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Sustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change
Proceedings of the 4th IAHR Europe Congress (Liege, Belgium, 27-29 July 2016)

ISBN 9781138029774
Published August 18, 2016 by CRC Press
216 Pages

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In an increasingly urbanized world, water systems must be designed and operated according to innovative standards in terms of climate adaptation, resource efficiency, sustainability and resilience. This grand challenge triggers unprecedented questions for hydro-environment research and engineering. Shifts in paradigms are urgently needed in the way we view (circular) water systems, water as a renewable energy (production and storage), risk management of floods, storms, sea level rise and droughts, as well as their consequences on water quality, morphodynamics (e.g., reservoir sedimentation, scour, sustainability of deltas) and the environment. Addressing these issues requires a deep understanding of basic processes in fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, surface and groundwater flow, among others.

Table of Contents



Co-development of coastal flood models: Making the leap from expert analysis to decision support
B.F. Sanders, A. Luke, J.E. Schubert, H.R. Moftakhari, A. AghaKouchak, R.A. Matthew, K. Goodrich, W. Cheung, D.L. Feldman, V. Basolo, D. Houston, K. Serrano, D. Boudreau &A. Eguiarte

Challenges and opportunities for research and technological innovation in the water sector throughout Europe
P. Balabanis

Hydro-environment and eco-hydraulics

Tsunami seismic generation and propagation: Validity of the shallow water equations
M. Le Gal & D. Violeau

Free surface flow through homogeneous bottom roughness
H. Romdhane, A. Soualmia, L. Cassan & D. Dartus

Study of turbulent flow through large porous media
M. Jouini, A. Soualmia, G. Debenest & L. Masbernat

Vorticity fluxes on the wake of cylinders within random arrays
A.M. Ricardo & R.M.L. Ferreira

Effect of downstream channel slope on numerical modelling of dam break induced flows
A.E. Dinçer, Z. Bozku¸s &A.N. ¸Sahin

Analysis of dotation discharge impact at a fishway entrance via numerical 3D CFD simulation
J. Klein & M. Oertel

Characterization of flow resistance in a floodplain for varying building density
S. Guillén-Ludeña, D. Lopez, E. Mignot & N. Rivière

Turbulent dispersion in bounded horizontal jets. RANS capabilities and physical modeling comparison
D. Valero, D.B. Bung & M. Oertel

Modelling methane emissions from Vilar reservoir (Portugal)
R.F. Lino, P.A. Diogo, A.C. Rodrigues & P.S. Coelho

The impact of stormwater overflows on stream water quality
T. Julínek & J. Rˇíha

Groundwater quality of Feriana-Skhirat in central Tunisia and its sustainability for agriculture and drinking purposes
I. Hassen, F. Hamzaoui-Azaza & R. Bouhlila

Modelling the transport and decay of microbial tracers in a macro-tidal estuary
A.A. Bakar, R. Ahmadian & R.A. Falconer

Building water and chemicals budgets over a complex hydrographic network
V. Carbonnel, N. Brion, M. Elskens, P. Claeys & M.A. Verbanck

Evaluating the ecological restoration of a Mediterranean reservoir
P. Sidiropoulos, M. Chamoglou & I. Kagkalou

Spatio-temporal interaction of morphological variability with hydrodynamic parameters in the scope of integrative measures at the river Danube
M. Glas, M. Tritthart, M. Liedermann, P. Gmeiner & H. Habersack

Analysis of contributions and uncertainties of fish population models for the development of river continuity concepts in the river basin Ruhr, Germany
D. Teschlade &A. Niemann

Hydrologic and hydraulic design to reduce diffuse pollution from drained peatlands
S. Mohammadighavam & B. Kløve

Flow modelling and investigation of flood scenarios on the Cavaillon River, Haiti
A. Joseph, N. Gonomy, Y. Zech & S. Soares-Frazão

Simulating runoff generation and consumption for rehabilitation of downstream ecosystems in arid northwest China
C. He & L. Zhang

