Title: Contaminated Sediments in European River Basins 
Resource Type: document --> public information 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2004 
Availability: Booklet publicly available through: http://www.sednet.org/content/view/22/54/ 
Author 1/Producer: Salomons, Wim 
Other Authors/Producers: Brils, Jos 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: SedNet 
ISBN: n.a. 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.sednet.org/content/view/22/54/  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Sediments
 
Short description: This booklet gives a short, state-of-the-art overview of the main scientific, policy and regulatory issues on contaminated sediments, based on the results of the SedNet network activities. It also presents the main policies and regulations that relate to contaminated sediment and describes recent developments in sediment management. 
Long description: The European Sediment Research Network - SedNet - was 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. It gives a short, state-of-the-art overview of the main scientific, policy and regulatory issues on contaminated sediments. In particular, it describes the main sources, transport processes and impacts of contaminated sediment and describes the main methods used to evaluate and manage contaminated sediment in river basins. The booklet also presents the main policies and regulations that relate to contaminated sediment (including the EU Water Framework Directive) and describes recent developments in sediment management, such as the move towards the basin-scale approach, the use of risk-based management and the need for stakeholder participation in the decision-making process. 
Link to Project(s): SEDNET Demand driven, European Sediment Research Network
 
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