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Background and Objective

Following the idea and concept of the European Junior Scientist Workshops of the IWA/IAHR Joint Committee on Urban Drainage, the IAHR Hydraulic Structures Section invites you to attend the International Junior Researcher and Engineer Workshop on Hydraulic Structures (IJREW). This workshop will provide an opportunity for young researchers and engineers (typically post-graduate students, but also young researchers and engineers in both public and private sectors) to present ideas, plans, and preliminary results of their own research in an inspiring, friendly, co-operative, and non-competitive environment. The junior participants are also expected to chair sessions, as well as to play a major role in preparing reports and identifying key scientific elements and pending questions for all sessions. Therefore, the main goal is to learn from and help each other in solving scientific and engineering problems.

The IJREW on “Hydraulic Structures” addresses conventional and innovative aspects of hydraulic structures design, operation, rehabilitation, and interaction with the environment. The main themes of the workshop will embrace the hydraulics of dams and hydropower schemes, river structures, as well as hydraulic structures in urban drainage and sewer systems.

The main topics of the workshop may include:

- Innovative spillway design
- Energy dissipators
- Intakes, outlets and hydraulic circuits
- Drop structures and culverts
- Fish passes
- Hydrodynamic loads on structures
- Hydro-morphological interaction with structures
- Environmental impacts of hydraulic structures
- Rehabilitation of hydraulic structures
- Operation of hydraulic schemes
- Laboratory and field measurement techniques

Different approaches are welcome, namely experimental, theoretical and numerical modelling.