Integrating Spatial Multi Criteria Decision Making (SMCDM) with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for determining the most suitable areas for artificial groundwater recharge
M. Zare & M. Koch

Hydrological simulation in the Tiete basin
T. Rocha, I.G. Hidalgo, A.F. Angelis & J.E.G. Lopes

Hydraulic analysis of an irrigation headworks complex in the Artibonite department (Haïti)
S. Louis, N. Gonomy, N. de Ville & M.A. Verbanck

Effect of emergent vegetation distribution on energy loss
E. Eri¸s, G. Bombar & Ü. Kavaklı

Monthly reservoir operating rules generated by implicit stochastic optimization and self-organizing maps
C.A.S. Farias, E.C.M. Machado & L.N. Brasiliano

Comparison of PIV measurements and CFD simulations of the velocity field over bottom racks
L.G. Castillo, J.T. García, J.M. Carrillo &A. Vigueras-Rodríguez

Image processing techniques for velocity estimation in highly aerated flows: Bubble Image Velocimetry vs. Optical Flow
D.B. Bung & D. Valero

Biomechanical tests of aquatic plant stems: Techniques and methodology
A.M. Łoboda, Ł. Przyborowski, M. Karpi´nski & R.J. Bialik

LS-PIV procedure applied to a plunging water jet issuing from an overflow nappe
Y. Bercovitz, F. Lebert, M. Jodeau, C. Buvat, D. Violeau, L. Pelaprat &A. Hajczak

PIV-PLIF characterization of density currents
B. Pérez-Díaz, P. Palomar & S. Castanedo

Physical model tests for the construction stages of large breakwaters. Case studies to the ports of Barcelon and Cruña (Spain)
R.M. Gutierrez, J. Lozano & J.M. Valdés

Low-cost 3D mapping of turbulent flow surfaces
A. Nichols & M. Rubinato

Sediment transport measurements in the Schelde-estuary: How do acoustic backscatter, optical transmission and direct sampling compare?
S. Thant, Y. Plancke & S. Claeys

Field-deployable particle image velocimetry with a consumer-grade digital camera applicable for shallow flows
K. Koca, A. Lorke & C. Noss

Numerical modelling of meandering jets in shallow rectangular reservoir using two different turbulent closures
Y. Peltier, S. Erpicum, P. Archambeau, M. Pirotton & B. Dewals

Turbulent momentum exchange over a natural gravel bed
C. Miozzo, A. Marion, A. Nichols & S.J. Tait

Water as a renewable energy

Planning a small hydro-power plant in Lübeck (Germany) – Who owns the water?
M. Oertel

Effect of changes in flow velocity on the phytobenthic biofilm below a small scale low head hydropower scheme
L. O’Keefe & S. Ilic

New concepts in small hydropower plants schemes in Romania
F. Popa, D. Florescu & B. Popa

Fish behavioral and mortality study at intake and turbine
P. Rutschmann, S. Schäfer, B. Rutschmann & F. Geiger

Long-term evaluation of the wave climate and energy potential in the Mediterranean Sea
G. Lavidas, V. Venugopal &A. Agarwal

Numerical simulation and validation of CECO wave energy converter
P. Rosa-Santos, M. López-Gallego, F. Taveira-Pinto, D. Perdigão & J. Pinho-Ribeiro

Pumped hydroelectric energy storage: A comparison of turbomachinery configurations
A. Morabito, J. Steimes & P. Hendrick

Cost and revenue breakdown for a pumped hydroelectric energy storage installation in Belgium
J. Steimes, G. Al Zohbi, P. Hendrick, B. Haut & S. Doucement

Numerical investigations of a water vortex hydropower plant implemented as a fish ladder – Part I: The water vortex
N. Lichtenberg, O. Cleynen & D. Thévenin

Performance mapping of ducted free-stream hydropower devices
O. Cleynen, S. Hoerner & D. Thévenin

