Tribute posted on the HydroEurope website.
Goodbye and thank you Jacky!
Prof. Jean Jacques Peters from Vrije Universiteit Brussel has contributed to all the editions of HydroEurope with passion and enthusiasm since 2002 . For 10 years countless students have learned from Jacky, discovering the complexity and the diversity of “river science”. Jacky is considered one of the spiritual fathers HydroEurope. After a courageous but unequal struggle with cancer, Jacky died on January 22, 2012.
Jacky will forever be remembered in our collective memory as an exceptional professor, a passionate engineer and a unique expert of the rivers he loved so passionately. During his professional career Jacky developed a unique knowledge based on observation and experimentation. All the participants to HydroEurope who had the chance to benefit of his experience are fortunate to have met him.
HydroEurope is thankful to Jacky for all these years of contributions and for his friendship, and we will keep his memory alive. Our thoughts go out to Monique, his partner in life, and to his family.
Feel free to leave a message in memory of Jacky on the HydroEurope memorial page.