Call for presentations: workshop on Sediment management opportunities to address the climate change challenge

* Planned to be 2 days in Rome, Italy, 10-11 February 2021 but possibly an online event depending on how the COVID-19 situation evolves

The workshop is organised by the Navigating a Changing Climate partners with the collaboration of SedNet.  The event will cover topics such as nature-based solutions, Working with Nature and natural resilience; beneficial use of dredged material in the application of the waste hierarchy; habitat enhancement for improved ecosystem services; and carbon sequestration and management.  Speakers will comprise a mix of invited experts and a call for presentations, the latter is now open for submissions – deadline 31 October 2020. Please use this format for abstracts.

The workshop, entitled “Addressing climate change challenges with sediment management”, is planned to comprise two consecutive half-day sessions.  Its aim is to facilitate knowledge exchange, disseminate good practice, highlight opportunities, and identify gaps in understanding or research needs in relation to the following topics, with an emphasis on ports, waterways, dredging and associated infrastructure/activities: 

  1. Role of sediment management in carbon sequestration and storage: opportunities to contribute to a net reduction in GHG emissions
  2. Sediments and climate change adaptation: seeking flexible and adaptive solutions to strengthen resilience and adapt port and navigation infrastructure and operations
  3. Habitat enhancement and creation, Working with Nature and other nature-based solutions: using nature to strengthen the natural resilience of ports and waterways including sediment use (e.g. sand-engine and dunes) for protection against flooding
  4. Sediment management, circular economy and the waste hierarchy: reduce (e.g. reduce the need for extraction of virgin aggregate); reuse (e.g. shift perceptions of sediment from a waste to a resource); recycle (e.g. optimising sediment placement)
  5. Emerging issues and opportunities: enabling contributors to the workshop to offer presentations on other sediment management and climate change-related topics, such as how to prevent climate change-induced flooding eroding and remobilising historically contaminated sediments and soils from upstream river banks and transporting them downstream; or how changed environmental conditions may affect sediment quality guidelines.

Those interested in making a presentation at this workshop are encouraged to use the provided template to prepare a one-page overview (abstract).

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