Category Archives: Boussinesq lectures

Boussinesq Lecture 2016

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 11.00 – 18.00 h
Speaker: prof. Gabriel Katul, Duke University
Location: Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts (KVAB), Brussel, Belgium
Subject: Evaporation and transpiration
Other speakers: Dr. Miriam Coenders (TU Delft) and Dr. Diego Miralles (VU Amsterdam/Ghent University)

Note that the Boussinesq Lecture is preceded by the 2016 PhD meeting of the Boussinesq Center, including a poster session during lunch.

Please register by sending an email to Tamara Schalkx and indicate whether you will attend the PhD-meeting (then we will have lunch for you).

PROGRAM:

10.55 Opening PhD event with coffee and tea (also non-PhD students are more then welcome to attend the PhD-event)
11.00 Tadesse Alemayehu (VU Brussel): Mapping ET in a data scarce tropical basin using MODIS and GLDAS dataset
11.15 Robin van der Schalie (VU Amsterdam): tba
11.30 Joeri van Engelen (Utrecht Univ.): Hypersaline groundwater intrusion in the Quarternary aquifer of the Nile Delta
11.45 Remko Nijzink (TU Delft): Constraining models with remote sensing; a collaborative experiment
12.00 Ricardo Teixeira de Silva (Wageningen Univ.): Soil moisture functions and threats for Urban Planning and decision making in a changing world
12.15 Yang Lu (TU Delft): Estimating surface heat fluxes by assimilating land surface temperature and soil moisture data
12.30  Vincent Odongo (UT Twente): Evapotranspiration controls in a tropical Ramsar Lake Basin

12.45 Lunch for PhD event attendees

13.30 Introduction by chairman
13.40 Gabriel Katul (Duke University): Evapotranspiration: From the kinetic theory tot the limits of plant life
14.40 Coffee break
15.00 Miriam Coenders (TU Delft): Unraveling the evaporation process; DTS and stable water isotopes
15.45 Diego Miralles (VU Amsterdam/Ghent University): On the role of evaporation during droughts and heatwaves
16.30 Closure and drinks

During the whole day there will be te possibility to show posters, all coffee breaks are poster sessions

Boussinesq Lecture 2015

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 09.00 – 17.00 h
Speaker: prof. Jeff McDonnell, University of Saskatchewan
Location: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Amsterdam, Tinbergenzaal
Subject: Watershed evolution under climate change and human activities
Other speakers: Dr. Victor Bense (Wageningen University) and Dr. Derek Karssenberg (Utrecht University)

Note that the Boussinesq Lecture is preceded by the 2015 PhD meeting of the Boussinesq Center, including a poster session during lunch.

Please register by sending an email to Tamara Schalkx and indicate whether you will attend the PhD-meeting (then we will have lunch for you).

PROGRAM:
09.00 Opening PhD event with coffee and tea (also non-PhD students are more then welcome to attend the PhD-event)
09:15 PhD-event

09.30 Anouk Gevaert (VU Amsterdam): Evaluating two methods to downscale passive microwave soil moisture in Australia
09.45 Sebastian Huizer (Utrecht Univ.): Effect of large sand nourishments (case Sand Engine) on fresh groundwater resources
10.00  Marmar Badr (Unesco-IHE): Climate change, sea level rise and groundwater management in the Nile Delta
10.15 Yingrong Wen (TU Delft): Organic pollution of rivers: the double threat of urbanization and global climate change
10.30 coffee break
11.00 Remko Nijzink (TU Delft): The evolution of root zone storage after land use change
11.15 Taufik Muh (Wageningen Univ.): Peat fires and drought in Indonesia
11.30  Xu Yuan (ITC Twente): The role of sea surface salinity of the Indian Ocean in the South Asian Summer Monsoon
11.45 Pedro Hervé (Gent Univ.)

