PhD position in the Interreg project “sullied sediments”

For the project “Sullied Sediments” which started in January 2017, the work group on Applied Aquatic Toxicology (AAT) at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) is looking for a highly motivated individual with a degree in biology or environmental sciences (or a comparable field) and, ideally, some experience in the following areas: ecotoxicology, microbiology, environmental toxicology.

“Sullied Sediments” is an EU-Interreg-Project with 13 partners, coordinated by the University of Hull, and aims at an improved assessment, treatment and protection of freshwater sediments, especially with regard to EU-watch list chemicals. The AATs major focus within the project will be ecotoxicological testing and evaluation of biotest results in combination with chemical data and in close cooperation with national and international partners.

It concerns a half time position starting at the soonest possible date. The position will end on December 31, 2019.

See for detailed information: 015-17 DM Stellenausschreibung – EnglischStellenausschreibung Sullied Sediments – Bewerbungsschluss 17.3.2017 (and in German: Stellenausschreibung Sullied Sediments – Bewerbungsschluss 17.3.2017)

Deadline for application is 17 March 2017.

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Post-doc position iCASP – Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme

Position available at the University of Leeds (postdoctoral level) to work on a newly awarded project iCASP – Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme – (~ £5million NERC funded); 5 years duration, application deadline 19th of March 2017.

This is a research position on the socio-economics of catchment solutions. The appointed person will work on assessing the benefits of catchment solutions based on robust natural science-base. The appointed person will engage extensively with natural scientists and non-academic partners, but will also have the opportunity to develop cutting-edge socio-economic research. An impact officer will support the appointed person on its role.

You can find all the details here:


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GLOBAQUA – newsletter

GLOBAQUA (Managing the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems under water scarcity) is an EU-funded project aiming to identify the prevalence of, and interaction between, stressors under water scarcity in order to improve knowledge of relationships between multiple stressors and to improve water management practices and policies.

Here you can find the latest issue of the GLOBAQUA newsletter which describes the main scientific results achieved so far, the main outcomes of its public events as well as key news from case studies and the most relevant forthcoming events. If you have any comments or would like to share your point of view you can contact

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Apply now for the 2017 Thiess International Riverprize

This year a prize of AU$200,000 will be awarded for outstanding achievements in sustainable river basin management.

Any organisation or partnership who has implemented a successful program of activities benefiting a river, lake, wetland or estuary, in any part of the world, is encouraged to apply.

The winner of the Thiess International Riverprize will be announced at the 19th International Riversymposium in Brisbane, Australia, on 19 September 2017.

Applications can be made online through the IRF website and stage one of the application must be completed by 24 March 2017.

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115 abstracts received for SedNet conference

The SedNet Steering Group is pleased with the result of the Call for Abstracts for the 10th International SedNet Conference “Sediments on the move”  that will be held on 14-17 June 2017 at the Palazzo San Giorgio, Genoa, Italy:

                 115 abstracts have been submitted!

In the next couple of weeks the abstracts will be judged by the SedNet Steering Group. Everyone who submitted an abstract will be informed of the outcome by early March.
The preliminary conference programme will be published soon after this process.

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Post-Doc Position “Mineralogical investigations on steel-river sediments”

LIEC, CNRS-Université de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France, have a Post-Doc position available on Mineralogy/Environmental Geochemistry.

Skills Required: X-ray diffraction, synchrotron related spectroscopies and microscopies, Rietveld refinement.

For a detailed description see Postdoc MOBISED_region2017.

For application please provide the following documents:
– Letter with motivation
– List of publications
– Detailed CV, including summary of research activities (5-10 pages)
– Two letters of referees

– Deadline for application: February 1st
– Interviews: January-February 2017
– Recruitment: March 2017

Contact persons: – ph. +33 (0)383 596252

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e-Newsletter SedNet

The September-2016 edition of the SedNet eNewsletter is online:


  • SedNet (up) to date
  • New SedNet Steering Group members
  • 10th SedNet Conference 14-17 June 2017
    with free pre-conference sessions by several European projects on 13 June 2017
  • In Memoriam Remi Laane (1949-2016)
  • 2nd International Conference on Deriving Environmental Quality Standards for the Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • West African coast struggling with coastal erosion
  • Sand tracking study for Mississippi Gulf Coast Beach Management
  • Sustainable Port Management Delfzijl
  • Seaport of Emden, Germany, reducing dredging costs by 90%
  • Upcoming events

Enjoy reading!

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Special session at Battelle

Deltares intends to organize a Special Session at the Battelle Sediments Conference next January 2017. It would be a great opportunity to promote the work we do in SedNet! Please see the call for abstracts below.
We would like to invite you to submit an abstract (due date June 30th, 2016) on the theme of “International Models/Best Practice for Sediment Management” (temporary session code 5a). This session has the ambitious objective to exchange experience, best practice and challenges on remediation of contaminated sites from the different regions of the world. We welcome talks on cross-boundary sites; cross-boundaries water bodies; comparative experience in different countries / regions particularly those less represented at the Battelle conference/from outside the USA. We will strive to compose a session that represents different geographies and experiences in order to learn from each other.
For Abstract Specifications etc. see the conference website.
Please enter the name of Luca Sittoni on the submittal form in the “Submission Requested By” box, to ensure that your abstracts will be considered for this session first. If you want to chat about a particular topic in advance of submitting an abstract, please contact Luca ( or Katherine ( from Deltares.

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Dioxin in the Elbe river basin

A group of sediment researchers recently published a discussion paper “Dioxin in the Elbe river basin: policy and science under the Water Framework Directive 2000–2015 and toward 2021” in the Journal “Environmental Sciences Europe”, see


It seems that the critical analysis along the River Basin Community Elbe background document “Pollutants” (12/2015) could provide a practical regional supplement to the general information “Sediment in WFD Reporting 2016” given by Igor Liska (ICPDR) in the SedNet eNewsletter of May 2016 (

In the Elbe River case, special emphasis is devoted to the land–sea interface (Marine Strategy Framework Directive 2008/56/EC).


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PIANC Think Climate coalition – 1st newsletter

This newsletter describes some of the work currently underway to deliver the actions set out in the Navigating a Changing Climate Action Plan. It also announces the forthcoming 2017 international conference in Brussels.

February newsletter

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