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8th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics Held at the University of Notre Dame

Allison Preston • DATE: June 20, 2018

The 8th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics was held June 4-7 at the University of Notre Dame. Professors Andrew Kennedy and Harindra Joe Fernando were the co-convenors of the event.

230 registrants from 21 different countries presented over three days in five parallel sessions. During the conference, participants engaged in scientific discussions across varying fields, with environmental hydraulics being the unifying theme. Representatives from classical hydraulics and hydraulic design, sediment transport, coastal and ocean hydraulics, atmospheric flows, water quality, fundamental fluid mechanics, and hydraulic-biological-ecological interactions were among those in attendance. 

The keynote address on studies of Mode-2 internal solitary-like waves was delivered by Peter Davies of the University of Dundee, Joseph Lee of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Marcelo Garcia of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

Faculty from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame also presented, including Department Chair Joannes Westerink, Assistant Professors Paola CrippaAlan HamletMarc Muller, and David Richter, as well as Research Assistant Professor Ashish Sharma, and Research Scientist Raghavendra Krishnamurthy. Professor Diogo Bolster and Laboratory Program Manager Zachariah Silver were also on the local organizing committee for the symposium. 

Conference sponsors included the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), the College of Engineering and Office of Research at the University of Notre Dame, the National Science Foundation, and the Army Research Office