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Save the Date: NCR DAYS 2020

The next edition of the annual meeting of the Netherlands Centre for River Studies (the NCR Days) will be organized by Rijkswaterstaat and will take place on February 13 and 14, 2020.

The program will based upon the main river functions that Rijkswaterstaat works on – water safety, clean and healthy water, fast and safe water-borne transport, and water availability. Rijkswaterstaat contributes to The Integral River Management (IRM) program, one of the main programs of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement. The key task of IRM is to support those functions in a sustainable  and efficient way, and do so under the changing physical an social conditions. The central theme of the NCR days is therefore titled “Managing Changing Rivers”.

For more information, please see the event page.

Multi-scale fluvial remote sensing, from large scale planning to restoration monitoring

Lunchtime seminar by Herve Piegay. Fluvial remote sensing is becoming a very critical issue to better understand river processes and changes, target management actions at regional scale, diagnose river status and promote adaptive strategies through intensive channel monitoring. A few examples from South-east France are introduced and discussed. More information and registration following this link.

KPP Rivierkundig onderzoek: Nieuwsbrief Maart 2019

This post is only available in Dutch

 

Het doorlopende toegepast-onderzoeksprogramma KPP Rivierkundig Onderzoek (KPP River research) heeft een nieuwe nieuwsbrief uitgebracht waarin het onderzoek voor 2018 is samengevat. Dit geeft een overzicht van de meest aansprekende resultaten. Onderdelen als een case studie morfologisch modelleren bij de langsdammen in de Waal of bodembescherming met hout bij ontgrondingskuilen in de Rijnmaasmonding staan ook dit jaar op het programma.

De nieuwsbrief kan worden gedownload van de projectpagina (link).

SAVE THE DATE: River Flow 2020, 7-10 July 2020

The 10th Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics under the auspices of IAHR, River Flow 2020, will be held in Delft, The Netherlands, from 7 to 10 July 2020, (with masterclasses on the 6th of July).

Find updates or subscribe to the newsletter at http://www.riverflow2020.nl. The deadline for abstracts submission is 15 August 2019.

The conference themes are:

  1. rivers in urbanised areas;
  2. climate change and extreme events;
  3. river functions under pressure;
  4. nature based solutions;
  5. the healthy river;
  6. river resources: food, energy, water;
  7. the digital river;
  8. river fundamentals.

We look forward to meeting you in Delft next year.

The local organising committee:

Wim Uijttewaal, (Delft University of Technology), chair
Astrid Blom (Delft University of Technology)
Mário Franca (IHE Delft)
Alessandra Crosato (IHE Delft)
Ralph Schielen (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Twente University)
Johan Boon (Deltares)
Clàudia Ylla Arbós (Delft University of Technology)
Nicole Fontein (Delft University of Technology)

Save the date: inaugural address prof. Franca

Mário J. Franca will deliver his Inaugural Address as Professor of Hydraulic Engineering for River Basin Development at IHE Delft / TU Delft, on 12th July 2019, 16:00 hours.

The Address will be preceded by a Mini-Symposium and followed by a reception and it will be held at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Westvest 7, 2611AX Delft, the Netherlands.

The preliminary programme is

13:30      Mini Symposium with the presence of Bettina Schaefli, University of Lausanne and Editor of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, and Thanos Papanicolaou, University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Chief Editor of the Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE

16:00           Inaugural Address followed by a reception

 

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in River Engineering

Swansea University is looking for a new addition to their team: “We are looking to appoint a Lecturer in River Engineering to complement our expertise in hydrology and coastal. A background in computational methods is preferable but an experimentalist would also be a welcome addition to the group.” Application closes January 24.

For more information, please visit this link.

NCR supports the Danubius-RI inititiative

The International Centre for Advanced Studies on River-Sea Systems, or DANUBIUS-RI, is future distributed research infrastructure. Its purpose is to bring together leading expertise, facilities and river-sea-systems to foster knowledge exchange and more. This aligns with the goals of NCR, which is why NCR has decided to support the development of Danubius-RI.

Read more.

