Special Sessions



Rivers, Lakes and Reservoirs (RLR); Sediment budgeting by means of soil erosion and/or stream sediment transport modelling, experimental methods, satellite imagery, or field measurements

Short description on the session:
Precipitation, water flow, soil erosion, and sediment transport constitute the basic interrelated natural processes, which perpetually chisel Earth’s geomorphological profile and convey large volumes of sediments. A range of techniques including modelling, satellite monitoring, experimental methods, and field measurements is currently in use for estimating sediment yields. The session will focus on the calculation and/or measurement of sediment budgets at the basin scale either in the form of sediment supply to stream networks or as sediment yields at any given point within a stream. Papers on the quantification of gross erosion/soil loss are also welcomed. Useful conclusions on the on-site and/or off-site effects of erosion are expected to be reported and discussed in contributions related to soil erosion.


Konstantinos KAFFAS, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy, Email: Konstantinos.Kaffas@unibz.it, Phone: +30 6944 639 751, +39 347 090 4623

Vlassios HRISSANTHOU, Emeritus Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece, Email: vhrissan@civil.duth.gr, Phone: +30 25410 79608, +30 6980 725 665

Useful information: 
Duration of session:
2 hours
Duration of oral presentation: 15 minutes (12 presentation + 3 discussion)
Total number of presentations: 6 - 8
Length of abstract: 2 pages, following the template of the Congress
Special issue on a journal: Yes, by the Convener; it can be supported by the Organizing Committee