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Workshop Erosion, Transport and Deposition of Sediments, April 2008

April 28, 2008 to April 30, 2008
General

Background

The International Sediment Initiative (ISI) is a UNESCO-programme, which has been set-up in September 2004. The mission of ISI is to organize and promote international information exchange and provide direct access to policy makers in Member States, while activating scientific and professional communities in all regions and countries concerned. ISI will promote the elaboration and monitoring of sediment data to develop appropriate methods and procedures in sediment management. The main activities and projects of ISI are: review of erosion and sediment-related research, global evaluation of sediment transport, setting-up of an erosion and sediment information system, development of case studies for large river basins, networking with other institutions in the field of sediments and education and capacity building.

The International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine Basin (CHR) is a cooperation of scientific institutions from Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands in the field of hydrology. The mission of the CHR is the expansion of the hydrological knowledge in the Rhine basin as well as the support of decision making in sustainable water resources management by solving of cross-border problems. CHR aims at the joint development of know-how and equipment for observation, quantification and forecasting of sediment transport.

Objectives of the workshop

To present a state-of-the-art of sediment related problems

To discuss present and future problems in relation to sediment management.
To exchange knowledge about erosion, transport and deposition of sediment.
To detect and discuss research needs.
To discuss and solve specific problems in a Swiss alpine catchment area.
The International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine Basin (CHR) has invited scientists, researchers, decision makers, consulting experts and stakeholders in the field of sediment management to discuss these issues during a three day workshop.

Structure and workshop themes

The workshop was divided in two plenary working sessions and a technical field trip.

Session 1: Experiences from the River Rhine basin

Keywords:

Debris flows
Sediment transport during flood events
Reservoir sedimentation
Sediment problems in impounded  reaches
Sediment quality
Sediment finger printing
Morphological processes at bifurcations
Navigation aspects of river and sediment management

Session 2: Experiences from other continents

Keywords:

Soil erosion
Sediment management
Reservoir sedimentation
Time series and accuracy
Sediment balance

Technical field trip:

Keywords:

Assessment of sediment processes in torrent catchments
Hazard maps
Sediment transport in rivers

The one day field trip took place in the Lütschine basin in the Berner Oberland

Organisers and sponsors

The invitation to the event is issued by the International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine Basin (CHR) in cooperation with UNESCO International Hydrological Program / International Sediment Initiative, the University of Berne and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

Co-sponsors

Hydrologic Commission of Switzerland
National IHP-secretariats of the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland

Language

Working language of the workshop was English.
Working language during the field work was English and German.

Location
Main building of the University of Berne
Kuppelraum, Room 501 Hochschulstrasse 4
Berne
Switzerland
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Programme and timetable

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Day 1 - 28 April 2008

Registration - from 08.30 a.m.

09.00
Welcome by Manfred Spreafico, president of CHR

09.10
Welcome by Anil Mishra, UNESCO / Division of Water Sciences, International Hydrological Programme / Section of Hydrological Processes and Climate

09.20
Welcome by Rolf Weingartner, Geographical Institute, University of Berne

Session 1 - Experiences from the River Rhine basin

Rapporteur: Jens Turowski
Chair: Emil Gölz

09.30 - 10.00
Debris flows and sediment transport in steep catchments - Dieter Rickenmann, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL Birmensdorf

10.00 - 10.30
Hydropower downstream effects on particle transport to Lake Brienz (Switzerland) and its ecological functioning - Alfred Johny Wüest, EAWAG, Kastanienbaum

10.30 - 11.00
Reservoir sedimentation and sustainable development - Anton Schleiss, EPF Lausanne

11.00 - 11.30
Tea/Coffee - Posters

11.30 - 12.00
Sediment problems in the Austrian Rhine catchment - Martin Weiß, International Rhine regulation, Lustenau

12.00 - 12.30
Sediment deposition and sediment management in the impounded section of the Upper Rhine, Stefan Vollmer, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz

12.30 - 14.00
Lunch

Chair: Eric Sprokkereef

14.00 - 14.30
Contaminated sediments in the Rhine basin - relevant pollutants and resuspension risk - Martin Keller, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz

14.30 - 15.00
Finger printing of suspended sediment sources in the Luxembourg part of the Rhine catchment: prospects for future developments - Thomas Udelhoven, Centre de Recherche Public Gabriel Lippmann, Belvaux

15.00 - 15.30
Dynamic bed stabilization and sediment management in the free flowing Rhine - Emil Gölz, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz

15.30 - 16.00
Tea/Coffee - Posters

16.00 - 16.30
Morphological processes at river bifurcations - Roy Frings, University of Utrecht

16.30 - 17.00
Navigation aspects of river and sediment management (the Dutch Rhine River) - Hendrik Havinga, Rijkswaterstaat Regional Directorate East-Netherlands, Arnhem

17.00 - 18.00
Discussion of session 1

18.00 - 18.30
Oral presentation of posters and poster session

19.30
Participants' dinner

Day 2 - 29 April 2008

Session 2 - Experiences from other continents

Rapporteur: Jens Turowski
Chair: Manfred Spreafico

09.00 - 10.00
Soil erosion modeling and control in Brazil - Past, present and future - Henrique M. L. Chaves, School of Technology, University of Brasilia, Brazil

