Since its first edition in Genova, Italy, in 1999, the RCEM Symposium has been hosted in 8 different countries spanning 4 continents and has provided the setting for the morphodynamic debate. 

Since the beginning, the RCEM community has been developing around the discipline areas of fluid mechanics, sediment transport, hydraulic engineering and quantitative geomorphology. The dominant approach has initially been the one of modelling, including analytical theories and numerical models, with the aims of understanding physical mechanisms and mutual feedbacks, predicting patterns and system tendencies and of quantifying underlying processes. During these last two decades, the morphodynamic community has been evolving, impressive advances in computational efficiency and data acquisition have been achieved, and the interaction with a broader set of disciplines has been developing, as also witnessed by the participation to the last RCEM editions. 
The highly successful series of RCEM conferences has played a key role in promoting an interdisciplinary approach to river and coastal problems. The conference is unique in promoting interactions between basic research and engineering applications, blending aspects from fundamentals advances in fluid mechanics to laboratory experiments and field studies. The conference provides a stimulating forum for applied mathematicians, engineers, geologists, ecologists, geomorphologists, biologists, computer scientists and water managers involved in the study of Earth surface processes.
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