In-situ scale testing of current energy converters in the Sea Scheldt, Flanders, Belgium
T. Goormans, S. Smets, R.J. Rijke, J. Vanderveken, J. Ellison & R. Notelé

Coupling of water expansion and production of energy on public water distribution network
B. Michaux & C. Piro

Coastal aspects in the era of global change

Impact study of a new marina on the sediment balance. Numerical simulation
M.C. Khellaf & H.E. Touhami

Numerical simulation of scour in front of a breakwater using OpenFoam
N. Karagiannis, T. Karambas & C. Koutitas

Application of an unstructured grid tidal model in the Belgian Continental Shelf
B.B. Sishah, M. Chen & O. Gourgue

Online coupling of SWAN and SWASH for nearshore applications
M. Ventroni, A. Balzano & M. Zijlema

Spectral parameters modification in front of a seawall with wave return
Th. Giantsi, G. Papacharalampous, N. Martzikos & C.I. Moutzouris

Renewal time scales in tidal basins: Climbing the Tower of Babel
D.P. Viero &A. Defina

Morphodynamic processes at Mariakerke: Numerical model implementation
R. Silva, R. De Sutter & R. Delgado

Design features of the upcoming coastal and ocean basin in Ostend, Belgium
A. Kortenhaus, P. Troch, N. Silin, V. Nelko, P. Devriese, V. Stratigaki, J. De Maeyer, J. Monbaliu, E. Toorman, P. Rauwoens, D. Vanneste, T. Suzuki, T. Van Oyen &T. Verwaest

Idealized model study on tidal wave propagation in prismatic and converging basins with tidal flats
T. Boelens, T. De Mulder, H. Schuttelaars & G. Schramkowski

Safety standards for the coastal dunes in The Netherlands
R.P. Nicolai, M. Kok, A.W. Minns, S. van Vuren & C.J.J. Eijgenraam

Impact of the sea level rise on low lying areas of coastal zone: The case of Batu Pahat
A.B. Yannie, A.H. Radzi, A. Dunstan &W.H.M.Wan Mohtar

A database of validation cases for tsunami numerical modelling
D. Violeau, R. Ata, M. Benoit, A. Joly, S. Abadie, L. Clous, M. Martin Medina, D. Morichon, J. Chicheportiche, M. Le Gal, A. Gailler, H. Hébert, D. Imbert, M. Kazolea, M. Ricchiuto, S. Le Roy, R. Pedreros, M. Rousseau, K. Pons, R. Marcer, C. Journeau & R. Silva Jacinto

Wave force calculations due to wave run-up on buildings: A comparison of formulas applied in a real case
F.G. Brehin, N. Zimmermann, V. Gruwez &A. Bolle

Coastal tsunami-hazard mapping
C. Yavuz & E. Kentel

Waves generated by ship convoy: Comparison of physical and numerical modeling with in-situ measurements
T. Cohen Liechti, G. De Cesare, A.J. Schleiss, R. Amacher & M. Pfister

Example of wave impact on a residential house
D. Wüthrich, M. Pfister &A.J. Schleiss

Innovation and sustainability in hydraulic engineering and water resources

Estimation of rainfall-runoff relation using HEC-HMS for a basin in Turkey
H. Akay, M. Baduna Koçyi˘git &A.M. Yanmaz

Using ANN and ANFIS Models for simulating and predicting Groundwater Level Fluctuations in the Miandarband Plain, Iran
M. Zare & M. Koch

A numerical groundwater flow model of Bursa Basköy aquifer
S. Korkmaz & G.E. Türkkan

Groundwater management and potential climate change impacts on Oum Er Rbia basin, Morocco
M. El Azhari & D. Loudyi

Flow modeling in vegetated rivers
M. Mabrouka

Comparison of methods to calculate the shear velocity in unsteady flows
G. Bombar

Non-linear optimization of a 1-D shallow water model and integration into Simulink for operational use
L. Goffin, B. Dewals, S. Erpicum, M. Pirotton & P. Archambeau

