SedNet Conference 2021

Dear sediment professional,


At the SedNet 2021 conference a series of sessions aiming to explore Sediment Challenges and Opportunities due to Climate Change and Sustainable Development have been scheduled. This includes how policies and plans are developed for the range of often interlinked issues experienced along the journey from upland areas to the deeper waters. Questions related to how sediment quality should be assessed, sediment as an ecosystem service and how excess sediment can be used beneficially shall be addressed. The challenges posed as a result of anthropogenic influences, resource exploitation and climate change shall also be explored as well as examination of emerging contaminants from waste and waste water.


The thematic conference sessions are:

  • Climate change and sediments: direct and indirect consequences and opportunities
  • Sediment habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Circular economy – sediment as a resource
    (Remediation and uses / Building with dredged materials and/or sediments)
  • Sediment assessment and management – concepts and policies
    (Sediment quality assessment, analytical methods, quality guidance / Policy for sediment management / Transboundary sediments & innovative maintenance of river delta sea systems)
  • How to deal with emerging substances / PFAS / Microplastics 
  • Impacts of disturbed sediment continua and mitigation measures?
    (Sediment balance / Understanding sediment fluxes and budgets on a river basin scale / HORIZON Europe / Land use impact of sustainable sediment management)
  • Sediments in coastal-marine management and EU strategies
    (Horizon Europe / Blue Growth)


The detailed conference programme is expected to become available in the course of May or early June. Attached you will find an overview of the conference structure and confirmed platform presentations and poster presentations per today.

In addition to the sessions with platform and poster presentations, ample time for discussion and networking will be scheduled. Also a day with virtual excursions (videos of sites, pilots, projects and technologies) is planned.

Please surf to the SedNet conference webpage and complete and submit the conference registration form ( if you wish to participate to the event.
Conference fee:
– regular fee: 250 euro excl. 21% VAT
– students: 100 euro excl. 21% VAT


The SedNet Secretariat (Deltares) will send you within a couple of days after registration an invoice by email, which you can pay via banktransfer or by credit card.

People who have registered for the I2SM 7th International Symposium on Sediment Management have free access to the SedNet conference and don’t need to register for the SedNet conference. And vice versa: participants of the SedNet conference get free access to the I2SM symposium.

We look forward to receiving your registration.


With kind regards,

Bruno Lemière, chairman Organising Committee

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