The Swiss Commitee on Dams (Swissdams) organized on the 16.05.2018 an event in Bern about sediment management in reservoirs. Over 35 participants from operators, federal administration, cantonal authorities, engineering offices and academia held vivid discussions on topics such as: lessons from practice (in deep and shallow reservoirs); economics of sediment management; ecological framework and concerns; innovative solutions; and, requirements & needs of the different cantons. The Swissdamws workgroup on "reservoir flushing and emptying" organized the event and presented as well as a brief overview of a recent questionnaire to dam operators. Thank you all for your contributions and excellent collaboration!