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||WFD Lille 2013
Conference, Lille, France, 4-6 November
3rd Water Framework Directive International
Conference: climate change impacts on water
security and safety.
First Announcement. More info:
course on Ecosystem Services, Tarragona,
Spain, 18-19 November 2013.
More info in the
brochure. The online inscription can be
found at the SCARCE website:
Reservoir Restoration - Wageningen, The
Netherlands, 22 April 2013.
Theme of the workshop is how to deal with the
problems associated with an excess of nutrients
- how to monitor and forecast algae blooms,
- how to remove the nutrients and algae from the
- how to cooperate on global scale.
Participation to the workshop is free.
For registration, please send an email to
Open for 2013
IRF, the International River Foundation, is now
accepting Riverprize applications for 2013.
There are three Riverprize awards up for grabs -
the Thiess International Riverprize (open to all
applicants), the Australian Riverprize (open to
Australian applicants only), and the IRF
European Riverprize (click
here for a list of eligible European
countries). A new, easy system is now in place
which allows applicants to complete and save
applications online. All you need to do is enter
your details and you will be sent an email
containing a unique link where you can access
stage one of your application form - simply fill
in the boxes! Application guidelines, FAQs and a
Riverprize Fact Sheet are all available in the
resources section of the
IRF website. Stage one of the application
process closes on 29 March.
Restoration Conference - Celebrating Successing
and Addressing Challenges, Vienna, Austria,
11-13 September 2013.
The 5th River Restoration Conference will
highlight what leading river restoration
thinkers and practitioners have to offer in
helping to bring new thinking into achieving
goals of restoring and managing Europe’s Rivers.
It will show-case inspiring examples of river
restoration, evaluate the implementation of
existing policies and the realisation of new
It will support river managers, those tasked
with implementing policy, and those undertaking
river restoration on the ground to access
current state of the art thinking and approaches.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 April
More info here.
Abstracts - 8th International SedNet conference:
Innovative Sediment Management: How to do more
with less, 6-9 November 2013, Lisbon,
Deadline 15 April
2013. More info
Estuaries and coastal areas in times of intense
change, 13-17 October 2013, Shanghai, China.
ECSA 53 will take place in partnership with the
State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal
Research (SKLEC) at East China Normal University,
More info here
final meeting, on 10-11 December 2012,
The European Commission and the Port Authority
of Ravenna co-finance MED Ingegneria and
associated beneficiaries (University of Ferrara
– Earth Sciences department, University of
Bologna – Diem department, ISPRA, Po Delta Park,
GeoEcoMar, DIEMME and CRSA MED Ingegneria srl)
to develop an innovative process of treatment
and reuse of harbour sediments.
The main aim is the restoration and valorization
of sediments after dredging, and the production
- after treatments - of sediments useful for
infrastructural works, environmental
engineering, etc. and the evaluation of silicon
The final meeting of SEDI.PORT.SIL. project (Recovery
of dredged SEDIments of the PORT of Ravenna and
SILicon extraction) will be held in Ravenna, at
the premises of the Port Authority on 10th and
11th December 2012.
During the conference achieved results will be
presented. Visits to the Emilia-Romagna coastal
zones and inside the harbour area are foreseen.
More info and
registration here and on:
www.lifesediportsil.eu, or contact
2013, 28-28 March 2013, Lyon, France -
International Conference / Exhibition on Soils,
Sediments and Water.
Call for papers open until 15 November 2012.
For more info visit
Practical training course on
sustainable sediment management with the Sava
River Basin as a showcase, 15-18 October 2012,
Organised by the International Sava River Basin
Commission (ISRBC), UNESCO International
Sediment Initiative (ISI) and the European
Sediment Network (SedNet). For registration to
the course please contact
More info to download:
Announcement (pdf) and
Sava News Flash (pdf).
are available in the library.
Newsletter July 2012 of SETARMS-project (Sustainable
Environmental Treatment and Reuse of Marine
Sediment). Further info on
Symposium on Two-phase Modelling for Sediment
dynamics in Geophysical Flows ,10-12 Juni
2013, Chatou, France.
Call for Abstracts, deadline 15 September 2012.
More info to download
10th International Conference, Instanbul, Turkey.
Organized by the "Group of European Basin
Organizations for the Implementation of the
European Water Framework Directive", at the
invitation of the Turkish Water Institute (SUEN).
The meeting will be organized around roundtables
dealing with the updated issues of the
Implementation of the EU WFD, the draft of the
EU Fresh Water Blue Print, the Implementation of
the EU flooding Directive, strategies to face
scarcity and droughts and in general the
measures to be introduced for adaptation of
water resources management to the effect of the
climate changes, Science - Policy Interface, .etc.
Possibly also the results of the 6th World Water
Forum, "RIO+20" UN Conference in the water field
will be discussed, and a point will be made on
"the World Pact for better basins management".
There will be simultaneous translation into
English, French and Turkich.
Registration to the "EUROPE-INBO 2012"
conference is free of charge but compulsory.
