Belgium
TILES — Transnational and Integrated Long-term Marine Exploitation Strategies
long-term use of marine sands, in the framework of sediments in circular economy
EU Organizations
DG Environment
European Commission – Directorate-General Environment
EEA
European Environment Agency
EU–LIFE
Financial Instrument for the Environment
EU Water Framework Directive – integrated river basin management for Europe
Official EU site for the Water Framework Directive
European Union Law
The portal to European Union law
ICZM
Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Program of the EU
Water Information System for Europe
Water policy in the European Union
EU Projects
AQEM
Development and Testing of an Integrated Assessment System for the Ecological Quality of Streams and Rivers throughout Europe using Benthic Macroinvertebrates. EU contract EVK1-CT-1999-00027.
EUGRIS
European Groundwater and Contaminated Land Information System. EU contract EVK1-CT-2002-80021.
INSPIRATION
INSPIRATION is funded by the European Horizon2020 programme. It is aimed at establishing a strategic research agenda on soil, land-use and land management in Europe.
MAPO European Marine Pollution Network
The project gathers a wide range of actors who are committed to sensibilizing and supporting innovative SMEs to take part to European projects/networks in the field of marine pollutions.
Paralia Nature
Large European ports are involved in expansion plans while at the same time they are located within or in proximity of protected nature. This causes dilemmas between economic development and nature conservation. The Paralia Nature project is meant for the exchange of experiences and information on the development of practical and applicable solutions regarding these dilemma’s.
REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management)
The final results of the FP7 project REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management) are all available online. The project ended October 2015.
Smartsediment
The INTERREG project Smartsediment aims to rebalance the biodiversity, sediment and other functions in the delta of the river Scheldt.
SOLUTIONS
This EU project deals with a wide range of organic chemicals that are not (yet) listed as priority substances nor play any other role in the WFD.
Sullied Sediments
The aim of this INTERREG project is to enable regulators and water managers to make better decisions with regard to sediment management, removal and disposal, thereby reducing economic costs and the impact of pollutants on the environment.
SURICATES
An INTERREG project for finding new large scale solutions for sediment reuse in NWE ports, waterways and coastlines. Project started in 2017.
TIDE project of the Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme: integrated management of tidal rivers in the North Sea Region
Germany
Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde
Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (in German).
Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau
German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute
Bundesumweltministerium
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Fachausschuss Baggergut
Fachausschuss Baggergut (in German).
Umwelt Online
German Environmental Legislation (in German).
Umweltbundesambt
German Federal Environmental Agency (in German).
Wasser- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes (in German)
Wasserblick
German Information about EU-WFD (in German).
International organizations, Conventions
CEDA – Central Dredging Association
CEDA is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental, professional society serving Europe, Africa and the Middle-East.
Common Waddensea Secretariat
The Netherland, Germany and Denmark coordinate their activities and measures for a comprehensive protection of the Wadden Sea.
DANUBIUS-RI
The International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems.
DGE
Dutch-German Exchange on Dredged Material. DGE doesn’t have a website; alle DGE-publications can be found in the DGE Corner.
ECESP
European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform
ECSA
Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association
ERN
European Rivers Network
ESPO
The European Sea Ports Organisation.
EuDA
European Dredging Association.
EuroGeoSurveysWho we are and what we do?
HELCOM
Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission
IADC – International Association of Dredging Companies
Umbrella organisation of private dredging contractors.
IKSE
International Commission for the Protection of the Elbe
INBO
International Network of Basin Organizations.
International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine
Since 1950, the countries along the Rhine co-operate under the roof of the ICPR to jointly protect the Rhine.
International Maritime Organisation
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the specialised agency of the United Nations with responsibility for safety and security at sea and the prevention of marine pollution from ships.
IECA
International Erosion Control Association, a non-profit, member organization that provides education, resource information and business opportunities for professionals in the erosion and sediment control industry.
NICOLE
NICOLE is a leading forum on contaminated land management in Europe, promoting co-operation between industry, academia and service providers on the development of sustainable technologies.
NORMAN
Network of reference laboratories for monitoring of emerging environmental pollutants
OSPAR
Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic.
PIANC – International Navigation Association
The International Navigation Association (PIANC) is a worldwide non-political and non-profit making technical and scientific organization of private individuals, corporations and national governments.
See also PIANC’s Think Climate initiative “Navigating a Changing Climate Action Plan” Think Climate
Sediments Research Community
Web community for sediments research and management.
SETAC/SEDAG
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry – with its Sediment Advisory Group (SEDAG).
Water JPI
Water challenges for a changing world.
Journals
Dredging news online
Marine Sand and Gravel Information Service.
JSS
Journal of Soils and Sediments.
Terra et Aqua
The official quarterly publication of IADC.
The Netherlands
Baggernet
Dutch Dredging Network (in Dutch).
Waterbodem
Information and news about sediments (in Dutch).
UK
The Broads Authority Sediment Management
The Broads Authority, as navigation authority, has adopted a river catchment approach to sediment management. The aim is to provide a means of ensuring the sustainable long-term management of sediment within the Broads.
The River Restoration Centre
A national information and advisory centre on all aspects of river restoration and enhancement, and sustainable river management.
USA and Canada
Environment Canada / Sediments
Environment Canada’s Internet resource for weather and environmental information.
Lower Passaic River Restoration Project
The Lower Passaic River Restoration Project begins with a study of the environmental conditions of the river. The study will produce a plan of action to achieve the goals of the Project.
Tomales Bay Watershed Council
California watershed council, an all stake holder and all agency problem solving group in Northern California 45 miles from San Francisco in Western Marin County.
US EPA Contaminated sediment in water
US Environtal Protection Agency, Contaminated sediment in water.
US EPA Great Lakes / Contaminated Sediments Program
US EPA Great Lakes Contaminated Sediments Program.
Various
EURODICAUTOM
European Terminology Database
Soil Erosion Site
The Soil Erosion Site is primarily an information gateway for soil erosion. It aims to bring together a wide variety of material relating to all aspects of soil erosion.