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Event 10th International SedNet Conference “Sediments on the move” to be held on 14-17 June 2017 at the Palazzo San Giorgio, Genoa, Italy

SedNet is pleased to inform you that the 10th International SedNet Conference will be organized on 14-17 June 2017, in collaboration with DISTAV-University of Genoa and the Port Authority of Genoa.


The conference title “Sediments on the move” refers to the fact that sediment moves from the mountains to the sea and from fresh water to marine environments thus passing cultural, political and geographical borders. But sediment is also on the move in terms of its evolving management that has been guarded, publicly discussed and jointly advanced by SedNet already for 15 years now. For more details see the brochure on the website First announcement and Call for Abstracts.

The Call for Abstracts is now open! And we kindly invite you to submit abstracts for the following conference themes:


1. Sediments moving to land, and soil moving to water

2. Sediment Balance

3. Policy for sediment management: Finding the balance; “everything is contaminated”

4. Using sediments as a resource – Sediments in a circular economy

5. Transboundary sediments

6. Innovative maintenance of river-delta-sea systems

7. Effects of remedial measures

8. Climate change; PIANC and SedNet Think Climate!

9. Sediment quality

10. Sediment quality criteria: derivation, implementation and enforcement

11. Disposal of sediments at sea


Please use the “Format for abstract” – see section “Downloads” on the right side of the conference webpage (
Abstracts will be selected by the SedNet Steering Group either for platform presentation or for poster presentation.



Abstracts must be submitted by email to the SedNet Secretariat before: 16 January 2017


Pre-conference sessions

The European projects Sediterra and Sedriport will organise pre-conference sessions on 13 June 2017. Participation to these sessions is free.


SEDITERRA – Guidelines for the treatment of dredged sediments consistent with a strategy and an assessment of the risks related to a land handling of sediments – provides for the capitalization of the knowledge gained from previous projects that have studied management models and treatment technologies applied to brackish and marine sediments, and the consequent experience gained by the French project partner to promote the reuse of treated dredged sediments in order to create a new supply chain in circular economy.

SEDRIPORT – Sediments, Dredging and Harbor risks – deals with problems common to the area of cooperation, arising from the emergency of the port silting: difficult to program ordinary and extraordinary dredging; incomplete and uncoordinated legislation; inconsistent regulations for the reuse of materials excavated from the port seabed;  obligation to the global remediation with unsustainable costs.


Further information

Detailed information about the conference will be provided in the Conference Programme that will be published early spring 2017. Registration will also open early spring 2017.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the SedNet Secretariat.

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Event type Conference
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Source sedne
Geographical coverage Italy,
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Organizer DISTAV – University of Genoa
Target audience International
Period 13/06/2017
Status Confirmed