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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Academics can attend for FREE! Register for CH2M’s annual Flood Modeller conference in London
August 21, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

Flood Modeller Suite 2017 (www.floodmodeller.com/conference) is one of the industry's premier flood modelling events. The 2017 conference will take place on Thursday 19th October at The Geological Society in London and provides an excellent opportunity for new and existing users of Flood Modeller to find out more about the software. 

CH2M's Technical Director for Flood Modeller Suite, Dr. Jon Wicks, will open the conference by unveiling the innovative new tools and features provided within our industry-leading flood modelling software. The event will then allow delegates to learn more about the varied applications of Flood Modeller, and associated tools, through a series of presentations delivered by users of our software. Presenters include Amec Foster Wheeler, Arcadis, CH2M, CIWEM, Edenvale Young, Environment Agency, GBV (a Galliford Try, Black & Veatch joint venture), GeoRiver, JBA Consulting and Kaya Consulting.

A one-day training workshop on efficient and effective flood modelling will also be taking place on Wednesday 18th October at CH2M's office in Hammersmith, London.

For further information, download the conference agenda (http://www.floodmodeller.com/media/36108/2017-agenda.pdf), visit the event booking site (www.floodmodeller.com/conference) or register for the workshop (www.floodmodeller.com/workshop).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alastair Sheppard at Alastair.Sheppard@ch2m.com.

Open PhD position
August 21, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
The Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL in Switzerland is offering per February 1, 2018 a PhD position in bedload transport measurements.
You study the relationship of transport of coarse bedload particles with the signal of acoustic sensors. These investigations will be made in an outdoor flume facility of TU Munich (partner of the DFG project part) at Obernach in southern Bavaria as well as in four different Swiss rivers and torrents. Most measurements will be made with the Swiss plate geophone system. By analyzing experimental flume data you improve the interpretation of the geophone signal and the quantitative estimation of bedload transport in natural channels.
To see the full job advertisement and to apply online see the link at:
Further inquiries about the project:
Dr. Dieter Rickenmann, WSL, Switzerland (dieter.rickenmann@wsl.ch)

5th IAHR Europe Congress - Call For Sessions
August 2, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

Organize your session during the 5th IAHR Europe congress

12-13-14 June 2018 Trento, Italy


new format of the congress will be adopted:

Thematic sessions will be organized in parallel to the traditional scientific sessions directly by conveners, who will be in charge of proposing themes, inviting speakers and managing abstracts.

If you want to organize your session as a convener, fill in the proposal form, in attach, and send it to iahr2018@unitn.it by September 15, 2017. 

More information at: http://events.unitn.it/en/iahr2018/be-convener

Call for Abstracts - ISOPE-2018 Conference, Sapporo, Japan
August 1, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

Dear Colleagues,


On behalf of ISOPE-2018 Conference Technical Program Committee (TPC), we invite you to submit an abstract for possible presentation at the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, Sapporo, Japan, June 10 - 15, 2018


More information can be found from the ISOPE website: http://www.isope.org/call4papers/call4papers.htm


All manuscripts of ISOPE will be peer-reviewed and revised prior to the final acceptance. All ISOPE conference and symposium proceedings papers are indexed by Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP/ISI), Web of Science, Google Scholar, Engineering Index, EI Compendex, Scopus, Chemical Abstracts and more. ISOPE papers are available through online digital subscription from major academic and industry libraries worldwide.


Important dates are as follows:


Abstract deadline : October 20, 2017

Manuscript (for review) deadline : January 15, 2018

Final Manuscript is due : March 24, 2018


There are three ways to submit your abstract(s) in 300-400 words.


(a) E-mail your abstract to one of the TPC member, or

(b) Online submission: Click http://www.isope.org/call4papers/2018/abstractsubmission1.htm, or

(c) Email directly to ISOPE-2018 TPC (meetings@isope.org; California, USA).


We look forward to receiving your submission.



Thank you.


