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Seminar: Floods of the Past

16 June 2022 - 00:00


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The distant past often is an untapped source of knowledge. Past floods, victories, and hardships provide data and stories to inspire future generations. In this seminar, we take you along projects onto past extreme floods and show how we can integrate geomorphologic, sedimentologic, archaeologic, and historic research with numerical modelling to unravel flood history. We will present recent and upcoming projects and discuss: what other goldmines lie in our past? Highlights include:

  • ~600-800 – The birth of the IJssel river
  • 1374 – The highest Rhine discharge in a 1000 years
  • 1672 – The largest man-made inundation to defend Holland
  • And much more…
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Live Stream link

Floods of the Past Seminar – Microsoft Teams


Important dates

Registration open: April 26, 2022
Registration closes (extended from June 1): June 8, 2022
Seminar: June 16, 2022

Note: Part of this day will be live-streamed. Registration is only necessary if you want to attend in-person. A stream link will be available from this website on June 16th. 

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Utrecht University
Ruppertgebouw Zaal A  –
Leuvenlaan 21, 3584 CE, Utrecht Science Park (De Uithof).

Public transport

Stop ‘Bestuursgebouw’, served by Tram 22 from Utrecht CS and various buses (also from Amersfoort CS).


P-garage Universiteitsbibliotheek, Cambridgelaan 106, 3584 CE

See here for more info on the UU website.

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Contact information

Anouk Bomers


This seminar is co-organized by the Floods of the Past, Design for the Future project, which was funded by:

Dutch Research Council