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HS10.2/GM8.2

Estuarine processes (co-organized)
Convener: M. Toffolon  | Co-Conveners: HHG Savenije , S. M. Mudd 
Oral Programme
 / Fri, 27 Apr, 15:30–17:00 / Room 39
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Fri, 27 Apr, 10:30–12:00 / Hall A
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Estuaries are important environments both for natural and economic reasons. Assessing the impact of anthropic pressure on these systems is a complex task, because it is contextual with several natural processes acting over a wide range of time scales. Learning from the analysis of case studies, and exploiting the up-to-date knowledge about hydraulic, morphological and biological processes, this open session aims at discussing to which limit it is possible to predict the natural and human-influenced evolution of estuaries, deltas, and lagoons. Presentations are welcome about all the aspects involved in the problem: hydrodynamics, morphological characterization, morphodynamics, sediment transport and the effect of cohesion, salinity intrusion, impact of climate change and sea-level rise, and societal or management implications, including for instance tidal hydropower production. Efforts towards multidisciplinary approaches and ecological modelling are especially appreciated.