Detailed Program

Each oral presentation is 15 minutes long (12 minutes talk and 3 minutes for questions). No specific format is required for

the slides and presentation. Posters should not be bigger than A0 (841 x 1189 mm).


Tuesday, 26 February 2019

10.00 - 19.30 Exhibition opens (no symposium activities are planned for this day)

The Exhibitions is open 10:00 - 19:30 on the 26, 27 and 28 of February and 10:00 - 15:00 on the 1 March.


Wednesday, 27 February 2019 (room S12, Floor -1 )

9.00 – 9.30    Registration (Floor 0, registration desk)


9.30 – 10.00   Symposium opening ceremony

                    James Ball, Australia. IAHR Vice President

                    Alessio Radice, Italy. Chair of IAHR EMI Committee, HydroSenSoft Chair

                    Carlos González García de la Barga. Director of SIGA, IFEMA

                    José Trigueros Rodrigo, Director of CEDEX

                    Ramón Gutiérrez Serret, IAHR Secretary General, CEDEX



10.00 – 11.00  Keynote speech by Vladimir Nikora (chair A. Radice) - "Flow turbulence and sediment dynamics: recent insights from high-precision PIV                              experiments"  

11.00 – 11.30   Coffee break (HydroSenSoft Meeting Point, HydroSenSoft Exhibition, Pavilion 2)


11.30 – 13.00   Special session: using drones for hydro-environment research (chair: Massimo Guerrero)

11.30 – 11.45    Dacheneder, Balmes - Comparison of UAV photogrammetry and cross section based bathymetry using 2D/3D combined hydraulic modelling

11.45 – 12.00   Detert, Cao, Albayrak - Airborne image velocimetry measurements at hydropower plant Schiffmule on Limmat river, Switzerland

12.00 – 12.15   Yamami, Yorozuya, Koseki, Shidara, Nishiyama - Development of stream flow measurement at active live-bed condition with RADAR                                  technique equipped on drone

12.15 – 12.30    Koseki, Yasuda, Yorozuya, Okada - Methodology to monitor the turbidity using multi spectral camera mounted on Drone

12.30 – 12.45   Szilagyi, Zsugyel, Rehak, Baranya, Kramer - Mapping the hydraulic impact of emergent lake vegetation patches using UAVs

12.45 – 13.00   Zsugyel, Baranya, Jozsa - Surface trajectory analysis of complex flow structures in large rivers

13.00 – 14.15   Lunch (room S13-S14)

14.15 – 15.15    Keynote speech by Francisco Javier Fernández Delgado (chair R. Aleixo) - "Digitalisation and innovation: at the core of Canal de Isabel II"

15.15 – 15.45    Coffee break (HydroSenSoft Meeting Point, HydroSenSoft Exhibition, Pavilion 2)

15.45 – 17.00   Session: applications and case-studies (chair: Martin Detert)

15.45 – 16.00   Adduce, De Falco, Maggi - Image analysis technique applied to lock-exchange gravity currents interacting with an obstacle

16.00 – 16.15   Creutzfeldt, Vin Seggern, Vollmann, Schroeder - Hydrological measuring network of the State of Berlin

16.15 – 16.30   Batanero, Martinez - Bilbao city ICMLIVE flood early-warning and monitoring system

16.30 – 16.45   Lastrada, Cobos, Torrijo - Maladeta glacier monitoring and evolution study with a two phase snow-ice distributed hydrological model

16.45 – 17.00   Crotti, Radice, Serio, Franzetti - Treatment of echo-sounder data for real-time bridge scour monitoring: an application on the Po river, Italy

17.00 – 18.00   IAHR Experimental Methods and Instrumentation Committee meeting (open to all participants)


  • The IAHR EMI Committee, recent and future activities (2018-2019)

  • Working Group on drones

  • W.A.T.E.R. Summer School

  • The future of HydroSenSoft

  • Open access book on experimental methods

  • White papers

  • EMI Committee and the UN Water Program

18:30              Welcome Reception (IFEMA Venue, South Auditorium Lobby) 



Thursday, 28 February 2019 (room S12, Floor -1 )


Spanish one-day session in parallel (room S21, floor -2)

09.30 - 10.30   Keynote speech by James Ball (chair R. Ferreira) - "Managing Flood Risk in an Urban Catchment through Monitoring and Modelling"


10.30 – 11.30    Session: experimental methods, part 1 (chair: Andrew Nichols)

10.30 – 10.45   Ermilov, Baranya, Torok - Image based bed material mapping of a large river

