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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.



Quantifying biomass production for assessing ecosystem services of riverine landscapes

Koopman, K. R., Straatsma, M. W., Augustijn, D. C. M., Breure, A. M., Lenders, H. J. R., Stax, S. J., & Leuven, R. S. E. W. - 01/05/2018 - RiverCare
An approach for quantifying the changes in the biomass growth over the Dutch Rhine tributaries due to the river interventions and floodplain vegetation management between the years 1997 and 2012.


The role of place attachment in public perceptions of a re-landscaping intervention in the river Waal (The Netherlands)

Verbrugge, L.N.H. and van den Born, R.J.G. - 01/05/2018 - RiverCare
Public perception research can tell you more about the importance of river landscapes as ‘space’ and ‘place’.

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Monitoring height and greenness of non-woody floodplain vegetation with UAV time series

van Iersel, W., Straatsma, M., Addink, E., & Middelkoop, H. - 30/04/2018 - RiverCare
We identified at a plot scale the seasonal changes in the terrain, vegetation height, and greenness in a simple way.

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Handreiking Voorlanden en Juridische aandachtspunten

H.K. Gilissen, W.J. van Doorn-Hoekveld &. H.F.M.W. van Rijswick - 05/04/2018 - All-Risk
Using the coastal or riverine areas next to the flood defenses may bring benefits beyond flood risk reduction but also several legal questions. Some of these questions were addressed into a decision tool that is part of the foreland guideline.

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Handreiking Voorlanden en Juridische aandachtspunten

H.K. Gilissen, W.J. van Doorn-Hoekveld &. H.F.M.W. van Rijswick - 05/04/2018 - All-Risk
Dit onderzoek draagt bij aan de totstandkoming van een beslisschema om tot de ‘beste beslissing in de gegeven omstandigheden’ te komen.

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Longitudinal training dams mitigate effects of shipping on environmental conditions and fish density in the littoral zones of the river Rhine

F.P.L. Collas, A.D. Buijse, L. van den Heuvel, N. van Kessel, M.M. Schoor, H. Eerden, R.S.E.W. Leuven - 01/04/2018 - RiverCare
The construction of this novel intervention in a highly navigated river like the Waal quickly allowed for ecological restoration while continuing with commercial navigation.

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Application of a line laser scanner for bed form tracking in a laboratory flume

de Ruijsscher, T. V., Hoitink, A. J. F., Dinnissen, S., Vermeulen, B., & Hazenberg, P. - 23/03/2018 - RiverCare
A new measurement method for continuous detection of bed forms in movable bed laboratory experiments is presented and tested.

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Flood hazard reduction from automatically applied landscaping measures in RiverScape, a Python package coupled to a two-dimensional flow model

Straatsma, M. W., & Kleinhans, M. G. - 01/03/2018 - RiverCare
Seven flood reduction measures along the Waal river were ranked according to the water level reduction and the displaced material for their implementation.

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Explaining artificial side channel dynamics using data analysis and model calculations

van Denderen, R. P., Schielen, R. M. J., Westerhof, S. G., Quartel, S., & Hulscher, S. J. M. H. - 15/02/2018 - RiverCare
We studied in detail the development of a side channel in the river Waal. A more frequently flowing side channel results in lower aggradation or sedimentation.

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Ill-posedness in modeling mixed sediment river morphodynamics

Chavarrias Borras, V., Stecca, G., & Blom, A. - 13/02/2018 - RiverCare
Our aim is to provide modelers of river morphodynamics with the mathematical tools to detect the occurrence of ill-posedness in their results.

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