Granada, Spain

IAHR World Congress, 2022

From Snow to Sea

19-24 June 2022

Confirmed Special Sessions & Side Events

1. Granada 2022 Industry Stream Event (GISE)
Granada 2022 Industry Stream Event (GISE)

Conveners: Dr. Damien Violeau (Electricité De France, Division R&D), Prof. Miguel Ortega-Sánchez (University of Granada, Spain) & Tom Soo (Executive Director, IAHR)

Description: One of the strategic orientations that IAHR prioritised is to “act as a global voice on behalf of the Hydro-Environment Engineering Industry and Research community”. This implies building strong relationships with practitioners and engineering organisations, whilst at the same time continuing to foster the academic and research-oriented activities of IAHR. The “IAHR Industry Stream for Practitioners, Regulators and Engineering” seeks to establish and build those relationships, via a series of inaugural actions that shall take place within the framework of the IAHR World Congress, with the aim of providing a platform for those stakeholders, individuals, organisations, and authorities who implement real world solutions over the full water cycle to interact, raise priority issues and advocate solutions at the global institutional level. The Granada 2022 Industry Stream Event (GISE) will include special sessions about the recent achievements of Industry and Academia in delivering industrial developments and applications.

Session: Advanced computational simulations in hydraulics for practitioners
Date: Tuesday 21st / Time: 8:30-10:00

Simcenter SPH Flow for highly dynamic free surface flow applications
Laura Trappolini (Siemens, France)
TELEMAC: an open source research code designed for the safety standards of the nuclear industry
Sébastien Bourban (EDF, France)
Advanced modeling for hydraulic applications: examples of selected current capabilities – scour, hybrid 3D / shallow water modeling, air entrainment and high performance computing (HPC) modeling
John Wendelbo (Flow Science, USA)
The power of large domain numerical models in coastal engineering practice
Michiel Knaapen (HR Wallingford, UK)
Empowering through open API’s on numeric model codes: How to integrate and extend the applicability of numerical codes
Jesper Grooss (DHI, Denmark)

Session: Modern laboratory and field measurement for Industry in environmental hydraulics
Date: Wednesday 22nd / Time: 8:30-10:00
Testing Nature Based Solutions in the Cantabria Coastal and Ocean Basin (CCOB): achievements and lessons learned
María Maza (IH Cantabria, Spain)
New wave measurement systems in hydraulic laboratories
Guillermo Calviño (VTI, Spain)
Woods versus Waves: full-scale testing of wave damping by a forest
Bas Hofland (TU Delft, Netherlands)
Yong-deok Cho (K Water, Korea)

Session: Industrial projects in hydraulics and hydro-environmental engineering
Date: Thursday 23rd / Time: 8:30-10:00
Numerical and physical modelling: dual approaches for a same project
Olivier Bertrand (Artelia, France)
Effects of landslides on flood hazards caused by local intense precipitation: A case study
Stewart Taylor (Bechtel, USA)
Transition to Calm Water Networks. New approach to improve understanding and optimization of network performance
Juan García Aparicio (Agbar, Spain)
Cooperation BAM and TU Delft in development of breakwater armour units
Bas Hofland (TU Delft, Netherlands)

Laura Trappolini
Siemens, France

Sebastian Bourban
EDF, France

John Wendelbo
Flow Science, USA

Michael Knaapen
HR Wallingford, UK

María Maza
IH Cantabria, Spain

Andy Smerdon
Aquatec Group Limited, UK

Bas Hofland
TU Delft, Netherlands

Olivier Bertrand
Artelia, France

Stewart Taylor
Bechtel, USA

Juan García Aparicio
Agbar, Spain

Jesper Grooss
DHI, Denmark

2. From White River to Green River: ...
From White River to Green River: Field Investigations and Analyses

Conveners: Prof. Hyoseop Woo (Sejong University, South Korea), Dr. Takashi Asaeda (Saitama University, Japan), Dr. Rohan Benjankar (Southern Illinois University, USA), Dr. Alicia García Arias (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Diego M Garcia De Jalon Lastra (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)

Description: The riparian landscapes in many river reaches have been changing from white sand/gravel bars to greenery lands covered with grass, bush, and mature trees. This change can change the riparian ecosystem and the river’s engineering functions relevant to the flood management and sediment regimes. Although the succession of recruitment to mature vegetation is considered a part of natural phenomena, the rate of change has been affected by anthropogenic activities caused by alteration of the flow and sediment regimes and water quality traits of the river system. Moreover, climate change these days might also affect such change. This special session focuses on the cause and effect of the “greening” of the riparian landscape on the riparian ecosystem, flood management, and sediment regimes.

Session: Modelling of vegetation growth and vegetation-geomorphology interaction
Date: Monday 20th / Time: 17:00-18:30
Takashi Asaeda (Saitama University, Japan)
Francesco Caponi (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
A Definition of the Phenomenon of Change from White to Green Rivers and its Possible Causes
Hyoseop Woo (Sejong University, South Korea)
Cottonwood seedling recruitment failure analyese based on spatialy-distributed models and field survey
Rohan Benjankar (Southern Illinois University, USA)
Deep learning riparian land cover classification methodology using aerial photograph
Shijun Pan (Okayama University, Japan)
Modelling the effect of hydropeaking on vegetation establishment in a gravel bed river
Francesco Caponi (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Eco-morphodynamic modeling of flow alteration caused by drought on vegetation dynamics in the Naeseong stream, Korea
Hun Choi (Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, South Korea)

Takashi Asaeda
Saitama University

Hyoseop Woo
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
South Korea

Rohan Benjankar
Southern Illinois University

Hun Choi
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
South Korea

Session: Monitoring, field analysis, and lab experiments
Date: Wednesday 22nd / Time: 12:00-13:30
Rohan Benjankar (Southern Illinois University, USA)
Diego García De Jalón (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Exploring the willow forest decline in over-greening riparian corridors of the Madrid community region: Sauceres project (Madrid, Spain)
Diego García De Jalón (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain)
Are rivers getting greener? The future of riparian landscapes in the Mediterranean region
Rui Rivaes (Forest Research Centre, School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Insight from ten years of comprehensive river monitoring on Naeseong Stream, Korea
Chanjoo Lee (Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, South Korea)
Foliar hydrogen peroxide concentration as an indicator of abiotic stress of riparian vegetation for management: An application to identify the colonization level
Takashi Asaeda (Saitama University, Japan)
The relationship between the riparian vegetation increase and the rainfall pattern change in the unregulated rivers
Won Kim (Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, South Korea)

Rohan Benjankar
Southern Illinois University

Diego García De Jalón
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Chanjoo Lee
Korea institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
South Korea

Takashi Asaeda
Saitama University

Won Kim
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology
South Korea

3. Reservoir Sedimentation in semi-arid ...
Reservoir Sedimentation in semi-arid and arid environments. A comparative analysis from vulnerability of climate change in sensitive environments

Date: Tuesday 21st / Time: 15:00-16:30

Conveners: Prof. Agustín Millares (University of Granada, Spain), Kamal El Kadi Abderrezzak (National Laboratory for Hydraulics and Environment, France), Eddy J. Langendoen (United States Department of Agriculture, USA) and Sameh Kantoush (Kyoto University, Japan)

Description: Analysing erosive and sedimentary processes in arid and semi-arid basins is key to water resource management in a global change context. The dynamics of sediment transport at the catchment scale is greatly influenced by the torrential nature of rainfall, snowmelt cycles, high local atmospheric and topographic gradients as well as soil geology and land use. This special session proposes a comparative analysis of the erosive processes that lead to sedimentation in reservoirs in semi-arid and arid areas. Field monitoring, innovative measurement techniques, numerical modelling and application to sediment transport and reservoir sedimentation will be specially discussed.

Estimating Sediment Yield and Morphological Changes in Dry Reservoirs: Case Study Wadi Asserin, Oman
Sameh Kantoush (Kyoto University, Japan)
Sediment Yield Modelling and Possible Mitigation Measures for Thwake Dam in Kenya
Kuria Kiringu (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
Sedimentation and drains’ clogging in recharge-flood protection dams in arid areas: lessons learned from Oman
Ali Al-Maktoumi (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
Analysis of reservoir sedimentation impact on water transfer systems for water scarcity alleviation in arid and semi-arid zones: case studies from Morocco
Dalila Loudyi (Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco)
Two-dimensional depth averaged numerical modelling of flow pattern and sedimentation in shallow reservoirs
El Mehdi Chagdali (EDF R&D, France)
Management of Extreme Sedimentation in a Reservoir in a Semi-Arid Region
Nikolaos Efthymiou (Consultant, Thessaloniki, Greece)
How can flash flood, snowmelt, topography, and land-use change affect soil erosion and dam sedimentation in a semi-arid mountainous watershed (High Atlas, Morocco)
Myriam Benkirane (Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco)
The characteristics sedimentation process of Cetian Reservoir in Sanggan River, China
Liu Chunjing (China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, China)

Dalila Loudyi
Hassan II University of Casablanca

Nikolaos Efthymiou
Consultant Thessaloniki

Myriam Benkirane
Cadi Ayyad University

Liu Chunjing
China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Reserch

4. Integrating Ecohydraulics and ...
Integrating Ecohydraulics and Ecohydrology in Environmental Flow Assessments

Date: Friday 24th / Time: 8:30-10:00

Conveners: Prof. Francisco Martínez-Capel (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Shinji Fukuda (Institute of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan), Michael McClain (UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands), Daniele Tonina (University of Idaho, USA), Gregory B. Pasternack (University of California Davis, USA) & Rebecca Tharme (Director of Riverfutures, UK).

Description: Many tools, including models, methods, or frameworks, are available to assess environmental flows (e-flows). However, many worldwide e-flows studies have focused only on minimum flows, neglecting the diverse ecologically-relevant components of the rivers and streams flow regimes. Major challenges remain in the assessment and implementation of e-flows or environmental water assessment methods. This session aims to share experiences on the interaction between Ecohydraulics and Ecohydrology, from different perspectives. This can include scientific studies at the microhabitat, mesohabitat or larger scales, integrative and holistic methods or procedures for e-flow assessments or challenges in studies of ecological responses to hydrological alteration.

Regional Eflows Design using Geo-Hydro-Eco Functional Archetypes
Gregory Pasternack (University of California at Davis, USA)
Evaluation of the Water-Food-Ecosystem Nexus to evaluate adaptation measures for global change in a Mediterranean River (Spain)
Francisco Martínez-Capel (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)
The effect of river bank morphology on drift and stranding of juvenile nase (Chondrostoma nasus)
Daniel S. Hayes (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)
The role of large flows in creating salmonid habitat in regulated streams
Rohan Benjankar (Southern Illinois University, USA)
Global scale implementation of environmental flows for sustainable development
Rebecca Tharme (Director of Riverfutures, UK)

Rohan Benjankar
Southern Illinois University, USA

Gregory Pasternack
University of California at Davis, USA

Francisco Martínez-Capel
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Shinji Fukuda
Institute of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

5. Ecohydraulics 2021: Novel methods ...
Ecohydraulics 2021: Novel methods to investigate flow-biota interactions numerically, in the lab and in the field

Date: Thursday 23rd / Time: 15:00-16:30

Conveners: Prof. Rafael O. Tinoco (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA), William Nardin (University of Maryland, USA), Maria Maza (University of Cantabria, Spain) & Julia Mullarney (University of Waikato, New Zealand).

Description: The multidisciplinary nature of ecohydraulics research brings together state-of-the-art research tools and approaches from many scientific fields. Contributions from research groups developing or adapting technologies and/or modeling strategies to study flow-biota interactions at multiple scales, from small-scale fundamental processes to field-scale feedbacks and interactions, are expected. Focusing on the methods, this session will provide a window into new developments to expand the use of new sensors, advanced quantitative remote sensing, thermal imaging, UAV, multispectral cameras, LIDAR, discrete element methods (DEM), among others, to assess short- and long-term hydro-and morphodynamic interactions between organisms and their habitats.

Sediment capture by seagrass blades under oscillatory flow
Teresa Serra (University of Girona, Spain)
Experimental investigation of wave and current interactions with immature Spartina alterniflora salt marsh canopies
Behnaz Ghodoosipour (National Research Council of Canada)
Biomechanical replication of salt marsh vegetation using resin 3D printing
Kara Keimer (Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany)
On the estimation of real-scale hydrodynamic features of vegetated channels through UAV-based Thermography
Giuseppe F. C. Lama (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy)
Thermal changes in two connected hydropower reservoirs and their ecological implications
Ana Adeva Bustos (SINTEF Energy, Norway)

Implementing flow resistance parameterizations for flexible riparian vegetation into Delft3D FM: preliminary results
Koen Berends (Deltares, Netherlands)
Comparison between field-based vs algorithm-based mesohabitat delineation
Davide Vanzo (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Functional trait-based numerical modelling of feedbacks between river morphodynamics and riparian vegetation for river research and sustainable management
Francisco Martínez-Capel (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

6. Environmental Hydraulics Related to ...
Environmental Hydraulics Related to Aquaculture

Date: Tuesday 21st / Time: 17:00-18:30

Conveners: Prof. Dongdong Shao (Beijing Normal University, China), Alan Cuthbertson (University of Dundee, UK) & Ruo-Qian Wang (Rutgers University, USA).

Description: Due to the increasing human demands of protein and dwindling wild fish and shellfish stocks in the World’s seas and oceans, aquaculture has been growing rapidly in recent decades on a global scale. This rapid expansion of aquaculture industries is challenged by a number of environmental concerns, including nutrient enrichment and waste dispersion, disease infestations and spreading, and sea floor deterioration below the farms. Some of the topics of this special session include flow interaction with aquaculture structures; near- and far-field mass transport processes; pathogen dispersal and waste particulate transport processes; mixing zone regulation for aquaculture effluents; and relevant field scale monitoring and/or modelling techniques.
The topics of this special session include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
• Flow interaction with aquaculture structures
• Near- and far-field mass transport processes
• Pathogen dispersal and waste particulate transport processes
• Mixing zone regulation for aquaculture effluents
• Relevant field scale monitoring and/or modelling techniques

Mitigation of oxygen decline in a deep fjord using submerged fresh water
Jarle Berntsen (University of Bergen, Norway)
Assessment of aquaculture rafts exposure at river-borne substances using numerical modelling
Yang Chen (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTech), Spain)
Impact of barrier island urbanization on groundwater discharge and bioactive solute transport under present climate scenario. Implications for nearshore fisheries
Elena Sánchez-Badorrey (University of Granada, Spain)
The role of eddies generated near the coast by tides in transporting sea lice between aquaculture sites
Håvard Espenes (Akvaplan-niva, Norway)
The dispersion of delousing chemicals after release from aquaculture sites
Eli Børve (Akvaplan-niva, Norway)
Flow inside closed fish cages: experimental and numerical investigations
Yugao Shen (Akvaplan-niva, Norway)
Quantifying Settling Rates of Particulate Wastes from Aquaculture Cages
Alan Cuthbertson (University of Dundee, UK)

7. Green infrastructure and ...
Green infrastructure and sustainable urban drainage systems

Date: Monday 20th / Time: 15:00-16:30

Conveners: Prof. Leonardo Nanía (UGR, Spain) & Ignacio Andrés‐Doménech (UPV, Spain).

Description: Green Infrastructure is a strategically planned network of natural and semi-natural areas with other environmental features designed and managed to deliver a wide range of ecosystem services such as water purification, air quality, space for recreation and climate mitigation and adaptation. In the case of urban drainage, green infrastructure encompasses a variety of water management practices, such as green roofs, vegetated swales, rain gardens, and other measures that capture, filter, and reduce stormwater. This special session aims to provide a forum to expose specific topics related to green infrastructure in urban drainage, its applications in different types of climates, and latest advances in numerical simulation.

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems improvement and strategic management for long-term success
Jose Anta (Universidade da Coruña, Spain)
Introducing SUDS guidelines at a local scale: three case studies in Spain
Miguel Rico Cortés (TYPSA Group, Spain)
Smart design of green drainage infrastructure at the local scale using the dual drainage model Iber-SWMM
Esteban Sañudo (University of A Coruña, Spain)
Green roof hydrological performance: monitoring, modelling and performance metrics
Virginia Stovin (The University Of Sheffield, UK)
Adapting urban planning for nature-based solutions integration in Bogotá (Colombia) – The EuPOLIS Project
Juan Pablo Rodríguez Sánchez (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
Hydrological and environmental assessment of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) case of study campus of Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Bogotá
Diana Beltran-Huertas (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
John Sandoval-Barrera (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

Jose Anta
Universidade da Coruña

Esteban Sañudo
Universidade da Coruña

Juan Pablo Rodríguez Sánchez
Universida de los Andes

8. Implementing Nature Based Solutions ...
Implementing Nature Based Solutions – bringing science to practice

Date: Friday 24th / Time: 12:00-13:30

Conveners: Dr. Ellis Penning (Deltares), Peter Goodwin (UMCES, USA), William Nardin (UMCES, USA) and David Wegner (UMCES, USA).

Description: There are many challenges in implementing NBS within a larger framework, ranging from technical uncertainties, perception by engineers or communities and effective governance to administer the project throughout its design life. During this special session we focus on the science-policy-financing interface needed for the implementation of Nature Based Solutions in applied cases and the way that IAHR members can contribute to this: how do we bring science to practice? What scientific advances are needed and what can we learn from both successful and failure cases?

