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Inauguration prof. Hoitink

25 January 2018 - 16:00


Symposium on the occasion of the inaugural lecture “(En)gage the flow – Striking the balance in deltas under pressure” by Prof. Ton Hoitink

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12.00-12.05 Opening by Prof. Remko Uijlenhoet (Wageningen University)
12.05-12.30 Dr. Bas van Maren (Deltares): “Erosion in the Red River Delta: natural processes and human interventions”
12.30-12.55 Dr. Maarten van der Vegt (Utrecht University): “Tides and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta”

12.55-13.40 Break with sandwiches

13.40-14.05 Prof. Zheng Bing Wang (Deltares and TU Delft) : “The Yangtze Delta, a delta in transition”
14.05-14.30 Prof. Torbjorn Tornqvist (Tulane University): “Large deltas and relative sea-level rise: An awkward relationship”
14.30-14.55 Dr. Liviu Giosan (Woodshole Oceanographic Institution): “From waves to tides: Danube and Irrawaddy deltas”

14.55-15.00 Closure

16.00-17.00 Inaugural lecture




Room Gaia 1, Gaia Building, Droevendaalsesteeg 3, 6708 PB Wageningen

Inaugural lecture

Aula Wageningen University and Research, Generaal Foulkesweg 1, 6703 BG Wageningen


The symposium is free of charge, but registration is required. You can register by sending an email to Tamara Schalkx ( before January 21!

If you plan to attend the inauguration lecture alone, no registration is required.