NCR is the leading cooperative alliance between all major Dutch institutes for river studies. We integrate knowledge, facilitate discussion and promote excellent science.
NCR Days 2006 Book of Abstracts
Since 2000 the Netherlands Centre of River studies (NCR) organises the NCR-days, an open platform for people interested in scientific research on river issues. The NCR-days 2006 were successfully held on 2 and 3 November 2006 at the University of Twente in Enschede with an excursion to the IJssel on 4 November.
The NCR-days were opened by prof. dr. Rikus Eising, dean of the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente, followed by a keynote speech of dr. Dieter Saha, project manager at the secretariat of the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) in Koblenz. In his presentation he discussed the issues ICPR is dealing with and related this to the workshop themes.
This year was chosen to organise three workshops to cover a range of topics that would attract people from various disciplines as well as people from outside the NCR-partners. The first workshop,
organised by Madelinde Winnubst of Radboud University Nijmegen, focused on public participation in river management. The second workshop, organised by Arjen Hoekstra of the University of Twente, generated discussion on flood protection and risk management. Ad Jeuken of RIZA organised the third workshop on the role of scientific knowledge in the European Water Framework Directive. Reports on the workshops can be found in these proceedings.
Besides the keynote and three workshops, the programme consisted of 28 posters and 13 oral presentations. In total 34 papers were submitted for publication in these proceedings and give a good
impression of the ongoing research within NCR. Powerpoint slides of the oral presentations can be found on the NCR website (www.ncr-web.org). This website also contains some photos of the NCRdays and the excursion to the IJssel north of Deventer. Some of the photos are also included in these proceedings.
We would like to thank Anke Wigger and Joke Meijer, secretaries of the Department of Water Engineering and Management (WEM) at the University of Twente and Jolien Mans of the NCR
secretariat for their tremendous efforts in organising the NCR-days 2006, and René Buijsrogge of the WEM-department for the technical assistance during the NCR-days. The financial support by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Earth and Life Sciences (NWO/ALW) is also gratefully acknowledged.
We believe the NCR-days 2006 with over a 100 participants were a successful event that provided plenty of opportunity for young and senior scientists and practitioners of various universities and
institutes to exchange knowledge, share experiences and discuss ideas. We hope these proceedings serve as a valuable memory of these days.
D.C.M. Augustijn, A.G. van Os (Eds.)