10.00 - 11.00
Sediment management in transboundary river basins - Challenges for management - Marcelo Gaviño Novillo, Departamento de Hidráulica Facultad de Ingeniería - University of La Plata, Argentina

11.00 - 11.30
Tea/Coffee - Posters

11.30 - 12.30
Changes in water and sediment loads of rivers in China - Chunhong Hu, International Research and Training Center, Beijing, China

12.30 - 14.00
Lunch

14.00 - 15.00
Reservoir sedimentation - An overview of global sedimentation rates and predicted sedimentation deposition - Gerrit Basson, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

15.00 - 16.00
Investigating the changing sediment loads of the world's rivers: Problems and Findings - Des Walling, Dept. of Geography, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

16.00 - 16.30
Discussion of session 2

16.30 - 17.00
Tea/Coffee - Posters

17.00 - 17.30
Summary and conclusions of the workshop by the rapporteur

17.30 - 18.30
Introduction to the pilot catchment of the Lütschine

Evening event

Participants' dinner near the conference centre on 28 April at 7.30 pm

Technical Field Trip

Introduction of the field trip will be given on Tuesday 29 April 2008

08.00
Departure by bus from the University of Berne to Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland

09.30
Arrival at the Hotel Wetterhorn near to Upper Grindelwald Glacier
General introduction into geology, geomorphology and hydrology by Prof. Hans Kienholz, University of Berne and Ms. Eva Gertsch, University of Berne

10.00
Coffee break in the Hotel Wetterhorn

10.30
Departure to Pfingstegg

10.45
Introduction to special sediment related problems
- Glacier retreat
- Rock gliding at Eiger mountain
- Glacier lake outburst scenarios
by Dr. Christoph Lehmann, Hydrologie-Wasserbau

11.15
Departure to rail station Schwändi
- Presentation of experiences with hazard maps in an alpine environment
- Landslide Schwändibach
by Prof. Hans Kienholz and Ms. Eva Gertsch

12.00
Lunch in Grindelwald
Shopping

14.00
Departure from Grindelwald

14.15
Zentrale Kraftwerke Jungfraubahn, Lütschental
- Presentation of processes caused by the flood of 2005
- Protection measures - Dr. Christoph Lehmann

14.35
Departure to Innerer Blindlauigraben
Sediment monitoring and sediment retention basins. Example of a GHO-basin by Prof. Dr. M. Spreafico

15.00
Departure to the hydrometric station Lütschine - Gsteig

15.15
Visit of the station Lütschine - Gsteig
Discharge measurement
Measurement of suspended sediment
Mr. Karim Michel

15.30
Special event

16.15
Departure to Berne

17.30
Arrival at Berne

Coordinating Committee

Manfred Spreafico (chair)
Federal Office for the Environment
CH-3003 Berne
Tel. 0041-31-324 7667
manfred.spreaficor@bafu.admin.ch

Dieter Rickenmann
Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zuercherstrasse 111
CH-8903 Birmensdorf
Tel. 0041-44-793 2429
dieter.rickenmann@wsl.ch

Hans Peter Nachtnebel
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences
Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
Muthgasse 18
A-1190 Vienna
Tel: 0043-1-36006 5501
hans_peter.nachtnebel@boku.ac.at

Emil Gölz
Federal Institute of Hydrology
Postfach 200253
D-56002 Coblence
Tel. 0049-261-1306 5412
goelz@bafg.de

Andreas Krein
Centre de Recherche Public
Gabriel Lippmann
41, rue du Brill
L-4422 Belvaux
Tel. 00352-470261461
krein@lippmann.lu

Eric Sprokkereef
Secretariat CHR
P.O. Box 17
NL-8200 AA Lelystad
Tel. 0031-320-298603
eric.sprokkereef@rws.nl

For further information, please contact either the CHR/KHR secretariat or one of the members of the coordination committee.

 

