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Central Theme

Rivers - Connecting Mountains and Coasts

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KEY TOPIC 1

River Research and Management

 

1a. River processes, monitoring and modelling

1b. Preservation and restoration of rivers

1c. Sustainable river management

1d. Transboundary river basin management

1e. Innovation in river engineering

KEY TOPIC 2

Deltas and Coastal Engineering

 

2a. Impacts of river basin changes on deltas and coasts

2b. River – estuary – sea interactions

2c. Coastal hydraulic engineering structures

2d. Inland and coastal lake management

Sacramento river from levee in delta
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KEY TOPIC 3

Sediment Transport and Morphodynamics

 

3a. River sediment management and morphodynamics

3b. Coastal and estuary morphodynamics

3c. Sediment transport, deposition and remobilisation

3d. Sediment (dis)continuity

3e. Sediment management in reservoirs and river basins

KEY TOPIC 4

Integrated Management of Extremes, Climate Change

 

4a. Rainfall-runoff processes and modelling, remote sensing

4b. Integrated flood risk management

4c. Drought risk management

4d. Climate change and water management

4e. Design criteria for hydraulic engineering in a changing climate

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KEY TOPIC 5

Environment and Society

 

5a. Ecohydraulics in rivers and coasts including hydropeaking

5b. Ecological status and eco-engineering

5c. Plastics and emerging contaminants in waterbodies

5d. Diversity-related aspects in water management

5e. Water education and innovation

5f. Unconventional water resources

KEY TOPIC 6

Urban Water and Water Industry

 

6a. Urban floods and droughts

6b. Sanitary engineering

6c. Urban sewer and sediment management

6d. Water and mega cities

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Small dam
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KEY TOPIC 7

Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management

 

7a. Sustainable hydropower, navigation and irrigation

7b. Reservoir management

7c. Hydraulic structures, machinery and capacity

7d. Integrated river and groundwater management

KEY TOPIC 8

Computational and Experimental Methods

 

8a. Fluid mechanics

8b. Hydroinformatics, machine learning and artificial intelligence

8c. Modern instrumentation and experimental technologies

8d. Hybrid modelling and scale influence

8e. Digital water and big data

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