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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PhD project on estuarine morphodynamics
posted 
February 23, 2018
 by 
Ms. Sally FENG
The University of Auckland and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand are seeking applicants for a fully-funded PhD project on numerical modelling of estuarine morphodynamics.


Project Details:
The project is funded as part of NIWA’s Managing Mud Programme (MMP), which is focused on the sources, characteristics, dynamics, and fate of fine sediment in NZ’s rivers and estuaries.  The PhD project will be undertaken as part of the Estuary Evolution task of MMP, which aims to enhance our capability to predict the long-term evolution of fine-sediment impacted estuaries at the decadal scale and beyond.  The project will consider the morphodynamic evolution of both unvegetated and vegetated tidal-flats and the influence of sediment supply and rising sea level.  The project will involve a detailed case study for which measurements are available and new measurements will be collected.  
 
The project will be supervised by Associate Professor Giovanni Coco (UoA) in collaboration with other members of the team: Dr I. MacDonald and Dr A. Swales (NIWA), Associate Professor Andrea D’Alpaos (University of Padua, Italy).  The student will be expected to interact with other members of the wider team (including overseas collaborators) and contribute to programme workshops.
 
Benefits
There will be opportunities for the candidate to submit and present their research at local and international conferences.
 
Requirements:
Applicants must have a research first-class Honours degree and/or a Masters degree in coastal engineering, oceanography, earth or environmental science or similar with an equivalent A- or higher. The successful candidate will have evidence that they are proficient in written and spoken English. Ideally, candidates will have experience with numerical modelling.


Award:
The three year PhD scholarship includes full waiver of PhD course fees, tax-free annual stipend matching the University of Auckland scholarships and research costs. 


Location:
The student will be based in Auckland living near some of world’s most beautiful landscapes. 
 
Application Procedure:
To apply, please email Associate Prof Giovanni Coco with a full C.V. (including the contact details of at least one academic referee), English language proficiency documentation if needed and accompanying letter of application. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and discussion may begin immediately. We will begin reviewing applications on 1 April 2018. We need a confirmed applicant by May 1st 2018.


Start date:
The successful candidate should be available to start on or before, 1st September, 2018.


More information:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Giovanni Coco (g.coco@auckland.ac.nz)


Taking place soon - river hydrology and flood risk courses with HR Wallingford
posted 
February 11, 2018
 by 
Ms. Sally FENG

Our popular flood risk analysis and river hydrology & hydraulics courses are taking place next month on 12-15 March. Designed to help put the theory into practice, our course tutors will share their knowledge through taught sessions, exercises and group discussions. Places are available on both courses and can be booked via our online registration form at http://training.hrwallingford.com/.

 

12-13 March 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

 

14-15 March 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

One-week left, remember to submit your abstract for the 5th IAHR Europe Congress!
posted 
February 9, 2018
 by 
Ms. Sally FENG

The call for abstracts is now open until February 15th!

More info at: http://events.unitn.it/en/iahr2018/call-abstract

IAHR Europe 2108 - New hydraulic engineering contributions to flood resilience and mitigation
posted 
February 7, 2018
 by 
Ms. Sally FENG

Dear colleagues and friends,

I am very pleased to announce a special session on New hydraulic engineering contributions to flood resilience and mitigation, held at the 5th IAHR Europe Congress in Trento , Italy (June 12-14, 2018), organized by my colleagues Benjamin Dewals, Stefan Haun, Francesco Ballio and me.

We invite you to submit an extended abstract to our session until January 31,  2018. Details on the session can be found here: http://events.unitn.it/en/iahr2018/scientific-sessions

FH.2 New hydraulic engineering contributions to flood resilience and mitigation

Flood Risk Management (FRM) is a topical issue as urbanization is growing at an unprecedented pace and the hydrological effects of climate change become increasingly visible. As extreme rainfall events become more frequent and more intense, new avenues are developing rapidly for FRM, including concepts which promote decentralized management of storm water, non-structural or unconventional mitigation measures like those combining grey, blue and green solutions, such as the sponge city model. Integrated frameworks are needed for the design and evaluation of sustainable FRM strategies; but deficiencies remain in the current modelling concepts and tools. These deficiencies relate to model validation practice mainly due to lack of reliable observations, to insufficient integrative analysis, to socio-economic factors and decision making processes being overlooked. This session aims at providing better insights into these topics of critical importance to inform reliable FRM. We welcome contributions giving multiple perspectives on the various aspects of FRM, including (but not limited to): prevention, protection, preparedness, emergency response, flood recovery, lessons learned from case studies, resilience, early-warning systems, decision-support tools, model validation.

Conveners: B. Dewals; D. Molinari; F. Ballio; S.Haun

With best regards,

Daniela, Benjamin, Francesco and Stefan


River Flow 2018 conference and masterclasses: registration started
posted 
February 1, 2018
 by 
Ms. Sally FENG

You can register to the  River Flow 2018 conference at:

https://www.azur-colloque.fr/IRSTEA/inscription/preinscription/18

 

  (more information about registration here:

https://riverflow2018.irstea.fr/registration/)

 

For masterclasses (dead line for application: March 31, 2018):

https://riverflow2018.irstea.fr/program-2/masterclasses/

 

All information about the conference here: https://riverflow2018.irstea.fr/

 

Expecting to see you in Lyon next september.

