In 2012 we lost Jean Jacques Peters, former engineer of Flanders Hydraulics Research (1964 till 1979) and international expert in sediment transport, river hydraulics and morphology. As a tribute to him we have created potamology, a virtual memorial archive whose aim is to preserve and disseminate his way of thinking and his morphological approach to river problems all over the world.This archive provides four modules, each with its specific information set relevant to Peters’ work. Where available and if not confidential, there will also be access to the full text. In dialogue with Peters’ family we continue to make his life’s work accessible.
Evaluation of the in situ disposal test near the Walsoorden sandbar 2004, more
Monitoring by external contractors of the in situ disposal test near the Walsoorden sandbar 2004, more
Monitoring by Flanders Hydraulics Research of the in situ disposal test near the Walsoorden sandbar 2004, more
Planning of the in situ disposal test near the Walsoorden sandbar 2004, more
Workshop on results of in situ disposal test near the Walsoorden sandbar 2004, more
While the results of the feasibility research showed that no results opposed the feasibility, it was decided to have an in situ test to get final prove. In 2004 a first disposal test (500.000 m3) was executed near the Walsoorden sandbar, using a diffuser to dispose the dredged material quietly in shallow water. An intensive monitoring programme (+ evaluation criteria) were defined in collaboration with PAET to evaluate the success of the test. The monitoring consisted of MBES, tracers, sediment transport and ecological monitoring. Most of monitoring was performed by external contractors (contracts with Flemish government).
JJP was a member of the steering committee that performed the follow-up of the monitoring and the results.
In 2006 FHR evaluated this disposal test and organized a workshop where the results were presented.
Peters, J.J.; Cunge, J.A.; Plancke, Y.M.G. (2006). Role of practinioners and hydroinformatics in the decision-making process for morphological management of an estuary, in: Gourbesville, P. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Hydroinformatics 2006, Nice, 4-8 September 2006. pp. [1-8], more