Special thematic workshops, oriented towards the promising innovative activities of young researchers, possibly managed by themselves under the supervision of convenors, within the context of the congress themes, are organized.

New Visions on Sediment Transport
Aronne Armanini (Univ. degli Studi di Trento, Italy)

Climate Change Impacts on Hydraulics and Water Resources
Roberto Ranzi (Univ. degli Studi di Brescia, Italy)

Advanced Numerical Methods in Morphodynamics
Pilar Garcia-Navarro (Univ. de Zaragoza, Spain)

Hydrodynamics of vegetated flows: Turbulence, flow resistance, mixing, sediment transport
Vladimir Nikora (Univ. of Aberdeen,UK)

Marine Energy
Martin Wosnik (Univ. of New Hampshire, USA)

Medium to Long-term Coastal Evolution
Marcel Stive (Technical Univ. of Delft, The Netherlands)

Advanced Pressure Transient Analysis
Helena Ramos e Dídia Covas (Univ. Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)