ISI International Training Workshop on Integrated Sediment Management in River Basins
The workshop will be organized by the International Research and Training Centre on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES) with the support of IHP and the Beijing Office. The workshop supports ISI’s new strategy by addressing the wide-ranging social, economic and environmental impacts of erosion, sediment transport and sedimentation processes with due consideration of gender perspectives.
Topics covered by the workshop include:
• River basin management and soil and water conservation
• Ecology and restoration in integrated river basin management
• Sediment management in river basins of China
• Reservoir sedimentation and sediment management technology
A seminar involving participants will comprise guided discussions based on national case study presentations prepared by participants in advance of the course.
The programme will also incorporate a field visit to demonstration sites in the suburban Beijing area.
The workshop has been designed to meet the needs of experts engaged in sediment management: engineers, scientists, managers, stakeholders and decision-makers engaged in river basin management, river governance, reservoir operation, flood control and water and environmental management in various countries.
The event will be of particular interest to participants from developing countries with serious sediment problems, by generating knowledge and familiarity with relevant technologies, methods and new concepts in the field of integrated sediment management of river basins. A total of 30 participants from all regions are expected to take part.