CRIPE organizes a Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers every two years to promote research related to river ice. Participants include students, researchers, and practitioners from across North America and overseas.

22nd Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers

Welcome to scenic Canmore, Alberta, for the 22nd Workshop on River Ice, July 9 to 12, 2023! We are looking forward to the upcoming session presentations over the next three days.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

We thank our sponsors and exhibitors for their generous support of the 2023 Workshop on River Ice!

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Technical program

This will be an in-person event at the beautiful Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre. Program themes include:
Freeze-up and breakup processes
Numerical and Physical Modelling
Ice Processes and the Environment
Field Monitoring and Case Studies
Ice and River Regulation
Ice Jams and Breakup Forecasting
Ice and Infrastructure
Fish and Ice
Ice and Climate Change

Short Course on River Ice Modelling

CRIPE is pleased to host a 1-day short course on river ice modelling on July 13, 2023 following the main workshop. This course is aimed at practitioners and researchers who are new to river ice modelling, or anyone who would like a refresher on ice modelling in a hands-on environment. Topics covered will include:
Overview of river ice models available
Overview of river ice model parameters and how to choose parameters for modelling
Hands-on exercises in steady-state river ice and ice jam modelling in HEC-RAS
Tips and tricks for working with the limitations of the HEC-RAS platform
Overview of concepts in ice process modelling (i.e. ice formation and thermal processes), including parameters and data requirements
Hands-on exercises in ice processing modelling using the River1D ice process model
All exercises will use real world examples with real-world case studies and real data. The course will be delivered using a Virtual Lab platform, so participants will only need to bring a laptop with a modern browser and internet capabilities. The short course will be taught by members of the CRIPE community with practical modelling experience. The price includes the course materials, as well as breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks.

Instructions for Authors

Full papers must be submitted through Oxford Abstracts by May 15. Please download and use the current MS Word document template to prepare your paper. Please plan for your presentation to be 15 minutes long. Each presentation time slot is 20 minutes; allow 5 minutes for questions.

Guidelines for poster submissions:
  • Maximum width 54 inches
  • Maximum height 48 inches
  • A short (5 page max) paper is an optional way to represent your poster in the conference proceedings (use the template)
  • Please bring your poster to set-up during one of the breaks on Monday or during the icebreaker on Sunday.
  • Be prepared to present a 2-4 minute introduction to your poster on Tuesday morning. This quick introduction will let workshop attendees get to know you and where your poster is located. Please do not bring slides for this presentation.

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Registration Fees

Workshop registration is now closed.
Registration TypeUntil April 7After April 7
Accompanying Person$330$330
Short Course$300$300
Regular and student registration fee includes the workshop, Sunday icebreaker reception, Tuesday tour, and Wednesday evening banquet. The short course is not included in the workshop registration fee.

Fee for accompanying person includes the Sunday icebreaker reception, Tuesday tour, and Wednesday evening banquet.