I.S.Rivers 2022

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I.S.Rivers 2022 programme

The detailed programme of the 4th I.S.Rivers Conference is available 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

Erik Orsenna

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

Ralph Schielen

Senior advisor on Hydraulics, Morphology and Water Management at Rijkswaterstaat


Challenges in the Rhine-Meuse delta: mitigating climate change and anthropogenic interventions

Vikrant Jain

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)

Deliège J-F.


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)

Brierley G.


Let rivers be rivers: using Maori knowledge to reframe river management in Aotearoa New Zealand

Wantzen K.


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)

Lambert E.


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

Biron P.


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)?

Evette A.


Long and short term effects of anthropogenic developments on the riparian communities of the Rhône

Rés.PosterThemeAuthor listCountryTitle
TH1-TRAJAmini H., Monegaglia F., Tubino M., Zolezzi G.ITALYThe prediction of planform in meandering rivers using Machine learning models
TH1-TRAJBonneau J., Branger F., Vidal J-P., Rabotin M., Sauquet E.FRANCEExplore2, water’s future: study of the impact of climate change on the watersheds of the Loire and the Rhone through the application of a distributed hydrological model based on physics
TH1-TRAJChristin F., Podechard T., Lebon N.FRANCECOGERE – Decision support tool against global changes
TH1-TRAJHajdukiewicz H., Wyżga B.POLANDTwentieth-century development of floodplain forests in Polish Carpathian valleys
TH1-TRAJNémery J., Castebrun H., Thuong Thinh Q., Michel A., Montoya-Coronado V., Molle P., Nguyen Truong A., Gratiot N.FRANCEAlternative management of urban water in large metropolitan areas: comparison between Lyon (France) and Ho Chi Min Ville (Vietnam)
TH1-TRAJSauquet E., Lecoent P., Huang P., Catalogne C., Vidal J-P., Lhuissier L., Dariba N., Goulard F.FRANCEDynamic adaptive policy pathways under climate change for the Neste system (Pyrenees, France)
TH1-TRAJSeignemartin G., Piégay H., Mourier B., Riquier J., Raepple B., Winiarski T.FRANCESpatio-temporal terrestrialization patterns within the dike fields of a highly engineered river
TH1-TRAJŠulc Michalková M., Machová K., Bertalan L., Mácka Z.CZECH REPUBLICThe major factors influencing the meandering river pattern in the 20th century (case studies from Sajó River and Sacramento River)
TH2- FONCAdewolu A., Anquez B., Perret F., Rangel-Trejo A., Oldrich N., Cherqui F., Bernardo J., Namour P., Fakri-Bouchet L.FRANCELow-Cost systems for water quality monitoring
TH2- FONCAmmari A.ALGERIAEntropy approach as a tool of discharge measurments for gauged and ungauged river sites
TH2- FONCAndréault A., Rodrigues S., Gaudichet C.FRANCEApplication of a Gaussian Mixture Model on a LiDAR Topo-bathymetric survey for the identification of morphological units of a channel river
TH2- FONCColy A., Gueye F., Sall F.SENEGALBiodiveristy dynamics of the Senegal River basin coastline
TH2- FONCDelile H., Dendievel A-M., Yari A., Masson M., Miege C., Mourier B., Coquery M.FRANCEAssessment of the contamination of the world’s larger river basins from the specific particulate flows of inherited micropollutants
TH2- FONCEyrolle F., Copard Y., Evrard O., Lepage H., Lestel L., Mourier B., Shaefer J., Sempere R.FRANCEThe memory of riverine sediments used to predict the environmental impact of new technologies
TH2- FONCForcellini M., Plichard L., Dolédec S., Mérigoux S., Olivier J-M., Cauvy-Fraunié S., Lamouroux N.FRANCEModelling macroinvertebrate microhabitat selection: relevance, generality and link to biological traits
