Working Groups

To propose a Working Group to Panta Rhei please see this page.

Current links between Commissions and Panta Rhei Working Groups as presented by Hilary McMillan at IUGG 2015 in Prague - 2015 Panta Rhei Working Group Spaghetti Diagram

The Working Groups are expected to promote the research activity of Panta Rhei. They have been built by the community by submitting a proposal to the Panta Rhei leadership. The governance of Panta Rhei was recently stimulated to deliver guidelines for the activity of the Working Groups (WGs). Please feel free to deliver any suggestion you may have to improve the document.
The list of Working Groups follows here below, along with their related proposal that describes the planned activity and the membership.

Hydro-meteorological extremes: Decision making in an uncertain environment - Chair: Adrián Pedrozo-Acuña - Proposal
Large dams, society, and environment - Chair: Bellie Sivakumar - Proposal
Thirsty future: energy and food impacts on water - Chair: Ana Mijic - Proposal
Changing biogeochemistry of aquatic systems in the Anthropocene - Chair: Hong-Yi Li - Proposal
Transdisciplinarity - Chair: Tobias Krueger - Proposal
Natural and man-made control systems in water resources - Chair: Ronald van Nooijen - Proposal
Water and energy fluxes in a changing environment - Chair: Maria J. Polo - Proposal
Epistemic uncertainties - Chair: Paul Smith - Proposal
Comparative water footprint studies - Chair: Arjen Y. Hoekstra - Proposal
Hydrologic services and hazards in multiple ungauged basins - Chair: Hilary McMillan - Proposal
Understanding flood changes - Chair: Alberto Viglione - Proposal
Physics of hydrological predictability - Chair: Alexander Gelfan - Proposal
Mountain hydrology - Chair: Shreedhar Maskey - Proposal
Large sample hydrology - Chair: Vazkén Andreassian - Proposal
Socio-hydrologic modeling and synthesis - Chair: Veena Srinivasan - Proposal
Sustainable water supply in a urban change - Chair: Tatiana Bibikova - Proposal
Water footprint of cities - Chair: Alfonso Mejia - Proposal
Evolving urban water systems - Chair: Alfonso Mejia - Proposal
Changes in flood risk - Chair: Heidi Kreibich - Proposal
Anthropogenic and climatic controls on water availability (ACCuRAcY) - Chair: Attilio Castellarin - Proposal
Floods in historical cities - Chair: Alberto Montanari - Proposal
Prediction under Change (PUC) - Chair: Hafzullah Aksoy - Proposal
Data-driven Hydrology - Chair: Elena Toth - Proposal
Modeling Hydrological Processes and Changes - Chair: Yangbo Chen - Proposal
Resilience-based management of natural resources: the fundamental role of water and soil in functional ecosystems - Chair: David Finger - Proposal
Integrating history, social conflicts and hydrology: From semi pristine to highly modified hydrological systems - Chair: Victor Rosales Sierra - Proposal
Drought in the Anthropocene - Chair: Anne Van Loon - Proposal
Water scarcity assessment: methodology and application - Chair: Junguo Liu - Proposal
Improving Hydrological Systems Knowledge - Chair: Jun Xia - Proposal
Process-based hydrologic modeling for decision making - Chair: Chaopeng Shen - Proposal
Status and future of African river systems - Chair: Jörg Helmschrot - Proposal
Comparative Study on the Co-evolution of Coupled Human-Water Systems (CCHWS) - Proposal

The reports of the activity carried out by the Panta Rhei Working Groups in 2014 is available for download here below. The WGs have carried out an amazing activity last year, therefore proving the enthusiasm of the Panta Rhei researchers and the popularity and significance of the Panta Rhei themes.


I would like to thank very much the WG Leaders and all the researchers that are working in Panta Rhei. We are more than 400 people, and therefore the Panta Rhei community is numerous and solid.


A summary of the Panta Rhei activity will be presented at the IAHS General Assembly that will take place in June in Prague. I hope to see many of you there.


Alberto Montanari
Panta Rhei Chair 2013-15


Reports of the activity of the WG in 2014 

Working Group Guidelines

Working Group proposal template