Training Workshop on “River Basin Sediment Monitoring and Management”

When :

from Monday 7 September, 2020
to Friday 11 September, 2020

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Federal Institute of Hydrology, Koblenz, Germany, Koblenz, Germany

Contact :

Renee van Dongen ( and Thomas Hoffmann (

The workshop on River Basin Sediment Monitoring and Management focuses on training and capacity building with an emphasis on: 
- Monitoring sediment dynamics in relation to (planned) river or reservoir management, 
- Evaluation of monitoring results in terms of impact analysis and management and 
- Communication and outreach of expert knowledge on sediment dynamics to support sustainable sediment management solutions, which highlight the need for integrated river basin management plans.

The workshop aims to provide knowledge on sediment measurement and monitoring, how to transfer measurement and monitoring results to management solutions, how to improve current sediment management strategies to find sustainable solutions and how to evolve from local river management to integrated landscape management.

Please note: the focus of this workshop is set on monitoring and managing larger rivers rather than issues associated with monitoring small streams, managing headwater catchments and soil conservation. As an add-on we demonstrate the value of data exchange with a focus on sediment data and the benefits for global sediment databases of, inter alia, ISI and the UN’s Environment Program.