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D18 Soil and Rock
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Fifth International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments will be held May 23-25, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, the symposium will be held at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada.

Objective
The major objectives of the symposium are to:

  • Identify sources, types, and behaviour of contaminants;
  • Discuss and share the state of art of sustainable options for the management of contaminated sediments in marine and freshwater environments for restoration of surface water;
  • Provide a forum to debate future directions and visions in terms of technical, environmental and economical perspectives; and
  • Promote multilevel involvement and participation of stakeholders in restoration strategies.

The symposium aims to attract a wide variety of papers and audience from multidisciplinary backgrounds. Specific topics to be covered would include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Source control, Sustainability indicators, Fate and transport of contaminants,
  • Ecotoxicology and bioavailability, Port and harbour management, Sediment quality assessment tools, Beneficial reuse strategies for dredged materials, Combined treatments
  • In situ and ex situ remediation technologies, Natural recovery processes
  • Sediment transport, Risk assessment and decision making, Sampling, monitoring and performance evaluation, Habitat restoration and biodiversity
  • Sediment and site characterization, Marine sediments, Fresh water sediments, Policies and regulations

A number of case studies have been identified and are expected to include the Great Lakes (United States and Canada), St. Lawrence River (United States and Canada), European harbours, lakes and rivers in Japan, in addition to others. The audience is expected to included scientists, engineers, regulators, remediation site owners, and other environmental professionals from universities and students, and consultants.

Scientific Committee
Ronald C. Chaney (ASTM, HSU), Masaharu Fukue, Tokai University, Japan, Jay Meegoda, NJIT, USA, Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois, USA, Jacob W. Vanhouten, Delta College, USA, Loretta Li, UBC, Canada, Rosa Galvez, Laval University, Canada, Tew-Fik Mahdi, Ecole Polytechnique, Canada, Scott Macknight, OCL Group, Canada, Masami Ohtsubo, Kyushu University, Japan, John Tobin, Dublin City University , Ireland, Connor Buggy, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Gijs Breedveld, NGI, Norway

The language of the symposium will be English.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names) http://www.concordia.ca/now/upcoming-events/astm/program/

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online registration closes May 16, 2012. Please note on- site registration will not be accepted for this event. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

  • A print copy of the ASTM Selected Technical Papers (STP), which contains peer-reviewed papers
  • A copy of the Conference Proceedings
  • Technical sessions.

Social events, will include a welcoming cocktail reception, May 23, and a Bateau Mouche conference dinner, May 24. The conference will include presentation over two days of approximately 20 papers, a poster session of approximately 10 posters, an exhibition, a panel session for discussion of issues concerning sediments, and a keynote speaker. A technical visit is being planned as well. All symposium attendees, including presenters, are required to pay the registration fee.

Students — A student's fee is $165.00 US Dollars, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The fee includes admission to the technical sessions (no charge), a print copy of the STP publication, the social events and food functions.

All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

Cancellations
A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at hsparks@astm.org or 610-832-9678.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at hsparks@astm.org, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

 

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CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the symposium.

TECHNICAL CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairs Catherine N. Mulligan, Ph.D., Email: mulligan@civil.concordia.ca, tel: 514-848-2424, ext 4212, or S. Samuel Li, Ph.D, E-mail: samli@bcee.concordia.ca, tel: 514-848-2424, ext 3033, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Visit www.concordia.ca/now/upcoming-events/astm/ to view the list of accomodations available.

STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS

Meeting schedules of Committee D18 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/D18.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Robert Morgan at rmorgan@astm.org or tel: 610- 832-9732.

FUTURE MEETING DATES

Committee D18 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".

MISCELLANEOUS

Posters are invited for the Fifth International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments to be held May 23-25, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, the symposium will be held at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, Canada.

Objectives
The major objectives of the symposium are to:

  • Identify sources, types, and behaviour of contaminants;
  • Discuss and share the state of art of sustainable options for the management of contaminated sediments in marine and freshwater environments for restoration of surface water;
  • Provide a forum to debate future directions and visions in terms of technical, environmental and economical perspectives; and
  • Promote multilevel involvement and participation of stakeholders in restoration strategies.

Specific Objectives
The symposium aims to attract a wide variety of papers and audience from multidisciplinary backgrounds. Specific topics to be covered would include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Source control
  • Sustainability indicators
  • Fate and transport of contaminants
  • Ecotoxicology and bioavailability
  • Port and harbour management
  • Sediment quality assessment tools
  • Beneficial reuse strategies for dredged materials
  • Combined treatments
  • In situ and ex situ remediation technologies
  • Natural recovery processes
  • Sediment transport
  • Risk assessment and decision making
  • Sampling, monitoring and performance evaluation
  • Habitat restoration and biodiversity
  • Sediment and site characterization
  • Marine sediments
  • Fresh water sediments
  • Policies and regulations

The language of the symposium will be English.

Who Should Attend
The audience is expected to included scientists, engineers, regulators, remediation site owners, and other environmental professionals from universities, and consultants.

Additional Information
For additional information about the symposium, click on URL.

Interested poster presenters should send a 250-300 word abstract to the Symposium Chairman Catharine Mulligan and mulligan@civil.concordia.ca by February 17, 2012.

TECHNICAL CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairs Catherine N. Mulligan, Ph.D., Email: mulligan@civil.concordia.ca, tel: 514-848-2424, ext 4212, or Sam Li, Ph.D, E-mail: samli@bcee.concordia.ca, tel: 514-848-2424, ext 3033, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.