1st Edition

Swiss Competences in River Engineering and Restoration

ISBN 9781138026766
Published September 29, 2014 by CRC Press
214 Pages

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Book Description

Every year the Swiss Commission for Flood Protection (KOHS) of the Swiss Association for Water Management (SWV) organizes a symposium where professionals, officers of public administrations, and researchers exchange their experiences on special topics and key projects in river engineering and restoration. In 2014, this symposium was organized as a special session of the seventh International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics “River Flow 2014” at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. In addition to the Swiss participants, scientists and professionals from all over the world were informed about Swiss competences in river engineering and restoration. The aim of the book is to enrich flood protection and river restoration projects all over the world.

Table of Contents


Invited papers

Swiss strategy for integrated risk management: Approaches to flood protection and river restoration
J. Hess, O. Overney & E. Gertsch

Revitalization of rivers in Switzerland—a historical review
Ch. Göldi

Swiss contribution to bed load transport theories
M.N.R. Jaeggi & D.L. Vischer

Freeboard analysis in river engineering and flood mapping—new recommendations
L. Hunzinger

Alpine Rhine Project (Section River Ill—Lake Constance)
M. Mähr, D. Schenk, M. Schatzmann & A. Meng

Flood protection along the Alpine Rhone river: Overall strategy and 3rd correction project
T. Arborino & J.-P. Jordan

Flood control and revitalisation along the Aare river between Thun and Berne—experiences with recreational use and other conflicts of interest
F. Witschi & B. Käufeler

Flood characteristics and flood protection concepts in the Reuss catchment basin
P. Billeter, M. Mende & J. Jenzer

Innovative measures for management of bed load sediment transport: Case studies from alpine rivers in western Switzerland
G. de Montmollin & A. Neumann

Integrated flood forecasting and management system in a complex catchment area in the Alps—implementation of the MINERVE project in the Canton of Valais
J. García Hernández, A. Claude, J. Paredes Arquiola, B. Roquier & J.-L. Boillat

Flood protection and river restoration in the urban catchment basin of Cassarate river: An opportunity to restore public areas along an urban watercourse running through the city of Lugano
L. Filippini, S.A. Ambroise & S. Peduzzi

Intervention and management of floods in mountain rivers and torrents in the Bernese Oberland
M. Wyss & N. Hählen

Conference papers

Driftwood retention in pre-alpine rivers
L. Schmocker, R. Hunziker, U. Müller & V. Weitbrecht

Design of a bed load and driftwood filtering dam, analysis of the phenomena and hydraulic design
M. Bianco-Riccioz, P. Bianco & G. De Cesare

Design of a diversion structure for the management of residual risks using physical model tests
A. Magnollay, G. De Cesare, R. Sprenger, D. Siffert & P. Natale

From vision to realisation—opportunities and challenges in restoring the river Bünz
K. Steffen

Physical modeling of the third stage of Aire River revitalisation project
Z. Vecsernyés, N. Andreini, D. Consuegra & J.-L. Boillat

Restoration of the Broye delta into the Lake of Morat (Salavaux, Switzerland)
E. Bollaert, J. Duval, L. Maumary, S. André & P. Hohl

Hydropeaking and fish migration—consequences and possible mitigation measures at the Schiffenen Dam
D. Brunner & B. Rey

Flow restoration in Alpine streams affected by hydropower operations—a case study for a compensation basin
M. Bieri, M. Müller, S. Schweizer & A.J. Schleiss

Morphodynamic changes in a natural river confluence due to a hydropower modified flow regime
M. Leite Ribeiro, S. Wampfler & A.J. Schleiss

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