The detailed programme of the 4th I.S.Rivers Conference is available: discover all the communications below.
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- The opening and closing plenary conferences will be led by our keynote speakers
- The oral presentations of the authors selected by our review committee are divided into 4 rooms according to the themes of the conference, for a total of 28 sessions which subjects are detailed below
- Several poster sessions are planned on Tuesday and Wednesday to allow the participants and authors to talk freely about the papers
- 3 workshops are available on guest list and will take place on Monday 4th of July 2022 (optional)
- 4 technical tours are available upon registration (limited number of places) and will take place on Friday 8th of July 2022 (optional)
- A welcome cocktail will be held on Monday evening and a closing cocktail will be held on Thursday evening
- The gala evening is scheduled for Wednesday evening
- An exhibition on the theme of river transport will be on display on Tuesday and Wednesday in the corridors of the University Lyon 2 and on Thursday in the atrium of the Palais Hirsch, at the heart of the conference.
- Various events will take place in parallel to the conference (more details on our dedicated page) including the exhibition Visages du Rhone (“Faces of the Rhône river”): a visit is organized by us with a departure at 18:30 from the university
Tuesday 5th of July
Economist, author, member of the Académie Française and Chair of Initiative for the future of great rivers.
Environmental fragility, human fragility: a necessary global approach – the example of rivers
Senior advisor on Hydraulics, Morphology and Water Management at Rijkswaterstaat
Challenges in the Rhine-Meuse delta: mitigating climate change and anthropogenic interventions
Professor and Head of Natural Science at the Indian Institue of Technology, Gandhinagar
A human-centric approach for river management in the Anthropocene: an example from the large Ganga River system, India
Session chaired by Jean-Luc Probst (CNRS, Toulouse University, France) and Yves Meinier
Ayrault S., Evrard O., Coynel A., Debret M., Gardes T., Winiarski T., Perceval O., Van Der Perk M., Grosbois C.
What are the key factors influencing sediment quality along Western European rivers?
Mondamert L., Labanowski J., Bourrain X.
Comparison of metallic and organic contaminants temporal trajectories recorded in sedimentary archives of the Loire basin
Modelling a severe transient anoxia of continental freshwaters due to a Scheldt accidental release (sugar industry)
Assessment of the impact of gold mining on the quality of water resources in the Lom Basin: Multivariate statistical analysis, water quality index and spatial interpolation
Nguyen Truong A., Minh Tam L., Troger R., Wiberg K., Némery J., Nguyen Phuoc D., Baduel C.
Emerging contaminants in a tropical estuary impacted by a megacity: spatial distribution and risk assessment
Session chaired by Carole Barthélémy (Population-Environnement-Development Laboratory, France) and Jean-Louis Michelot (Atelier des Confins, France)
Let rivers be rivers: using Maori knowledge to reframe river management in Aotearoa New Zealand
River culture in China and India, a comparative perspective on its origins, challenges, and solutions
The Casamance River and the hold of the sacred, geographical study of sacred river spaces
Gender and sediment extraction in the Usumacinta river basin, Mexico
“Cap sur le Rhône”: a network of actors and collective projects to tell the story of the river’s complexity
Session chaired by James Brasington (University of Canterbury, New-Zealand) and Baptiste Marteau (EVS, CNRS, France)
Using Young-of-the-Year fish assemblages for bio-indication: a management and restoration tool for large navigated rivers systems
Mourier B., Peteuil C., Fretaud T.
Interest of geophysical methods to determine the evolution and the spatial distribution of sedimentary deposits upstream of run-of-the-river dams (Upper Rhône, France)
Schenk K., Leite Ribeiro M., Bartosova A., Giardino C., Bresciani M., Matta E., Ruther N.
HYPOS, an online decision support tool for sediment management in reservoirs
Petitjean S., Bourcier P., Versanne J., Thomas Archambeau D.
Monitoring water quality by aquatic drone: development and experimentation on hydroelectric dam reservoir
Boutron O., Elger A.