With regards,


Dr. D.P.C. Laknath, Lanka Hydraulic Institute (LHI), Sri Lanka

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member - ISOPE-2018 Sapporo Conference, www.isope.org

International Conference on Groundwater - ICGW2017
August 1, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

August 28-31, 2017  (Bogotá, Colombia)

The organizing committee of the ICGW2017 would like to extend a invitation to take one of the courses that will be offered right after the event.

    • Date: Thursday August 31st / Friday September 1st, 2017
    • Duration: 8 hours
    • Place: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá (Colombia)
    • Cost: 300 USD
  • Date: Saturday September 2nd, 2017
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Place: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá (Colombia)
  • Cost: 150 USD
If you are interested on any of these courses and on attending the ICGW2017 please write us to icgw2017_nal@unal.edu.co or you can visit our webpage http://www.icgw2017.unal.edu.co or the facebook site http://www.facebook.com/icgw2017

Part-time Professor of Ports & Waterways
July 31, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
Faculty/department Civil Engineering and Geosciences Level PhD degree Maximum employment 12-16 hours per week (0,3-0,4 FTE) Duration of contract 5 years Salary scale €5334 to €7766 per month gross 
Civil Engineering and Geosciences  The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) provides leading international research and education, with innovation and sustainability as central themes. Research and education are closely interwoven and address societal challenges. The Faculty consists of the departments of Transport and Planning, Structural Engineering, Geoscience and Engineering, Water Management, Hydraulic Engineering, and Geoscience and Remote Sensing.  
Hydraulic Engineering is one of the core themes in the field of civil and environmental engineering. The department works at the forefront of the development of innovative technology and tools to support engineering and decision making in the broad field of hydraulic engineering. To that end, it carries out fundamental and ground-breaking research, which leads to understanding of physical processes and their role in the dynamics of water systems, covering the themes of environmental fluid mechanics, coastal engineering, hydraulic structures and flood risk, offshore engineering, and rivers, waterways, ports and dredging engineering. 
The Ports and Waterways group is part of the Rivers, Ports, Waterways and Dredging Engineering (RPWDE) section, interconnecting expertise on rivers, waterways, navigability, port operations, and dredging. The section is responsible for the educational programme for the specialisation RPWDE within the Hydraulic Engineering (MSc Civil Engineering) track. The research activities of the Ports and Waterways group focus on port design, vessel-waterway interactions, logistics, and design of terminal infrastructure, safety, and waterway traffic management.  
Job description  This is a part-time position (0.3-0.4 FTE) in the RPWDE section. The professor will be the lead of the Ports and Waterways group and will be responsible for the further development of its research and educational portfolio. It is expected that the candidate can establish a strong link with the engineering practice and should therefore hold another part-time position in a field relevant for this chair, preferably in a port/waterways-related organisation. The key characteristics and responsibilities include further development and execution of the educational programme, supervision of MSc and PhD students, formulation of research programmes and acquisition of funding, providing services to society and professional networks, valorisation of research products, and management within the broader organisation.  
Requirements  The successful candidate has a PhD or comparable portfolio in civil engineering or a closely related field, has a high level of expertise in functional design and engineering of port infrastructure and waterways, has a drive to innovate through scientific research and education, and has the capacity to communicate effectively in both Dutch and English. In addition, the candidate has a very good national and international network which covers the industry, government organisations, and the scientific world.  
Conditions of employment  The TU Delft offers an attractive, customisable compensation and benefits package, including a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers day care, before- and after-school care and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft sets specific standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. If you have less than five years of experience and do not yet have your teaching certificate, we allow you up to three years to obtain this.  
Information and application  For more information about this position, follow this link:  https://www.tudelft.nl/en/ceg/about-the-faculty/departments/hydraulic-engineering/vacancies/ , or contact the head of department prof. Wim Uijttewaal, through our secretariat phone: + 31 (0)15 - 27 83345, e-mail: secr-wbk-citg@tudelft.nl. To apply, please send a letter of application together with a Curriculum Vitae that explicitly states your educational record, recent major achievements, list of publications, experience, and the names of three persons who could be contacted for a reference. Please e-mail your application by 10 September 2017 to B. C. Tabak, Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG17-20. 

