1st Edition

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

    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.


    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


    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.