DEMETHER, a numerical model and a management support tool of aquatic vegetation
Session chaired by Christine Weber (Eawag, Switzerland) and Hervé Piégay (CNRS, ENS Lyon, France)
Barthélémy C., Cottet M., Gramaglia C., Lamouroux N., Lusson M., Navratil O., Piégay H.
Taking an interdisciplinary perspective to disentangle complex effects of restoring ecological continuity in riverine socio-ecosystems
Barreteau O., Barthelemy C., Camenen B., Cauvy-Fraunié S., Comby E., Datry T., Johannet A., Le Lay Y., Moatar F., Navratil O., Némery J., Piégay H., Piola F., Puijalon S., Sauquet E., Simon L.
Generalizing local knowledge for informing global approaches: lessons from the Rhône Long Term Socio-Ecological Research platform.
Tracking Monitoring and Performance Measures at the Watershed Scale
Integrating hydrogeomorphological principles and human benefits in river restoration: framework proposal for projects management
Borgwardt F., Funk., Haidvogl., Meulenbroek P., Muhar S. Rauch P., Tschikof M., Under G., Weigelhofer G.
Integration of the meta-ecosystem approach into a socio-ecological framework for restoring large rivers
Session chaired by Thibaut Mallet (Symadrem, France) and Sophie Cauvy-Fraunié (INRAE, France)
Crochemore L., Montginoul., Sauquet E.
Water uses and climate change in the Rhône basin: quantification of the impact of different adaptation strategies on the resource
Adapting California’s Water Governance to a Changing Climate
Buffin-Bélanger T., Biron P., Choné G.
Preliminary flood risk assessment in Quebec and risk evolution related with increasing discharge
Drought stress of Riparian Woodlands from Groundwater Decline and Climate Change: Ecosystem Indicators at Multiple Scales
Session chaired by Anne Chin (University of Colorado, Denver, USA) and Emeline Comby (EVS, CNRS, France)
Evette A., Rivière-Honegger A., Vukelic S.
Develop rivers through soil bioengineering: a solution for the city of tomorrow?
Nature-based solutions to reduce flood risk: Perspectives from France and the US
Bubeck P., Kuhlicke C.
Factors shaping public attitude towards nature-based solutions based on theories of risk and place: the case of dike relocation projects along the Elbe River
Education to the flooding risk: how to build the citizen’s resilience to climate change?
Session chaired by *Martin Pusch (IGB Berlin, Germany) and *Delphine Danancher (Conservatoire d’espaces naturels Rhône-Alpes, France)
Nguyen T A., Saliman R., Gratiot N., Strady E., Nguyen Tuyet T N., Baduel C.
Seasonal distribution of phytoplankton in a tropical estuary under high urban pressure
Mercier B., Martinez A., Nespoulet R., Garnier J.
Reservoirs change pCO2 and water quality of downstream rivers: evidence from three reservoirs in the Seine Basin
Samie R., Monteil C., Sanchez Perez J. M.
Using SWAT model to study suspended sediments and nitrates regulation by wetlands in the Vienne watershed
Franquet E., Stolzenberg N., Fruget J-F., Marion L., Souty-Grosset C., Anneville O., Cavalli L., Faure J-P., Corget N., Josserand F., Banaru D.
Ecosystem based approach of a Lower Saone River section to assess the impact of invasive or expanding species
Session chaired by Maxime Boivin (UQAC, Canada) and *Isabelle Eudes (Rhone-Meditterean-Corsica Water Agency, France)
Rollet A-J., Lasne E.
Dynamic of biogeomorphological processes in moderate energy system : the example of the Sélune river.
Response of gravel bank plant communities to restoration of alluvial margins on the old Rhone of Péage-de-Rousillon (Isère-Ardèche, France)
Dufour S., Le Coeur D., Bernez I.
Three years after hydroelectric dam removal: how spontaneous vegetation colonize the neo-valley of the Sélune river (Normandy)?
