- On 10th January 2015
- In Sediment Management
- By William
The European Sediment Network organises the 9th International SedNet conference in Kraków, Poland, 2015.
Sediments – unseen or unnoticed most of the time – have a variety of impacts on human activities and vice versa, particularly along rivers. If the river is used for shipping, too much sediment may become an obstacle. The foundations of bridges may become unstable if too little sediment is available, creating a safety risk. After flooding, sediments are distributed over flood plains and with increased construction in natural flood plains these sediments add to the clean-up efforts and may become a health issue if contaminated. Even more dangerous are the mud and debris flows that can occur during larger floods.
Exo Environmental has submitted an abstract just in time for the January deadline. Our paper will involve the beneficial reuse of dredge sediments and working with nature, at a soon to be revealed location. To find out more, please visit SedNet.