12.15 Lunch for PhD event attendees

13.00 Opening Boussinesq Lecture with coffee and tea
13.30 Introduction by chairman
13.40 Jeff McDonnell (Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada): Watershed evolution under climate change and human activities
14.40 Coffee break
15.00 Victor Bense (Wageningen Univ.): Hydrologic behavior under changing permafrost
15.45 Derek Karssenberg (Utrecht Univ.): Critical shifts in catchment evolution: land degradation in semi-arid regions
16.30 Closure by chairman
16.40 Drinks

During the whole day there will be te possibility to show posters, all coffee breaks are poster sessions

Boussinesq Lecture 2014

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 13.00 – 17.00 h
Speaker: prof. Dara Entekhabi, MIT, USA
Location: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions in ‘De Kit’, Mauritskade 63, 1092AD Amsterdam
Subject: Earth observations and hydrology
Other speakers: Dr. Susan Steele-Dunne (Delft Univ. of Technology), Prof. Niko Verhoest (Ghent Univ.) and Dr. Rogier van de Velde (ITC, Univ. of Twente)

Note that the Boussinesq Lecture is preceded by the 2014 PhD meeting of the Boussinesq Center, including a poster session during lunch.

Please register by sending an email to Tamara Schalkx

PROGRAM:
09.00 Opening PhD event with coffee and tea for PhD students

09.15 Sija Stofberg (Wageningen Univ.): Hydraulic characterization of floating fen root mats
09.30 Arthur Lutz (Utrecht Univ.): Modeling the impacts of climate change in High Asia’s future water availability
09.45 Thomas Sweijen (Utrecht Univ.): Pore-scale modelling of swelling porous media; an application to superabsorbent polymers
10.00 Robin van der Schalie (VU Amsterdam): Applying the VUA LPRM soil moisture algorithm to SMOS observations; a case study in southeast Australia
10.15  Manuel Rios Gaona (Wageningen Univ.): The error in rainfall maps from telecommunication networks
10.30 coffee break
11.00 Honkai Gao (TU Delft): Ecosystem strategies to manage water supply
11.15  Jianzki Dong (TU Delft): Soil moisture determination through assimilation of temperature data
11.30 Aline Saraiva (Unesco-IHE): using tracers to develop holistic understanding of runoff generation in a large semi-arid basin in Southern Africa
11.45 Shaoning (ITC Twente): A new two-layer/multilayer algorithm for estimation effective soil temperature in microwave radiometry
12.00 Renée Hoogendoorn (AMS): AMS (Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions) and hydrology; future perspectives

12.15 Lunch for PhD students

13.00 Opening Boussinesq Lecture with coffee and tea
13.30 Introduction by chairman
13.40 Dara Entekhabi (MIT, USA): Earth observations and hydrology
14.40 Coffee break
15.00 Susan Steele-Dunne (Delft Univ. of Technology): Can we use radar to monitor vegetation water status?
15.30 Niko Verhoest (Ghent Univ.): Assimilation of coarse-scale SMOS observations in a hydrologic model
16.00 Rogier van de Velde (ITC, Univ. of Twente): Soil moisture observed from space validated on the ground
16.30 Closure by chairman
16.40 Drinks

During the whole day there will be te possibility to show posters, all coffee breaks are poster sessions

Boussinesq Lecture 2013

Date: October 24, 2013, 13:30-17:15h
Speaker: prof. Günter Blöschl, TU Wien
Location: Royal Neterlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Amsterdam, Tinbergenzaal
Subject: Floods in a changing world
Other speakers: Patrick Willems (KU Leuven), Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Unesco-IHE)

Note that the Boussinesq Lecture is preceded by the 2013 PhD meeting of the Boussinesq Center, including a poster session during lunch.