Long and short term effects of anthropogenic developments on the riparian communities of the Rhône
Wednesday 6th of July
Session chaired by Jean-René Malavoi (Rhone-Meditterean-Corsica Water Agency, France) and Stanley Gregory (Oregon State University, USA)
Houbrechts G., Gautier E., Peeters A., Dépret T., Gilet L.
Impact of anthropogenic weirs on the sediment continuity of rivers in the Seine basin and the Ardennes massif
Le Coz J., Lauters F., Pierrefeu G., Stepanian J., Laible J.
Sedimentary issues and monitoring of dam flushing operations: The Lower Isère River case in 2021
Update of sediment flows (coarse, sands, fine) of the Rhône and the contributions of its tributaries. What sediment continuity to to be targeted for the Rhône ?
Benitez J-P., Dierckx A., Baeyens R., Coeck J., Pauwels I., Mouton A., Archambeau P., Dewals B., Pirotton M., Erpicum S., Ovidio M.
The effect of a hydropower station associated with a navigation canal on the Atlantic salmon smolt: identification of impacts and remedial actions
Beaufils M., Cattaneo F.
Ecological connectivity on the French-Swiss upper Rhône River: upstream fish passage at two successive large hydroelectric dams for potamodromous, partially migratory species
Session chaired by Sylvie Morardet (INRAE, France) and Anne Rivière-Honegger (EVS, CNRS, France)
Jautzy T., Boivin M., Raté T., Briand Y.
Improving our knowledge and developing tools for stakeholders in Quebec: building a regional hydrogeomorphologic overview
Development of a participatory approach to process-based urban river restoration: the socio-Natural trajectory of the rivière à Mars in Saguenay, Québec
Abrami G., Gouy V., Carluer N., Armani G.
Building collective action at a watershed level to reduce the impact of phytosanitary products on water quality: lessons from a participatory approach.
Valette P., Wallart S.
The Garonne Landscape Observatory: a tool for geohistoric knowledge at the service of the territories of the valley.
Human-river interactions on a timeline: monitoring the Rohrschollen Island (Rhine River) trajectory
Session chaired by Stephan Krause (University of Birmingham, UK) and Laurent Simon (Lyon 1 University, France)
Operationalizing ecosystem services for decision making with the River Ecosystem Service Index (RESI)
Jouon S., Vivier A., Bouquet S.
Ecosystem services generated by rivers in very good ecological status: example of the Léguer (22) and the Estéron (06), rivers labeled “wild river sites”
Monetary Valuation of German Floodplain Ecosystem Services ; a meta-analysis
Weingartner R., Zappa M.
Power production VS Good river status: HYDROpot_integral as a tool to simultaneously assess hydropower potential and ecological potential
Lucia A., Tockner K., Zarfl C.
Integrated Impact Assessment for Sustainable Hydropower Planning in the Niger and Volta Catchments (West Africa)
Session chaired by Jérémie Riquier (Saint-Etienne University, France) and Frédéric Liebault (INRAE, France)
Gob F., Dépret T., Virmoux C., Govin V.
Sedimentary dynamics of a meandering river in the Seine basin
Fretaud T., Masson A-L., Moiraud C., Mora C., Peeters A., Piégay H., Peteuil C., Taissant R., Renaud S., Wirtz C.
Evaluation of the time required for the evacuation of coarse sediment in bypassed Rhône: the example of Donzère
Restoring fluvial dynamics of the river Allier on the Ile des Cailloux
A trajectory-based BACI framework to assess the effects of gravel augmentation on thermal functions in gravel-bed rivers
Barillier A., Beisel J-N.
Long-term dynamics of macro-invertebrate communities after gravel augmentations in the Old Rhine River (France)
Session chaired by Jean-Michel Olivier (Lyon 1 University, France) and Evelyne Talès (INRAE, France)
Downstream migration routes of European silver eels through a hydroelectric scheme in the Rhône River
Nzau M., Renardy S., Benitez J-P.
Seasonal and daily rhythms of movements of fish fauna within the River Meuse equipped with modern migratory fish-passes
Brasier W., Pressiat F., Aigoui F.
