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Masterclasses and Workshops

Registration Instructions:

  • If you have previously registered for the congress, you should have received an email from our PCO containing instructions on how to register for the workshops and master classes.
  • If you have not registered for the congress yet, please complete the registration process. Within the registration form, you will also find the option to register for the workshops and master classes.

Should you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at iahr2023@boku.ac.at.

Masterclasses on Sunday, 20 August 2023


Enhance your expertise with two exclusive masterclasses and one workshop taking place before the IAHR World Congress on Sunday (20 August 2023)! Learn from experts and experience the new hydraulic laboratory of BOKU (Am Brigittenauer Sporn 3, 1200 Vienna, Austria).


Masterclass A: Fluid Mechanics for [Instrumentation for Fluid Mechanics]

Convenors: Prof. Dr. Maria Rita Carvalho and Prof. Dr. Rui Ferreira

The master class “Fluid Mechanics for [Instrumentation for Fluid Mechanics]” explores the deep links between Fluid Mechanics, Instrumentation and Experimental Methods.


Masterclass B: Time-resolved laser-optical measurements in small- and large-scale experiments

Convenors: Dr. Christine Sindelar, Thomas Gold and Kevin Reiterer

The masterclass gives an overview of time-resolved volumetric PIV and PTV methods. Small-scale experimental setups using these methods as well as innovative postprocessing methods will be demonstrated. The participants will perform hands-on LDV measurements in our “Big Flume” under real-scale waterway conditions. The participants will analyze the data in small groups and discuss the results with the whole group.


Workshop 1: A crash course on assessing and managing reservoir sedimentation

Convenors: Kamal El kadi Abderrezzak, Dr. Nikolaos Efthymiou, Dr. Sanjay Giri, and Amgad Omer

Session 1: Rapid assessment of reservoir sedimentation and a techno-economic screening of management options using RESCON 2

Session 2: A basic two-dimensional (2D) depth-averaged modelling of reservoir operation and sediment transport using Delft3D-FM coupled with D-RTC


The new hydraulic laboratory offers unique working opportunities to solve scientific and practical questions on flood protection, river morphology, sediment transport, hydropower and waterways.

Workshops during the Congress

Workshop 2: “Towards more sustainable hydraulic structures”

Monday, 21 August, 14.00-16.00

Convenors: Dr. Daniel Valero, Dr. Brian Crookston, Dr. Elena Pummer, and João Costa

Make the most of your conference experience by participating in the workshop “Towards More Sustainable Hydraulic Structures” hosted by Dr. Daniel Valero, Dr. Brian Crookston and Dr. Elena Pummer. Learn about the latest advancements in hydraulic structures and take a step towards a more sustainable future. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from renowned experts.


Brown-bag lunch workshop 3 and related field trip: “Good practices for implementing Nature-based Solutions: how to link science with stakeholder dialogues”

Wednesday, 23 August, 13.00-20.00

Convenors: Dr. Ellis Penning, Dr. Marcel Liedermann

You are invited to a short brown-bag lunch workshop followed by a dedicated field trip to the Danube National Park where Nature-based Solution (NbS) measures have been implemented. During this event we will discuss the importance of stakeholder involvement, the process to come to implementation and the role of good stakeholder involvement techniques in general terms: what type of efforts are needed to really make it happen and what kind of practical lessons learnt can be shared. We address how we can bring scientific results in a good manner to the table, and optimize interaction between disciplines.

Using the case of implemented measures in the Danube Floodplains close to Vienna as an example, we also discuss how context specific aspects may influence stakeholder processes. After the short workshop we move to the Danube floodplains and take rafts to visit some key-examples of implemented NbS.

This workshop is linked to the 4 special sessions on Nature-based Solutions that are being organized by the working group on Nature-based Solutions in the time slots before the Wednesday afternoon. We warmly welcome especially the participants to these special sessions to register for this event. Note that limited places are available.

Note: This workshop includes a technical tour. Please wear sturdy footwear. Appropriate outdoor clothing is recommended. If you want, bring bathing gear.

If you have already registered and paid for a technical tour and wish to make changes, kindly send an email to iahr2023@boku.ac.at.


Workshop 4: “DHI MIKE+ Modeling”

Thursday, 24 August, 16.00-19.00 at the new hydraulic laboratory of BOKU (Am Brigittenauer Sporn 3, 1200 Vienna, Austria).

Convenor: DHI

Integrate, model and manage all your water systems on one platform. With MIKE+, you can make the most comprehensive analyses of all your waterways. This introductory hands-on workshop will focus on the basic steps needed to build a coupled model from scratch and some insights into more advanced MIKE+ functionalities.

Note: Please bring your own laptop!

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