Please register by sending an email to Roel Dijksma

PROGRAM:

09.00 Opening PhD event with coffee and tea for PhD students
09.30 PhD event:

09.30 Inge de Graaf ‘Global scale groundwater flow model’ (Bierkens Group, UU)
09.45 Luwen Zhuang ‘Study on water horizontal redistribution in soil’ (Hassanizadeh Group, UU)
10.00 Stefanie Lutz ‘A stable isotope sources and sinks model for combined source apportionment and quantification of degradation of environmental pollutants’ (Bruijnzeel/Dolman Group, VU)
10.15 Lieke Melsen ‘Parameter uncertainty and identification in hydrological models’ (Uijlenhoet Group, WUR)
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Tanja Euser ‘Performance and consistency of conceptual models which account for spatial heterogeneity’ (Savenije Group, TUD)
11.15 Congli Dong ‘The impact of climate change on the future water availability in the Yellow River Basin, China’ (Van de Giesen Group, TUD)
11.30 Patricia Trambauer ‘Seasonal hydrological forecasting for early warning in the Limpopo River Basin’ (Uhlenbrook Group, IHE)
11.45 Xuelong Chen ‘A 10 years land surface energy balance product for China landmass’ (Su Group, ITC)
12.00 Lunch for PhD students

13.00 Opening Boussinesq Lecture with coffee and tea
13.30 Introduction by chairman
13.40 Günther Bloeschl (TU Wien): Floods and climate change
14.30 Coffee break
14.45 Patrick Willems (KU Leuven): Multidecadal climate oscillations and trends in hydrological extremes
15.15 Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Unesco-IHE): Conceptualizing human-flood interactions in a changing climate
15.45 Martine van de Ploeg (Wageningen Univ): First results of the Boussinesq Center task force
16.00 Panel discussion. Chairman: Stefan Uhlenbrook (Unesco-IHE); panel members: Günther Bloeschl (TU Wien), Hendrik Buiteveld (RWS), Patrick Willems (KU Leuven) and Giuliano Di Baldassarre (Uneco-IHE)
16.45 Closure by chairman
16.50 Drinks

During the whole day there will be te possibility to show posters, all coffee breaks are poster sessions

Boussinesq Lecture 2012

Date: October 11, 2012
Speaker: Dani Or, ETH Zürich
Location: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Amsterdam, Tinbergenzaal
Subject: Subsurface Hydrology
Other speakers: Mark Bakker (TU Delft), Boris van Breukelen (VU Amsterdam), and Yijian Zeng (ITC, University of Twente)

Please register by sending an email to Roel Dijksma

PROGRAM:
09.00 Opening PhD event with coffee and tea for PhD students
09.30 PhD event (see below)
12.00 Lunch for PhD students

13.00 Opening Boussinesq lecture with coffee and tea
13.30 Introduction by chairman
13.40 Dani Or: “Microhydrological controls of life in the subsurface
14.30 Coffee break
14.45 Mark Bakker: “Analytic modeling of transient multi-layer flow, no grid or time-stepping needed” (QuickTime required)
15.15 Boris van Breukelen: “Modeling reactive transport processes to optimize use of the subsurface environment
15.45 Yijian Zeng: “Coupled dynamics in soil: understanding the transport mechanisms by field experiments and numerical simulation
16.15 Closure by chairman
16.30 Drinks

During the whole day there will be te possibility to show posters, all coffee breaks are poster sessions

Note that the Boussinesq Lecture is preceded by the 2012 Ph.D meeting of the Boussinesq Center. The Boussinesq PhD meeting aims at bringing together young hydrology researchers from universities and research institutes in the Netherlands to discuss current research questions in hydrology.

Program PhD-meeting:

09.00 Opening PhD event with coffee and tea for PhD students
09.30 Niko Wanders ‘Measuring soil moisture from space’ (Bierkens Group, UU)
09.45 Mojbata Mahmoodlu ‘Oxidation of volatile organic compounds by potassium permanganate under unsaturated conditions’ (Hassanizadeh Group, UU)
10.00 Philip Visser ‘Long term thermal effects of ATES systems on the subsurface’ (Bruijnzeel/Dolman Group, VU)
10.15 Oldrich Rakovec ‘Generating spatial precipitation ensembles: impact of temporal correlation structure’ (Uijlenhoet Group, WUR)
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Huayang Cai ‘A new analytical framework for understanding the tidal damping in estuaries’ (Savenije Group, TUD)
11.15 Koen Hilgersom ‘Monitoring and modeling boil seepage in deltas’ (Van de Giesen Group, TUD)
11.30 Patrick Khisa ‘The hydrology of the Nyando wetland, Lake Victoria, Kenya’ (Uhlenbrook Group, IHE)
11.45 Enrico Balugani ‘Groundwater evaporation with dry unsaturated zone’ (Su Group, ITC)

