The Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments


The Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments will be held January 9-12, 2017. We are pleased to announce that the Conference headquarters hotel will once again be the Sheraton New Orleans. Situated at 500 Canal Street, the Sheraton offers recently revitalized meeting space just a short walk from the French Quarter, the French Market, and the wealth of world-famous restaurants, shops, and historical sites that make up the original section of the oldest city in the U.S.

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Jan. 9-12, 2017
New Orleans , LA , USA

The Sediments Conference series is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences, and opportunities associated with remediating, restoring and managing the environmental and economic vitality of waterways. Maintaining the viability of these aquatic systems requires complex actions that affect a diverse group of stakeholders and raise a wide range of environmental, economic, political and social issues.

The Eighth Sediments Conference (New Orleans, January 2015) 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 over 20 countries.

Conference Overview

As the organizer and presenter of the Conference, Battelle appreciates the participation of the Conference Sponsors, whose financial contributions help support the work of planning and conducting the Conference. The Call for Abstracts brochure provides an overview of the anticipated technical program scope and other aspects of the Conference.

Short courses will be offered on Monday, January 9, with the Exhibit Hall opening that evening, along with a Welcome Reception for all attendees. The technical program will be conducted Tuesday–Thursday, January 10-12, 2017. The breadth and depth of the technical program, combined with ample opportunities to meet and engage with other environmental professionals, will make participation in the Conference a valuable investment for you and your organization. Several student events will be provided, including a student paper competition and student networking and career development opportunities during the Conference.

As the program develops, information will be added to this website. The Preliminary Program brochure will be available here in October 2016, and will provide details on the session schedule, a list of the platform and poster presentations in each session, and short course descriptions.  

Important Dates

30 June 2016: Abstracts are due.

11 July 2016: Exhibit booths will open for sale.

25 July 2016: Short course proposals are due.

14 October 2016: Student papers are due.

The technical program will be conducted Tuesday through Thursday January 10-12, 2017, with platform session breakouts and panel discussions during the day and poster receptions in the evenings. Short Courses will be conducted on Monday, January 9, 2017.The Preliminary Program brochure will be posted at this website in October 2016, and will provide details on the session schedule and a list of the platform and poster presentations in each session.

Technical Program

The platform and poster sessions will be organized around the following major themes. Examples of anticipated presentation topics under each theme are listed in the Technical Program Scope document.

  • Remediation and Restoration Alternatives
  • Management Approaches and Policy
  • Remedy and Restoration Implementation
  • Characterization, Assessment, and Monitoring
  • Environmental Processes and Modeling

Program Committee

Conference Chairs

  • Andrew Bullard (Battelle)
  • Patricia White (Battelle)

Technical Steering Committee

  • Nadine Benoit (Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change)
  • Barbara Bergen, Ph.D. (U.S. EPA, Atlantic Ecology Division)
  • John G. Cargill, IV, PG (DNREC)
  • Lew Conley (J.F. Brennan)
  • William L. Goodfellow, Jr., BCES (Exponent)
  • Nancy Grosso (DuPont)
  • Kendrick Jaglal, PE (O’Brien & Gere)
  • Lisa Lefkovitz, PMP (Battelle)
  • Kim Markillie (U.S. Navy, NAVFAC Pacific)
  • Ram Mohan, PE, Ph.D. (Anchor QEA, LLC)
  • Paul Schroeder (USACE ERDC)
  • Luca Sittoni (Deltares)

Customer comments

  1. By Charles Horn on

    Technical program impossible to find.