7th International conference on river basin management

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Wessex Institute of Technology
Date:
22-24 May 2013
Location:
United Kingdom (Ashurst, Southampton)
Venue:
Wessex Institute of Technology Ashurst Lodge
Language:
English

Background

The importance of the appropriate management of river basins is becoming increasingly evident. Current concerns are water scarcity, quality and the need to control possible catastrophic events such as floods and a whole range of associated problems like landslides, erosion and many others related to river basins.

Significant advances have been made in the monitoring, analysis and prediction of the behaviour of riverine systems resulting in a better understanding of their mechanisms and the possibility of optimising these resources as well as being able to control or mitigate the effects of major disasters. These developments have been the result of better surveying and measuring techniques, as well as the use of increasingly accurate computer codes. They are also the fruit of better communication between practitioners and academics, through their interaction in joint research projects and regular meetings, including international conferences.

The conference aims to communicate recent advances in the overall management of riverine systems, including advances in hydraulic and hydrologic modelling, ecology, environmental management and flood forecasting.

Topics

    • Water resources management
    • Flood risk management
    • Ecological and environmental impact
    • Erosion and sediment transport
    • Hydrological modelling
    • Sustainable rivers
    • Rivers and tourism
    • River restoration and rehabilitation
    • Hydropower impacts and solutions
    • River and watershed management
    • Integrated management
    • Water quality issues
    • Eutrophication and agricultural pollution
    • Trans-boundary river issues
    • Estuaries, deltas and lagoons
    • Changing climate and adaptive water
    • Droughts and desertification
    • Wetlands
    • Water and health
    • Socio-economic and political issues
    • Water governance and water justice


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Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Environment, Risk Identification & Assessment, Governance, Water, Social Impacts & Resilience, Critical Infrastructure
Hazards:
Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Land Slide
Countries:
United Kingdom
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