IAHR, founded in 1935, is a worldwide independent member-based organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. Activities range from river and maritime hydraulics to water resources development and eco-hydraulics, through to ice engineering, hydroinformatics, and hydraulic machinery.

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Special Session on Ecohydraulics for the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting
July 11, 2018
Ms. Sally FENG
Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit your abstracts to our special session on Ecohydraulics for the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, December 10-14, in Washington DC.


The session is titled: "Ecohydraulics: Flow-Biota and Sediment-Biota interactions", and will deal with  the interactions between hydraulic, ecological and geomorphic processes in natural systems. We welcome computational, laboratory and field approaches, and encourage submissions addressing the transference of understanding across scales. The session was very well received in 2016 and 2017, growing from one to two oral sessions, and with your help we expect it will continue growing and become a staple at the Fall Meeting.

Early abstract submission deadline is Wednesday July 25th, and regular submission deadline is Wednesday, August 1st.

Full details and description are included below, we are looking forward to receiving your abstracts by August 1st and discussing your exciting work during the meeting.


The conveners, Rafael Tinoco (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Judy Yang (MIT),
Heide Friedrich (U of Auckland), and Simona Francalanci (U of Florence).

Session Title: EP012: Ecohydraulics: Flow-Biota and Sediment-Biota interactions
Section/Focus Group: Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
Link to submit:  https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/48471

The need to understand interactions among hydraulic, ecological, and geomorphic processes in natural and managed systems has become urgent for societies struggling to cope with rapidly changing climate, resulting in a surge of interdisciplinary projects in fields related to ecohydraulics. Such projects have included computational, laboratory, and field studies across a wide range of scales to understand the effects of underlying physical and biological processes on flow-biota-substrate interactions. This session focuses on the lessons learned from such approaches: advantages, limitations, best practices, and the future of the field.
Research topics include, but are not limited to: 1) Hydrodynamics and geomorphic impacts of aquatic and riparian vegetation, 2) Organism-Habitat interaction, 3) Biota as ecosystem engineers, 4) Effects of flow-biota interactions on nutrient and pollutant transport. We encourage submissions addressing the challenge of transferring information across scales, from stem-scale to landscape scale, and findings that are packaged for landscape managers. 

Program of River Flow 2018 conference now available !
July 11, 2018
Ms. Sally FENG
The scientific program of river flow conference is now available online:


Program for accompanying persons is available at:


You'll find all the informations for registration at:

We look forward to seeing you in Lyon,

The LOC River Flow 2018

Post-Doc Positions available in areas of sediment transport and hyodynamics, Zhejiang University
July 5, 2018
Ms. Sally FENG

What to study: Sediment transport; Hydrodynamics

Where: Zhoushan Compus, Zhejiang University, China

To be appointed: 4 Post-doc Research Fellows



l  PhD (obtained recently) in Hydraulic Engineering, Coastal Engineering, Mechanics, or Applied Mathematics


Salary and benefits

l  180,000-300,000RMB (equivalent to US$27,000-45,000)

l  Apartment available for rent

l  Financial support for attending conferences

l  Reward for research output


Application procedure

l  Send us CV, including academic and working history, thesis title and abstract, and full-papers published

l  Attend interview

l  Submit online application at http://hr.zju.edu.cn/postdoctor/



Professor CHENG Nian Sheng

Formerly working at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Prof Cheng joined Zhejiang University in June 2018.

Publication: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nian-Sheng_Cheng

Web: http://person.zju.edu.cn/nscheng

Email: nscheng@zju.edu.cn  (程年生)


Professor HE Zhiguo

Deputy Director of Institute of Port, Coastal and Offshore Engineering

Web:  http://mypage.zju.edu.cn/he

Email: hezhiguo@zju.edu.cn (贺治国)

Monitoring and Modelling Tools for Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Pacific Islands
July 5, 2018
Ms. Sally FENG

PhD Scholarship

The Secretariat for Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) is promoting the uptake of socio-ecological systems and resilience thinking, and has developed a Framework to Guide Ecosystem-based Adaptation in the Pacific Islands Region. 

This framework will inform the delivery of major GCF proposals and projects to build coastal ecosystem resilience. Achieving effective transitions to green-blue economies, including sustainable financing for environment management, are part of any set of cross-cutting solutions to build socio-ecological systems resilience. Within this framework, the current proposal will develop quantitative tools to support integrated coastal management.

