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Preliminary Announcement And Call For Abstract - 3rd IAHR Europe Congress (April 14-16, 2014)
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal
 
The Organizing Committee and the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) is delighted to invite you to attend the 3rd IAHR Europe Congress with the theme "Water - Engineering and Research", to be held at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, from April 14th through 16th, 2014.
 
The Portuguese northern city of Porto is the second largest city in the country and was elected the "Best European Destination 2012". It lies on the right bank of the Douro River and the historic centre was awarded UNESCO World Heritage, in 1996. Porto is also internationally known for exporting the famous Port wine. Looking further ahead in 2014, congress participants will meet a city that offers a variety of resources and historic authenticity to its visitors  The 3rd IAHR Europe Congress programme will include several plenary and parallel sessions, and workshops. From now, abstracts which address the following conference themes are particularly welcome: 

· HYDRO-ENVIRONMENT AND ECO-HYDRAULICS: 
fluid mechanics;
environmental hydraulics; 
eco-hydrology and eco-hydraulics;
restoration and environmental management of waters; 
sustainable policy on hydro-environment and eco-hydraulics.

· MARITIME HYDRAULICS AND COASTAL ENGINEERING: 
coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics;
coastal and estuarine processes and morphology;
coastal and offshore structures; 
coastal protection and restoration;
marine renewable energy;
and physical and numerical modelling.

· SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING:  
surface and groundwater hydraulics and hydrology;
sediment transport and fluvial processes;
integrated drainage and flood resilient cities;
water pressure systems;
hydraulic structures;
hybrid energy systems;
computational hydraulics and applications;
and sustainable water management.

· UNCERTAINTY, EXTREMES AND CLIMATE CHANGE: 
adaptation to climate change and uncertainty on design criteria;
climate change and water management;
prediction and management of floods and droughts;
extreme events and disasters related to water;
uncertainty and risk assessment methods;
and risk informed design of water systems.
 
THE TWO PAGE ABSTRACTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE AT  HTTP://WWW.FE.UP.PT/IAHR2014 . DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS IS JULY 31ST, 2013. SELECTED PAPERS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN PEER-REVIEW JOURNALS.
 
Experience a perfect combination of tradition and modernity and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Porto attending the 3rd IAHR Europe Congress 2014!
 
IAHR 2014 is set to be a great meeting and we look forward to welcoming you in Porto - Portugal.
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