Workshop to assess research activities and solutions for sediment pollution

February 17, 2003

Brussels, 14 Feb 2003

The EU funded SedNet thematic network is organising a workshop to address pollutants in sediments and dredged materials under extreme hydrological conditions, which will take place from 3 to 5 April in Berlin.

The workshop will bring together key players to review research activities and define tools, knowledge and expertise needed for the management of water and soil sediment systems, with regard to environmental pollution influenced by climate changes.

Several sessions will take place throughout the workshop, paying particular attention to the following themes:

- the impact of changing hydrological and seasonal conditions;
- assessment and impacts of mega-loadings in sediments and dredged materials;
- aquaculture and sediment pollution: nutrients and antibiotic;
- how organisms can modify sediments: remediation vice versa natural attenuation;
- microbial pathogens and sediments;
- sediment quality indicators in relation to water frame work directive goals: short-term (suspended solids) and long-term (sediments) exposure.

The workshop will also include a presentation reviewing current research activities funded by the EU.

SedNet, which is funded under the 'Energy, environment and sustainable development' sub-section of the Fifth Framework Programme is organising event together with the technical university of Berlin and the German federal institute for hydrology.

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