The 10th Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics under the auspices of IAHR, River Flow 2020, will be held in Delft, The Netherlands, from 7 to 10 July 2020, (with masterclasses on the 6th of July). The deadline for abstracts submission is 15 August 2019.

The conference themes are:

  1. rivers in urbanised areas;
  2. climate change and extreme events;
  3. river functions under pressure;
  4. nature based solutions;
  5. the healthy river;
  6. river resources: food, energy, water;
  7. the digital river;
  8. river fundamentals.

We look forward to meeting you in Delft next year.

The local organising committee:

Wim Uijttewaal, (Delft University of Technology, chair), Astrid Blom (Delft University of Technology), Mário Franca (IHE Delft), Alessandra Crosato (IHE Delft), Ralph Schielen (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Twente University), Johan Boon (Deltares), Clàudia Ylla Arbós (Delft University of Technology), Nicole Fontein (Delft University of Technology)

Find more information, updates or subscribe to the newsletter at http://www.riverflow2020.nl.

Rich benthic communities in the Dutch North Sea: discovering, monitoring and conservation

6 November 2019, Muntgebouw Utrecht

This will be an interesting day for researchers, policy makers and those involved in the use and conservation of the North Sea ecosystem. DISCLOSE researchers will present their first results on efficient methods for large-scale monitoring of the North Sea bottom and its rich benthic communities. Additionally, potential use of these results in marine conservation will be discussed. External marine experts will subsequently present how DISCLOSE contributes to their working field and identify future challenges.

The DISCLOSE project aims to provide detailed maps of the seabed in the North Sea and assess the conditions under which rich communities can grow. Marine seabed habitats and communities are complex to study due to their large surfaces and the obvious water coverage. DISCLOSE therefore takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining acoustic imaging (TUD) with video imaging (UG) and standard seabed sampling techniques (NIOZ), allowing detailed examination of the seabed at a large scale. The North Sea Foundation ensures integration of results in marine policy, collaboration with other projects and the communication to the wider public.

For more information, program and registration, please visit https://discloseweb.webhosting.rug.nl/disclose-symposium-2019/

Sea Level symposium oct4On October 4th, the Royal Netherlands Earth Sciences Society (KNGMG) organizes a sea-level symposium at Utrecht Science Park. It includes our honorary Staring lecture, that will be given by prof. dr . Roderik van der Wal about sea-level changes and coastal impact.

The other speakers wil touch on subjects like present and future rates of sea-level rise and flood-risk management. We will end the day with a panel discussion and drinks.

For more information on the program and to register, please visit https://www.kngmg.nl/evenement/staringlezing-zeespiegelsymposium/.

We hope to see you there!

Marc Hijma
Kay Koster
Harm-Jan Pierik

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