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Join Us in New Orleans for a Short Course

Sediment transport is a fundamental process in the transport, recovery, and allocation of contaminants at aquatic sites.  Join us at Battelle’s Tenth International Conference on the Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments in New Orleans and register for our short course to learn how to best evaluate sediment at your sites.

On February 11, 2019, Craig Jones, Ph.D., and Grace Chang, Ph.D., of Integral Consulting Inc., along with Katherine Cronin of Deltares, will show you the most common methods for sediment characterization and transport quantification, along with new, state-of-the-science methods that are being used at sites worldwide. You will learn how to critically evaluate and address site problems using the best practices and latest tools and techniques for understanding sediment transport.  Then, you will participate in developing a site strategy and designing a technically rigorous modeling effort that minimizes uncertainty while maximizing efficiency.

If you are a site manager or play any role in projects involving sediment transport, this course is an essential part of continuing education in this important area.



Sign up by November 16, 2018.

Evaluating Sediment Transport: Best Practices, Tools, Techniques, and Application to Site Management

Monday, February 11, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Battelle’s Tenth International Conference on the Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments
New Orleans, LA


  1. Introduction: Course Summary
  2. Conceptual Site Models
  3. Hydrodynamic Processes
  4. Sediment Transport Processes
  5. Field Measurements
  6. Approach to Modeling
  7. Model Calibration and Validation
  8. Review of Best Practices and Lessons Learned
  9. Discussion of Site Experience

Testimonials from Past Attendees

“It was really quite great, I could not recommend anything else!”

“Enjoyed the diversity of content and the presentation order of concept, data, modeling.”

“I appreciated the candid conversation of what works and what doesn’t.”

For course information, see “Evaluating Sediment Transport: Best Practices, Tools, Techniques, and Application to Site Management” short course on page 53 of the preliminary Battelle program.

For more details, contact Craig Jones at

Your Instructors

Craig JonesCraig Jones, Ph.D., is a principal ocean and environmental engineer at Integral with 18 years of experience in developing engineering and science programs for government agencies and the private sector to characterize and quantify transport of sediments and associated contaminants. His experience includes riverine, lacustrine, estuarine, and coastal processes involving hydrodynamics, waves, and sediment transport.  Dr. Jones continues to develop state-of-the-science techniques to utilize field measurements and modeling analysis to quantify processes in all aquatic systems.

Grace ChangGrace Chang, Ph.D., is a senior consultant in limnology and oceanography at Integral and is a frequent presenter at workshops and conferences involving all aspects of marine science. An associate editor for Oceanography, she has more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and is recognized for her continued advancements of analytical methods in hydrodynamics and particle characterization.  She has more than 20 years of experience performing site assessments, including hydrodynamics, sediment transport, particle dynamics, and marine and hydrokinetic energy.

Katherine Cronin, is a senior sediment advisor at Deltares in The Netherlands. She has more than 10 years of experience with a focus on sediment transport processes related to coastal and marine environmental projects, in particular fine cohesive sediments. Recent work focuses on assessment of the impact of dredging activities, port developments, fate and transport of contaminated sediments, and coastal/estuarine sediment transport processes for clients worldwide using expert analysis and numerical models.

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