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NCR Summer School 2023

NCR celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2023 by organizing a Summer School for PhD students, postdocs and young professionals working with rivers. It consisted of a series of lectures and tutorials in topics such as River Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics, Ecohydraulics, Sediment Transport and River Morphodynamics, both from a technical and a management perspective. An excursion to the Pannerdensche Kop (bifurcation point of the Waal and Pannerdensch Canal) and Nijmegen were also part of the Summer School.

Dates & location

The 1st Summer School took place from 10-15 July 2023 at the green campus of the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.



Prof. Koen Blanckaert. Vienna University of Technology – Flow and sediment transport in three-dimensional flows
Dr. Astrid Blom. Delft University of Technology – River morphodynamic response to interventions and natural change
Dr. Wilfried ten Brinke. Blueland Consultancy – How to connect river science with the outside world?
Prof. Mario Franca. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – Modelling approaches to turbulent environmental flows
Dr. Gertjan Geerling. Radboud University Nijmegen
Prof. Ton Hoitink. Wageningen University and Research
Prof. Suzanne Hulscher. University of Twente
Prof. Maarten Kleinhans. Utrecht University – Explaining patterns and dynamics of rivers and estuaries: where to carve nature at its joints?
Dr. Ellis Penning. Deltares – Quantifying the role of vegetation in ecohydraulic studies
Prof. Wim Uijttewaal. Delft University of Technology – Fluid mechanics of shallow environmental flows



Dr. Victor Chavarrias. Deltares – Numerical modelling
Dr. Loreta Cornacchia. University of Twente
Dr. Bart Vermeulen. Wageningen University and Research – ADCP data processing