Masterclasses are proposed on the topics indicated here below. They are a place of scientific exchanges between a few students (involved in the preparation of a PhD thesis that they will detail) and two senior researchers that will remind the newest researches about the topic.

Masterclasses application  is closed.

Applicants will receive soon information about final decision.

If you want information about masterclasses, please send an email to with [Masterclasses] at the beginning of its subject. 

Master classes are free of charge (lunch and dinner included) for registered participants to River Flow 2018 conference.

The masterclasses will be held on Tuesday 4th September at Irstea (Lyon-Villeurbanne Centre of the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture).  A recently-built laboratory in hydraulics and hydromorphology is dedicated to the study of free-surface flow processes such as urban flood processes, transport of a mixture of fine and coarse sediments, and overbank flows in a compound channel. Visits of this later laboratory will be organized during the day of the masterclasses.

Master class will start at 9:30a.m. So it is recommmended to come at about 9 a.m. for check-in.


Masterclass topics

  • Measurement techniques: laboratory and field experiments (room Saone)
             Marian Muste and Olivier Eiff
  • Numerical modeling: unsteady flow, sediment transport, and bed evolution (room Durance)
              Kamal El Kadi Abderrezzak and Cristian Escauriaza
  • Impact of vegetation on flow and sediment processes (room Ardières)
              Vladimir Nikora and Ellis Penning
  • River morphology and morphodynamics (room Isère)
              Alain Recking and Ana Maria da Silva
  • River restoration: links between morphology and habitats (room Drôme)
              Nicolas Lamouroux and Stuart Lane

The master classes of topics « Flood Hazard Modeling », « From flood control to risk management », « Mixing processes and heat transfer in open-channel flows » are canceled.

Applicants to these master classes will be distributed to master classes about other topics.