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From Catchment to Delta

NCR Days 2017 Book of Abstracts

The Netherlands Centre for River Studies (NCR), established in 1998, is a collaboration of eight Dutch research institutes with the goal to promote co-operation between scientific
institutes in The Netherlands where river research is carried out. Members of the NCR gather during the yearly NCR days, a conference organized in rotation by the NCR member
institutes. In 2016 it was decided to change the season in which the NCR Days take place from autumn to winter. This explains why 2016 was a year without NCR days. The first edition in the new winter format is organized by Wageningen University & Research, as a joint effort of the Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group (Tjitske Geertsema, Timo de Ruijsscher and Ton Hoitink) and the Soil Geography and Landscape Group (Jasper Cander, Jakob Wallinga and Bart Makaske).

The opening speech of the conference will be delivered by Prof. Huub Rijnaarts, who is director of the Wageningen Institute for Environment and Climate Research. The theme of the conference is From Catchment to Delta, with the aim to widen the NCR perspective towards topics in hydrology and geology controlling the river boundaries. Three keynote speakers aim to stimulate the discussion focussing on these boundaries. Dr. Liviu Giosan (Woodshole Oceanographic Institution, USA) will speak about the transition from natural to design deltas, which poses problems and opportunities for scientists and engineers. Prof. Stuart Lane (Université de Lausanne, Switserland) focusses on groundwater and the engineering effects of vegetation, which may impact river morphodynamics and the associated river channel patterns. Dr. Victor Bense (Wageningen University & Research) continues to highlight the role of groundwater in driving river flow dynamics through hyporheic exchange and base flow contributions.

We thank Tamara Schalkx, Koen Berends, Hedy Wessels and Monique te Vaarwerk for their impressive support in the organization of the NCR Days 2017. This book of abstract was edited by Timo de Ruijsscher, with support from Judith Poelman. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is acknowledged for offering financial support.

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Hoitink, A.J.F., de Ruijsscher, T.V., Geertsema, T.J., Makaske, B., Wallinga, J., Candel, J.H.J., Poelman, J. (Eds.)



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