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IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly Abstract Submission Reminder


IAHS 2017 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY
10 – 14 JULY 2017
PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

"WATER AND DEVELOPMENT: SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGES IN ADDRESSING SOCIETAL ISSUES”
THERE IS NOW JUST 1 MORE WEEK AVAILABLE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT FOR SESSIONS 1 & 16 WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED AS PIAHS VOLUMES.

#1 Water security and the food-water-energy nexus: drivers, responses and feedbacks at local to global scales
#16 Water quality and sediment transport issues in surface water

Abstract Submission deadline for Sessions 1 & 16 is 15 December 2016.
Submission deadline for all other sessions is 14 February 2017.

Conference Website

Organisers Denis Hughes and Graham Jewitt 
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Panta Rhei at EGU 2017

Dear IAHS members,   

The deadline for EGU 2017 abstract submissions is 11 Jan 2017, and many sessions are being organized through the Panta Rhei IAHS decade. We hope you will consider submitting your abstract to one of these sessions: we have an overarching Panta Rhei session “HS1.2 Hydrology, society and environmental change” and 6 sessions organized by our working groups. Brief introductions to all the sessions are given below.

We also provide an early announcement of the 2nd “Panta Rhei Day” workshop on 23 April at TU Vienna (the Sunday just prior to EGU). This workshop will contain a mix of invited talks and interactive activities, following the format of last year’s successful workshop. Please put it in your diaries, further information to follow.

See you at EGU!

Hilary McMillan, Panta Rhei Chair 2015-2017

Panta Rhei Sessions at EGU

Panta Rhei at AGU 2016 Fall Meeting
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HydroEco Conference 2017 - 2nd Circular


Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to:

HydroEco 2017, the 7th International Multidisciplinary Conference on: Hydrology and Ecology.

HydroEco 2017 will take place at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom from 18-23 June 2017. 
The theme of the HydroEco2017 conference will be:
“Ecohydrology on the edge: ecology-hydrology-human interactions in a changing world”

The aims of the 2017 conference are:
·         To present new concepts and theory on interactions between hydrology and ecology
·         To discuss innovative experimental technologies and modelling approaches at the interface between hydrology and ecology
·         To stimulate interdisciplinary interactions between hydrologists, ecologists, environmental scientists and practitioners
·         To inform about emerging trends in ecohydrological practice, management and decision making


Confirmed keynote speakers include:
·         Keith Smetten, University of Western Australia
·         Nancy Grimm, Arizona State University
·         Hjalmar Laudon, Swedish University of Agricultural Science
·         Jeff McDonnell, University of Sasketchewan
·         Laurel Larsen, UC Berkely
·         Chris Soulsby, University of Aberdeen
·         Glenn Watts, Environment Agency
·         Michael McClain, UNESCO-IHE
·         Steven Loheide, University of Wisconsin
·         Angela Gurnell, Queen Mary University of London
·         Merritt Turetsky, University of Guelph


Abstract submission and registration have opened now on the conference website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/hydroeco2017/index.aspx 

Please visit our website for detailed information of the conference session program (http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/hydroeco2017/about/Conference-Themes-and-Topics.aspx) , local transport and accommodation information.

We are looking forward to welcome you to this exciting conference in Birmingham next year.
 
Best regards

Stefan Krause (on behalf of the organizing committee)

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Krause
Chair of Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham, 
Birmingham, Edgbaston
B15 2TT, UK

phone: (+44) 0121 4145535
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IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly - Abstract Deadline reminder

IAHS 2017 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY

10 – 14 JULY 2017
PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

"WATER AND DEVELOPMENT: SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGES IN ADDRESSING SOCIETAL ISSUES”


There are now just 3 more weeks available to submit your abstracts for sessions 1 & 16 which will be published as PIAHS volumes.

Conference Fees

Early Bird (Until April 30, 2017) - Euro 450

After May 1, 2017 (including on-site) - Euro 480

Abstract submission fee - Euro 37

Abstract Submission deadline for Sessions 1 & 16 is 15 December 2016. Submission deadline for all other sessions is 14 February 2017.

