Contact Us

For information about the Sullied Sediments project, contact:

Project Lead
Professor Jeanette Rotchell
University of Hull
J.Rotchell@hull.ac.uk 
(+44)1482 465333 


Project Coordinator
Annabel Hanson
East & North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership
annabel.hanson@eastriding.gov.uk
(+44)1482 391678

FULLY BOOKED - Sullied Sediments RiverDip Workshop

Event duration: 3 hours
Venue:
Learn how to use a simple dipstick to check phosphate levels in your local watercourse

RiverDip volunteer training workshop
New date: Monday, 12 October 2020, Ghent

In January 2020, the final meeting of the Sullied Sediments project, co-funded by the Interreg North Sea Region Programme, took place in Antwerp. One ambition of our project is to raise public awareness about the water quality of watercourses across the North Sea Region through citizen science.

In this context, a team based at the University of Hull (UK) has developed the "RiverDip" dipstick, which can be used to determine the ortho-phosphate content in watercourses. An increase in phosphate contributes to eutrophication or over-fertilization of the watercourses.

The aim of the RiverDip citizen science programme is to train as many volunteers as possible to gain insight into the phosphate problems in as many watercourses as possible in the various partner countries. The result of the RiverDip dipsticks are forwarded via the accompanying RiverDip app on your smartphone and displayed on an online map here: https://northsearegion.eu/sullied-sediments/tools-and-resources/

The Flemish Environment Agency would like to invite you to a workshop, "Use of the RiverDip app for determining phosphate," on Monday, 12 October 2020, at 13:30 in Ghent. The workshop will be given by Prof. dr. Mark Lorch, professor of Public Engagement and Science Communication, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Technology at the University of Hull, UK.

You can register until Wednesday, 30 September 2020, via the link below. The number of participants is limited to 35.

Register
https://mailing.vmm.be/f-e3da4442b3da3bc1153a7668921850a4ada073df5a71a181

Programme

13:30 - 14:00 | Registration
14:00 - 14:15 Welcome and introduction of Sullied Sediments
14:15 - 14:30 Phosphate in Flanders (Stijn Overloop, VMM)
14:30 - 15:00 | The technology behind the RiverDip sticks * (Prof. Mark Lorch, University of Hull, UK)
15:00 - 15: 10 | Question round *
15:10 - 15: 20 | Coffee
15:20 - 16:30 The RiverDip app: do it yourself!

* The workshop is given in English

Where
LAK Ghent, refectory
Avenue Raymonde de Larochel 1
9051 Ghent

When
Monday, 12 October 2020
13:30 - 16:30