AGU Fall Meeting, December, 11-15, 2017, New Orleans
July 24, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

AGU session #27124 " Sorting by particle property and other 'granular' mechanisms and their influence on earth and planetary surface processes"

 AGU Fall Meeting, December, 11-15, 2017, New Orleans.

Just a couple weeks before the deadline: early bird Wednesday July 26, final deadline: Wednesday, 2 August, 11:59 P.M. EDT.


Sorting of particles by size, density and other properties plays a significant role in earth and planetary surface processes. As constituents unmix, they influence other dynamics from transport rates to average and extreme stresses. For example: Sorting of a wide range of grain sizes results in patterns such as armoring, gravel patch formation, and downstream fining and modifies bedload and suspension fluxes; Sorting in a debris flow gives rise to a well-known coarsening of the front or snout, affecting bed erosion and other geomorphological effects and hazards; Sorting of particles also plays a role in hazards associated with snow avalanches, pyroclastic flows, rock avalanches, and other geophysical flows. This session involves experimental, theoretical, numerical and field-based contributions on grain sorting behaviors and their influence on earth surface processes. Research is most welcomed at different scales, from the grain to the basin and within different environments, including coasts, estuaries, rivers, mountains....


You can find the same information and navigate on to the meeting website at: 



Looking forward to meeting you in New Orleans,


Best regards


Kimberly M Hill, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Enrica Viparelli, University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC, United States,

Roland Kaitna, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Philippe Frey, IRSTEA, University Grenoble Alpes, Saint Martin D'Hères, France

Research Associate in Multi-Resolution Modelling (University of Sheffield)
July 18, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

An exciting post-doc opportunity is available to join the Department of Civil & Structural Engineering (CSE) at the University of Sheffield (UoS) for conducting high quality fundamental and industry-relevant research in flood modelling. The post is part of a 5-year research project “Smart forecasting: joined-up flood forecasting (FF) infrastructure with uncertainties” funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Research Council (EPSRC). The prospective post holder will be based in one of the largest urban water research groups in the UK working across our Fluid Mechanics Group and Pennine Water Group that is now part of the Sheffield Water Center.


The post holder will be tasked to develop a mathematical modelling foundation for flood simulation in considering both deterministic and stochastic contexts. The core technical task will entail combination of mathematical theories at the interface between numerical analysis (incl. finite volume, discontinuous Galerkin and stochastic Galerkin methods), multi-resolution analysis (incl. multi-wavelet scale decomposition of functions) and computational hydraulics (for handling of real-world features). These theories will be merged from the perspective to produce a platform for realistic modelling of flooding across various scales for mesh-grid and/or uncertainties. The post will involve close guidance from a mix of project partners including applied mathematicians, scientists and consultants from the hydraulic software industry and the UK Environment Agency. It will also entail a range of activities including research placements to the academic and industry partners (i.e. demo visits, short stays for training/exchange), annual participation in international conferences, public engagement and flood expo events, co-supervision of PhD students, mild teaching involvement on the research subject, organisation of an industry relevant workshop.


The post seeks candidates holding a PhD (or shortly due to complete) in computational mathematics, engineering, hydraulics or fluid dynamics with a demonstrated potential of model code development and validation. A strong mathematical background, established programming skills, and ability to carry out numerical analysis and code development are central to the post. Practical experience in modelling shallow flow problems is beneficial. The appointee is expected to be: autonomous in building the necessary skills to address a research task needs, possess high organisational and planning skills, work well under pressure and within an interdisciplinary team including scientists and engineers, have good interpersonal ability, be prepared to travel for research placements and visits, provide day-to-day reporting in track of the project deadlines, be able to communicate (verbally and in writing) their research effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences and to be keen on publishing scientific journal papers.


The post is initially available for 18 months and can be extended to 42 months on the basis of annual review of performance. Salary ranges from £30,175 - £38,183 per annum. Potential to progress to £41,709 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.


