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.
Role of practinioners and hydroinformatics in the decision-making process for morphological management of an estuary
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]
In: Gourbesville, P. et al. (2006). Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Hydroinformatics 2006, Nice, 4-8 September 2006. Research Publishing: Chennai. ISBN 9788190317016. 4 volumes + CD-ROM pp.
The management of water bodies in general and rivers or estuaries in particular has to be decided upon with reliable impact assessment studies. Hydroinformatic tools are playing an increasingly larger role in the decision making process. The case study presented here concerns the Western Scheldt estuary, the access to the Port of Antwerp. It shows how hydroinformatics can be used successfully if embedded in an overall methodology that includes field surveys, scale modelling, numerical simulations and expertise.