Boussinesq Lecture 2011

Date: October 20, 2011. 13:30 – 17:00h
Speaker: Peter A. Troch, University of Arizona, USA
Location: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Amsterdam, Tinbergenzaal
Subject: Catchment science: ecohydrology and organisation
Other speakers: Ryan Teuling (Wageningen University) and Christiaan van der Tol (University of Twente)

Please register by sending an email to Roel Dijksma

PROGRAM:
09.00 Opening PhD event with coffee and tea for PhD students
09.30 PhD event (see below)
12.30 Lunch for PhD students

13.30 Opening Boussinesq lecture with coffee and tea
14.00 Introduction by chairman
14.10 Peter A. Troch: “Catchment Hydrology: Keep Looking for Hydrologic Laws!”
15.00 Coffee break
15.15 Ryan Teuling: “Catchments as non-linear systems”
15.45 Christiaan van der Tol: “Water, carbon and energy balance of catchments”
16.15 Closure by chairman
16.30 Drinks

Note that the Boussinesq Lecture is preceded by the 2011 Ph.D meeting of the Boussinesq Center. The Boussinesq PhD meeting aims at bringing together young hydrology researchers from universities and research institutes in the Netherlands to discuss current research questions in hydrology.

Program PhD-meeting:
09:30-09:45 Reza Sadeghi (group Hassanizadeh, UU)
09:45-10:00 Yoshihide Wada “Modelling global water stress of the recent past: on the relative importance in water demand and climate variability” (group Bierkens, UU)
10:00-10:15 Dieuwke Schotanus (group Van der Zee, WUR)
10:15-10:30 Luciano Raso “Tree based scenario development” (group Van der Giesen, TUD)
10:30-10:45 Shervan Gharari “HAND” (group Savenije, TUD)
10:45-11:00 Ermias Teferi (group Uhlenbrook, IHE)
11:00-11:15 Stefanie Lutz “Modeling isotope signals of agrochemicals in catchments” (group Dolman, VU)
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12.30 Poster session
12:30-13:30 Lunch

Boussinesq Lecture 2010

Date: October 7, 2010. 13:30 – 17:00h
Speaker: prof. Petra Doell, University of Frankfurt/Main
Location: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Amsterdam, Tinbergenzaal
Subject: Large-scale hydrology
Other speakers: Shreedar Maskey (Unesco-IHE) and Rens van Beek (Universiteit Utrecht)

Please register by sending an email to Roel Dijksma

PROGRAM:
09.00 Opening PhD event with coffee and tea for PhD students
09.30 PhD event: short presentations of PhD researchers of each of the chair groups of the BC
12.30 Lunch for PhD students

13.30 Opening Boussinesq lecture with coffee and tea
14.00 Introduction by chairman
14.10 Petra Doell: “Global water resources and their use”
15.00 Coffee break
15.15 Shreedar Maskey: “Are the glaciers in the Himalaya melting faster? A study using remote sensing and modelling” (presentation: 20101007_Maskey.pdf)
15.45 Rens van Beek: “Modelling of global surface water temperature” (presentation: 20101007_Rens_van_Beek.pdf; Water_temperature_PCR-GLOBWB.wmv; glsea2004.avi)
16.15 Closure by chairman
16.30 Drinks

Note that the Boussinesq Lecture is preceded by the 2010 Ph.D meeting of the Boussinesq Center. The Boussinesq PhD meeting aims at bringing together young hydrology researchers from universities and research institutes in the Netherlands to discuss current research questions in hydrology. The meeting will be a mixture of short presentations and related discussions. Young hydrology researchers from the chair groups which are linked within Boussinesq Center will present their work (one of each group).