Applicants should further look at the full details of post (reference UOS016742) in the job section of the University (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs), where applications should be formally submitted. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be addressed to Dr Georges Kesserwani (g.kesserwani@shef.ac.uk).


Deadline for application is 27 August 2017

Doctoral position on “Ethohydraulics of small fish in streams”
July 14, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
Dear colleagues,
the Institute of Environmental Engineering (IfU) together with the Laboratory for Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), both in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at ETH Zurich, are seeking a dynamic and motivated doctoral student for a project on the ethohydraulics of small riverine fish.
Feel free to pass along to anyone who might be interested (see details below).

Best regards
A. Siviglia

Doctoral position on “Ethohydraulics of small fish in streams”

Fish, often in close association with communities of small benthic invertebrates, are particularly affected by one of the major anthropogenic impacts in streams, namely the release of water from hydroelectric power plants (hydropeaking). These release events generate high flow conditions and in some cases altered temperature conditions (thermopeaking), and can lead to drift of individuals in the surge, habitat fragmentation or stranding. The fate of small fish depends on the disturbance profile and the local habitat complexity (e.g. the presence of refugia and niches). Yet our understanding of the physiological and behavioral responses of fish communities to these flow and water quality disturbances remains poor, making it difficult to devise predictive models and to develop and implement adequate regulation. This project will focus on laboratory experiments in a large hydraulic flume. The research will involve setting up and running flume experiments; establishing, maintaining and using fish in experiments; and performing cutting-edge measurements (fluid velocity measurements, dynamic imaging of fish behavior, image analysis). The broad goal of the PhD is to gain insight into the passive transport and active behavior of small fish during hydropeaking and thermopeaking events.

The successful candidate
will have a strong engineering background and a desire to work experimentally at the interface between hydraulics and ecology. The project will be jointly
supervised by the groups of Prof. Roman Stocker, Prof. Robert Boes and Prof. Markus Holzner.

For further information please contact Dr. Vicente Fernandez by email at fernandez@ifu.baug.ethz.ch (no applications please).

Please submit your application online with attention to: ETH Zurich, Corina Niescher, Human Resources, 8092 Zurich.
Portal: http://www.ethgethired.ch/jobs/doctoral_position_on_ethohydraulics_of_small_fish_in_streams_1/37127.Complete applications will include a CV, full transcripts from undergraduate studies, a brief (1-page) statement of research interests, and at least 2 letters of reference. Applications will begin to be reviewed on August 1, 2017, with the position to start as soon as possible.

AGU session - Physical experiments of Earth surface processes
July 14, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

Dear experimentalist - we are pleased to invite you to contribute an abstract to the following AGU session:

EP030. Physical experiments of Earth surface processes: novel results and advances in methods, instrumentation, and data handling 
Section/Focus Group: Earth and Planetary Surface Processes 
Session Viewer Link:  https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session29476 
Session ID: 29476 

Session Description:
Physical experiments provide useful insight for investigating Earth surface processes at high spatial and temporal resolution. They are used to develop and test theories for the processes and products of surface evolution, from bedrock erosion to stratigraphic architecture. And the resulting models are applied to tackle a diverse range of problems, spanning interpretation of Earth and other planetary surface signatures to informing environmental management practices. New insights from physical experiments often require advances in our collective abilities to acquire, store, disseminate, and mathematically wade through data. Join us in presenting your contributions to these important areas of experimental research. This session highlights: (1) results from laboratory and field experiments that study sedimentary and hydrologic systems, (2) recent advancements in experimental methods and instrumentation that are allowing for the measurement of previously unquantified, or under sampled, dynamics in Earth surface processes; and (3) new methods and best practices surrounding data analysis, storage, and dissemination.

Confirmed Invited Speakers
Tetsuji MUTO (Nagasaki University) 
Enrica Viparelli (University of South Carolina)

Aaron Bufe (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Brandon McElroy (University of Wyoming)
Kyle Strom (Virginia Tech)
Andrew Wickert (University of Minnesota)