6th International Symposium on Sediment Management

19.06 - 24.06.2018  
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

The 6th International Symposium on Sediment Management (I2SM 2018) will be held from 19-24 June 2018 in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico.


Centro de Convenciones Casa Mazariegos
Paseo Ecclesiastico, San Cristobal de las Casas
(historic center of the city)


Sediment management includes different steps in handling (uptake/dredging, transport and disposal), characterization, and sediment quality assessment, which are necessary during construction activities and for the protection and remediation of water bodies. Often, sediment management concepts need holistic understanding of the processes, which are involved in sediment genesis and erosion under specific conditions in different river basins, to work together with the forces of nature and not against them. Sediment management also includes the understanding of sediment contamination such as source control and remediation. In order to protect water bodies, it is therefore necessary to deepen our knowledge on the interaction of water, sediments, microorganisms and rocks, the mobility and transport of pollutants, the development of new technologies for the remediation of contaminated sediments, and the hydrogeochemical modeling of the interaction of contaminants with the sediments.

The symposium will be chaired by Anne M. Hansen from the Mexican Institute of Water Technology, under the auspices of the I2SM Working Group. I2SM 2018 will cover important topics in the field of sediment science and engineering, including several keynotes and sessions with the goal to attract academics, researchers, and administrators involved in sediment issues and review the latest developments in research and engineering aspects of sediment management.


Access the preliminary program here:


1. Geochemistry at the sediment-water interface
2. Remediation of contaminated sites: natural attenuation, processing, and reuse
3. Characterization and monitoring of sediments and porous media
4. Sediment-driven reactions and transport of pollutants in rivers and groundwater
5. Hydraulic works and water-sediment interactions
6. Sediments and environmental regulation
7. Reuse and management of sludge from water treatment
8. Perspectives from the private industry
9. Advances in sediment management in tropical and subtropical environments: Studies in Latin America
10. Radioisotope dating of sediments
11. Emerging pollutants in sediments
12. Contamination of sediments by oil spills: current situation, management strategies and regulations
13. Historical reconstruction of contaminant loadings in sediments


Abstract submission closes 15 November 2017:

Explanation of the submission process here:

Further information

Go to the official website: