The behaviour of river systems is a result of the complex interaction between flow, sediments, morphology and habitats. Furthermore, rivers are often used as a source of water supply and energy production as well as a waterway for transportation. The main challenge faced by river engineers today, in collaboration with environmental and ecological scientists, is to restore the channelized rivers under the constraints of high urbanization and limited space, as well as sustainable water use.

During the seventh International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics “River Flow 2014” at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, scientists and professionals from all over the world addressed this challenge and exchanged their knowledge regarding fluvial hydraulics and river morphology. This book comprises the proceedings of the high quality contributions of the participants, which reflect the state-of-the-art in the fields of river hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, sediment transport, river engineering and restoration. The conference was organized under the auspices of the Committee on Fluvial Hydraulics of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). Past River Flow conferences have witnessed a significant increase in participation of our community of river engineers and researchers, confirming the need for such a forum.

part A|250 pages

River hydrodynamics

part A.2|110 pages

Bed roughness and flow resistance

part A.3|208 pages

Vegetated flows

part A.4|68 pages

Overbank flows and flood propagation

part A.5|102 pages

Interaction between river flow and structures

part B|221 pages

River morphology and sediment transport

part B.1|219 pages

Mechanics of sediment transport

part B.2|373 pages

River morphology and morphodynamics

part B.3|223 pages

Local scour and erosion processes

part B.4|57 pages

Geomorphic Unsteady Flows

part B.5|70 pages

Dyke and dam erosion

part C|149 pages

River engineering and restoration

part C.1|147 pages

Flow management and flood control

part C.2|47 pages

Risk mitigation and assessment in river basins

part C.3|139 pages

Flow monitoring and remote sensing methods

part C.4|117 pages

Protection against local scour and erosion

part C.5|150 pages

Physical and numerical modelling in river engineering

part C.6|106 pages

River habitat management

part C.7|90 pages


part C.8|38 pages

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