Evaluation of the donzere dam fishway efficiency (Rhone river). Approach based on hydraulic expertise, monitoring of fish passages by rfid tagging and video observation
Population increases of nonindigenous American shad in the Columbia River
Rebière D., Mercier O., Sagnes P.
Evaluation of the biological efficiency of a fish passage device equipping a road hydraulic structure
Session chaired by Rebecca Lave (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA) and Olivier Edjeryan (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL Switzerland))
Social utility at the service of a Rhône river restoration project: issues, method and experience feedback
Lespez L., Oiry A., Drapier L.
(Re)appropriating the valley after the dismantling of a dam: the importance of the transition phase (Sélune, France) (Selune River, France)(France)
Assessing the position of actors in river restoration at various scales in Romania
Bricard A., Biré L., El Arch Y., Faure L., Picon G., Porral M-C.
The hydropower concession renewal of the Rhône river: who is involved for which development of the river?
The strategic mobilisation of environmental history: a case study of the Upper Rhone
Session chaired by Cybill Staentzel (ENGEES, Strasbourg, France) and Sara Puijalon (LEHNA, Lyon 1 University, France)
Moiroud C., Wichroff E., Gerbaud A., Miquet A., Bourse A., Amoureux A.
Experimentation of alluvial benches management reconciling biodiversity and hydraulic safety: example of the Rhone in Chautagne
Le Bouteiller C., Evette A., Dommanget F.
Hydrogeomorphological processes of rivers and plant invasions. What interactions in the case of Asian knotweeds?
Damoiseau S., Leitao M., Braga G., Denux O., Richard N., Jugé P.
Multitaxa monitoring in floodplain habitats of a dynamic river: test of a monitoring protocol for the Loire river and its floodplain – first results
Demarchi L., Michel K., Piégay H.
Hyperspectral and LiDAR remote-sensing for the monitoring channel bathymetry and the health of riparian forests
Greulich S., Janssen P., Rodrigues S.
Ecological strategies of herbaceous communities along flooding and light gradients in the side channels of le lower Loire River (France)
Session chaired by Oldrich Navratil (Lyon 2 University , France) and Olivier Pillonel (Lyon Metropolis, France)
GABIODIV project: innovation for the ecological rehabilitation of the urbanized banks of Lyon’s major rivers
Longitudinal Training Dams (LTDs): An Ecosystem-based Approach to River Management
Devitalization of damaging plant species on anthropised river banks
Re-opening of two rivers in gallery during the transformation of an industrial area
Session chaired by Jain Vikrant (IIT Gandhinagar, India) and Barbara Belleti (CNRS, ENS Lyon, France)
Bouchard M., Bérubé J., Fantino G.
Hydrogeomorphological processes restoration 25 years after the major Saguenay flood event, Quebec – Implementation of regional monitoring in Eastern Quebec in collaboration with river managers
Pellizzaro H., Perrin C., Michaud A., Collomb D., Rouquet P., Granovsky S., Grandhaye V., Couret L.
Flood risk and river mobility studies on river “gave de Pau”
Piton G., Chapuis M., Passy P., Martins C., Kuss D.
Major floods of the Vésubie and Roya Rivers (Alps, France) in October 2020: hydrogeomorphological caracterisation and management perspectives
Natural Sediment Management (NSM): the most important component of Natural Flood Management (NFM)
Does re-meandering have an impact on flood risk reduction? A detailed case study from the Eddleston Water restoration project, Scotland.
Session chaired by Marie-Anne Germaine (LAVUE Laboratory, CNRS, France) and Marie-Pierre Camproux Duffrène (Strasbourg University, France)
Gonzalez Besteiro A., Bailly G., Gallardo Zavaleta V., Medina L.
Local development of a natural ressource and environmental management: what the Usumacinta river sediments tells us (Tabasco, Mexico)
Booth E., Lave R.
