Planning is underway for the Eighth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, which will be held in early 2015. Dates and location will be announced soon. This conference series is a forum for sharing experience and progress toward the goal of remediating, restoring, and maintaining the environmental and economic viability of rivers, lakes, bays, and harbors. To achieve the goal, it is necessary to manage a complex series of actions related to accumulation in sediments of potentially hazardous contaminants, affecting a wide range of environmental, economic, and social issues. Each Conference addresses the challenges of combining basic research, new characterization and assessment methodologies, innovative engineering, and good management practices to address the concerns of all stakeholders.
The Seventh Sediments Conference, held in Dallas in February 2013, was attended by 970 scientists, engineers, regulators, remediation site owners, and other environmental professionals, representing universities, government agencies, consultants, and R&D and service firms from around the world. The technical program was organized into five thematic tracks:
Management and Policy Remedy Performance and Challenges Remediation Processes Characterization, Assessment, and Monitoring Sediment Processes and Modeling
More than 400 platform and poster presentations were given in 50 breakout sessions. Four panel discussions provided opportunities for practitioners and researchers to discuss critical issues related to sediment assessment, remediation, and management. During the closing roundtable discussion “Contaminated Sediments Management Today and Tomorrow,” sediments remediation and management experts discussed major trends in the industry. The titles of sessions and panels appear in the 2013 Conference Schedule Overview. For each presentation, a paper or abstract appears in the Conference proceedings.
The technical scope for the 2015 Sediments Conference will provide updates to topics covered by the 2013 Conference and reflect new issues and initiatives in sediments management. The 2015 Call for Abstracts will be available in March 2014, and abstracts to be considered for the program will be due in summer 2014. Details on sponsors, abstract submittal procedures and due date, short courses, and exhibits will be added to this website as they become available.
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