 

The Local Organizing Committe of River Flow 2018.

Extended abstract-the 2nd international symposium on Hydraulic Modeling and Measuring Technology
posted 
January 29, 2018
 by 
Ms. Sally FENG

Dear colleagues,

 

I am very pleased to announce the 2nd international symposium on Hydraulic Modeling and Measuring Technology (ISHMMT 2018), held in Nanjing, China (May 30–June 1, 2018), organized by Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute (NHRI), International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and Hohai University (HHU).

 

We invite you to submit an extended abstract to our conference until February 28, 2018. Details on the Symposium can be found here:  http://ishmmt2018.iahr.org.cn/.

 

Modeling and measuring technology have played and will play an important role of in water science research. New technologies for physical and hybrid modeling of river, coastal and environmental flows are applied in various fields, including (but not limited to) modeling of water flow over structures and energy dissipaters, modeling of surface water and groundwater, modeling of sediment transport and fluvial processes, modeling of estuarine and coastal processes and wave movement, modeling of harbors and ports, modeling of pollutants, salty, heated, multi-phase flow and ground flow, modeling of dam and dike breach. When these physical models are performed in studying hydraulic issues, similarity theory and scale effects should be given a high priority. With the fast development of physical and numerical modeling technology, hybrid model approach and combination of physical approaches with numerical simulation are developed and played an increasingly significant role. Besides, Laboratory measurement technology and field measurement technology are also used in many aspects of water science research, including (but not limited to) facilities for laboratory measurement, sensor technology and instruments for hydraulic measurement, new technology for hydro-environmental and eco-hydraulic measurement, field investigation and experiment in inland waters and estuaries and oceans, field investigation and experiment for hydro-environment, eco-system and river restoration, field investigation under extreme conditions: storm, tsunami, flooding, and ice-and-snow disasters, technology of long-term hydraulic monitoring and controlling of hydro-environmental engineering, comparison and integration of laboratory experiments and field investigation. All these new technologies should be discussed heatedly and given high respect.

 

This Symposium aims at providing a unique platform for technical exchange and demonstration of the development of best practice and new ideas over the recent past. We welcome contributions in the latest development of relevant technology in the field of hydraulic physical modeling, numerical modeling, field investigation and measurement. Engineers, scientists and students engaged in hydraulic modeling, field investigation and instrument development are warmly welcomed to ISHMMT 2018.

 

With best regards,

LOC of ISHMMT 2018


Reminder + Invited presentations [HM.4 Water temperature in a changing climate - IAHR Europe Congres
posted 
January 25, 2018
 by 
Ms. Sally FENG

Dear friends and colleagues,
(apologies for any cross-posting)

this is a kind reminder to submit an abstract for the "HM.4 Water temperature in a changing climate" session at the upcoming IAHR Europe Congress - Trento, Italy 12-14 June 2018.
The deadline for abstract submission is January 31 (http://events.unitn.it/en/iahr2018/call-abstract). Thank you to those who have already submitted their abstracts.

It is our great pleasure to announce two invited presentations by renowned experts in this field:

- Martin Schmid, (EAWAG, Switzerland): Using lakes for heating and cooling: potential and impacts in a changing climate
- Richard Iestyn Woolway (University of Reading, UK): Global thermal observations of inland waters reveal a century of warming

The session is open to contributions on all studies centered on water temperature in freshwater systems including rivers, lakes, reservoirs, lagoons, and tidal systems. The session is intended to foster the connection between engineers, biologists, and ecologists, thus contributions from colleagues from all these disciplines are warmly welcomed.

We look forward to seeing you at IAHR Congress in 2018.

Sebastiano Piccolroaz (Utrecht University, s.piccolroaz@uu.nl)
Marco Toffolon (University of Trento, marco.toffolon@unitn.it)

SESSION DESCRIPTION
HM.4 Water temperature in a changing climate: processes, implications, and managing strategies
Water temperature is a key control of a wide range of physical, chemical, and biological processes in freshwater systems. Being able to reliably predict its response to changing environmental conditions is required to support effective management strategies and to quantify the implications for water quality and aquatic ecosystems. This session aims at defining the present knowledge of hydro-thermal processes in freshwater systems and at gathering examples of best practices to control water temperature changes in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Relevant contributions include but are not limited to:
 
·         innovative measurement techniques, including advances in remote sensing
·         modelling of thermal processes in freshwater systems, including efforts towards coupling physics, chemistry, and biology
·         methods and tools to detect and analyse past, ongoing, and future long-term trends
·         best practices and management strategies to mitigate thermal pollution caused by hydropower plants
·         use of lakes and reservoirs for domestic and/or industrial cooling/heating purposes, and possible effects on thermal stratification
·         the effect of riparian vegetation on the thermal dynamics of rivers
·         management and optimization of drinking water withdrawals from lakes and reservoirs


special session on New hydraulic engineering contributions to flood resilience and mitigation
posted 
January 25, 2018
 by 
Ms. Sally FENG

Dear colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce a special session on New hydraulic engineering contributions to flood resilience and mitigation, held at the 5th IAHR Europe Congress in Trento , Italy (June 12-14, 2018), organized by my colleagues Benjamin Dewals, Daniela Molinari, Francesco Ballio and me.