There is no day registration.

Students and young scientists from southern Africa can apply for sponsorship when they submit an abstract. Follow the normal process on the abstract submission page and tick the relevant boxes.

Conference Website -  Sessions 1 & 16 will be published as online open access PIAHS publications.

Organisers Denis Hughes and Graham Jewitt 

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Reminder - 2017 International Hydrology Prize nominations due by 31st December 2016



The International Hydrology Prize is awarded annually by IAHS, with UNESCO and WMO, to two people who have made an outstanding contribution to hydrological science. More information, including previous awards, is available at http://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/International-Hydrology-Prize.do

Two medals are awarded under the International Hydrology Prize: the Dooge medal and the Volker medal. Both medals are intended to distinguish outstanding achievements by hydrological scientists but with a different focus. The Dooge medal is aimed at fundamental contributions to the science of hydrology, whereas the Volker medal is aimed at outstanding applications of hydrological science for the benefit of society at large.

For full details read the September 2016 news article http://iahs.info/News.do?news_id=183 

Nominations should be received by the Secretary General of IAHS no later than 31 December 2016 – Christophe Cudennec at cudennec@agrocampus-ouest.fr   
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International Workshop on Hydrological Knowledge Innovation and its Practices in Developing Countries

At this international workshop in Shenzhen & Wuhan, China, IAHS was represented by Hubert Savenije (President of IAHS), Christophe Cudennec (Secretary General of IAHS) and Xia Jun (Honorary Vice President of IAHS). Shenzhen Declaration

The workshop aims to bring together scientists from worldwide (in particular from developing countries) and various disciplines that share a common interest in addressing the challenges of understanding and managing the hydrological systems knowledge. The four main objectives for this workshop:

  • Understand major water challenges in coupled nature-human systems;
  • Demonstrate current hydrological knowledge of models, tools and case studies to deal with water problems;
  • Identify demand for hydrological innovation to meet the grand water challenges in different regions;
  • Develop a multi-national and multi-disciplinary cooperation framework and statement  to provide capacity building, monitoring equipment, remote sensing techniques, and free software packages for developing countries, and to expand Panta Rhei as well as IAHS through establishing national committees and regional networks and increasing members in these counties.

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IAHS 2017 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY

 
 
 

IAHS 2017 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY

10 – 14 JULY 2017

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

"WATER AND DEVELOPMENT: SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGES IN ADDRESSING SOCIETAL ISSUES”


Papers from the following two sessions will be published as PIAHS volumes:

#1 Water security and the food-water-energy nexus: drivers, responses and feedbacks at local to global scales

#16 Water quality and sediment transport issues in surface water

Submission of abstracts for the various symposia and workshops is now open.

Conference Fees

Early Bird (up to April 30, 2017) - Euro 450

After May 1, 2017 - Euro 480

Abstract Submission fee - Euro 37

Students and young scientists from southern Africa can apply for sponsorship when they submit an abstract.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Thursday 15th December 2016

Conference Website

Organisers Denis Hughes and Graham Jewitt 

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IAHS Scientific Assembly July 10-14, 2017 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa

IAHS 2017 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY
10 – 14 JULY 2017
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
"Water and Development: scientific challenges in addressing societal issues”

 

The South African National Committee of the International Association of Hydrological Scientists (SANCIAHS) invites you to participate in the 2017 IAHS Scientific Assembly to be held from July 10-14 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The theme of the meeting is "Water and Development: scientific challenges in addressing societal issues” which is particularly appropriate in the context of an IAHS Scientific Assembly meeting being held for the first time in sub-Saharan Africa and is well aligned with the IAHS Panta Rhei.

The scientific programme will cover the following topics. Abstract submission will soon be open.


