Invitation

    The organizing committee of the International Symposium on the Interactions between Sediments and Water and the International Association for Sediment Water Science (IASWS - https://www.ufz.de/iasws/) would like to invite you to the 15th Symposium to be held in Portorož, Slovenia, September 7 – 10, 2020. With its natural beauty, points of historical and cultural interest and its advantageous geographical location in the Gulf of Trieste, Portorož is an ideal location for this symposium.

    Over the last fifty years, the Gulf of Trieste in the northern Adriatic Sea has been the subject of intensive marine biogeochemical investigations, including sediments, making it a scientifically relevant site for an IASWS meeting, whose general objectives are:

    • To promote, encourage and recognize excellence in scientific research related to sediments and their interactions with water and biota in fluvial, lacustrine and marine systems and with particular reference to problems of environmental concern; and
    • To bring together and foster collaborative research and dialogue between earth scientists, biologists, chemists and environmental engineers whose interests pertain to sediment-water interactions in all aquatic systems.

    The symposium consists of five themes, which integrate a number of disciplines, and are inclusive of a wide range of research environments:

    • Source, Fate and Effect of Sediments in Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems
      • Hydrodynamics and its effects on sediment-water exchange
      • Sediment dynamics at the sediment-water interface
      • Sediment source, transport and storage in aquatic systems (including catchment yields and budgets)
    • Modelling the Movement of Aquatic Sediments

    • Sediment-associated Nutrient and Contaminant Processes
      • Inclusive of riverine, lacustrine, wetlands, coastal and marine environments 

    • Assessing and/or Restoring Disturbed Catchments
      • Sediment-water interactions in anthropogenically disturbed catchments, including: agriculture, forestry, mining, reservoirs and dam deactivation
      • Implications of sediment-water interactions in the restoration of disturbed systems and habitats (watersheds, lakes, estuaries and marine systems)
      • Paleo-sediment approaches to assess change in terrestrial and aquatic environments
      • Strategies to mitigate the generation or deleterious effects of sediment and sediment-derived contaminants

    • Biogenic Influences on Sediment-water Interactions from the Micro to Macro Scale
      • Microbiological processes operating within sediments (biofilms, microbial processes, algal influences)
      • Macrobiological process operating within sediments (macrophytes, large woody debris, and vertebrate and invertebrate activity)
      • Biological influences on geochemical interactions and modification of sediment

      

    We look forward to welcoming you to Slovenia!


    Prof. Jadran Faganeli & Prof. Nives Ogrinc

    Symposium convenors


    Conference secretariat Information
    CANKARJEV DOM, Cultural and Congress Centre 
    Mateja Peric
    Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Phone: +386 1 24 17 139
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    Delegate registration office

    Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Phone: +386 1 241 7136
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    Information on Hotel Accommodation
    Grand Hotel Bernardin

    Obala 2, SI-6320 Portorož, Slovenia
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    Scientific Programme Information
    Jožef Stefan Institute
    Prof. dr. Nives Ogrinc 
    Jamova street 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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