Session: Implementing Nature Based Solutions – bringing science to practice
Date: Friday 24th / Time: 12:00-13:30
Challenges for the use of Mangrove Forests as Nature-Based Solutions in Aotearoa New Zealand: from the Physical to the Social-Environmental
Julia Mullarney (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
The International Guidelines on Natural and Nature Based Features for Fluvial Flood Risk Management: the concept and the way forward
Ralph Schielen (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands)
Advances in implementing and promoting Nature-based Solutions in urban areas – A real-world lab experience from Costa Rica
Jochen Hack (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany)
A combined legal-hydrological evaluation method for Green Infrastructure in urban Costa Rica
Conrad Schiffmann (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany)
Integrating scientific and local knowledge using bayesian networks to support NbS modelling
Alessandro Pagano (Istituto Di Ricerca Sulle Acque, Italy)

Knowledge Gaps in NBS Implementation for Managing Water Quality Challenges and SDG Approaching in a Mediterranean Area
Anastasia Mirli (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece)
Hyoseop Woo (Sejong University, South Korea)

Workshop: Towards implementation of Nature-based Solutions
Date: Friday 24th / Time: 15:00-16:30
Description: Implementing Nature-based Solutions can be challenging. Sometimes a solution may seem logic from a system-understanding perspective, but yet its implementation is not happening. Why is this, and what can we do about it? We know that next to the technical aspects of an NbS other aspects must also be considered: stakeholders, institutional settings, finance, long term ownership and management are important factors to make an NbS successful. This is the focus of the workshop ‘towards implementing Nature-bases Solutions’ held in the afternoon after the High Level Panel on Nature-based Solutions and Ecohydraulics.
Do you have a case where you see potential for NbS implementation, but you don’t know what is needed to make it a success? Or a case where you would like to explore if NbS can be part of the solution? During the workshop ‘towards implementation of Nature-based Solutions’ we invite you to bring your case to the table and discuss with the experts from the High Level Panel and the speakers of the special session what opportunities can be identified. We are open to cases from all sorts of environment, ranging from coastal, urban, wetlands to rivers and streams. During the workshop you have an opportunity to pitch your case (5 minutes) as introduction to the round-table discussions. Each case will be discussed for the various aspects that may make it successful.
Of course, you are also welcome without a case, and can join one of the round-table discussions for cases brought by others.

9. The shallow water model ...
The shallow water model intercomparison session: Benchmarking overland flow simulations

Date: Wednesday 22nd / Time: 12:00-13:30

Conveners: Dr. Ilhan Özgen-Xian (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA), Mario Morales-Hernández (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain), Daniel Caviedes-Voullième (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany) & Xilin Xia (Loughborough University, UK).

Description: This session focuses on a systematic model intercomparison of shallow water codes used in research and industry to simulate rainfall-runoff hydrodynamics. In this session, results for a first set of benchmarks will be presented, common technical aspects, novelties and future steps in shallow water modelling will be discussed.

Comparison of geoclaw and HEC-RAS for numerically modeling of dam failure and additional uses for geoclaw shallow water solver
Hannah Spero (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Hydroinformatics Modeling System (hms/hms++)
Lennart Steffen (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
Application of the fully implicit Dumux shallow water model for rainfall runoff modelling
Martin Utz (Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute, Germany)
Introducing PROMAIDES: A State-of-the-Science Flood Risk Management Tool
Shahin Khosh Bin Ghomash (Magdeburg-stendal University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Application of baslisk modelling software to rainfall-runoff simulations
Olivier Delestre (Université Côte D’azur, France)
Extension of 2D shallow water models to hydrological modelling
Luis Cea (University of A Coruña, Spain)

Benchmarking 2D shallow water models in complex case studies: the 2017 Mandra (Greece) flood
Pierfranco Costabile (University of Calabria, Italy)
Assessment of GPU parallelisation to LISFLOOD-FP hydrodynamicmodel
Georges Kesserwani (University of Sheffield, UK)
A Python-wrapped high-performance flood modelling framework
Jiaheng Zhao (Loughborough University, UK)
Pypims: An open-source hydrodynamic flood simulation software with Python-based user interface
Xiaoli Su (Loughborough University, UK)
SERGHEI-SWE: A portable HPC shallow water solver
Daniel Caviedes-Voullième (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)
Development of a shallow water equation model for large and local scale flood simulation
Kenichiro Kobayashi (Kobe University, Japan)

TRITON: A multi-architecture open source 2D hydraulic
Sudershan Gangrade (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
High-performance simulation of hydraulic/hydrologic events through RiverFlow2D GPU model
Javier Fernandez-Pato (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)

10. Ecohydrology and Hydroengineering ...
Ecohydrology and Hydroengineering – a synergy for adaptation of river catchment to climate change and sustainable future

Date: Tuesday 21st / Time: 17:00-18:30

Conveners: Maciej Zalewski (European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology Polish Academy of Science, under the auspices of UNESCO), Rahmah Elfithri (UNESCO IHP)

Description: The session will provide a platform for exchange of experience between scientists engineers and NGOs, and will be an important opportunity for mutual development of synergy between ecohydrological nature based solutions and engineering society. The speakers will represent a wide range of ecohydrological perspectives towards integration of molecular biology and physiological processes to environmental processes in the context of society priorities and enhancing catchment sustainability potential. Such approach will provide an important innovative component to improve Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) on specific areas. The outcome of the session is expected to contribute to the implementation of the Ecohydrology activities within the framework of Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP 2022-2029) Science for a Water Secure World in a Changing Environment.