# Water security and the food-water-energy nexus: drivers, responses and feedbacks at local to global scales
# Hydrology and the Anthropocene
# Understanding spatio-temporal variability of water resources and the implications for IWRM in the semi-arid east and southern Africa
# Water Balance and Crop Water Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Agricultural Watersheds
# Land use change impacts on water resources
# Water resources management and the competition/balance between humans and ecosystems (eco-hydrology)
# Measurements in the 21st century: innovation in hydrological observations
# Environmental and artificial tracers as indicators in hydrology
# Innovative ICT tools for water management and science
# Prediction in ungauged basins
# Modelling hydrological processes for prediction under change
# Probabilistic forecasts and land-atmosphere interactions to advance hydrological predictions
# Extreme events: links between science and practice
# Advances in cold-region hydrological models: Integration of process understanding and application to climate and landcover changes
# Operational snowmelt runoff modelling: Advances and prospects for water management
# Water quality and sediment transport issues in surface water
# Long-term evolution in catchment water quality
# Changing biogeochemistry of aquatic systems in the Anthropocene: inter-comparison of data and models for predicting water quality
# Advancements in modeling and characterization of aquifer
# Methodologies for risk assessment of groundwater contamination
# Quantifying uncertainty in hydrological systems: A Bayesian point of view
# Nonstationarity in Hydrology: Theories, Methods and Applications
# Multivariate statistics for hydrological application
# Stochastic hydrology: simulation and disaggregation models
# Graduate Schools in Water Sciences
# Facilitating Scientific contributions in water diplomacy and cooperation processes

Further information is available on the website: http://cwrr.ukzn.ac.za/iahs/call-for-papers/iahs-2017-in-south-africa---invitation 

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INTERNATIONAL HYDROMETRY WORKSHOP

                 

NZHS/WMO/IAHR/IAHS
are pleased to present
INTERNATIONAL HYDROMETRY WORKSHOP
RECENT ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY AND UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS


The WMO/IAHR/IAHS International Hydrometry Workshop on recent advances in technology and uncertainty analysis will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand on Monday 28 November 2016 as a workshop of the 56th New Zealand Hydrological Society & 37th Australian Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium joint conference. Lecturers from New Zealand, Japan, Korea, and France will present and discuss on recent advances in stream gauging techniques, air-borne measurements and uncertainty computations.
WHERE: Copthorne Hotel, Queenstown, NEW ZEALAND
WHEN: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
COST: $50 
REGISTRATIONS: http://nzhs2016.cloudaccess.host/programme/workshops.html 

Flyer   Schedule

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International Hydrology Prize – Call for nominations before 31st December 2016

The International Hydrology Prize is awarded annually by IAHS, with UNESCO and WMO, to two people who have made an outstanding contribution to hydrological science. More information, including previous awards, is available at  http://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/International-Hydrology-Prize.do.

Nominations for the Prize are made by National Committees to IAHS, National Committees to the UNESCO-IHP or National Hydrological Advisors to the WMO, and forwarded to the Secretary General of IAHS for consideration by the Nomination Committee. The Committee consists of the President and a Vice-President of IAHS and representatives of UNESCO and WMO. 

Two medals are awarded under the International Hydrology Prize: the Dooge medal and the Volker medal. Both medals are intended to distinguish outstanding achievements by hydrological scientists but with a different focus. The Dooge medal is aimed at fundamental contributions to the science of hydrology, whereas the Volker medal is aimed at outstanding applications of hydrological science for the benefit of society at large. 

The following applies to both the Dooge and Volker medals

  • - The International Hydrology Prize shall be awarded to persons who have made outstanding contributions to hydrology such as confers on the candidate universal recognition of his or her international stature.
  • - The contribution should have an identifiable international dimension extending beyond both the country of normal work and the specific field of interest of the candidate.
  • - The medals may be awarded to hydrologists of long international standing or to younger but active hydrologists who exhibit qualities of international leadership in the science or practice of hydrology.
  • - An active involvement in the work of IAHS and other international organizations in the field of hydrology should be counted as an advantage.