Program PhD-meeting:
09:30-09:45 PhD UU – Muhammad Imran: “Experimental investigations of 2D thermal dispersion effects on temperature distributions in fluid saturated porous media (FSPM)”
09:45-10:00 PhD UU – Earth Surface Hydrology
10:00-10:15 PhD WUR – Soil Physics, Ecohydrology and Groundwater Management
10:15-10:30 PhD WUR – Pieter Hazenberg
10:30-10:45 break
10:45-11:00 PhD VU – Hydrology and geo-environmental sciences
11:00-11:15 PhD TUD – Ruud van der Ent: “New metrics for continental moisture recycling”
11:15-11.30 PhD TUD – Steven Weijs: “Using information theory to evaluate forecasts”
11:30-11:45 PhD IHE
11:45-12:00 PhD ITC – Zeng Yijian: “Analysis of Thermal and Air Effect on Evaporation using a Two-phase Heat and Mass Flow Model”
12.00-12.30 Discussion

Boussinesq Lecture 2009

Date: October 27, 2009. 13:30 – 17:00h
Speaker: prof Witold F. Krajewski, University of Iowa
Location: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) Amsterdam, Tinbergenzaal
Subject: Advances in hydrometry
Other speakers: Nick van de Giessen (TUDelft) and Hidde Leijnse (Wageningen Universiteit)

Note that the Boussinesq Lecture is preceded by the 2009 Ph.D meeting of the Boussinesq Center.

Please register by sending an email to Roel Dijksma

PROGRAM:
09.00 Opening PhD event with coffee and tea for PhD students
09.30 PhD event
12.30 Lunch for PhD students

13.30 Opening Boussinesq lecture with coffee and tea
14.00 Introduction by chairman
14.10 Witold F. Krajewski: “Hydrologic measurements and flood forecasting: issues of scale and uncertainty”
15.00 Coffee break
15.15 Nick van de Giessen: “Distributed temperature sensing: what temperature can tell us about water systems?”
15.45 Hidde Leijnse: “Rainfall measurements as by-products of other activities”
16.15 Closure by chairman
16.30 Drinks

Boussinesq Lecture 2008

Date: October 23, 2008
Speaker: Prof. Andrea Rinaldo, Laboratory of Ecohydrology ECHO/ISTE/ENAC Ecole Polytechnique Fèdèrale (EPFL) Lausanne (CH)
Location: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Subject: Connections between hydrology, river morphology and ecosystems

13.30 Opening with coffee
14.00 Introduction by chairman
14.10 Prof. Andrea Rinaldo (EPFL, Lausanne, CH): River networks as ecological corridors: hydrologic controls on biodiversity, population migrations, spreading of waterborn disease
15.00 break
15.15 Dr. Maarten Kleinhans (University Utrecht): River pattern transitions: the role of floodplain sediment and vegetation
15.45 Dr. Patrick Bogaart (Wageningen University): Landscape Form, hydrological response and their interaction
16.15 Closure by chairman
16.30 drinks

Note that the Boussinesq Lecture is preceded by the 2008 Ph.D meeting of the Boussinesq Center. See below.

Ph.D. Meeting 2008

Date: October 23, 2008
Time: 9:30 – 12.30
Location: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Organization: Joachim Rozemeijer, Martijn Westhoff, and Dimmie Hendriks

The Boussinesq PhD meeting aims at bringing together young hydrology researchers from universities and research institutes in the Netherlands to discus current research questions in hydrology.

The meeting will be interactive and based on a questionnaire that will be emailed to you before the meeting. Hydrological case studies will be explored in groups and presented at the end of the meeting.

The results of the Ph.D. meeting can be found here.