The International Association
for Sediment Water Science (IASWS) seeks to promote, encourage
and recognize excellence in scientific research related
to sediments and their interactions with water and biota
in fluvial, lacustrine and marine systems and with particular
reference to problems of environmental concern.
The association also brings
together and fosters collaborative research and dialogue
between earth scientists, biologists, chemists and environmental
engineers whose interests pertain to sediment-water interactions
in all aquatic systems.
A major feature on the
IASWS calendar is the tri-annual International Symposium
On The Interactions Between Sediments and Water, with
the next symposium to be held in 2014 at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.