Specific considerations for the Dooge medal

  • - The Dooge medal is particularly intended for hydrologists who have demonstrated scientific excellence, and have made fundamental contributions to the science of hydrology as evidenced by publications in the international scientific literature and other evidence of high standard.
  • - Preference should be given to candidates who have recently exhibited outstanding international leadership in the science of hydrology.

Specific considerations for the Volker medal

  • - The Volker medal is dedicated for hydrologists who have applied their research and hydrological expertise to the benefit of society, addressing issues of public interest and development.
  • - Applications of hydrology to the benefit of developing countries would count as an advantage.
  • - Preference should be given to candidates who have contributed through both scientific and practical work, and who have made outstanding contributions to the Hydrology community as demonstrated by active involvement in the work of IAHS or other international hydrological associations.

Nomination format and procedure

Nominations should be received by the Secretary General of IAHS no later than 31 December 2016 – Christophe Cudennec at cudennec@agrocampus-ouest.fr  – and consist of:

  • - a (max. 2, pages A4 format) nomination letter signed by a National Representative to IAHS, the President of a national committee of UNESCO-IHP, or a National Hydrological Advisor to the WMO, with one sentence citation (max. 200 characters), and stating why the nominee is the most qualified person to receive the Volker or Dooge medal, paying attention to the medal's dedication specified above;
  • - the nominee’s CV (max. 3 pages, A4 format) with an emphasis on the contribution to hydrological science and international scientific cooperation, providing clear information on the main criteria used for the evaluation and the specific considerations mentioned above.
  • - a list of the major scientific publications (max. 2 pages, A4 format).

Nominations are expected from the world diversity, and equally for female and male candidates.

Evaluation criteria

a)      Outstanding contributions to hydrology evidenced by universal recognition of his or her international stature.

b)      Identifiable contributions with international dimensions extending beyond both the country of normal work and the specific field of interest of the candidate.

c)      For senior candidates prove of Hydrologists activities of long international standing, or for younger candidates, prove of being active hydrologists with qualities of international leadership in the science or practice of hydrology.

d)      Active involvement in the work of IAHS and other international organizations in the field of hydrology is counted as an advantage.

e)      Application of the hydrological research performed and the use of his/her expertise to the benefit of society and addressing issues of public interest and development.

f)       Applications of hydrology to the benefit of developing countries counts as an advantage.

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World Water Development Report 2018 Nature-based solutions for water

In August 2012 UN-Water approved a new periodicity and structure for future World Water Development Reports (WWDR). The WWDR is now an annual thematic report with a focus on a different strategic water issues each year, produced by the UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) in collaboration with UN-Water members and partners and possible other contributors.  At the UN-Water SPM meeting in August 2014, it was decided that the 2018 World Water Development Report would be on the theme of Nature based solutions for water.

WWAP prepared a background document describing the theme and its scope and a draft ‘storyline’ as well as a list of potential ‘main messages’ for the report. These were discussed at a workshop on 13-14 September 2016 at the WWAP’s offices near Perugia in Italy attended by some 40 participants from key organisations including FAO, UNDP, INWEH, UNIDO, IISA, IHE, IWMI, UNW, WaterLEX, Ramsar and UNESCO. IAHS was represented by Professor Mike Acreman (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), who is co-Editor of Hydrological Sciences Journal and Secretary IAHS Ltd. He suggested that IAHS could provide technical advice our understanding of hydrological processes that underpin nature-based solutions for water (including floods and droughts, improving water quality, managing sediments, conserving river ecosystems); this was welcomed by WWAP. He also proposed the use of natural capital as concept to help explain nature-based solutions to politicians and business leaders. All participants recognized that future stage of report development would need wider input particularly from water and environmental management practitioners from around the world.

                  

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2 days left early bird registration - STAHY 2016

Dear colleagues and friends,

We send this email as a reminder to register for the STAHY 2016 Workshop that will be held on September 26-27, 2016 in Quebec (Canada).