We invite you to submit an extended abstract to our session until January 31,  2018. Details on the session can be found here: http://events.unitn.it/en/iahr2018/scientific-sessions

FH.2 New hydraulic engineering contributions to flood resilience and mitigation

Flood Risk Management (FRM) is a topical issue as urbanization is growing at an unprecedented pace and the hydrological effects of climate change become increasingly visible. As extreme rainfall events become more frequent and more intense, new avenues are developing rapidly for FRM, including concepts which promote decentralized management of storm water, non-structural or unconventional mitigation measures like those combining grey, blue and green solutions, such as the sponge city model. Integrated frameworks are needed for the design and evaluation of sustainable FRM strategies; but deficiencies remain in the current modelling concepts and tools. These deficiencies relate to model validation practice mainly due to lack of reliable observations, to insufficient integrative analysis, to socio-economic factors and decision making processes being overlooked. This session aims at providing better insights into these topics of critical importance to inform reliable FRM. We welcome contributions giving multiple perspectives on the various aspects of FRM, including (but not limited to): prevention, protection, preparedness, emergency response, flood recovery, lessons learned from case studies, resilience, early-warning systems, decision-support tools, model validation.

Conveners: B. Dewals; D. Molinari; F. Ballio; S.Haun

With best regards,

Daniela, Benjamin, Francesco and Stefan

Registration for the 7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures
posted 
January 25, 2018
 by 
Ms. Sally FENG

Dear colleagues,

Registration for the 7th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (from 15th to 18th May 2018 in Aachen, Germany) is now open:

http://www.ishs2018.fh-aachen.de/registration.html

Keynote speakers, workshop and field trip have been announced as well. Further information can be found in the Symposium web page or under request at: info@ishs2018.de

Looking forward to welcome you in Aachen. On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee:

Daniel Valero


Reminder + Invited presentations [HM.4 Water temperature in a changing climate - IAHR Europe Congres
posted 
January 25, 2018
 by 
Ms. Sally FENG

Dear friends and colleagues,

(apologies for any cross-posting)

 

this is a kind reminder to submit an abstract for the "HM.4 Water temperature in a changing climate" session at the upcoming IAHR Europe Congress - Trento, Italy 12-14 June 2018.

The deadline for abstract submission is January 31 (http://events.unitn.it/en/iahr2018/call-abstract). Thank you to those who have already submitted their abstracts.

 

It is our great pleasure to announce two invited presentations by renowned experts in this field:

 

- Martin Schmid, (EAWAG, Switzerland): Using lakes for heating and cooling: potential and impacts in a changing climate

- Richard Iestyn Woolway (University of Reading, UK): Global thermal observations of inland waters reveal a century of warming

 

The session is open to contributions on all studies centered on water temperature in freshwater systems including rivers, lakes, reservoirs, lagoons, and tidal systems. The session is intended to foster the connection between engineers, biologists, and ecologists, thus contributions from colleagues from all these disciplines are warmly welcomed.

 

We look forward to seeing you at IAHR Congress in 2018.

 

Sebastiano Piccolroaz (Utrecht University, s.piccolroaz@uu.nl<mailto:s.piccolroaz@uu.nl>)

Marco Toffolon (University of Trento, marco.toffolon@unitn.it<mailto:marco.toffolon@unitn.it>)

 

SESSION DESCRIPTION

HM.4 Water temperature in a changing climate: processes, implications, and managing strategies Water temperature is a key control of a wide range of physical, chemical, and biological processes in freshwater systems. Being able to reliably predict its response to changing environmental conditions is required to support effective management strategies and to quantify the implications for water quality and aquatic ecosystems. This session aims at defining the present knowledge of hydro-thermal processes in freshwater systems and at gathering examples of best practices to control water temperature changes in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Relevant contributions include but are not limited to:

 

·         innovative measurement techniques, including advances in remote sensing

·         modelling of thermal processes in freshwater systems, including efforts towards coupling physics, chemistry, and biology

·         methods and tools to detect and analyse past, ongoing, and future long-term trends

·         best practices and management strategies to mitigate thermal pollution caused by hydropower plants

·         use of lakes and reservoirs for domestic and/or industrial cooling/heating purposes, and possible effects on thermal stratification

·         the effect of riparian vegetation on the thermal dynamics of rivers

·         management and optimization of drinking water withdrawals from lakes and reservoirs