TH2- FONCGateuille D., Dusaucy J., Naffrechoux E., Cottin N., Fanget P., Tourreau G., Gallinelli P., Gillet F.FRANCEMicroplastic pollution in remote alpine lakes
TH2- FONCIannuzzi Z., Polomé P.FRANCEIdentification of the sources of pollution in the Rhône
TH2- FONCMartinez T., Hammoumi A., Ducret G., Berger J-F., Moreaud M., Deschamps R.FRANCEInputs and application of an automated multi-class segmentation of the Cassini land use map (XVIIIth c.) to the understanding of landscape and river dynamics at the end of the LIA
TH2- FONCNguyen Truong A., Némery J., Gratiot N., Dao T-S., Thieu V., Garnier J., Laruelle G.FRANCEModeling the seasonal nutrients dynamics and phytoplankton development in Saigon River Estuary, Vietnam
TH2- FONCNoclin N., Kieffer L., Mourier B., Troudet L., Le Coz J., Faure J-B., Riquier J., Camenen B., Winiarski T.FRANCERole of hydraulic forcing on fluvial sedimentary environments; hydrosedimentary modeling approach coupled with in situ studies
TH2- FONCNogaro G., Cordier F., Claude N., Jouy B., Puijalon S.FRANCETwo-dimensional numerical modeling of the uprooting of macrophytes on a reach of the Rhône River
TH2- FONCPruvost J., Dhivert E., Mourier B., Winniarski T., Tassin B., Gasperi J.FRANCEArchiving and spatial variability of miscroplastics in rivers sediments
TH2- FONCRobichon C., Dolédec S., Robin J.FRANCETowards the modeling of cyanobacteria development and toxicity in a regulated river
TH2- FONCThieu V., Casquin A., Silvestre M., Laruelle G., Billen G., Garnier J.FRANCEContribution of integrated land-sea modelling in the co-construction of territorialized scenarios to limit eutrophication of the French coastline
TH2- FONCThieu V., Silvestre M., Casquin A., Garnier J., Billen G.FRANCEModelling of carbon and nutrient transfers in French rivers: First step of a national generic land to sea modelling chain to fight against coastal eutrophication
TH2- FONCWaeles M., Guérin C., Rouget M-L., Briant N.FRANCEToxic metal levels and fluxes in the Aulne River and its tributaries; impact of historical mining activities of Huelgoat-Poullaouen
TH2- FONCWazne M., Vallier M., Dendievel A., Mourier B., Simon L., Krause S., Mermillod-Blondin F.FRANCEHydro-sedimentological factors impacting the distribution and abundance of microplastics in fluvial ecosystems
TH2- FONCZielonka A., Liro M., Grodzinska-Jurczak M., Liro J., Kiss T., Van Emmerik T., Wyżga B.POLANDMismanaged plastic waste along the Carpathian watercourses
TH3-RESTCortés Sánchez F M., Molina Martin B., Diaz-Redondo M.SPAINThe Vinalopo River (Alicante, Spain): a restoration proposal for a non-perennial mediterranean river with multiple anthropogenic pressures
TH3-RESTCoudreuse J., Bernez I.FRANCELong term survey of aquatic vegetation along the river Sélune: macrophytes as indicators of the coupled impact of big dam removal and decades of agricultural pressures
TH3-RESTCyffka B., Stammel B., Betz F., Gelhaus M., Borgs T.GERMANYScientific Efficiency Control of Restoration Success: a Case Study on a Danube Stretch in Bavaria (Germany)
TH3-RESTFourrier A., Launay M., André S., De Cesare G.SWITZERLANDRiver mouth revitalization design, how to improve ecosystem services and environmental benefits of engineering work?
TH3-RESTGouraud V., Insulaire F., Cattaneo F., Paillex A., Barillier A., Malavoi J-R.FRANCEFactors explaining trapping and stranding of fish in a river submitted to strong flow variations linked to hydropeaking production
TH3-RESTSprecher L., Weber C., Thomas G., Baumgartner S.SWITZERLANDChallenges and opportunities of using adaptive monitoring in river restoration in Switzerland
TH4-HOMCrozier P.FRANCEStory Fishers – Water memories – A river, a memory
TH4-HOMMichelot J-M.FRANCEWandering along the Rhône: eight years of sensitive discovery of the river
*présence à confirmer