To register, please visit http://stahy2016.ca/inscription/ 

Please remember that the deadline for the early bird registration is on Friday, August 26.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Quebec! 

The STAHY 2016 Organizing Committee

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Call for abstracts for AGU session "Hydrology, society and environmental change: Coupled human-water dynamics across scales"

Dear Panta Rhei scientists,

The deadline for AGU abstracts is fast approaching on 3 August. Together with my co-conveners Siva Sivapalan, Taikan Oki and Alfonso Mejia, I am organizing a session on "Hydrology, society and environmental change: Coupled human-water dynamics across scales". Please see the details below. This session is supported by Panta Rhei and AGU-JpGU joint sessions on socio-hydrology. Our invited speakers are confirmed as Sally Thompson (UC Berkeley) and Nandita Basu (U. Waterloo).

Please consider submitting your research to this Panta Rhei session, we are looking forward to exciting presentations and lively debate.

Kind regards, and hope to see many of you in San Francisco,
Hilary McMillan

Hydrology, society and environmental change: Coupled human-water dynamics across scales
Session ID#: 14127

This session welcomes abstracts that consider how to observe, understand, model, and manage the effects of human and environmental changes on hydrological systems. The interactions of coupled human-water processes across multiple time and spatial scales can give rise to the emergence of complex dynamics, including critical transitions, and will pose major challenges for sustainable water management. This session is organised as part of the IAHS Panta Rhei hydrological decade 2013-2022 and is a part of the series of AGU-JpGU joint sessions on socio-hydrology. Examples of relevant areas include:

  • Hydrological models that include anthropogenic effects
  • Measurements of human impacts on hydrological processes
  • Interactions of communities with local water resources
  • Creation of databases describing hydrology in human-impacted systems
  • Data analysis and comparisons of hydrological systems around the globe and especially in developing and emerging countries
  • Human interactions with hydrological extremes (floods and droughts) and water scarcity

Primary Convener:  Hilary K McMillan, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA
Conveners:  Taikan Oki, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan, Murugesu Sivapalan, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States and Alfonso Mejia, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States

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World's Large Rivers - New Delhi 2017

Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers
18-21 April 2017 New Delhi, India

In 2014 a new UNESCO / IHP Programme (WLRI - World’s Large Rivers Initiative) has been called to life which aims in fostering a global network of programmes and partners related to the work and research at large rivers.

One of the main tasks of this Initiative is to continue the successful series of World’s Large Rivers Conferences. India, New Delhi will be the next venue for the World’s Large Rivers Conference. The themes are as follows:

TOPIC 1 Hydrology, Hydraulics & Water Quality
TOPIC 2 Sediment Transport & River Morphology
TOPIC 3 Ecology & Restoration
TOPIC 4 Integrated River Management
TOPIC 5 Indian Rivers
ABSTRACTS

June 2016 Call for abstracts
31 August 2016 Deadline for online abstract submission
15 October 2016 Notification of abstract acceptance

REGISTRATION

30 November 2016 End of early registration
15 April 2017 End of online registration
18 April 2017 Conference opening

Website: http://worldslargerivers.boku.ac.at/wlr/  

Conference flyer

    

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Prof. Des Walling retires from Chair of IAHS Ltd. Board

Prof. Des Walling retired in February 2016 as chair of the Board of IAHS Ltd. IAHS President Hubert Savenije and Secretary-General Christophe Cudennec thanked Des for his outstanding contribution to IAHS over more than 20 years. Des remains Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Exeter from where he received his PhD. Des has had a highly distinguished career as a hydrologist, specialising in erosion and sediment yields and catchment sediment budgets. Amongst his many awards, in 2007 he was the recipient of the International Hydrology Prize awarded jointly by IAHS, UNESCO and WMO. He is a past President of the IAHS International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE). Des has authored more than 460 scientific papers, including many in HSJ, and edited 30 books amongst which are several Red Books dating back to 1982. Mike Acreman, secretary to IAHS and co-Editor HSJ, presented Des with a book on British rivers and a card to mark the occasion.