10.45 – 11.00    Aleixo, Carvalho, Lima, Ferreira - PIV-PTV measurements of water and sediment flow 

11.00 – 11.15     Aleixo, Guerrero, Ruther - The long-term monitoring of suspended sediment transport with side-looking acoustic doppler current profilers:                         a   graphical user interface for echo profiles interpretation

11.15 – 11.30     Almamari, Kantoush, Kobayashi, Sumi - Real time monitoring of Wadi flash floods in arid area using LSPIV and STIV

11.30 – 12.00   Coffee Break (HydroSenSoft Meeting Point, HydroSenSoft Exhibition, Pavilion 2)

12.00 – 12.45   Session: experimental methods, part 2 (chair: Alexander Ermilov)

12.00 – 12.15    Salazar, Conde, Vicente - An interactive tool for data analysis and machine-learning model fitting with application to hydro-environment                           systems

12.15 – 12.30    Biondi, Arnoffi, Catelani - Multiparametric probes development for storm-water real time monitoring and early warning system

12.30 – 12.45   Frances, Ruiz, Echeverría, Puertes - Exploiting all the available sensorized information of hydro-environmental state variables for the                                 implementation  of a mathematical model

12.45 – 14.00   Lunch (room S13-S14)


14.00 – 15.00  Poster session (HydroSenSoft Exhibition area, Pavilion 2, the posters will be displayed during the whole event)


   Papers for the poster session

 - Tadesse, Shimeles, Alemu - Ground-based surveying versus the need for a shift to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs): current challenges and future  direction

 - Zubelzu, Rodriguez-Sinobas, Segovia, Canales - Calibrating fiber optics distributed temperature sensing systems for soil moisture characterization

 - Hashiba, Tsuchida, Yorozuya, Koseki - Study of sand waves with ADCP and multi-beam echo-sounder in actual river

 - Fernandez, Morales, Garcia, Garcia, Artigas, Calero - Integration of GIS, high performance numerical GPU models and cloud computing for large scale hydrological-hydraulic  simulations

 - Kim, Kim - Developing post processing software ADV-PP for ADV data

 - Zhou, Xie, Liu - Application of multi-platform lidar in engineering survey and design for pumped storage power station

 - Ko, Kang, Ryu - Experimental study on method of measuring the effect of levee failure due to overtopping

 - Sospedra, Ruiz, Espino, Alvarez, Sánchez-Arcilla - Advanced tools for the smart design of observational hydrodynamic campaigns. From sensors to applications

 - Yorozuya, Gul, Koseki, Okada - Study of the mechanics of fine sediment in Brahmaputra river

 - Kim, Kang, Yeo - Study on River environment assessment methods of Republic of Korea

 - Segovia, Rodriguez, Zubelzu, Diez - Development and programming of low-cost sensors for hydro-meteorological monitoring in small basins

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break (HydroSenSoft Meeting Point, HydroSenSoft Exhibition, Pavilion 2)

15.30 – 16.45 Session: instrumentation (chair: Gianluca Crotti)

15.30 – 15.45  Sentlinger, Fraser,Baddock - Salt Dilution Flow Measurement: Automation and Uncertainty

15.45 – 16.00  Guta, Fischer, Dufour, Burckbuchler, Fromant - Turbulence and sediment transport measurements with a new two components ultrasonic profiler

16.00 – 16.15  Corredor Garcia, Nichols - A new conductance-based profiler for sensing sedimentation processes

16.15 – 16.30  Mendes, Ricardo, Ferreira - A customizable/enhanceable PIV software platform

16.30 – 16.45  Carrel, Detert, Pena, Luethi - Evaluation of the DISCHARGEAPP: a smartphone application for discharge measurements


16.45 – 17.15:  Symposium closing

19:00            Spectacle (Centre of Madrid, Calle Cuchilleros 7)

21:00            Dinner (Centre of Madrid, Calle Cava Baja 32)



Friday, 1 March

9:15 - 12:30 (Meeting point at the IFEMA Venue at 9:30, next to the Metro Station IFEMA Feria de Madrid. The bus will bring participants to IFEMA Venue                        around 12:30)


The Exhibition is open 10:00 - 15:00

Technical visit at IMDEA Water - research institute promoted by the Madrid Regional Government, engaged in excellent Research focused on contributing the innovative elements necessary in a strategic sector such as water. Read more at Technical Visit page.

International Symposium and Exhibition
on Hydro-Environment Sensors and Software

26 Feb - 1 Mar 2019, Madrid, Spain

SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF the IAHR Committee on Experimental Methods and Instrumentation