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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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.