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The 8th EGU Leonardo Conference

“From Evaporation to Precipitation: the atmospheric moisture transport”

October 25-27, 2016 Ourense, Spain

http://ephyslab.uvigo.es/eguleonardo2016/ 


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2016 Tison Award Ceremony

The 2016 Tison Award was presented to Guillaume Thirel, Jean-Nicolas Audouy, Lionel Berthet, Carina Furusho, Anna Kuentz, Julien Lerat, Thibault Mathevet, & Denis Ruelland.

For the paper:
G. Thirel, V. Andréassian, C. Perrin, J.-N. Audouy, L. Berthet, P. Edwards, N. Folton, C. Furusho, A. Kuentz, J. Lerat, G. Lindström, E. Martin, T. Mathevet, R. Merz, J. Parajka, D. Ruelland & J. Vaze (2015) Hydrology under change: an evaluation protocol to investigate how hydrological models deal with changing catchments, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 60:7-8, 1184-1199, DOI:10.1080/02626667.2014.967248


Left to Right:  Hubert Savenije (President, IAHS), Christophe Cudennec (Secretary General, IAHS), Blanca Jiménez-Cisneros (UNESCO), Mike Acreman (Co-editor HSJ), Guillaume Thirel (Irstea, Tison Award Recipient), Thibault Mathevet (EDF-DTG, Tison Award Recipient), Lionel Berthet (DREAL Centre-Val de Loire,  Tison Award Recipient), Tommaso Abrate (WMO). 


The paper is available open access: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02626667.2014.967248  

The IAHS Tison Award, established in 1982, aims to promote excellence in research by young hydrologists. The Award is granted for an outstanding paper published by IAHS in a period of two years previous to the deadline for nominations.

http://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/Tison-Award.do  

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2016 International Hydrology Prize medalists

Congratulations to the recipients of the International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) for 2016!

 
THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL HYDROLOGY PRIZE MEDALISTS
Dooge medal: Jeffrey McDonnell (Canada)

Left to Right:  Blanca Jiménez-Cisneros (UNESCO), Jeffrey McDonnell (Dooge Medal Recipient), Hubert Savenije (President, IAHS), Tommaso Abrate (WMO), Christophe Cudennec (Secretary General, IAHS).

Volker medal: Denis Hughes (South Africa)

Left to Right: Blanca Jiménez-Cisneros (UNESCO), Denis Hughes (Volker Medal Recipient), Hubert Savenije (President, IAHS), Tommaso Abrate (WMO), Christophe Cudennec (Secretary General, IAHS).

Awarded during the 12th Kovacs meeting at UNESCO in Paris, France (15th June 2016).

The International Hydrology Prize is awarded annually by IAHS, with UNESCO and WMO, to two people who have made an outstanding contribution to hydrological science.

Nominations for the Prize are made by National Committees to IAHS, National Committees to the UNESCO-IHP or National Hydrological Advisors to the WMO, and forwarded to the Secretary General of IAHS for consideration by the Nomination Committee. The Committee consists of the President and a Vice-President of IAHS and representatives of UNESCO and WMO.

Two medals are awarded under the International Hydrology Prize: the Dooge medal and the Volker medal. Both medals are intended to distinguish outstanding achievements by hydrological scientists but with a different focus. The Dooge medal is aimed at fundamental contributions to the science of hydrology, whereas the Volker medal is aimed at outstanding applications of hydrological science for the benefit of society at large.

http://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/International-Hydrology-Prize.do  

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12th KOVACS Colloquium: Programme and Registration

                                        

HYDROLOGICAL INPUTS FOR WATER-RELATED SDGS IMPLEMENTATION: KNOWLEDGE, DATA, INDICATORS, TOOLS & INNOVATIONS

This year, the Kovacs Colloquium will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, during the 22nd Session of the Intergovernmental Council of the IHP on 15 June 2016. It will comprise several invited lectures, a panel and a poster session on the role of hydrology and water resources, particularly on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement of the COP-21. Programme

The Colloquium will focus on the inputs for water-related SDGs implementation adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations in September 2015. It will address methodological issues and challenges for SDGs implementation and monitoring using a set of global indicators, in particular, SDG 6 addressing water issues, and transversal and related SDGs such as end of poverty (SDG 1), food security (SGD 2), well-being (SDG 3), energy (SDG 7), disasters (SDG 11), climate change (SDG 13) and international cooperation (SDG 17).