Integrating Social and Biophysical Research to Support Community Flood Resilience in the Driftless Area (USA)
River restoration can greatly benefit from Citizen Science
Climate adaptation strategies: coproduction of Knowledge and shared solutions
Session chaired by Isabelle Jacquelet (EDF, France) and Mathias Kondolf (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Evidence of hydromorphological alteration under present-day sand mining and management works. Case studies on Romanian rivers
The law of river sediments: considerations from the case of the Usumacinta River in Mexico
Roux-Michollet D., Charruau P.
Setting up a sediment monitoring system from a socio-ecological perspective for the adaptive governance of the Usumacinta watershed in Mexico
Integrating channel evolution into river management: towards a functional decision-support framework
Session chaired by Christiane Zarfl (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany) and Jeff Opperman (WWF, USA)
Sierings B., Stoffers T.
The effects of habitat restoration in river floodplains on fish diversity and behaviour
Geerling G., Verreth J., Nagelkerke L.
Understanding habitat heterogeneity as driver for the diversity and abundances of young-of-the-year riverine fishes
Potet B., Chanseau M., Peress J., Briand C.
LIFE Dordogne River, a pilot project for the ecological sediment management of large rivers in France and Europe
Riquier J., Castella E., Lebrun C., Mayor H., Tissot N., Lamouroux N., Olivier J-M., Piégay H.
Characterizing and predicting the use of alluvial habitats by aquatic communities for a better management of large river ecosystems
Mora C., Bearez M., Moiroud C.
Challenges and complexity of setting up operational monitoring of the effects of ecological restoration works on the alluvial margins of the Rhône
Thursday 7th of July
Session chaired by Peng Gao (Syracuse University, USA) and Ralph Shielen (Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands))
Coviello V., Comiti F.
Alteration of sediment fluxes and morphological changes in Alpine rivers
Molina B., Ivarez-Rodriguez J.
A diachronic analysis of trajectories of change in the Duero River (Spain) reveals imbalances in past and current fluvial dynamics
Assessment of control factors and sensitivity of anthropized river to prioritize geomorphological restoration actions (Dordogne River, France)
Bertoldi W., Vitti A., Cekrezi B., Zolezzi G.
Recent morphological trajectories of the near-natural Vjosa river and its tributaries at the catchment scale
Walusiak E., Radecki-Pawlik A., Liro M., Hajdukiewicz H., Zawiejska J.
Island development in a passively restored mountain river: the Raba, Polish Carpathians
Session chaired by Simon Tremblay (UQAC, Canada) and Gilles Armani (consulting, France)
Freight transport on inland waterways and the Rhine low water crisis in 2018: a concerted search for adaptation solutions
Sharing the resource in the Drance basin: How to debate the future?
Implementation of an approach to initiate a 15-20 political vision for the future of the Val de Saône in connection with climate change
Let’s talk about climate: exploring change along the Rhône river
Session chaired by Marina Coquery (INRAE, France) and Sébastien Rohais (IFPN, France)
Lynch I, Sambrook Smith G., Kukkola A., Schneidewind U., Kelleher L., Gomez-Velez J., Wazne M., Mermillod-Blondin F., Simon L., Dendievel A-M.
The 100 Plastic Rivers Programme
Poitou I., Nous C., Tassin B., Gasperi J.
Riverine Litter in a small Urban River in Marseille, France: Plastic Load and Management Challenges
Macro- and mesoplastic abundance and composition in the water column of the river Waal
Vallier M., Mermillod-Blondin F., Mourier B., Piégay H., Winiarski T., Krause S., Simon L.
Assessing microplastic sources and transport pathways along gravel-bed rivers: Focus on the Ain River
Mabilais D., Ricordel S., Verdier L., Tassin B., Gasperi J.
Transfer processes of plastic macrodebris in the Loire estuary: trajectories and influencing factors
Session chaired by Teresa Ferreira (Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugal) and Maria Alp (INRAE, France)
Capra H., Lamouroux N.
Response of fish and macroinvertebrate to rapid changes in hydraulic conditions due to hydropeaking
Sediment supply as a key control on habitat change during managed floods: a proof of concept
Water releases on the Ain river (France) to limit warming of water accentuated by climate change
Vanzo D., Weber C.
