5th International SedNet Conference
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5th International SedNet Conference 27th-29th May 2008

Hosted and co-organised by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway

Urban Sediment Management and Port Redevelopment

Summary: In urbanised areas sediments in rivers, harbours and marine coastal zones are often historically contaminated as a result of industrial activities, dockyard and harbour operations as well as discharges of municipal wastewater and urban surface water run-off. These ‘legacies of the past’ complicate the redevelopment of harbour areas and the waterfront of cities for housing or commercial purposes. A proper sediment management strategy is required that takes into account environmental risks associated with the sediments as well as identifying appropriate remediation options for use in the urban environment. Furthermore, European legislation increasingly requires the involvement of stakeholders, who may have conflicting viewpoints and concerns. How to manage such complexity? What challenges with regard to the management of contaminated sediments have been met and what experiences gained in port redevelopment cases and urban areas?

This will be the topic for the 1st and 2nd day of the SedNet Conference.

Sediment in River Basin Management Plans: The 3rd day of the SedNet Conference will be dedicated to the state-of-the-art on sediment management in river basin management planning. One of the main objectives here is to encourage presentations from ongoing, major EC projects such as AquaTerra, Modelkey, RISKBASE etc. Which sediment related results of these projects may (or should) find their way into river basin management plans or their future updates?

Also an update will be given of the 4th SedNet Conference on sediment management as essential element of River Basin Management Plans, which took place in Venice in 2006. What are recent developments in European River Basins, are sediments considered in management plans? What are experiences and challenges? Are there needs towards European policy?

Call for Abstracts: We would be pleased to receive abstracts for oral and poster presentations in which case studies, especially from Scandinavia, will be explicitly welcomed. The SedNet steering group will select the most appropriate oral presentations that best address the aims of the conference. Furthermore, the SedNet steering group will invite some key note speakers.

Please see www.sednet.org for the template for submission of abstracts by e-mail to the SedNet secretariat: marjan.euser@tno.nl
Abstracts should be submitted by October 29th, 2007.

The Programme: Poster sessions will be held during all days. Oral presentations will be divided into 3 to 4 sessions each day. The social programme will include an Ice-Breaker at the Viking Ship museum in Oslo, an excursion to the Oslo Fjord and a Conference dinner. We anticipate the conference programme to be available by December.

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