Development and Application of a Multi-scale Process-Based Framework for the Hydromorphological Assessment of European Rivers

Gonzalez Del Tanago Del Rio, Marta and Gurnell, Angela and Rinaldi, Massimo and Grabowski, Robert (2014). Development and Application of a Multi-scale Process-Based Framework for the Hydromorphological Assessment of European Rivers. In: "IAEG XII Congress", 15-19 Sept 2014, Turín Italia. pp. 339-342.

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Title: Development and Application of a Multi-scale Process-Based Framework for the Hydromorphological Assessment of European Rivers
Author/s:
  • Gonzalez Del Tanago Del Rio, Marta
  • Gurnell, Angela
  • Rinaldi, Massimo
  • Grabowski, Robert
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IAEG XII Congress
Event Dates: 15-19 Sept 2014
Event Location: Turín Italia
Title of Book: Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, volume 3, Proceedings IAEG XII Congress
Date: 22 August 2014
Volume: 3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: River condition; Spatial hierarchical framework; Temporal change
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Many current river assessment methods emphasise the river reach scale (a fixed length of river of the order of a few hundred meters) and provide a wealth of useful information that characterises the river corridor at the time of survey. However, they also have several limitations when they are used for understanding physical processes and causes of river alteration. A multi-scale, process-based framework is needed, which incorporates reach scale information into a larger spatial and temporal assessment of the controls on reach dynamics, and a process-based interpretation of the contemporary status of reaches, their historical dynamics and their likely future trajectories of adjustment. This paper reports on the early development and application of a multi-scale framework that is applicable to European rivers and is aimed at improving understanding of hydromorphological and ecological processes and their interactions. This ongoing research is part of the EU-funded project REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management) which has the overall aim to provide a framework for improving the success of hydromorphological restoration measures in a cost-effective manner, targeting the ecological status or potential of rivers.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP7contract no. 282656.REFORMSTICHTING DELTARESREstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management

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Item ID: 42491
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42491/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:42491
Official URL: http://www.reformrivers.eu
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Jul 2016 15:49
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 15:49
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