The tools can integrate monitoring and modelling tools of ecological, physical and human-related processes and can be used to analyse alternatives and trade-offs to help managers and community leaders in the decision-making process. A number of different EEZ-scale problems will be selected in conjunction with SPREP leaders, and the most appropriate technologies and tools will be applied to produce integrated system analysis. The tools will encompass a combination of technologies, including sensors (drone-based or satellite) spatial analysis and modelling which will be selected in each case in consultation with SPREP leaders. This approach will be developed to assist in the selection of the best ecosystem-based strategies to support strategic planning for building resilient socio-ecological systems, appropriate to Pacific island integrated watershed and coastal problems.

PhD Scholarship details

Tuition Fee Scholarship for 4 years, up to AUD $36,975 per annum • Living Allowance Stipend for 3.5 years. Currently$27,082 per annum • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as appropriate • Relocation allowance as appropriate • An HDR laptop • Direct research cost allowance

Supervisor: Associate Professor Patricia Saco and Associate Professor Jose Rodriguez

Available to: Pacific Island National students

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are required to:

  • Meet UON entry requirements in regards to previous qualifications
  • Meet UON’s English Language Requirements for PhD study
  • Be a citizen of a Pacific Island nation.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send an email expressing their interest, including scanned copies of their academic transcripts, CV, a brief statement of their research interests and a proposal that specifically links them to the research project, to Patricia.Saco@newcastle.edu.au by 31 July 2018 at 5pm.

Applications Close 31 July 2018

Contact: Associate Professor Patricia Saco and Associate Professor Jose Rodriguez
Phone: 02 4921 6157
Email: Patricia.Saco@newcastle.edu.au

Course- Water Quality Regulations and Modeling Approaches
June 11, 2018
Ms. Sally FENG
You Should Attend If……

Participants from Industry, Research Organisations, Faculty and Students from all over the world who are interested in the course are welcome to register for the course.


The participation fees for attending the course are as follows: Participants from abroad: : US $100 Industry participants: Rs. 5,000/- Faculty or Scientists of Institutions: Rs. 2,000/-  Academic/Research Institutions-Students: Rs. 1,000/-  

The above participation fee includes soft copy of all instructional materials, computer use for tutorials and internet facility.  

The participants will also be provided with shared double occupancy accommodation at the university guest house and Indian vegetarian food free of charges for the Non-TEQIP institutes. 

For Others, the above facilities will be provided on payment at subsidized rates. Hotel accommodation will be arranged on payment basis at nearby places, if requested.  For more details please visit http://www.gbpuat.ac.in/gian/index.html

Free Webinar: "Dam-breach modeling using RiverFlow2D for QGIS"
May 30, 2018
Ms. Sally FENG

Thursday June 7th, 2018

Dam-breach modeling using RiverFlow2D for QGIS 

                                             F r e e   W e b i n a r 

This webinar will show you how to use RiverFlow2D flexible mesh GPU model to simulate inundation generated by dam breaches taking advantage of the new RiverFlow2D for QGIS.

We will cover: 

  • How to setup a dam breach simulation using RiverFlow2D in QGIS
  • How to impose initial reservoir conditions
  • How to enter breach parameters
How to prepare inundation time maps and animations. 

There will be a Q & A period at the end of the webinar. 

The presentation will be recorded. If you cannot attend for date or time conflicts, we encourage you to register anyway to receive the link to the video after the webinar.

Date: Thursday June 7th,2018 @ 11:30am USA Eastern Time (EST)

Duration: 45 minutes

Registration: click here

4 year Funded PhD position in Coastal Erosion Modelling
May 30, 2018
Ms. Sally FENG

4 year Funded PhD position in Coastal Erosion Modelling at National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), Ireland


Project Title: Modelling coastal erosion on Ireland’s west coast


Project Description:

Storms can contribute significantly to morphological changes along coastlines which can in turn adversely impact on the environment and coastal infrastructure. Climate change has led to more frequent and severe storms which will only exacerbate the problem. Understanding the hydrodynamic processes driving such morphological changes is key to effective coastal zone management. The main aims of the project are to ascertain whether coastal erosion/deposition on the west coast of Ireland can be accurately modelled and to investigate the relative contributions of wave action and tidal currents on changing coastal morphology. The research will involve use of a number of coastal modelling softwares including SWAN, EFDC and XBEACH. 


The research is funded by Science Foundation Ireland through the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy and is a collaborative project between NUI Galway’s marine modelling group (Dr Stephen Nash) and coastal dynamics research group (Dr Eugene Farrell) and the COAST engineering research group at University of Plymouth led by Prof Gregorio Iglesias. The successful candidate will be based in NUI Galway but will be expected to spend some time in University of Plymouth as part of the project.


Duration: 4 years. Starting Sept./Oct. 2018.


Funding Details:  Annual tax-free stipend of €18,500 (4 years) plus a travel fund to cover short secondments at University of Plymouth and attendance at conferences and workshops.