Nervous habitats: effects of hydropeaking on the habitat persistency at the patch scale
Bartolomucci C., Diouf S., Guillard J., Lecomte E., Polblanc A., Rocle M., Grimardias D.
Ecological impacts on fish of a controlled sediment flushing from a large dam on the French-Swiss Upper-Rhône River.
Session chaired by Fanny Arnaud (ENS Lyon, France) and Anne-Julia Rollet (Rennes 2 University, France)
Piégay H., Li Z.
Functioning adjustment of a braided river to different human activities in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Nones M., Gargiulo M., Ruello G.
Exploitation of satellite data for the monitoring of river morphological evolution: a study case on Po river (Italy)
Recent river-floodplain dynamics in a large tropical river and its relation with local agriculture
Piégay H., Brasington J.
How large can be a braid plain? A worldwide scale comparison
Is the headward erosion a dowstream effect of Coca river damming?
ANEB session chaired by Catherine Gremillet (ANEB, France) and Isabelle Michallet (EVS, CNRS, France)
What are the optimal scales of public action to prevent and manage floods? Two centuries of experience feedback in four river towns in France and Spain
Guevara S., Gralepois M.
The development of Flood Expansion Zones (ZEC) facing social and environmental inequalities: the case of the cities of the Middle Loire (France)
The promotion of river tourism, a lever for local development and territorial cooperation? Analysis of two experiences in France and Spain
In search of a territory-specific resource: the example of the Saône River in the Haute-Saône department
Session chaired by Philippe Janssen (INRAE, LESSEM, France) and Eléonore Vandel (Conservatoire d’espaces naturels Rhône-Alpes, France)
Gob F., Tales E., Thommeret N., De Milleville L., Letourneur M.
A new tool to characterize the socio-environmental dimensions of Urban rivers: Urban River Socio-environmental index (URBS)
Cattanéeo F., Jean P., Valentini A., Rostaing E., Lecomte E., Guillard J.
Bi-O-Rhône – Innovative fish monitoring of French-Swiss reservoirs
Carayon D., Coste M., Rosebery J.
Development and European intercalibration of a diatomic evaluation system of french Large Rivers’ ecological status.
Batista J S., Bevilaqua D R., Carvalho C. S. M., Guimarães F. W. S., Ferreira Savio J. F., Monteiro Maria T. F. , Miranda Sebastião A. F., Forsberg Bruce R., Schongart J., Wittmann F., Piedade Maria T.F., Lopes A., Adeney J. M., Junk Wolfgang J.
A geochemical water quality index for the major Amazonian rivers
ECRR session chaired by Nicolas Lamouroux (INRAE, France) and Bart Fokkens (ECRR)
12 years of the demonstration sites network for hydromorphological stream restoration: assessment and perspectives
Steinmann A., Moritsch S., Hecher P., Blaas K., Comiti F.
Morphological assessment of river restoration projects in South Tyrol (Italy)
Implementation of restoration measures in Switzerland between 2011 and 2019
Social utility, an opportunity for large water cycle projects ?
Navigation on the Rhône and Saône; an uninterrupted stream of innovations
From prehistoric times to the present, navigation on the Rhône and Saône rivers has sparked an explosion of ingenuity and innovation.
Look into these innovations with the exhibition “From tree trunk to the boat of the future,” offered by Promofluvia and the Alliance des Rhodaniens.
This exhibition composed by 9 panels will be displayed on Tuesday and Wednesday in the corridors of the University Lyon 2 and on Thursday in the atrium, in the heart of I.S.Rivers, to enjoy it between oral sessions.
WWF’s global lead freshwater scientist
Protecting and restoring rivers in a global transitions and transformations period
Geography professor at Indiana University
Geographer and leader of the Society and Innovation research group at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Green energy or healthy rivers? Tensions in the governance of Swiss hydropower
Marie-Pierre Camproux Duffrène
Law professor at Strasbourg University