International Conference on River and Stream Restoration
“Novel Approaches to Assess and Rehabilitate Modified Rivers”
30 JUNE – 2 JULY 2015
Wageningen, The Netherlands
The FP7 project REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management (http://www.reformrivers.eu/) has hosted its International Conference on Novel Approaches to Assess and Rehabilitate Modified Rivers. It took place in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on 30 June to 2 July 2015. 170 participants attended the conference allowing an excellent exchange of experiences and get-to-know each other.
Venue for the conference is the Hof van Wageningen situated in the center of Wageningen.
The purpose of the conference is to enlarge awareness of the need and appreciation for the benefits of river rehabilitation. It will serve as a platform to present and discuss aspirations, challenges, analytical frameworks and novel approaches to improve our understanding of the causes and consequences of hydromorphological degradation and to enhance river rehabilitation.
The conference topics include:
I. Assessment and rehabilitation of hydromorphological processes in rivers
II. Discerning the impact of hydromorphological modification from other stressors
III. Achievements by restoration and mitigation practices
IV. How to improve the (cost-)effectiveness of river rehabilitation?
V. Benefits of river rehabilitation and synergies with other uses (flood protection, navigation, agriculture, hydropower)
VI. Linking science to practice: tools to assess river status and guide rehabilitation to optimize river basin management
- Dr Tom Buijse (Deltares, the Netherlands)
- Dr Christian Wolter (Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany)
- Prof. Angela Gurnell (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
- Dr Nikolai Friberg (NIVA, Norway)
- Prof. Daniel Hering (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
- Prof. Ian Cowx (Hull International Fisheries Institute, University of Hull, UK)
- Dr Erik Mosselman (Deltares, the Netherlands)
- Dr Eleftheria Kampa (Ecologic Institute, Germany)
- Prof. Tomasz Okruszko (Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland)
- Dr Matthew O'Hare (NERC - Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK)
- Prof. Susanne Muhar (BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)
- Prof. Massimo Rinaldi (Università di Firenze, Italy)
- Prof. Roy Brouwer (Institute for Environmental Studies, Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Tom Buijse (Deltares, Netherlands)
Eleftheria Kampa (Ecologic Institute, Germany)
Ian Cowx (Hull International Fisheries Institute, University of Hull, UK)
Christian Wolter (Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries IGB, Germany)
Gerardo Anzaldúa (Ecologic Institute, Germany)
Mijke van Oorschot (Deltares, Netherlands)