Save the date: NCR Days 2019 “Land of Rivers”

The next edition of the annual meeting of the Netherlands Centre for River studies (NCR-Days) will be held in the Ruppert Building at Utrecht University campus on 31 January and 1 February 2019.

For this edition we are putting together an exciting program with interesting keynote lectures and presentations around the theme: Land of Rivers. This theme links mono-disciplinary excellence to multi-disciplinary innovation in a variety of subjects ranging from flood safety, (bio) morphology, and river governance to long-term sustainable delta management.

More information will be provided in the coming months. For now, you can use any of the links below to save the date to your calendar!

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Presentations online for Low-land hydropower themeday

On September 20, IHE Delft, NCR and NCK organised a themeday revolving around hydropower in low-head conditions. We look back to a very interesting exchange of ideas and practices both in The Netherlands and beyond.

The presentations are now online and available for download from the IHE website, here is a direct link.

The presentations were also recorded, and can be watched on YouTube.

RiverFlow 2020 is coming to Delft

The next – 10th! – edition of the RiverFlow conference is coming to The Netherlands in 2020. Delft University of Technology is spearheading the organisation of this key biennial conference, in close cooperation with NCR partners.

Download the first announcement flyer here. The conference website is currently under construction: http://www.riverflow2020.nl

Introducing KPP River research

Within KPP project river research (“Kennis Primaire Processen project rivierkundig onderzoek”) questions from the Dutch river authority Rijkswaterstaat are answered by applied research. The applied studies are focussed on practical solutions for the questions of the river manager, aiming to apply the solutions within 3 years. This project has now been added to the list of NCR projects. Here, their page will offer downloads, contact information and a short overview of the project.

NCR Days 2018 Book of abstracts now online

The Book of Abstracts of the anniversary edition of the NCR Days. Celebrating 20-years of collaboration in the Netherlands Centre for River studies (NCR), we will look back
and especially forward, with a broad scope of keynote lectures, workshops, presentations, interactive posters and movies around the theme ”the Future River”.

The best poster award was granted to Fatima Azhar and Alessandra Crosato of IHE-Delft for their work “Morphodynamic Changes around a Bridge Pier”, which can be found on page 40-41 of this publication.

Check out the NCR publications to download the book of abstracts, or follow this direct link.

Innovative Monitoring Techniques for Ecohydraulic Research

After the inspiring key note by Paul  Kinzel during the Friday morning programme of the NCR Days 2018, we encourage you to submit an abstract to the special session on innovative monitoring techniques for ecohydraulic research during the 12th IAHR’s International Symposium on Ecohydraulics from 19-8 to 24-8 in Tokyo Japan. This special session is organised by dr. Ellis Penning of Deltares and dr. Tonina of University of Idaho. Deadline for abstract submission is March 16!

Reminder: Future Deltas Session on EGU 2018

This is a reminder to to submit an abstract to the session ‘Sustainable management of river deltas under pressure’ (Session GM6.6/BG7.6/HS5.17), to be held at the EGU General Assembly 2018, 8-13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria.

The aim of this session is to bring together knowledge of both natural and societal processes (inter)acting in a delta, and their impacts, which is essential to find sustainable solutions for delta management. We invite contributions to this session on (1) human-induced processes driving change in river deltas, (2) impacts of these changing conditions, and (3) optimising delta management solutions, in particular by using an interdisciplinary approach.

Please check the EGU website for more information and application.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is 10 January 2018.

This session is organised by Future Deltas, a research programme of Utrecht University (NL), in collaboration with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (USA) and the University of Southampton (UK).

We hope many of you will contribute!

Conveners of this session:
Esther Stouthamer (Utrecht University)
Hans Middelkoop (Utrecht University)
Liviu Giosan (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Robert Nicholls (University of Southampton)

 

 

Higher biodiversity due to river-expanding measures

Researchers of Utrecht University and Radboud University have revealed the successful combination of a lower flood risk with the start of biodiversity recovery. Multiple groups of endangered and protected species are returning to river areas in the Netherlands. The researchers published their findings on 8 November in the open access journal Science Advances.

To read up on their study, see this storyline, their article or the coverage in Dutch and Swedish news.