural soil additive or mineral fertilizer – Agnieszka Baran
Sediment quality evaluation: normalisation, baselines and reference sites – What can and should be compared? – Rodnev Stevens
The Oslo Harbour Remediation Project – Challenges for confined disposal in a deep fjord basin– Audun Hauge
Risk assessment of dioxin-contaminated sediments: Human health risks – Ragna A.G. Jansen
Risk assessment of dioxin-contaminated sediments: Ecologial risks – Anna C. Sneekes
Risk assessment of dioxin-contaminated sediments: An integrated approach – Haavo Spoelstra
Jan van Riebeeck harbour ad North Sea channel, Amsterdam – Geo Statistical analyses of dioxin-contaminated sediments – Gerhard W. Winters
EC FP6 Coordination Action (CA) on Risk-Based Management of the Water-Sediment-Soil System at the River Basin Scale (RISKBASE) – Jos Brils
MAPO Enhancing Research and Development Project to find Solutions to Struggle against various Marine Pollutions – Rudolf Reuther