Maciej Zalewski (European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology, Polish Academy of Sciences, under auspices UNESCO, Poland)
Rahmah Elfithri (Division Of Water Sciences Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (Ihp) UNESCO)

Giuseppe Arduino (Ecohydrology University of Algarve (UAlg) Faro, Portugal)
Sergio Martos Rosillo (Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Water Sowing and Harvesting Network of the CYTED Program, Spain)
Miguel A. Gilarranz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
Yohannes Zerihun Negussie (African Regional Center for Ecohydrology u/a of UNESCO, Basins Development Authority, Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy)
Paweł Jarosiewicz (European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)

11. Reviews of the IAHR Green Paper ...
Reviews of the IAHR Green Paper “Towards Practical Flood Risk Assessment for Development Projects”

Date: Monday 20th / Time: 17:00-18:30

Convener: Dr. Daniela Molinari (Vice-Chair, IAHR FRMTC)

Description: An IAHR Green Paper updating flood risk assessment practice to meet 21st Century challenges (especially climate change) is now under preparation. IAHR members interested in reviewing this draft paper should apply to the Flood Risk Management Technical Committee (FRMTC) to receive an electronic copy, scheduled for distribution at the end of March 2022.
Written reviews will then be accepted at a special submission link until 31 May 2022. These reviews will then be presented orally or by poster at this special session of the IAHR Congress in Granada. Each oral presentation in turn will then be opened for discussion.
If the Special Session agrees on the points raised, this consensus will be incorporated in the Paper, and the revised text will be submitted by the FRMTC to Council as a White Paper for publication as part of the IAHR monograph series.

Review Coordinator: Stefan Haun (Member, IAHR FRMTC)

Speaker: Alastair Barnett (Chair, IAHR FRMTC)

12. Water and diversity: ...
Water and diversity: Hydraulic and environmental research for future

Date: Thursday 23rd / Time: 12:00-13:30

Convener: Prof. Amparo López (Universitat Politécnica de Valencia)

Description: Diversity is a highly valued aspect at IAHR. Having a diverse panel of people participating in research in the fields of hydraulics and the environment enriches all future actions.
Many are the efforts made from the various work areas of our organization so that the tasks we carry out have diverse implications: in gender, age, origin and academy-company relations.
Some of our interest are:
• Water problems in developing countries, interaction with global problems
• Water and gender balance
• Water and Industry: the need of transfer
• Water research in academy: new challenges in a changing world

Laure Pellet (Head of the Hydraulics and Environmental Sciences National Laboratory (LNHE), Electricité de France)
María Gabriela Castrellón (IHE Delft Institute For Water Education)
Moez Louati (Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Na Yin (Administrative Coordinator of Erasmus+ Consortium for Polytech Group, France)

Structure: Every participant will be presenting themselves and the work done by them related to the main questions of the session. This will take 1 hour approx. (12 minutes each). After that, a round table will be proposed, with the participation of the audience.

        Laure Pellet            M. Gabriela Castrellón         Moez Louati                     Na Yin
Electricité de France                  IHE Delft            Hong Kong University        Polytech Group

13. Innovation in safety, operation ...
Innovation in safety, operation and maintenance of the dams and large hydraulic infrastructures of the Andalusian Government

Date: Monday 2oth / Time: 17:00-18:30

Convener: Juan Ojeda Couchoud (TYPSA)

Description: The session will comprehensively address the advances that have occurred in the last decade in terms of safety, operation and maintenance of dams and other large hydraulic infrastructures owned by the Andalusian Government. The global vision aims to cover aspects related to governance, prioritization of investments, planning and important technical aspects. Among the latter, those in which a strong innovative component has been developed will stand out, especially those referred to the optimization of the exploitation of infrastructures and decision-making in their operation and maintenance.

