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Proceedings of the 40th IAHR World Congress (Vienna, 2023)

  • ISSN Online: L 2521-7119
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  • ISBN: 978-90-833476-1-5
  • Publisher: IAHR
  • Editor(s): Helmut Habersack; Michael Tritthart; Lisa Waldenberger
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The 40th World Congress of IAHR (International Association of Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research) was held in Vienna, Austria, from August 21 to 25, 2023.

The Organisers of the Congress have been IAHR and the University of Natural Resources, Vienna (BOKU). The Congress was supported by “Spain Water”, the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), as well as the City of Vienna, other local entities, and more than 10 sponsors.

Thereby the Congress focused on “Rivers - Connecting Mountains and Coasts". The program comprised 148 technical and special sessions, four High-Level Panels (HLPs), four Industry Stream Events, and two master classes. Seven keynote lectures on diverse topics enriched the program ranging from “Large Rivers and Humans” over “Machine learning for earth and climate sciences” to “Climate change impacts on African Hydro-environments”.


The International Scientific Committee (ISC) and the Advisory Board provide counsel and support to the Local Organizing Commmittee for the scientific and technical coordination of the congress.

Revision process

The papers included in this volume were part of the 40th IAHR World Congress which took place in Vienna, Austria, from from August 21 to 25, 2023. Papers were selected and subjected to review by the Editor and the International Scientific Committee and followed a revision process with the following steps: (1) The committees involved in the organisation of the Congress established a set of technical criteria for the committee in charge of the revision. (2) Submitted papers were sent to one or two experts in the field. (3) Authors were asked to include the necessary amendments and follow the reviewers´ comments, and (4) Their work was reviewed until the final version was approved by the Editor.

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Front matter 


Table of contents 

Theme 1: River research and management

Theme 2: Deltas and coastal engineering

Theme 3: Sediment transport and morphodynamics

Theme 4: Integrated management of extremes, climate change

Theme 5: Environment and society

Theme 6: Urban water and water industry

Theme 7: Hydraulic engineering and water management

Theme 8: Computational and experimental methods

Author index


ID Title Authors Year
29334 The Adaptation of a Current Flume to a Wave-Current Flume for Coastal Studies
Joao Chambel; Tiago Fazeres-Ferradosa; Filipe Miranda; Ana Margarida Bento; Francisco Taveira-Pinto; Paulo Rosa-Santos
29335 Aerating Turbines: A New Step Towards River Friendly Electricity Production
Leila Dhar; Gregoire Recchia; Florentin Anne; Cedric Beguin; Stephane Etienne; Laurent Bornard; Philippe Cote
29336 A Serre-Like Dispersive Wave Model for Prismatic, Arbitrary Cross-Section Channels
Damien Violeau
29337 Free-Surface Profile Upstream of a Grid Clogged by Aquatic Plants
Damien Violeau; Kamal El Kadi Abderrezzak; Clement Buvat; Nicolas Gueguen; Oscar Castro-Orgaz
29338 How to Characterise Behaviour of Water Drinking Water Tanks Infrastructures Using 3D CFD Models
Antonio Lastra; Alejandro Pinilla; Monica Ortega; Jaime Botello; Celia Ortega
29339 Self-Aeration in Free-Surface Flows at High Reynolds Number (2.6E+6 -- 1.1E+8)
Hubert Chanson
29340 Half-Rounded Circular Overflow -- on Cavity Transients and Non Linear Instabilities
Hubert Chanson
29341 CFD of an Accelator Decanter: Lessons Learned
M. Ortega; C. Ortega; A. Lastra; J. Botello; S. De Rico; E. Arenas; E. Arozamena; A. Lastra
29342 Numerical Modelling of a Laboratory Scale Turbidity Current
Nils Reidar Boe Olsen
29343 Characterization of Gatun Lake's Hydrodynamic Behaviour and Water Quality
Maria G. Castrellon; Ioana Popescu

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