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

Riffon O.


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

Piégay H.


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)

Pressiat F.


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))

Chemery J-B.


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?

Roux-Michollet D.


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

Collas F.

The Netherlands

Longitudinal Training Dams (LTDs): An Ecosystem-based Approach to River Management


Devitalization of damaging plant species on anthropised river banks

Rampini M.


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

United Kingdom

Natural Sediment Management (NSM): the most important component of Natural Flood Management (NFM)

United Kingdom

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

Nava L.


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

United Kingdom

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 Netherlands

The effects of habitat restoration in river floodplains on fish diversity and behaviour

Geerling G., Verreth J., Nagelkerke L.

The Netherlands

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

Rés.PosterThemeAuthor listCountryTitle
TH2-FONCArfeuillière A., Steiger J., Roussel E., Voldoire O., Gautier E.FRANCEDiagnosis of bedload transport downstream of the Allier gorges
TH2-FONCBulteau T., Batalla R., Chapron E., Valette P., Piégay H.FRANCETrajectorial BACI approach to address the complexity of river response to run-of-the-river dam operation in a multi-driver context (Upper Garonne)
TH2-FONCCernesson F., Dolques X., Thomas A., Blaizot M., Le Ber F., Braud A., Teisseire M., Grac C.FRANCEProposals of relevant hydrological metrics for ecological monitoring in rivers
TH2-FONCChapon B., Portier L., Picouet C., Clement D., Martin P.FRANCEUse of a distributed hydrological model for the operational implementation of flood protection
TH2-FONCChapuis M., Martins M., Adnès C., Tissot L., Martin N., Salvan L., Dreyfus R., Compagnon F., Douvinet., Brigode P., Fox D.FRANCECatchments’ reactions to the Oct. 2nd 2020 heavy rainfall in the Maritime Alps (France): sediment transport measurements, sediment connectivity model in the Roya river and reconstruction guidelines
TH2-FONCColy A., Kamara S., Martin P., Diallo M., Ndiaye Modou M.SENEGALApproach to the management of a strategic lake subject to major hydro-agricultural development: the lake of Guiers (Senegal)
TH2-FONCDépret T., Thommeret N., Gautier E., Piégay H.FRANCEPotential for recovery of lateral mobility on a low energy gravel-bed river under direct anthropogenic pressures
TH2-FONCDevreux L., Chapuis M., Belleti B.FRANCEDevelopment of a new sampling methodology for benthic invertebrates in a restored braided river
TH2-FONCDjeran-Maigre I., Morsel A., Levacher D., Razakamanantsoa A., Hussain M., Briançon L., Vacherie S.MEXICOLocal use of Usumacinta river sediments of Mexico for sustainable building materials and unpaved roads
TH2-FONCFressard M., Branger F.FRANCESpatial modelling of sediment sources on the Rhône catchment
TH2-FONCGorse-Labadie L., Coynet A., Chéry P., Pétillon T., Guiraud T., Bossy C., Maneux E., Rouger-Ristord S., Eisenlohr L., Jullien D.FRANCEAgronomic valorization of dredged sediments from the Charente River – VASC
TH2-FONCHortobagyi B., Petit S., Melun G., Le Roux G., Thauvin F., Piégay H.FRANCESpatio-temporal dynamics of driftwood in the alluvial plain of the Allier Valley (France)
TH2-FONCHumbert L.FRANCEAnalysis of fluvial morphodynamic parameters on risk assessment for dikes in a torrentiel context
TH2-FONCKhaleghi S., Kebriyaeizadeh S., Nosrati K.IRANRegional analysis of suspended sediment load in Haraz-Neka Drainage Basin, Iran
TH2-FONCMameri D., Hayes David S., Fuehrer S., Fauchery E., Schmutz S., Monserat A., Hasler T., Graf David R.M, Santos José M., Ferreira Maria T., Auer S.FRANCECold thermopeaking-induced drift in nase Chondrostoma nasus larvae
TH2-FONCMeyer A., Prygiel E., Laplace-Treyture C.FRANCEPhytoplankton communities in French large rivers: a comparative study of the ability of different metrics and methods to highlight anthropogenic pressures
TH2-FONCMimouni Y., Deliège J-FBELGIUMAssessment of the surface water quality of the Haouz plain using water quality indices
TH2-FONCPirlot P., Redolfi M., Tubino M.ITALYNodal bifurcations in gravel-bed multi-thread rivers
TH2-FONCPolblanc A., Cattaneo F., Grimardias D., Chasserieau C., Beaufils M.SWITZERLANDTypology of mobility behaviour for three fish species of the Rhône River basin.
TH2-FONCPottier G., Bargier N., Vigouroux R.FRENCH GUYANAUpdate of the Guiana Fish Index
TH2-FONCRasse L., Nogaro G., Piégay H., Puijalon S.FRANCESpatio-temporal dynamics of the aquatic vegetation on two sites of the Rhône River – Dynamique spatio-temporelle de la végétation aquatique sur deux sites du Rhône
TH3-RESTAUArchaimbault V., Vivier A., Boutet-Berry L., Rolan-Meynard M., Bramard M.FRANCEEvaluating the effectiveness of a hydromorphological restoration action: Contribution of a 13-year monitoring on the Marolles River
