It is with great pleasure that the local organizing committee of River Flow 2020 conference, on behalf of the IAHR technical committee on Fluvial Hydraulics, announces the winner of the Stephen E. Coleman Award 2020.
We are delighted to announce that Emeline Perret from INRAE RiverLy, Lyon, France, lead author of the article Estimating time-varying stage-discharge relations in rivers with aquatic vegetation, co-authored by Jerôme Le Coz and Benjamin Renard, has received the award.
Emeline defended her PhD thesis in October 2017, and began her professional career as an engineer specializing in fluid mechanics before deciding to focus on scientific research. Her main research topics are river hydraulics, sediment transport and hydrometry. Her PhD thesis explored sediment transport and morphodynamics. It aimed to understand the transport of moderately sorted gravels at low bed shear stresses in alpine rivers, and specifically the impact of bed arrangement and of the presence of fine infiltrated sediments (cohesive or not). Her thesis was based on laboratory and field experiments. After that, she enrolled in a postdoctoral position at INRAE in France, working on hydrometry. She is now developing models to help better predict streamflow time series (and their uncertainties) at hydrometric stations that are affected by the presence of aquatic vegetation, that are located in tidal areas, or that are subject to hysteresis phenomena due to flood wave propagation.
A presentation by the awardee, introduced by the chair of the IAHR technical committee on Fluvial Hydraulics André Paquier, will be part of the program of the River Flow conference.
The Stephen E. Coleman Best Paper Award is granted biennially for the best paper submitted to the River Flow Conference Series and authored or co-authored by a young researcher. This award was established by the IAHR technical committee on Fluvial Hydraulics in September 2014, in memory of Prof. Stephen E. Coleman (1966–2012).