NCR is the leading cooperative alliance between all major Dutch institutes for river studies. We integrate knowledge, facilitate discussion and promote excellent science.
Welcome to the 24rd edition of the NCR Days, the annual meeting of the Netherlands Centre for River studies (NCR), hosted by Delft University of Technology. Organized around the theme “Anthropogenic Rivers”, this year’s NCR Days will take place on 13-14 April 2022 in a hybrid format, in person in Delft as well as online.
This edition of the NCR Days presents a two-day program with oral and poster contributions in five thematic sessions: flood risk management, river functions under pressure, river morphodynamics and sediment management, challenges in river governance, and river restoration and ecology.
We have four keynote speakers. The first is Nathalie Asselman of Deltares. She will reflect on her experiences with flood risk management in Limburg and address the July 2021 peak flow event in (the tributaries of) the Meuse River. Our second keynote speaker is prof Gary Parker from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He will make us reflect on the ubiquitous appearance of rivers in his presentation on “Morphodynamics of lowland river networks modeled as simple binary trees”. The third keynote speaker is Suzanne Linnane from Dundalk Institute of Technology in Ireland. She will underline the relevance of and teach us on river governance during her speech “Water governance for future proofing – an Irish perspective”. The fourth keynote speaker is Bas Roels from WWF Netherlands. He will be illustrating the Room for Living Rivers project – WWF, commenting on the need to accelerate the implementation of nature-based solutions in Dutch river management practices.
It was a pleasant experience for the LOC members to organize the 2022 edition of the NCR Days. We thank the NCR Programme Secretary Koen Berends for his support and advice in this effort. Finally, we gratefully acknowledge NWO Science for offering financial support for the event.
We very much hope you will all be enjoying this 2022 edition of the NCR Days!
With riverine thoughts,
Shelby Ahrendt, Astrid Blom, Kifayath Chowdhury, Jelle Dercksen, Otti Kievits, Nina Piccoli, Ralph Schielen, Jill Slinger, Kees Sloff, Laura Stancanelli, Clàudia Ylla Arbós
Delft, April 2022
Astrid Blom, Laura M. Stancanelli, Jelle A. Dercksen, Clàudia Ylla Arbós, M. Kifayath Chowdhury, Shelby M. Ahrendt, Carolina Piccoli, Kees Sloff, Jill H. Slinger & Ralph M.J. Schielen (eds.)