Limitation of self-organization within a confined aquifer
M.C.Westhoff, S. Erpicum, P. Archambeau, M. Pirotton, B. Dewals & E. Zehe

Preliminary experiments on the evolution of river dunes
G. Oliveto & M.C. Marino

A conceptual sediment transport simulator based on the particle size distribution
B.T.Woldegiorgis,W. Bauwens, M. Chen, F. Pereira &A. van Griensven

Effect of seepage on the friction factor in an alluvial channel
P. Mahesh, V. Deshpande & B. Kumar

Experimental investigation of light particles transport in a tidal bore generated in a flume
L. Thomas,W. Reichl, Y. Devaux, A. Beaudouin & L. David

Effect of hydrodynamics factors on flocculation processes in estuaries
A. Mhashhash, B. Bockelmann-Evans & S. Pan

Lack of scale separation in granular flows driven by gravity
G. Rossi &A. Armanini

Sediment transport in the Schelde-estuary: A comparison between measurements, transport formula and numerical models
Y. Plancke & G. Vos

Influence of non-uniform flow conditions on riverbed stability: The case of smooth-to-rough transitions
D. Duma, S. Erpicum, P. Archambeau, M. Pirotton & B. Dewals

The probabilistic solution of dike breaching due to overtopping
Z. Alhasan, D. Duchan & J. Rˇíha

Field measurements and numerical modelling on local scour around a ferry slip structure
P. Penchev, V. Bojkov &V. Penchev

Experimental and numerical study of scour downstream Toachi Dam
L.G. Castillo, M. Castro, J.M. Carrillo, D. Hermosa, X. Hidalgo & P. Ortega

Design of scour protections and structural reliability techniques
T. Fazeres-Ferradosa, F. Taveira-Pinto, L. das Neves & M.T. Reis

Failure of fluvial dikes: How does the flow in the main channel influence the breach development?
I. Rifai, S. Erpicum, P. Archambeau, D. Violeau, M. Pirotton, B. Dewals & K. El kadi Abderrezzak

Continuous grid monitoring to support sediment management techniques
T. Van Hoestenberghe, R. Vanthillo, P. Heidinger, J. Dornstädter, N. Dezillie & N. Van Ransbeeck

River flow analysis with adjoints – An efficient, universal methodology to quantify spatial interactions and sensitivities
U.H. Merkel, J. Riehme & U. Naumann

Comparative use of FVM and integral approach for computation of water flow in a coiled pipe and a surge tank
M. Torlak, B. Šeta &A. Bubalo

Seepage characteristics in embankments subject to variable water storages on both sides
M. Calamak &A.M. Yanmaz

Characterization of nappe vibration on a weir
M. Lodomez, M. Pirotton, B. Dewals, P. Archambeau & S. Erpicum

Shock wave patterns in supercritical junction manholes with inlet bottom offsets
G. Crispino, C. Gisonni & M. Pfister

Investigation of the hydrodynamic pressures on lock gates during earthquakes
L. Buldgen, P. Rigo & H. Le Sourne

Stilling basin design for inlet sluice with vertical drop structure: Scale model results vs. literature formulae
J. Vercruysse, K. Verelst &T. De Mulder

Supercritical flow around an emerged obstacle: Hydraulic jump or wall-jet-like bow-wave?
G. Vouaillat, N. Rivière, G. Launay & E. Mignot

Monsin movable dam in Belgium: A case study
C. Swartenbroekx, C. Savary & D. Bousmar

Numerical modelling of contracted sharp crested weirs
A. Duru, A.B. Altan-Sakarya & M.A. Kokpinar

Field measurements at the new lock of Lanaye (Belgium) before the opening to navigation
C. Savary, D. Bousmar, C. Swartenbroekx, G. Zorzan &T. Auguste

Experimental investigation of the influence of breaking logs on the flow patterns induced by lock filling with gate openings
K. Verelst, J. Vercruysse, P.X. Ramos &T. De Mulder

Relation between free surface profiles and pressure profiles with respective fluctuations in hydraulic jumps
J.D. Nóbrega, H.E. Schulz & M.G. Marques