TH3-RESTAUCastel L., D’Harcourt M., Terrier B.FRANCEManagement policies for effective and targeted restoration of river continuity in the Rhône Mediterranean basin
TH3-RESTAUCherqui F., Gisi M. F. S., Silva P. V. R. M., Zhu Qingchuan, Navratil O., Cassel M., Namour P., Perret F., Robert J., Bourjaillat B., Russell K., Bertrand-Krajewski J-L.FRANCELow-cost sensors for water management
TH3-RESTAUDe Milleville L., Gob F., Thommeret N., Lespez L., Talès F., Zahm A., Girondin M.FRANCEHeterogeneity of the hydromorphological response to urbanisation of a small French river
TH3-RESTAULaval F., Fantino G.FRANCEFeedback from 25 years of sediment management and restoration of the Rhone. What issues need to be reconciled and what are the perspectives for managing and restoring the Rhone of tomorrow?
TH3-RESTAUMéjean S., Claude A., Rivollet M., Brivet C., Le Contellec L.FRANCEEvaluation of the sediment mobility on levelled sandbars using painted tracers: case of the Arve River between Borne and Bellecombe bridge.
TH3-RESTAUMikuś P., Wyżga B.POLANDImpact of the incised stream restoration on habitats, aquatic fauna and ecological stream quality
TH3-RESTAUPozzi A., Petit S., Marjolet L., Youenou B., Borges E., Maurin F., Namour P., Navratil O., Schmitt L., Branger F., Breil P., Cournoyer B.FRANCEAltering the discharge regime of a combined-sewer overflow induced a significant drop in allochthonous bacterial taxa in the microbial communities of the receiving stream: the big benefit of a small change.
TH3-RESTAURoset N., Parussati S., Sadot M., Charbonnier L., Navarro L., Tessier C., Vivier A.FRANCERestoration of the Veyle River by creating a new reach by-passing a gravel-pit. Focus on fish and temperature monitoring 11 years after flowing the new river bed
TH3-RESTAURoset N., Parussati S., Sadot M., Charbonnier L., Navarro L., Talès E.FRANCERestoration of the Veyle River by creating a new reach by-passing a gravel-pit. Zoom on hydromorphology monitoring 11 years after flowing the new river bed
TH3-RESTAUSerlet A., Tal M., Viparelli E.FRANCEMorphodynamic modelling of historical modifications and present-day restoration strategies along two reaches of the Rhône River
TH3-RESTAUSharma K.INDEEcological restoration and management challenges of the river Ganges in India
TH3-RESTAUSytsma A., Kondolf M., Serra-Llobet A.USAImplementation of Green Infrastructure in Four West Coast US Cities Depends on Regulation and Historical Infrastructure
TH3-RESTAUTissot N., Riquier J., Piégay H.FRANCEAssessing active side channels morpho-sedimentary trajectories with multi-technical approach
TH3-RESTAUTomson T., Janssens X., Schoofs E., Demset Noé., Lognoul M., Den Doncker S.BELGIUMImproving the design and success of renaturation projects: a place for biodiversity
TH3-RESTAUTréguet C.FRANCEGaronne and confluences Charter
TH3-RESTAUWyżga B., Amirowicz A., Bednarska A., Bylak A., Hajdukiewicz H. Kędzior R., Kukuła K., Liro M., Mikuś P., Oglęcki P., Radecki-Pawlik A., Zawiejska J.POLANDEvaluating immediate and long-term effects of river restoration projects in the Polish Carpathians
TH3-RESTAUZawiejska J., Chmielowska D.POLANDAdvantages and risks from recent beaver recolonization of the rivers in the Tatra Mountains foreland, southern Poland
TH4-HOMMEErrero Brancato F E., Cerceau J., Junqua G., Lachassagne P.FRANCETo think about territorial evolution of hydro-social interactions over time
TH4-HOMMEGenouel M., Comby E., Le Lay Y-F., Biron P.FRANCEUrban Flood and Pollutions: what is at Stake for French-speaking Scientists? A Comparison between France and Canada
TH4-HOMMEHatvany M., Cayer D., Valette P., Parent A.CANADAMaking Visible The Intertidal Marshes Of The St. Lawrence: An Integrated Approach To Marsh Management (Quebec, Canada)
TH4-HOMMEMaghakian C., Navratil O., Riviere N., Le Coz J., Honegger A., Zanot J-M.FRANCEUrban River Drownings: from epidemiological study to assisted underwater rescue for victims in the Rhône and the Saône Rivers in Lyon, France
*attendance to be confirmed

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

Lascaux J-M.


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)

Rudolf F.


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

Perin M.


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

The Netherlands

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

Zolezzi G.


Sediment supply as a key control on habitat change during managed floods: a proof of concept

Gailhard J.


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)

Rolan-Meynard M.


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

Sureau-Blanchet N.


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.

Jeff Opperman

WWF’s global lead freshwater scientist


Protecting and restoring rivers in a global transitions and transformations period

Rebecca Lave

Geography professor at Indiana University


Olivier Ejderyan

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


Assigning rights to rivers