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13 February 2020 - 00:00

Welcome to the 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”.

This overarching theme consists of a variety of subthemes, such as Hydraulics, Ecology, Morphology, Governance, and also Availability of Water, Clean and Healthy Water, Fast and Safe Water Borne Transport and  Threats for Proper Management (e.g. Sea Level Rise).  The keynote speakers РDutch and international Рwill elaborate on these themes and offer their perspective on ways to manage the changing rivers. The event will also consist of several sessions in which research scientists and practitioners will present their findings on the topics above. In addition, this event will host an open debate, an excursion to a river and new product demonstrations.

We would like to invite you to submit scientific contributions and join the discussions. The call for abstracts will be launched in November 2019.


The organizing committee


Matthijs Boersema, Evelien van Eijsbergen, and Ralph Schielen