Álvaro Real Jiménez (Director General de Infraestructuras del Agua (Junta de Andalucía)
Keynote speech
Innovation in safety, operation and maintenance of the dams and large hydraulic infrastructures of the Andalusian Government
Óscar Alberto Lorente Castellano (Subdirector de Explotación del Agua de la Dirección General de Infraestructuras del Agua (Junta de Andalucía)
Jose Antonio Remesal Guijarro (Director de Explotación de la Demarcación Hidrográfica del Tinto, Odiel, Piedras y Chanza. Ingeniero Encargado de la Inspección, Vigilancia y Seguridad de Presas (Junta de Andalucía)
Juan Ojeda Couchoud (TYPSA)
Sergio Moyano García (TYPSA)
Alfredo Granados García (INPROES)
Jorge Sánchez Cea (UTE OFITECO-Ayesa, Jesús Granell Ingenieros Consultores, S.L.)
Sergio Arjona Jiménez (Secretario General de Medio Ambiente, Agua y Cambio Climático (Junta de Andalucía)

14. River Engineering and Sediment Management ...
River Engineering and Sediment Management. Case study: Fluvial dynamics in the final stretch of the Ebro. The incidence of the reservoirs (Side Event)

Date: Tuesday 21st / Time: 12:00-13:30

This side event will be conducted in Spanish

Ingeniería Fluvial y Gestión de Sedimentos. Caso de estudio: Dinámica fluvial en el tramo final del Ebro. La incidencia de los embalses.

Presentación de la Jornada:
Francisco Javier Sánchez Martínez (Subdirector General de Protección de las Aguas y Gestión de Riesgos; MITECO)

Incidencia de los embalses en el tránsito sedimentario del curso bajo del Ebro (Escatrón-Tortosa). Visión general del problema
José Dolz Ripolles (Instituto Flumen. Profesor Emérito de la UPC)
Algunos ejemplos de gestión de sedimentos en España: la cuenca del Guadalquivir y el curso bajo del Ebro
David López Gómez (CEDEX)
Integrated sediment management: Guidelines and good practices in the context of the Water Framework Directive
Fernando Magdaleno Mas (Subdirector General de Biodiversidad Terrestre y Marina; MITECO)

   F. Javier Sánchez                  José Dolz                  David López         Fernando Magdaleno
MITECO, Spain                   Instituto Flumen                  CEDEX                       MITECO

15. Side event on digitalization
Digitalization of the Water Cycle (Side Event)

Date: Wednesday 22nd / Time: 12:00-13:30

Strategic Projects for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) of digitalization of the water cycle

Description: The control and correct management of water use in Spain is a constant challenge, through which the different administrations work in a coordinated manner. This project promotes the use of new information technologies in the integral water cycle, which will improve the management, and efficiency of water, while reducing losses in supply networks and advancing the fulfilment of environmental objectives set by the hydrological planning and international regulations.
It is expected that in the coming years the digitization of the water cycle will mobilize 3,060 million euros in public and private investments.It will also activate the creation of nearly 3,500 quality jobs, including newprofessional niches in water management, across engineering, data processing, science and telecommunications.

Opportunities of digitalization to improve water management
Francisco Javier Sánchez Martínez (Deputy Director General of Water Protection and Risk Management, General Directorate for Water)

Examples of opportunities in digitalization
Jaime Flores (Deputy Director of R&D&I of Canal de Isabel II and President of the GTT of R&D&i of AEAS)

The Digital Roadmap of the Bilbao Bizkaia Water Consortium
Esther Torvisco (Deputy Director of Asset Management. Bilbao Vizcaya Water Consortium)

Digitalization in urban drainage networks
Ángel Villanueva (Director of Resilience and Climate Change in AGBAR. President of Commission 4 “Urban Drainage” of AEAS)

AqualiaLive: Digital management of water services
Mª Ángeles Vicente Fernández (Director of IT and digitization at Aqualia)

Josep Lluís Henarejos (AEOPAS Vice President)
Vladan Babovic (National University Singapore)

John Wendelbo (Flow Science, USA)

16. Side event Institutes Meeting
Institutes Meeting (Side Event)

Date: Tuesday 21st / Time: 15:00-16:30

Description: The Institutes Meeting provides the IAHR worldwide network of enginering and research institutes and companies the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences. The session is open to all congress participants an there will be a roundtable after the presentations.