The candidate should have a Bachelors degree, with at least a 2.1 or equivalent, in coastal engineering, or a cognate discipline. The project will require a mix of skills, including mathematical, modelling, programming, simulation, and data/statistical analysis skills. The candidate shall have good communication skills, including the ability to write concise, readable reports, and the ability to interact with other researchers. A Masters degree, or prior experience in coastal / marine modelling is desirable but not required.


Expected start date:  September/October 2018


How to apply:

Please send a letter of introduction and a current CV, indicating your experience and including the names and contact details of two referees via email to Dr Stephen Nash (stephen.nash@nuigalway.ie). In the subject title of the email please put MaREI PhD Scholarship followed by your surname.


Deadline for applications: Friday 15th June, 2018

Geosciences special issue on coastal, river, and urban flood risk
May 28, 2018
Ms. Sally FENG

A special issue of the journal Geosciences is now accepting submissions on the topics of "Coastal, river, and urban flood risk". Submission deadline is Nov 1




Please consider submitting your work to this issue.

River hydrology, flood risk and drainage training courses with HR Wallingford, June 2018
May 21, 2018
Ms. Sally FENG

We are pleased to announce the dates of our next river hydrology, flood risk and drainage courses. Taking place in June 2018, these courses are delivered by tutors from our flood and water management groups, each focussing on their area of expertise. With combined experience of leading a wide range of national and worldwide consultancy and research projects they will share their knowledge through taught sessions, exercises and group discussions.


18-19 June 2018 - Introduction to river hydrology and hydraulics

This two-day training course is designed for anyone who requires an understanding of the management of river systems or the impact of developments in a river catchment. Guiding participants through the fundamental science and the most up-to-date supporting tools, the course demonstrates content and relevance through a series of worked examples. It’s an ideal course for those involved in river and catchment management including recent graduates, consultants, local authority staff, conservation and fisheries officers, development control and flood defence officers.

Further details are available online - http://training.hrwallingford.com/training/river-hydrology-and-hydraulics


20-21 June 2018 - Introduction to flood risk analysis and management

This course introduces the concepts of flood risk analysis and management within the context of existing UK policies and legislation. Current techniques in considering climate change and joint probability are presented in outline, as is the latest guidance on producing flood risk assessments. The course focusses on river and urban flooding, however, much of the course content has relevance to tidal and coastal flooding as well. Designed as a suitable follow-on from the river hydrology and hydraulics course, it is a relevant course for those involved in river and flood risk management.

Further details are available online - http://training.hrwallingford.com/training/flood-risk-analysis-and-management


19 June 2018 - SuDS: standards, guidance and design tools

This course focuses on giving a detailed understanding of surface water drainage planning and design to meet current standards and best practice guidance. The course takes attendees step by step through the basis and requirements of current criteria and methods for delivering compliant surface water management systems. It provides them with an understanding of the inputs, outputs and parameters required in commonly used tools and models (including the uksuds.com tools) – and how to assess whether the right or sufficient information has been presented with drainage submissions.

Further details are available online - http://training.hrwallingford.com/training/suds-standards-guidance-and-design-tools


If you or your colleagues are interested in attending any of these courses places can be booked via our online registration form. Discounted course fees are available if booking more than one place, please see website for details.

3rd International Conference on Protection against Overtopping - Conference programme announced
May 18, 2018
Ms. Sally FENG

The 3rd International Conference on Protection against Overtopping is taking place from 6-8 June in Grange-over-Sands in the UK's Lake District.


The increasing demand for dam, levee and seawall safety and flood protection has prompted new research and advancements, and a greater need for cost-effective measures in overtopping protection as a solution for overtopping concerns at levees, dams and seawalls. This conference brings together leading experts from practice, research, development, and implementation for two days of knowledge exchange followed by a technical tour.


Details of conference programme and the technical visit are now available to view via the conference website. The focus of the conference will include:

• Critical issues related to levees, dams and seawalls

• New developments and advanced tools

• Overtopping protection systems

• Overtopping simulators / test facilities

• Overtopping failure mechanisms

• System design and performance

• Applications and innovative solutions

• Case histories of overtopping events

• Physical modelling techniques and recent studies

• Numerical modelling methods.


Delegate passes for the three days can be booked online. An accommodation package of two nights B&B plus evening meal, is also currently available to book. Please see website for more details or contact the conference secretariat.


Protections 2018 follows the very successful Protections 2016 event, the 2nd International Seminar on Dam Protection against Overtopping which took place in September, 2016 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The inaugural event in this conference series was held during November 2014 in Madrid Spain and attended by participants from 20 countries.