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Feb 04, 2013


Feb 07, 2013


Texas City, United States

Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

The Seventh International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments will be held February 4-7, 2013, in Dallas, Texas. The Conference is organized and presented by Battelle, and the 2013 Conference sponsors are public- and private-sector organizations active in environmental assessment, remediation, and management. The Sixth Sediments Conference, held in New Orleans in February 2011, was attended by 1,100 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 program encompassed 430 platform and poster presentations.

Conference Scope/Call for Abstracts

This Sediments Conference focuses on the global challenges of contaminants in the sediments of streams, rivers, lakes, bays, harbors, and oceans, where they present a potential risk to human and ecological health, impair economic development, and impede revitalization efforts. To maintain the economic and ecological viability of these environments, it is necessary to manage complex series of actions that affect a wide range of environmental, economic, political, and social issues. The 2013 Technical Program Scope encompasses all aspects of contaminated sediment remediation and management, addressing the challenges of combining basic and applied research and new characterization and assessment methodologies with innovative approaches to engineering/controls, monitoring, and sustainable management, providing environmental solutions for a large and diverse group of stakeholders. Abstracts to be considered for placement in the program were due June 30. However, abstracts received after that date will be considered as space permits

Schedule Overview

Short courses will be offered on Monday, February 4. Exhibits will open late Monday afternoon, and a welcome reception will be served. The Plenary Session will convene on Monday evening, and breakout sessions will be conducted in concurrent tracks Tuesday through Thursday, with platform talks and panel discussions during the day and poster receptions Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. A Student Paper Competition will be conducted, the first for the Sediments Conference.
As the program develops, information will be added to this site. On-line registration will open in August. The Preliminary Program brochure will be available in October and will provide details on the session schedule, a list of the platform and poster presentations in each session, and short course descriptions.