Participants
NAME ORGANISATION
An, Cuihua Yellow River Engineering Consulting Company, Zhengzhou, China
Basson, Gerrit University of Stellenbosch, Department of Civil Engineering, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Braun, Marc International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR), Koblenz, Germany
Chaves, Henrique M.L. University of Brasilia, School of Technology, Brazil
Chen, Jianguo China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Beijing, China
Chen, Xujian China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Beijing, China
Dobmann, Judith University of Berne, Institute of Geography, Group of Hydrology, Berne, Switzerland
Fan, Zhao International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation, Beijing, China
Frings, Roy University of Utrecht, Faculty of Geosciences, Department of Physical Geography, Utrecht, Netherlands
Gaviño Novillo, Marcelo University La Plata - Departamento de Hidráulica, Facultad de Ingeniería, La Plata, Argentina
Gertsch, Eva University of Berne, Institute of Geography - Applied Geomorphology and Natural Risks, Berne, Switzerland
Gölz, Emil Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, Germany
Görgen, Klaus Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann, Belvaux, Luxembourg
Grasso, Alessandro Federal Office for the Environment, Berne, Switzerland
Grebmayer, Thomas Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Munich, Germany
Hartmann, Sven University of Stuttgart, Institute for Hydraulic Engineering, Stuttgart, Germany
Havinga, Hendrik Rijkswaterstaat Regional Directorate East Netherlands, Arnhem, Netherlands
Heise, Susanne BIS at the Hamburg Technical University, Hamburg Germany
Helios-Rybicka, Edeltrauda AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
Hillebrand, Gudrun University of Karlsruhe, Insitut für Wasser und Gewässerentwicklung, Karlsruhe, Germany
Hinderer, Matthias Technical University Darmstadt, Institute for Applied Geo-Science, Darmstadt, Germany
Hoffmann, Thomas University of Bonn, Department of Geography, Bonn, Germany
Houben, Peter J.W. Goethe University, Department of Physical Geography, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Hu, Chunhong International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation, Beijing, China
Hunzinger, Lukas Flussbau AG, Berne, Switzerland
Jaeggi, Martin Jaeggi River Engineering, Ebmatingen, Switzerland
Keller, Martin Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, Germany
Kempmann, Kai Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Freiburg, Germany
Kienholz, Hans University of Berne, Institute of Geography, Berne, Switzerland
Köthe, Harald Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, Bonn, Germany
Lalk, Petra Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forest, Environment and Water Management, Vienna, Austria
Lehmann, Christoph Hydrologie - Wasserbau, Urtenen - Schönbühl, Switzerland
Liu, Cheng International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation, Beijing, China
Luong, Giang Vu Université Libre de Bruxelles, Dept. Water Pollution Control, Brussels, Belgium
Mathis, Clemens Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung - Abteilung Wasserwirtschaft, Bregenz, Austria
Mishra, Anil UNESCO/Division of Water Sciences, International Hydrological Programme, Section of Hydrological Processes and Climate, Paris, France
Nachtnebel, Hans Peter University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Promny, Markus Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), Zurich, Switzerland
Ramasamy, Jayakumar UNESCO Office Beijing
Rickenmann, Dieter Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Schleiss, Anton Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Laboratory of Hydraulic Constructions, Lausanne, Switzerland
Schmocker, Peter University of applied sciences Berne, Switzerland
Spreafico, Manfred Federal Office for the Environment, Berne, Switzerland
Sprokkereef, Eric Secretariat CHR, Lelystad, Netherlands
Strigel, Gerhard Deutsches IHP/HWRP Sekretariat, Koblenz, Deutschland
Teltscher, Helmut Thüringer Ministerium für Landwirtschaft, Naturschutz und Umwelt, Erfurt, Germany
Terlou, Alberty Secretariat CHR, Lelystad, Netherlands
Turowski, Jens Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Udelhoven, Thomas Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann, Belvaux, Luxembourg
Valk, Michael van der Netherlands National Committee IHP-HWRP, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vollmer, Stefan Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, Germany
Vystavna, Yuliya Institute for Environmental Engineering, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Walling, Des University of Exeter, Department of Geography, Exeter, UK
Weingartner, Rolf University of Berne, Institute of Geography, Berne, Switzerland
Weiß, Martin International Rhine Regulation, Lustenau, Austria
Wüest, Alfred Johny EAWAG Surface Waters, Kastanienbaum, Switzerland
Zllhardt, Delphine Service de la Navigation, Strasbourg, France
Presented posters
NAME TITLE OF POSTER
Thomas Grebmayer, Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Munich, Germany Sediment management in the Isar (Bavaria)
Sven Hartmann, University of Stuttgart, Germany Sustainable sediment management of Alpine reservoirs considering ecological and economical aspects
Susanne Heise, BIS at the Hamburg Technical University, Germany Conceptual approach to Risk Assessment of contaminated sediments on river basin level
Edeltrauda Helios-Rybicka, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland Distribution of heavy metals in the channel sediments of the Odra River by means of the spatial analysis (GIS)
Thomas Hoffmann, University of Bonn, Germany Trends and controls of Holocene floodplain sedimentation in the Rhine catchment
Peter Houben, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Long-term sediment transfers: production, storage, flow and drain over 7,500 years in a small agricultural catchment (Rhine system Germany)
Deriving a long-term man-induced sediment flux for a 2,000 sqkm catchment (Rhine system, Germany) from soil data modelling

Petra Lalk, Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forest, Environment and Water Management, Vienna, Austria Suspended sediment transport monitoring in Austrian rivers - designing a guideline
Giang Vu Luong, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Dept. Water Pollution Control, Brussels, Belgium Suspended load and wash load events contributing to the export of particle matter at the outlet of non tidal Elbe 1995-2006
Markus Promny, Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), Zurich, Switzerland Propagation of bedload material
Peter Schmocker, University of applied sciences Bern, Switzerland Sedimentation and erosion on shallow water lake shores (Example Lake of Biel Switzerland)

Yuliya Vystavna, Institute for Environmental Engineering, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Impact of a municipal wastewater treatment plant on the quality of the sediments of the River Udy, Ukraine