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Land of Rivers

NCR Days 2019 Book of Abstracts

It is a great pleasure to welcome you at the 21st annual meeting of the Netherlands Centre for River studies (NCR-Days) at Utrecht University. The theme of the NCR-Days 2019 is `Land
of Rivers’ closely linking up with river, estuary and delta research carried out at Utrecht University. The theme highlights the linkages between the river and the land, formed and shaped
by nature and humans. We have put together an exciting programme with inspiring plenary keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations and interactive workshops.

We have defined four plenary sessions, focusing on different subjects: discharge extremes, ecology and morphology, river management, and long-term river behavior. Every session starts with a keynote lecture fitting the subject, and is followed by four oral presentations and pitches for the poster presentations. On Friday there will be three interactive workshops: Virtual River demonstration, River Lab and Sediment management strategies. The keynote lectures will be given by dr. Menno Straatsma (Utrecht University), prof. Helmut Habersack (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna), prof. Lotte Jensen (Radboud University Nijmegen), dr. Astrid Blom (Delft University of Technology). They will cover intervention planning in lowland rivers, sediment transport and river morphology, the Dutch identity and water management from a cultural-historical perspective, and channel incision and rapid bed surface coarsening in the branches of the upper Rhine delta. These lectures will set the scene for sixteen oral presentations and thirty poster presentations.
The scientic program subsequently sets the scene for lively social interaction during the breaks and joint dinner on Thursday. Be prepared to enjoy good food and to answer uvial trivia during the evening pub quiz.
The organization of the NCR-Days greatly beneted from the support of Ruth de Klerk, Pepijn van Elderen, Margot Stoete, Harold van de Kamp, Tim Winkels, Willem-Jan Dirkx, Bas Knaake, Teun van Woerkom, Donald Schuurman, Monique te Vaarwerk and Koen Berends.

We wish you all inspiring and joyful NCR-Days

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Stouthamer, E., Middelkoop, H., Kleinhans, M., Van der Perk, M., Straatsma, M. (Eds.)



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