Archive Prof. Eng. J.J. Peters

About the archive

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.

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The Var river case

Parent project: Fluvial hydraulics and geomorphology of the Var river, Alpes Maritimes, France, more
Period: 2003 till 2010
Status: Completed
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Institute  Top | Publication 
  • Le Tribunal Administrative de Nice, proposer

By an order dated 12 November 2002, Mr President of the Court appointed a panel of 5 experts (including Mr. Peters) with the mission:

  • to regroup all the studies on the Var for the purpose of
    • determining whether the published flood reference can be validated
    • if they sufficiently take into account the consequences of the proposed work to the risk of flooding
    • if they determine precisely the level of lowering or elimination of thresholds involved in the RN 202bis - project to enable a satisfactory stormwater runoff , solid materials and hilly waters in relation to flood risk , erosion and rupture thresholds and dikes
    • if they offer any good technical solution for modifying the base and the level of RN 202bis , as well as work and preventing and protecting works to realize not increase the risk of flooding
  • where necessary to complement or supplement to these studies on all the points above-named

Publication  Top | Institute 
  • Peters, J.J. (2005). The Var River in Southern France: Conflicts between authorities and users - How local people fight to preserve their living environment? [PRESENTATION]. VUB: Brussels. 39 slides pp., more

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