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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.



The Rhine River basin

Wantzen K.M., U. Uehlinger, G. van der Velde, R.S.E.W. Leuven, L. Schmitt & J.N. Beisel - 28/01/2022
In: Tockner K., C. Zarfl & C.T. Robinson (Eds.). Rivers of Europe 2nd edition

Protecting the Rhine-Meuse delta against sea level rise: What to do with the river's discharge?

Karin M. De Bruijn, Ferdinand L. M. Diermanse, Otto M. Weiler, Jurjen S. De Jong, Marjolijn Haasnoot - 24/01/2022
Journal of Flood Risk Managament

A Framework to Evaluate the SDG Contribution of Fluvial Nature-Based Solutions

Tatiana Andrikopoulou, Ralph M. J. Schielen, Chris J. Spray, Cor A. Schipper and Astrid Blom - 19/01/2022

A Rapid Method for Modeling Transient River Response Under Stochastic Controls With Applications to Sea Level Rise and Sediment Nourishment

Liselot Arkesteijn , Astrid Blom, and Robert Jan Labeur - 19/01/2022 - RiverCare
We exploit the distinction between the two temporal scales to model the transient (so time-dependent) phase of channel response, which is the phase wherein the channel approaches its new equilibrium. We show that: (a) besides channel slope, also the bed surface texture cannot keep pace with short-term fluctuations of the controls, and (b) mean transient channel response is determined by the probability distributions of the controls (e.g., flow duration curve rather than flow rate sequence).

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Hydrodynamic modelling of wave overtopping over a block-covered flood defence

Barendse, L.; van Bergeijk, V.M.; Chen, W.; Warmink, J.J.; Mughal, A.; Hill, D.; Hulscher, S.J.M.H. - 10/01/2022 - All-Risk
This new model developed in OpenFOAM simulates the wave forces, such as the pressure and the shear stress, on the entire dike profile from the waterside slope to the landward toe. The model can be used to study different designs and locations of the blocks leading to the safest design of the flood defence.

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Flooding and Management of Large Fluvial Lowlands: A Global Environmental Perspective

Paul F. Hudson - 17/12/2021
Cambridge University Press, 348 pp.

Geological framework for assessing variability in subsurface piping parameters underneath dikes in the Rhine-Meuse delta, the Netherlands

T.G. Winkels, K.M. Cohen, S.M. Knaake, H. Middelkoop, E. Stouthamer - 05/12/2021 - All-Risk
Downstream fining of D50 top sand values is caused by drops in specific stream power. Sediment inheritance, through reworking of pre-deltaic sands causes local variations in D50 top sand values.

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Geological framework for assessing variability in subsurface piping parameters underneath dikes in the Rhine-Meuse delta, the Netherlands

T.G. Winkels, K.M. Cohen, S.M. Knaake, H. Middelkoop, E. Stouthamer - 05/12/2021 - All-Risk
Stroomafwaartse verfijning van D50 dekzandwaarden wordt veroorzaakt door dalingen in het specifieke stroomvermogen. Sedimentvererving, door omwerking van pre-deltaïsch zand, veroorzaakt lokale variaties in D50 topzandwaarden.

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Modelling Regime Changes of Dunes to Upper-Stage Plane Bed in Flumes and in Rivers

Olav J. M. van Duin, Suzanne J. M. H. Hulscher and Jan S. Ribberink - 26/11/2021
Applied Sciences

Initiating and upscaling mussel reef establishment with life cycle informed restoration: Successes and future challenges

Temmink, R.J.M., Fivash, G.S., Govers, L. L., Nauta J., Marin-Diaz, B., Cruijsen, P.P.M.J.M., Reijers V.C., Didderen, K., Penning, E., Olff, H., Heusinkveld, J.H.T., Lamers L.P.M., Lengkeek, W., Christianen, M.J.A., Bouma, T. J. & van der Heide, T., - 25/11/2021 - All-Risk
Life cycle informed restoration enhances mussel bed formation. However, mussel biomass depends on sediment burial. Larger-scale processes resulted in partial burial of the structures. Therefore, optimisation of the structures is required to overcome technical failure at exposed sites.

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