Experimental study of head loss through an angled fish protection system
H. Boettcher, R. Gabl, S. Ritsch & M. Aufleger

Scale effects for air-entraining vortices at pipe intake structures
K. Ta¸stan

Analysis of various Piano KeyWeir geometries concerning discharge coefficient development
M. Oertel & F. Bremer

Determination of discharge coefficient of triangular labyrinth side weirs with one and two cycles using the nonlinear PLS method
M.A. Nekooie, A. Parvaneh &A. Kabiri-Samani

Discharge capacity of conventional side weirs in supercritical conditions
A. Parvaneh, M.R. Jalili Ghazizadeh, A. Kabiri-Samani & M.A. Nekooie

Discharge coefficient of oblique labyrinth side weir
A. Kabiri-Samani, A. Parvaneh & M.A. Nekooie

Reconstruction of a stage-discharge relation for a damaged weir on the Cavaillon river, Haïti
O. Carlier d’Odeigne, O. Roelandts, T. Verschoore, Y. Zech & S. Soares-Frazão

A two-fluid SPH model for landslides
A. Ghaïtanellis, D. Violeau, A. Leroy, A. Joly & M. Ferrand

Hydraulic modelling strategies for flood mapping. Application to coastal area in central Vietnam
V. Ngoc Duong & P. Gourbesville

Estimation of 1D-confluence model parameters in right-angled discordant beds’ confluences using 3D numerical model
D. Ðord-evic´ & I. Stojnic´

Practical application of numerical modelling to overbank flows in a compound river channel
P.M. Moreta, A.J. Rotimi, A.S. Kawuwa & S. López-Querol

Comparison between different methods to compute the numerical fluctuations in path-conservative schemes for SWE-Exner model
F. Carraro, V. Caleffi &A. Valiani

A new Osher Riemann solver for shallow water flow over fixed or mobile bed
D. Zugliani & G. Rosatti

Grid coarsening and uncertainty in 2D hydrodynamic modelling
V. Bellos & G. Tsakiris

Migration characteristics of a meandering river: The Madhumati river, Bangladesh
M.S. Banda & S. Egashira

Employing surrogate modelling for the calibration of a 2D flood simulation model
V. Christelis, V. Bellos & G. Tsakiris

Estimating stem-scale mixing coefficients in low velocity flows
F. Sonnenwald, I. Guymer, A. Marchant, N.Wilson, M. Golzar &V. Stovin

SLIM: A model for the land-sea continuum and beyond
E. Deleersnijder, S. Blaise, P. Delandmeter, T. Fichefet, E. Hanert, J. Lambrechts, Y. Le Bars, V. Legat, J. Naithani, C. Pham Van, J.-F. Remacle, S. Soares-Frazão, C. Thomas, V. Vallaeys, D. Vincent, T. Hoitink, M. Sassi, V. Dehant, O. Karatekin & E.Wolanski

Hydrometeorological extremes, uncertainties and global change

Hybrid downscaling and conditioning for characterizing multivariate flooding extremes
M. del Jesus, P. Camus & I.J. Losada

Application of artificial neural networks in meteorological drought forecasting using Standard Precipitation Index (SPI)
S. Golian, P. Yavari & H. Ruigar

Accuracy assessment of ISI-MIP and FAO hydrological modelling results in the Upper Indus Basin
A. Khan & M. Khan

A Gaussian design-storm for Mediterranean convective events
I. Andrés-Doménech, R. García-Bartual, M. Rico Cortés & E. Albentosa Hernández

Extreme hydrological situations on Danube River – Case study Bezdan hydrological station (Serbia)
M. Urošev, I. Lešˇcešen, D. Štrbac & D. Dolinaj

Presenting an empirical model for determining the sugar beet evapotranspiration by GDD parameter (Case study: Torbat-Jam, Iran)
F. Jan Nesar, A. Khashei Suiki, S.R. Hashemi & S. Moradi Kashkooli

