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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.



NCR Annual Report 2021

Netherlands Centre for River studies - 18/02/2022
The annual report of NCR details the activities, partners, research projects and state of the network of the past year.

Palaeoflood level reconstructions in a lowland setting from urban archaeological stratigraphy, Rhine river delta, the Netherlands

Bas van der Meulen, Martijn P.Defilet, Leo A.Tebbens, Kim M.Cohen - 28/01/2022 - Floods of the Past, Design for the Future

Assessing habitat suitability for native and alien freshwater mussels in the river Waal (The Netherlands), using hydroacoustics and species sensitivity distributions

Flores N.Y., F.P.L. Collas, K. Mehler, M.M. Schoor, C.K. Feld & R.S.E.W. - 28/01/2022
Environmental Modeling & Assessment 27/1: 187-204

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).

Subsite Publication open access

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.

Subsite Publication open access journal

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
Dit nieuwe model ontwikkeld in OpenFoam simuleert de krachten van de golven, zoals de druk en de schuifspanning, langs het hele dijkprofiel over het buitentalud, de kruin tot aan de binnen teen. Het model kan gebruikt worden om verschillende ontwerpen en locaties van de blokken te bestuderen om tot het beste ontwerp van de dijk te komen.

Subsite Publication upon journal access

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

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