SLU Selected to Host Major International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, River Engineering

February 26, 2016
Civil Engineering, Parks College News, Research

River Flow 2016, the Eighth International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, will be held at Saint Louis University July 12-15.

River Flow is a major international meeting in the area of river engineering and fluvial hydraulics. The conference provides a forum to report the latest scientific findings, and to promote information exchange and cooperation among scientists, engineers, and researchers who share a common interest in river flows and transport processes.

The conference will focus on the latest advances in experimental, theoretical, and computational tools in the field of fluvial hydraulics. Participants will consider how these tools can be used to expand the understanding and capacity to predict flow and the associated fluid-driven ecological processes, anthropogenic influences (e.g., heat, dissolved and suspended organic/inorganic material), sediment transport, and morphodynamic processes.

River Flow 2016 will include special sessions dedicated to the Upper Mississippi River Basin, one of the largest of its kind in the world. This river is of major economic and societal importance for the human communities in the basin. The Mississippi River is also one of the most heavily engineered large rivers in the United States.

Several master classes for graduate students and young researchers will be organized and led by recognized international experts on topics in river hydrodynamics, morphology, and sediment transport.

Daniel Hanes, Ph.D., professor in SLU’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science, is co-chair of the conference, and assistant professor Amanda Cox, Department of Civil Engineering, is a member of the local organizing committee.

Related to this, the U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded Saint Louis University (Co-PI’s Adam Pearson, Ph.D., postdoc in EAS, Hanes, Ph.D., and Cox, Ph.D.) a grant of $9,985 for funds to enhance participation at River Flow 2016 of U.S. graduate students and young professionals.

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