Impact of rainfall variability on the sewerage system of Casablanca city, Morocco
L. Ennajem & D. Loudyi

Implications of CMIP5 derived climate scenarios for discharge extremes of the Rhine
F.C. SpernaWeiland, M. Hegnauer, H. Van den Boogaard, H. Buiteveld, R. Lammersen & J. Beersma

How will be future rainfall IDF curves in the context of climate change?
H. Tabari, P. Hosseinzadehtalaei, P.Willems, S. Saeed, E. Brisson & N. Van Lipzig

Influence of model uncertainty on real-time flood control performance
E. Vermuyten, P. Meert, V.Wolfs & P.Willems

Flash flood prediction, case study: Oman
E. Holzbecher, A. Al-Qurashi, F. Maude & M. Paredes-Morales

Equipping the TRENT2D model with aWebGIS infrastructure: A smart tool for hazard management in mountain regions
N. Zorzi, G. Rosatti, D. Zugliani, A. Rizzi & S. Piffer

Reservoir operation applying a discrete hedging rule with ensemble streamflow prediction to cope with droughts
S. Lee &Y. Jin

Determination of the interaction between surface flow and drainage discharge
S. Kemper, A. Schlenkhoff & J. Balmes

Effects of flow orientation on the onset of motion of flooded vehicles
C. Arrighi, F. Castelli & H. Oumeraci

Development of a computationally efficient urban flood modelling approach
V.Wolfs, V. Ntegeka, D. Murla Tuyls & P.Willems

Rapid flood inundation modelling in a coastal urban area using a surrogate model of the 2D shallow water equations
L. Cea, M. Bermudez, J. Puertas, I. Fraga & S. Coquerez

Impacts of urban expansion on future flood damage: A case study in the River Meuse basin, Belgium
A. Mustafa, M. Bruwier, J. Teller, P. Archambeau, S. Erpicum, M. Pirotton & B. Dewals

Uncertainty assessment of river water levels on energy head loss through hydraulic control structures
P. Meert, F. Pereira & P.Willems

Floods and cultural heritage: Risk assessment and management for the city of Florence, Italy
C. Arrighi, F. Castelli & B. Mazzanti

Assessing the impact of climate change on extreme flows across Great Britain
L. Collet, L. Beevers & C. Prudhomme

Continuous hydrologic modeling of coastal plain watershed using HEC-HMS
M. Pourreza-Bilondi & S. Zahra Samadi

A methodology to account for rainfall uncertainty at the event scale in fully distributed rainfall runoff models
I. Fraga, L. Cea, J. Puertas, M. Álvarez-Enjo, S. Salsón &A. Petazzi

Estimating probability of dike failure by means of a Monte Carlo approach
R. Van Looveren, T. Goormans, J. Blanckaert, K. Verelst & P. Peeters

Developing a 100-point scoring system for quality assessment of ADCP streamflow measurements
H. Huang

An alternate approach for assessing impacts of climate change on water resources: Combining hazard likelihood and catchment sensitivity
B. Grelier, G. Drogue, M. Pirotton, P. Archambeau & B. Dewals

Efficient management of inland navigation reaches equipped with lift pumps in a climate change context
H. Nouasse, A. Doniec, E. Duviella & K. Chuquet

Evaluation of changes storm precipitations during century for the modeling of floods
V.V. Ilinich &T.D. Larina

Main impacts of climate change on seaport construction and operation
B. Koppe

Special session: Innovative solutions for adaptation of European hydropower systems in view of climate and market changes

Experimental assessment of head losses through elliptical and sharp-edged orifices
N.J. Adam, G. De Cesare &A.J. Schleiss

Integrated assessment of underground pumped-storage facilities using existing coal mine infrastructure
R. Alvarado Montero, T.Wortberg, J. Binias &A. Niemann

Feasibility assessment of micro-hydropower for energy recovery in the water supply network of the city of Fribourg
I. Samora, P. Manso, M.J. Franca, A.J. Schleiss & H.M. Ramos

