Title: The Sednet Booklet Final Version: Contaminated Sediments in European River Basins. 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Sednet Consortium (2004), Edited by Wim Salomons and Jos Brils. The Sednet Booklet Final Version: Contaminated Sediments in European River Basins. Coordinated by TNO, Netherlands First Author: Sednet Consortium Edited by: Wim Salomons and Jos Brils Year: 2004 Title: The Sednet Booklet Final Version: Contaminated Sediments in European River Basins. Source details: http://www.htg-baggergut.de/Downloads/SedNet_booklet_final.pdf Publisher name: Sednet Publisher details: Netherlands 
Author 1/Producer: Sednet Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.htg-baggergut.de/Downloads/SedNet_booklet_final.p ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 500 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Sources
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
Water resources and their management -->River basins
Short description: Sediments originate in river basins mainly through land and channel erosion processes and are transported in river systems in the direction of the coast, with the oceans being the final sink. Thus land use, climate, hydrology, geology and topography determine sediment supply and transport in rivers. In the river system, temporary deposition can take place. Important in this respect are floodplains, reservoirs and lakes. In many regulated rivers, sediments are trapped behind dams and reduce the sediment supply downstream. Important impacted areas downstream include wetlands, deltas and harbours. Hence, sediments, like water, are a highly dynamic part of river systems: it is not tied to a particular area and is transported through countries in the same river basin. Besides quantity, quality of sediment affects downstream areas. In particular, the presence of contaminants, such as heavy metals, nutrients pesticides and other organic micro-pollutants, threatens the good ecological status of waterways, wetlands and estuarine systems, which is the focal point of the European Water Framework Directive. In addition, the removal of contaminated sediments from waterways and harbours, to ensure their navigability, imposes high costs for the regulatory and responsible authorities at the local level. The European Sediment Research Network - SedNet1 - is commissioned by EC DG-Research in order to (main objective) set up a thematic network, initially aimed at the assessment of fate and impact of contaminants in sediment and dredged material and aimed at sustainable solutions for their management and treatment. Hence, between 2002 and 2005 scientific, policy and regulatory aspects of contaminated sediments and dredged material were addressed in 17 workshops and 3 conferences organised by SedNet. Europe’s leading scientists and major sediment managers contributed to these SedNet activities. The results are summarised in this booklet, in the annexes on the enclosed CD-ROM and at the SedNet website (www.SedNet.org). The comprehensive results will be published in 2005 by Elsevier as a series of four books. 
Link to Project(s): SEDNET Demand driven, European Sediment Research Network
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 23/08/2009

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