You are invited to present a paper on your
practical experiments and you will find
here the form necessary for your
The organizers thank you in advance for also
returning, at your earliest convenience, this
or by Fax: +33 1 40 08 01 45.
All information on venue, programs and papers
will be continuously available on the website:
International Conference: Bridging toxicants,
stressors and risk-based management under water
scarcity, 26-27 November 2012, Valencia,
Information and online inscription can be found
at the SCARCE
published paper: Developing environment-specific
water quality guidelines for suspended
Authors: Bilotta, G.S., Burnside, N., Cheek, L.,
Dunbar, M., Grove, M.K., Harrison, C., Joyce,
C.B., Peacock, C. and Davy-Bowker, J.
2013 – 12th International UFZ-Deltares
Conference on Groundwater-Soil-Systems and Water
Resource Management", 16-19 April 2013,
Abstracts for oral presentations and posters can
be submitted via the conference management
system Converia, at the link that you will find
below and on the conference website. By creating
a user account in the Converia system, you will
be able to both submit your contribution and
register for the AquaConSoil Conference.
www.aquaconsoil.org and click on the
Registration and Submission section or use this
The deadline for abstract submission is June
||In 2010 the
Hamburg Ministry of Urban Development and the
Environment (BSU) in cooperation with the
Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) and the Hamburg
Ministry of Economy initiated a project called
“ELSA - Remediation of contaminated Elbe
Sediments”. Hamburg’s interest is to
initiate the improvement of sediment
contamination in the Elbe, give advice and if
required also financially support measures.
Measures are to be implemented by the local
administration. ELSA closely works together with
the international and the national sediment
In February 2012 the website
www.elsa-elbe.de was launched , where
background information on the project
“Remediation of contaminated Elbe Sediments –
ELSA” can be found. In addition the website
gives information on pollutant-sediment
management in the catchment basin of the Elbe.
SE-LIST (the Soil Erosion Discussion List) has
been re-launched. Read
9-10 May 2012, Constanta,
second intermediate meeting of the
SEDI.PORT.SIL. project (Recovery of
dredged SEDIments of the PORT of Ravenna and
SILicon extraction), venue: Constanta (RO),
Italy, Millennium Hotel conference room, Mamaia
Details about the project and the meeting are
available at the dedicated website
International Conference on Water Resources and
Environment Research (ICWRER), Koblenz,
Germany. ICWRER 2013 is focused on Water and
Sediment and is jointly organised with SedNet.
SedNet will organise a special full-day syposium
that addresses sediment processes at the
information or visit
conference - Seventh International
Conference on Remediation of Contaminated
Sediments at the Hyatt Regency, Dallas, Texas.
More info at:
||Science of the
SPECIAL ISSUE: Integrated modelling and
monitoring at different river basin scales under
Guest Editors: F. Javier Elorza, Alícia
Navarro-Ortega and Damià Barceló.
In view of the interest in Modelling and
Monitoring at different river basin scales under
global change, the Editors of the Science of the
Total Environment have agreed to devote a
thematic special issue to this topic F. Javier
Elorza, Alícia Navarro-Ortega and Damià Barceló
have kindly agreed to be the Guest Editors.
On behalf of the Guest Editors I have pleasure
in formally inviting you to contribute a
research paper to this thematic special
issue. All contributions will be subject to the
journals’ strict international peer review
policy, and an invitation to contribute is not a
guarantee that a paper will be published.
Click here for the full
Assistant Professor Quantitative Geomorphology
at the Faculty of Sciences, E.A. GéHCO, Dept.
Geosciences-environment, University François
Rabelais, Tours, France,
Full time position starting September 1st, 2012.
More info here.
Antwerp Mechanical Dewatering, Recycling and
Application of Silt – operational since October
With the AMORAS project, there is a
permanent and sustainable solution for the
treatment and storage of maintenance dredging
material in the Port of Antwerp. This occurs by
means of a unique silt treatment system. It
consists of a treatment installation for
dewatering dredged spoil and purifying process
water. The filter cakes left behind, which are
at least 60% dry, are stored or reused as
environmentally friendly material. The
dewatering installation can process
approximately 500,000 tonnes of dry material (after
dewatering). The construction of the dewatering
installation was completed at the end of
September 2011. The complete system has been
operational since October 1st 2011.
Click here for the full
Sediments, and ecosystem and human health,
Conveners: Phil Owens and Ian Droppo
Session details: In recent years there has been
considerable interest in how the quantity and
quality of sediment impacts ecosystems and human
health. Examples of such impacts include
excessive fine-grained sediment on aquatic
habitats (such as salmonid spawning gravels),
detrimental impacts of contaminated sediment on
animal and human health (e.g. pathogens in
coastal beaches, mercury in Arctic food-chains),
and the role of airborne fine particulates (e.g.
PM2.5) on respiratory problems in urban areas.
This session welcomes contributions that address
these concerns from a variety of different
perspectives, including process studies,
experimental work, and research that focuses on
Deadline for the submission of abstracts is
Tuesday 17th January 2012. For details on the
EGU and abstract submission see: