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Transfer of sediments and contaminants in catchments, rivers systems and lakes (co-organized)
October 19, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
Dear Colleagues,

first of all, sorry for cross-posting. We would like to invite you to submit your abstracts at HS9.4/SSS 13.38 Transfer of sediments and contaminants in catchments, rivers systems and lakes (co-organized) session at the next EGU General Assembly  (8-13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria). The deadline for abstract submission is 10th January 2018.
You can send your abstracts at: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/26655

Session details:

HS9.4/SSS 13.38
Transfer of sediments and contaminants in catchments, rivers systems and lakes (co-organized)

Convener: Jose Andres Lopez-Tarazon
Co-Conveners: Marcel van den Perk, Ellen Petticrew, Patrick Byrne

The transfer of sediments and associated contaminants play an important role in catchment ecosystems as they directly influence water quality, habitat conditions and biogeochemical cycles. Contaminants may include heavy metals, pesticides, nutrients, radionuclides, and various organic, as well as organometallic compounds. The environmental risk posed by sediment-bound contaminants is largely determined by the sources and rate at which sediments are delivered to surface water bodies, the residence time in catchments, lakes and river systems as well as biogeochemical transformation processes. However, the dynamics of sediment and contaminant redistribution is highly variable in space and time due to the complex non-linear processes involved. This session thus focuses on sources, transport pathways, storage and re-mobilization, and travel times of sediments and contaminants across temporal and spatial scales as well as their impact on catchment and freshwater ecosystems.

This session particularly addresses the following issues:
• Delivery rates of sediments and contaminants from various sources (i.e. agriculture, urban areas, mining, industry or natural areas);
• Transport, retention and remobilization of sediments and contaminants in catchments and river reaches;
• Modelling of sediment and contaminant transport on various temporal and spatial scales;
• Biogeochemical controls on contaminant transport and transformation;
• Studies on sedimentary processes and morphodynamics, particularly sediment budgets;
• Linkages between catchment systems and lakes, including reservoirs;
• Analysis of sediment archives to appraise landscape scale variations in sediment and contaminant yield over medium to long time-scales;
• Impacts of sediments and contaminants on floodplain, riparian, hyporheic and other in-stream ecosystems;
• Response of sediment and contaminant dynamics in catchments, lakes and rivers to changing boundary conditions and human actions.

We hope to see you all there!

Best regards,

Jose A. López-Tarazón (on behalf of Marcel van den Perk, Ellen Petticrew and Patrick Byrne)

Validation in flood risk modelling: combining scientific, policy and market perspectives
October 19, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

The final program of the workshop “Validation in flood risk modelling: combining scientific, policy and market perspectives”  (Milano, 20-21 November 2017)  is now available at www.eko.polimi.it.

Registrations are open until October, 31st

Call for Abstracts - Reminder: ISOPE 2018 Conference, Sapporo, Japan
October 16, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

Dear Colleagues,

You are kindly reminded that the deadline of the abstract submission (October 20, 2017) for International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (
ISOPE-2018) is quickly approaching. Thank you to those who have already submitted their abstracts.

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 (see back side of Call For Papers for TPC), 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 best regards,

Dr. D.P.C. Laknath, Lanka Hydraulic Institute (LHI), Sri Lanka
Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member - ISOPE-2018 Sapporo Conference, www.isope.org

Post-doc vacancy in Oxford
October 12, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

Dear All,

The University of Oxford are looking for a post-doc to work with Ross McAdam, Byron Byrne and Myself on the design of offshore wind turbines. The role will look at the wind and wave loading and the structural response. We would welcome applicants with backgrounds in either metocean, structural analysis or geotechnics.

The advert can be found http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/vacancy/131451-Postdoctoral-Research-Assistant-in-Offshore-Wind-Structural-Analysis.

Please follow the instructions for applying given in the advert and do not email applications to me. I am, of course, happy to answer any queries about the role.



Tom Adcock

New vacancies at IMDC
October 12, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

IMDC is hiring engineers

For more than 35 years, IMDC (International Marine & Dredging Consultants) is a leading consultant in Belgium, specialized in the management and execution of national and international water related engineering and consultancy projects.

To strengthen our teams, we are looking for:

- Marine Consultant Offshore Infrastructure

- Marine Consultant Subsea Cables and Pipelines

- Junior Engineer Analysis and Statistics

- Draughtsman

IMDC is active in a wide range of domains, including dredging technology, coastal engineering, ports and offshore structures, offshore energy, integrated water management, waterways and inland navigation, hydraulic design, environmental studies and in situ measurement techniques. IMDC has developed a strong knowledge base in computational physics, design and hydro informatics.

Whilst working closely with our clients, we are committed to provide tailor-made advice and innovative solutions to safeguard that natural water resources and environment are being managed and developed in a sustainable way.

See the job descriptions and further information @ www.imdc.be/jobs

Looking forward to hear from you!

post doc position
October 11, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

Hydrodynamic and sediment transport model of the Mahury estuary (French Guiana)

The 300-km coastline of French Guiana is one of the most dynamic coastlines due to mud banks migration. Along this shoreline, several rivers flow to the Atlantic Ocean and interact with these mud banks. Most of the population, which is expected to double in the next decades, lives along rivers or near the coastline.  This growth combined with industrial developments and global warming increase the vulnerability against flooding and beach erosion. A project between CEREMA and BRGM has been funded to analyze (1) the interactions between rivers and the coastal mud bank migration and (2) their impact on risks management.The studied site is the Mahury estuary where is located the main Port of French Guiana. Since 2012, a mud bank is migrating along the mouth which induces severe sediment settling and continuously dredging.  The main city "Cayenne" is also located beside the mouth. Sand beaches of the city are fed by sediment fluxes from the Mahury and offshore fluxes. The presence of mud bank modifies the dynamics: wave attenuation by mud, coarser particles trapped by mud and modification of stratification pattern. The fluxes modification may induce more sediment deficit and increase the risk of sea flooding. Within this framework, it is proposed to build a 3D hydrodynamic and sediment transport model of the Mahury estuary.  The numerical models will be based on the open source Telemac-Mascaret modeling system (www.opentelemac.org). The ability of the numerical model to predict the maximum turbidity and its seasonal variation will be investigated. Once validated, the model should provide information related to the influence of the mud bank and modification of the main forcing. The numerical model will benefit from several in situ data (PhD Orseau 2016) and from remote sensing data (PhD Abascal Zorrilla in progress).

We are looking for a candidate having a PhD in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, geosciences or coastal oceanography and strong expertise related to sedimentology (cohesive and non-cohesive), geomorphology, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, wave modeling and numerical methods. Knowledge of French language is not mandatory.The welcoming laboratory is the joint research unit (between Université de Technologie de Compiègne and the CEREMA Water Sea and Rivers) located in Compiègne in France (40 min by train from Paris). Candidates are encouraged to apply to Dr. Nicolas Huybrechts (nicolas.huybrechts@cerema.fr) with a motivation letter, CV, and contact information of two referees.
Deadline: October 30.
Expected starting date:  December 1st 2017

October 10, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
I.S.Rivers 2018
June 4-8, 2018  Lyon, France

Submit a scientific contribution, a case study or a prospective contribution, to share your results and experiences with international research professionnals and river managers.

Submit a declaration of intent by October 15th, then your extended abstract by November 20th at the latest!


2018 Gerhard Jirka Summer School Environmental Fluid Mechanics
October 10, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG
Dear IAHR members,

We cordially invite you to participate in the “2018 Gerhard Jirka Summer School Environmental Fluid Mechanics” – a 5-day training course. The summer school will be held at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Campo Grande, Brazil. The courses will comprise of both lectures and hands-on practical sessions. The Summer School will start on Monday January 8th and end on Friday January 12th of 2018.


The School is a signature IAHR event that was founded and energized by the late Professor Gerhard Jirka, with a vision to bring together renowned experts and top graduate students from around the world for a unique, interactive learning experience in environmental fluid mechanics. The summer school features nine researchers of name and fame , each of whom will give lectures on topical environmental fluid mechanics subjects. The goal is to convey a broad spectrum of environmental fluid mechanics subjects, including vegetated flow dynamics and wetlands, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), modelling of extreme flow events in hydraulic systems, leakage and intrusion flows through leak openings in pipes, mass transfer through air-water interface, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), buoyant jets and plumes and stratified flows, and sediment transport.


The course is intended for upper level or postgraduate students (M.Sc. or Ph.D. candidates), engineers and scientists in industry, government or research institutions involved in environmental engineering, planning or impact prediction.


For more information, visit http://gjss-2018.weebly.com/

Job Advert Research Fellow University of Southampton
October 10, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

Research Fellow, University of Southampton

We are looking for an enthusiastic Research Fellow to work on a pioneering research on the effects of wood debris accumulations at bridge piers on the stability of bridges and flooding.

The accumulation of large woody debris around bridge piers obstructs the flow producing increased upstream water levels, large horizontal structural loadings and the modification of the flow field that can considerably exacerbate scour. These effects have frequently been responsible for the failure of a large number of bridges around the world, as well as for increased risk of flooding of adjacent areas. Yet, current methodologies available to estimate these effects are inaccurate and not based on a solid scientific understanding of the underlying phenomena. New research recently performed at the University of Southampton has provided improved understanding of the problem, enabling the development of more accurate models.

This NERC funded research projectDEBRIEF is aimed at tackling the above problem and at providing bridge asset owners and public authorities with key guidance on how to determine the increased risk of bridge failure and flooding due to debris accumulations. The project is a collaboration between University of Southampton (host institution), HR Wallingford, as well as private and public organisations such as Network Rail and the Environment Agency. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work in collaboration with other leading international research institutions such as the Polytechnic University of Turin.

The work will involve designing and performing laboratory experiments, as well as analysing a large body of experimental data that has already been generated as part of a previous project. This will be used to define state-of-the-art guidelines on how to determine the risks posed by debris blockages of bridges.

You will have a PhD* in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics) and an excellent research track record. Further experience in fluid-solid interaction, sediment transport, scour, river engineering and other related fields would be advantageous.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Be a part of the University of Southampton, an institution in the top one per cent of world universities and one of the UKs top 15 research-intensive universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. You will join one of the UKs most dynamic centres for engineering and environmental research and education, rated number one in the UK for research power in REF 2014.

For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Dr Gustavo de Almeida, g.dealmeida@soton.ac.uk.

Please include a covering letter and full CV in your Application.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and Equality.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk <http://www.jobs.soton.ac.uk/>. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.

If you need any assistance, please call Georgie Warren (Recruitment

Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 918017AT on all correspondence.

Faculty Position in Hydrology/Water Resources Engineering
October 9, 2017
Ms. Sally FENG

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of hydrology / water resources engineering. 


The candidate should hold a doctorate in civil/environmental engineering and with strong background and experience in stormwater management, urban hydrology and related resiliency. The opening is at the assistant professor level, but exceptionally well qualified applicants may also be considered at the associate professor level. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to teach effectively in English at both undergraduate and graduate levels and develop an active research programme. 


NUS offers internationally competitive remuneration, relocation assistance and other benefits. Newly recruited tenurable faculty members can apply for startup grants to facilitate the establishment of their research and development in NUS. Details of start-up grants are available on https://staffportal.nus.edu.sg/staffportal/iw/resources/staffportal/research/do cs/grants/ODPRT%20Start%20Up/DPRT_PP003_- _Revision_to_Start_up_grants_for_new_recruits(v8).pdf 


Interested candidates should send their detailed curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, statements of research and teaching interests and professional goals, and the names of three referees to: 

Head of Department 

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering 

National University of Singapore Block E1A, #07-03 

1 Engineering Drive 2 Singapore 117576 

E-mail: ceesec@nus.edu.sg 


Further information on the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is available at: http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/cee/. The closing date for applications is 31 December 2017.