Master Classes

Overview of Master classes

Master Classes are intended to give the opportunity for PhD, MSc Students and young researchers to present and discuss their research projects and results with senior scientists.

Master Classes are organized in the form of workshops on specific topics aligned with the conference themes and will be held the day preceding the formal opening of the Conference (6th July 2020). In each Master Class, about 6 to 8 young researchers will join two experts from their research field for a complete day of discussions and exchanges. Typically, students will present their work in the morning while the afternoon is devoted to feedback from the experts, discussions between students and experts and debate among the students.  In the evening, Masters and participants will be offered an informal dinner.

For River Flow 2020 we propose the following Master Classes (already confirmed):

1. Rivers in urbanised areas

2. River functions under pressure

  • Hervé Piégay – University of Lyon, France
  • Jorge D. Abad – University of Engineering and Technology and Water Research and Technology Center at UTEC, Peru

3. Climate change and extreme events

4. Nature-based solutions

5. The healthy river

6. The digital river

7. River resources food, energy, water

8. River fundamentals:
Mechanics of sediment transport and morphodynamics

9. River fundamentals: Experimental techniques


Selection of students


Participating students are selected by the Masters on the basis of a short description of their research work (two pages maximum) and a CV. Interested applicants should send these to the email stating clearly up to three classes by order of their preference. 


Selection criteria include the quality and the innovative aspects of the student work. Classes with a number of participants below a minimum of 6 participants will not take place.