Important Dates

September 15, 2017
Deadline for abstract submission

November 1, 2017
Notification of Abstract Acceptance

March 1, 2018
Four Page Extended Abstract Submission

April 1, 2018
End of Early Registration

June 4-7, 2018
Conference Dates

Abstract Submission Closed

The 8th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics will be held June 4-7, 2018
at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

Whether in rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries, groundwater, the atmosphere, or in developed settings, Environmental Hydraulics significantly affects human activities. For this Symposium, we will examine the topic both at its basic and applied levels. We invite abstract submissions from all interested parties, with four-page extended abstracts due at a later date. All extended abstracts by registered participants will be published in the Conference Proceedings, and authors will present their work at the Symposium. A partial list of Symposium topics is given below, but participants will have the opportunity to suggest additional topics and invite speakers for targeted mini-symposiums within the larger meeting.

Building on successes of previous meetings, the symposium will promote the exchange of research and ideas across a wide range of topics in Environmental Hydraulics. Researchers, practitioners, and students are all invited to the Notre Dame Campus, which can be easily reached either by driving from Chicago or flying directly to the South Bend International Airport. The Symposium will be held at the Notre Dame Conference Center, which is directly across the street from the Conference Hotel. June in South Bend is very pleasant, with daytime highs around 77°F (25°C).

Conference Topics

General Session Categories

  • Water Quality Dynamics in Streams, Rivers, Lakes and Reservoirs
  • Atmosphere/Ocean/Lake Processes and Modeling
  • Environmental Hydraulics in a Changing Environment
  • Advanced Experimental Techniques
  • Hydrodynamic Modeling of Urban Catchments
  • Numerical Studies
  • Impact Assessment of Industrial/Municipal Discharges
  • Great Lakes Water Quality and Outlook
  • Theoretical Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • Global and Regional Water Resources
  • Coastal Hydraulics
  • High Performance Computing in Environmental Hydraulics
  • Integrated Surface Water and Groundwater Modeling
  • Biogeochemistry of Estuaries and Embayments
  • Environmental Disasters
  • Case Studies of Engineering Design
  • Other non-listed topics

Mini-Symposium Topics

  • Environmental Gravity Currents
  • Effects of Vegetation on Coastal Environment
  • Turbulent (stratified) flows encountering topography
  • Environmental River Mechanics
  • Sediment Transport and Coastal Processes
  • Multiscale Modeling of Hydraulic Systems
  • Upscaling and Downscaling in Environmental Hydraulics
  • Urban Fluid Mechanics
  • Transients and Geysers in Urban Systems
  • Atmospheric Flows in Complex Terrain
  • Integrating Environmental Hydraulics and Ecological Modeling
  • Single- and Multiphase Jets and Plumes
  • Observations of Turbulence in Natural Waters