Banki-Michell micro-turbines for energy production in water distribution networks
V. Sammartano, P. Filianoti, G. Morreale, M. Sinagra &T. Tucciarelli

How groundwater interactions can influence UPSH (Underground Pumping Storage Hydroelectricity) operations
S. Bodeux, E. Pujades, P. Orban, S. Brouyère &A. Dassargues

Integration of hydropower plant within an existing weir – “A hidden treasure”
M. Marence, J.S. Ingabire & B. Taks

Special session: Buoyancy-driven flows

Numerical simulation of periodically forced convective currents in aquatic canopies
M. Tsakiri & P. Prinos

Experiments on the impact of snow avalanches into water
G. Zitti, C. Ancey, M. Postacchini & M. Brocchini

Two dimensional Lattice Boltzmann numerical simulation of a buoyant jet
A. Montessori, P. Prestininzi, M. La Rocca, D. Malcangio & M. Mossa

Interfacial instabilities of gravity currents in the presence of surface waves
L.M. Stancanelli, R.E. Musumeci & E. Foti

Unraveling salt fluxes: A tool to determine flux components and dispersion rates from 3D models
W.M. Kranenburg, T. van der Kaaij, H. van den Boogaard, R.E. Uittenbogaard &Y.M. Dijkstra

Density currents flowing up a slope
L. Ottolenghi, C. Adduce, R. Inghilesi, V. Armenio & F. Roman

Turbulent entrainment in a gravity current
M. Holzner, M. van Reeuwijk & H. Jonker

Remote sensing and coastal morphodynamic modelling: A review of current approaches and future perspectives
M. Benincasa, F. Falcini, C. Adduce & R. Santoleri

A comparison of simple buoyant jet models with CFD analysis of overflow dredging plumes
B. Decrop, T. De Mulder & E. Toorman

Special session: Management of hydraulic systems by means of fuzzy logic

Assessment of annual hydrological drought based on fuzzy estimators
M. Spiliotis, P. Angelidis & B. Papadopoulos

Fuzzy regression analysis between sediment transport rates and stream discharge in the case of two basins in northeastern Greece
M. Spiliotis, V. Kitsikoudis &V. Hrissanthou

Rainfall data regression model using fuzzy set logic
C. Tzimopoulos, C. Evangelides & B. Papadopoulos

Optimal spatial allocation of groundwater under fuzzy hydraulic parameters
E. Sidiropoulos

Fuzzy logic uses on eutrophication and water quality predictions
G.K. Ellina & I. Kagkalou

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Dr. Sébastien Erpicum obtained a PhD from the University of Liege in 2006, where he is now an Assistant Professor. He is also in charge of the Engineering Hydraulics Laboratory, an experimental facility of about 1500 m² in which composite modelling is largely promoted for studying flows and transport processes of interest in environmental and civil engineering. He is a member of the IAHR Hydraulic Structures Committee.

Prof. Benjamin Dewals is Associate Professor in Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management at the University of Liege where he received his PhD in 2006. His main research interests cover flood risk management, fluvial hydraulics and reservoir sedimentation. He conducted research in several leading European institutions, including at EPFL (Switzerland) and in Germany. He is a member of the IAHR Europe Regional Division leadership team and of the IAHR Flood Risk Management Committee.

Dr Pierre Archambeau obtained a PhD from the University of Liege in 2006, for several new contributions to physically based hydrological modelling and flood hazard modelling. He is continuously working on several hydraulic and hydrological modelling projects and is currently the main developer of the WOLF modelling system.

Prof. Michel Pirotton obtained a PhD from the University of Liege in 1994. He is currently Full Professor and vice-president of AQUAPôLE, an interdisciplinary research and competence centre in water sciences serving public, regional and international institutions as well as private companies. Prof. Michel PIROTTON coordinates a group of about 15 researchers contributing, among other research activities, to the development of the modelling system WOLF, which simulates hydrological flow, fluvial processes and flow on hydraulic structures.