José M. Grassa (Centre for Harbors and Coastal Studies CEDEX, Spain)


Bechtel Corporation, USA and Chile
Mustafa Samad
José Adriasola
Unique hydro-technical challenges in large Bechtel EPC projects

Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), Korea
Won Kim
River research with the experimental facilities

Leichtweiss-Institut for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources, Germany
Jochen Aberle
Research at LWI

GEAMA. Water and Environmental Engineering Group. Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Jose Anta
Research activities on urban drainage and flood risk at GEAMA

Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Robert Boes
Research and development activities of the Lab of Hydraulics at ETH Zurich

SINTEF, Norway
Ana Adeva-Bustos
Water Resources research activities at SINTEF

EDF R&D – LNHE, France
Laure Pellet
EDF Lab activities on hydraulics physical and numerical modelling

Centre for Harbors and Coastal Studies (CEPYC), CEDEX, Spain
Jose M. Grassa
Drivers for R&D in a maritime hydraulic Institute

IHE Delft, The Netherlands
Cristina Anacabe
IHE Delft Research Funding

DHI, Denmark
Stefan Szylkarski
Research and development activities at DHI – Digital Water Solution for a Green Transition

Deltares, The Netherlands
Ellis Penning
Programming applied research for societal challenges

Fluid Mechanics and Environmental Engineering Institute (IMFIA), Uruguay
Sebastián Solari

RiverLy research unit, French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), Lyon, France
Sébastien Proust

National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Portugal
Maria Teresa Viseu

José Adriasola
Bechtel Corporation

Won Kim
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and building Technology

Jochen Aberle
Leichtweiß-Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources

Jose Anta
Universidad de la Coruña

Robert Boes
Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology

Ana Adeva-Bustos
SINTEF Energy Research

Laure Pellet
Electricité de France

Jose M. Grassa
Centre for Harbours and Coastal Studies, CEDEX

Ellis Penning

Sébastien Proust
UR RiverLy

17. Coastal climate change impact ...
Coastal climate change impact due to variation of river´s solid flow (Side Event)

Date: Wednesday 22nd / Time: 08:30-10:00 / Room: Seminario 7

Conveners: Convened by the General Directorate for the Coast and the Sea (Roberto Díaz Sánchez) and the General Directorate for Water.

Description: Climate Change significantly impacts rivers and coasts and to help address this, the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge has established different adaptation and mitigation Strategies.Among them is the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy of the Spanish coast.
One of the impacts identified as a result of climate change is the modification of sedimentary flow in the rivers, due to both reduced sediment contribution and increased frequency of extraordinary floods. Thesewhich can produce, among other impacts: erosion on beaches, degradation of wetlands, increase in turbidity or degradation of the beds.
Therefore, in order to improve the response to these impacts caused by Climate Change, it is necessary to evaluate the contribution of sediments to the coast, to identify possible measures to mitigate effects on the sedimentary flows of rivers and to provide recommendations to improve the management of sediments in watersheds.

Roberto Díaz Sánchez (Head of department, Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica)

Fernando Magdaleno Mas (Deputy Director for Biodiversity, Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica)

José Francisco Sánchez González (Director for Marine Environment. CEDEX)

Manuel del Jesús Peñil (Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria)

18. Capacity Development for a Water ...
Capacity Development for a Water Secure World (Side Event)

Date: Monday 20th / Time: 15:00-16:30

Description: A world without water is neither understandable nor imaginable. A water-secured world has sustainable supply for the human, environmental and economic needs in reliable quality and quantity. To this end, water resources must be protected from snow to sea. SDG6 of the Agenda 2030 aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030 by means of a total of six targets addressing access to water and sanitation, water quality, water use efficiency, protection of aquatic ecosystems and implementation of integrated water resources management.
The objective of this side event is to focus and discuss on capacity development as one of the major enablers to ensure water security in the world and to achieve SDG6 targets. And in particular, to present the UN-Water SDG 6 Capacity Development Initiative (CDI) as the platform intended to support the gaps assessment and integrated planning, provide access to capacity development expertise available within the UN-Water family, and raise awareness of inter-sectoral capacity development needs.
The side event will be open to all Congress attendees and will provide a compilation of best practices for the development of national country capacity development plans and its preliminary gap assessments to be finally presented in UN’s 2023 Water Conference.

Joseph Hun-wei Lee (IAHR President)
Teodoro Estrela Monreal (Director General of Water of the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Kingdom of Spain)
Abou Amani (Director of the Division of Water Sciences, UNESCO) (video address)
Federico Properzi (UN-Water Chief Technical Advisor) (video address)

Alice Aureli (Chief of Section of Groundwater Sustainability and Water Cooperation | IHP – UNESCO)

Ioana Popescu (Associate Professor in Hydroinformatics, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education)

Kyung Jin Shin (Korea Water Resources Corporation)

Tom Soo (IAHR Executive Director)

Concepción Marcuello (CODIA Permanent Secretariat)

Charafat Afailal (Former Minister for Water, Morocco)

Malik Fida Khan (Executive Director of the Centre For Environmental and Geographic Information Service – CEGIS, Bangladesh)