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Anthropogenic Rivers: NCR DAYS 2022 Book of Abstracts

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.) - 2022 - Publications
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.

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Boundary conditions and dike reliability assessment using the Material Point Method (MPM)

Remmerswaal, G., Hicks, M., & Vardon, P. - 08/01/2019 - All-Risk
By considering the residual dike strength, the computed reliability can increase compared to conventional assessments.

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Effects of climate change on the Dutch Rhine branches

01/01/2019 - Rivers2Morrow
The Dutch are concerned with the consequences of accelerated sea level rise for the coastal protection system. Astrid Blom reminds us that climate change will not only affect the coast but also the rivers. PhD candidate Claudia Ylla Arbos will study these implications in further detail in the research program Rivers2Morrow of the National Research and Innovation Programme on Water and Climate (NKWK), funded by Rijkswaterstaat and DGWB.

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Comparison of Implicit and Explicit Vegetation Representations in SWAN Hindcasting Wave Dissipation by Coastal Wetlands in Chesapeake Bay

Baron-Hyppolite, C., Lashley, C. H., Garzon, J., Miesse, T., Ferreira, C., and Bricker, J. D. - 24/12/2018 - All-Risk
Assessing the accuracy of nearshore numerical models—such as SWAN—is important to ensure their effectiveness in representing physical processes and predicting flood hazards. Results show that treating vegetation simply as enhanced bottom roughness (implicitly) underestimates wave energy dissipation. The explicit vegetation representation, however, shows good agreement with field data.

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Comparison of Implicit and Explicit Vegetation Representations in SWAN Hindcasting Wave Dissipation by Coastal Wetlands in Chesapeake Bay

Baron-Hyppolite, C., Lashley, C. H., Garzon, J., Miesse, T., Ferreira, C., and Bricker, J. D. - 24/12/2018 - All-Risk
Het beoordelen van de nauwkeurigheid van nearshore numerieke modellen, zoals SWAN, is belangrijk om hun effectiviteit te garanderen bij het weergeven van fysieke processen en het voorspellen van overstromingsgevaar. De resultaten laten zien dat het behandelen van vegetatie simpelweg als verbeterde bodemruwheid (impliciet) de dissipatie van golfenergie onderschat. De expliciete vegetatieweergave vertoont echter een goede overeenkomst met veldgegevens.

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Residual Biomass: A Silver Bullet to Ensure a Sustainable Bioeconomy?

A. E. Bout, S. F. Pfau, E. van der Krabben & B. Dankbaar - 20/12/2018 - RiverCare
Using residual biomass, such as grass and wood chips, as a resource instead of treating it as waste is not automatically more sustainable.

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Uncertainty quantification of flood mitigation predictions and implications for decision making

Berends, K. D., Straatsma, M. W., Warmink, J. J., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. - 14/11/2018 - RiverCare
For six typical interventions along the river Waal, we show that the choice between interventions can be different when relative uncertainty is taken into account.

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On evaluating social learning outcomes of serious games to collaboratively address sustainability problems: A Literature Review

R. J. den Haan & M. C. van der Voort - 12/11/2018 - RiverCare
This systematic review examines how serious games are evaluated in relation to social learning.

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Predicting effects of ship-induced changes in flow velocity on native and alien molluscs in the littoral zone of lowland rivers

Koopman, R., Collas, F. P. L., Breure, A. M., Lenders, R., van der Velde, G., & Leuven, R. S. E. W. - 12/11/2018 - RiverCare
Shipping increases local flow velocities thereby potentially decreasing species richness of freshwater mussels and snails which in turn affects ecosystem functioning and services.

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Uncertainty in spatial average undrained shear strength with a site-specific transformation model

Van der Krogt, M.G., Schweckendiek, T. and Kok, M. - 11/11/2018 - All-Risk
We estimate the uncertainty of a transformation model to infer geotechnical properties from indirect measurements. When the measurement and transformation errors are random or spatially variable the uncertainty is lower and the inferred properties higher.

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Uncertainty in spatial average undrained shear strength with a site-specific transformation model

Van der Krogt, M.G., Schweckendiek, T. and Kok, M. - 11/11/2018 - All-Risk
We estimate the uncertainty of a transformation model to infer geotechnical properties from indirect measurements. When the measurement and transformation errors are random or spatially variable the uncertainty is lower and the inferred properties higher.

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