About the Symposium

The International Symposium on River Sedimentation (ISRS) is a triennial event initiated in 1980 by the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (CHES) with the support of UNESCO. The objective of ISRS is to provide a forum for scientist, engineers, researchers and decision makers to exchange ideas, research results, advanced techniques, and to share their experiences and information on sediment study and management. The International Research and Training Center on Erosion and Sedimentation (IRTCES) in Beijing is the permanent secretariat of ISRS. The WASER was inaugurated at the 9th ISRS in 2004, and the ISRS has been served as the official symposia of WASER since then. The first ISRS was held in Beijing (China), after that it moved to various countries across the world including U.S.A., India, Germany, Russia, South Africa (see the history of ISRS).

The theme of 2022 symposium is: Sustainable Sediment Management in a changing Environment

Topics of the 2022 symposium:

The conference will be organized with parallel sessions that include these topics:

  1. Sediment transport
  2. Reservoir sedimentation
  3. River morphodynamics
  4. Coastal morphodynamics
  5. Ecomorphodynamics
  6. Sediment related disaster
  7. Plastic in river and coastal systems
  8. Interaction between sediment dynamics and hydraulic structures
  9. Integrated Sediment Management at the River Basin Scale
  10. Social, economic & political problems related to sediment and water management