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Dealing with Floods within Constraints

NCR Days 2003 Book of Abstracts

The Netherlands Centre for River studies (NCR) started its activities on October 8th, 1998. So, this
autumn of 2003 we celebrated our first lustrum. From 2000 onwards, NCR organises the so-called NCR-days once a year.

The NCR-days 2000 and 2001 were held in Soesterberg (“Kontakt der Kontinenten”) andWageningen (“DeWageningse Berg”), respectively. The proceedings of these conferences were published in the NCR publication series (NCR publication 03-2001 and 07-2001, respectively). The NCR-days 2002 took place on November 7th and 8th, 2002 in Conference Centre Jonkerbosch (Nijmegen). The proceedings have been published very recently, of course also in the NCR publication series as NCR publication 20-2003.

The NCR-days 2003, of which the publication at hand contains the proceedings, were organised by
UNESCO-IHE and Conference Agency Routine on November 6th and 7th, 2003 in Resort Marina
Oolderhuuske, Roermond. This resort is situated on a peninsula in the river Meuse. It boasts a
number of floating houses in Mediterranean style.

The organising committee took the evaluations of preceding NCR-days seriously, which resulted in a distinct reduction of the amount of presentations in favour of time available for bilateral or  ultilateral discussions and poster visits. Several participants told us that they appreciated this very much. Of course this meant that we had to disappoint a number of prospected oral presenters.

Fortunately most of them agreed to submit a poster instead. Both presentations and posters are
incorporated in these proceedings of the NCR-days 2003.

We would like to thank Huub Savenije and Guy Beaujot of UNESCO-IHE, Tine and Marijn Verheij and Lieke Janssen of the Conference Agency Routine and Jolien Mans of NCR for their help in organising the NCR-days 2003.

We are looking back on a very inspiring conference, an elucidating field trip and fruitful discussions.
We hope these proceedings will inspire you to come (again) to the NCR-days 2004, to be organized

Klaas-jan Douben,
President of the NCR-days 2003 Organising Committee

Ad van Os,
Programming secretary of NCR

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