All interested hydrologists, water resources professionals, scientists, policymakers and students are invited to participate in the 12th Kovacs Colloquium.

To register, please complete the registration form before 31 May 2016.

List of Participants

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ICWRS - Registration deadline approaching

7th International Water Resources Management Conference of ICWRS. Bochum IAHS - 18-20 May 2016

The spatial dimensions of water management - Redistribution of benefits and risks

Registration Deadline 11 May 2016

Programme book

Further details on the programme and registration are available from http://iahs-rub.hydrology.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/node/8 Conference flyer

The spatial aspects, which will be discussed during this meeting are extensive. The main topics of presentations are:

Spatial aspects of water supply and the redistribution of benefits from water
Floods and spatial aspects of flood risks
Spatial dimensions of water scarcity
Scale problems of water management ? when the summation of individual measures becomes a problem
Hydrological regionalization issues
The spatial dimension in socio-hydrology

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ICCE Symposium: Deadline approaching

International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE) Symposium 2016, Rothamsted Research, North Wyke - 11th-15th July

  

The final closing date to submit abstracts is 15th May and the deadline to register for the conference is 17th May.

If you haven’t already registered for this event, please use the following link for more details and to book your place:-

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/icce-symposium-2016-integrating-monitoring-and-modellingfor-understanding-predicting-and-managing-tickets-19697026336 

Please send any abstracts either to karen.garner@rothamsted.ac.uk directly or to icce2016@rothamsted.ac.uk 

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12th KOVACS Colloquium: Call for Posters update

        

12th Kovacs Colloquium
15 June, 2016, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
International Hydrological Prize and Tison Award Ceremony

HYDROLOGICAL INPUTS FOR WATER-RELATED SDGS IMPLEMENTATION:
KNOWLEDGE, DATA, INDICATORS, TOOLS & INNOVATIONS

Every two years, the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) organise the Kovacs Colloquium, a series of international scientific meetings in the most challenging fields of water resources research. These meetings also commemorate the late George Kovacs, an established authority on hydrology, who served as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Council of IHP and as Secretary General and President of IAHS.
 
This year, the Kovacs Colloquium will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, during the 22nd Session of the Intergovernmental Council of the IHP on 15 June 2016. It will comprise several invited lectures, a panel and a poster sessions on the role of hydrology and water resources, particularly on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Agreement of the COP-21.
 
The Colloquium will focus on the inputs for water-related SDGs implementation adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations in September 2015. It will address methodological issues and challenges for SDGs implementation and monitoring using a set of global indicators, in particular, SDG 6 addressing water issues, and transversal and related SDGs such as end of poverty (SDG 1), food security (SGD 2), well-being (SDG 3), energy (SDG 7), disasters (SDG 11), climate change (SDG 13) and international cooperation (SDG 17).
 
All interested hydrologists, water resources professionals, scientists, policymakers and students are invited to participate in the poster session presenting hydrological inputs for water-related SDGs implementation: knowledge, data, indicators, tools & innovations. Proposals to enhance the exchange of knowledge between scientists, local communities and decision-makers to better respond to environmental changes, to improve water management resources and to contribute to SDGs monitoring and implementation are encouraged.
 
Young women scientists from Least Developed Countries are encouraged to participate.
 
Poster abstracts should not be more than two pages in length, including figures and tables. Two-page abstracts of selected posters will be invited for publication in the final PIAHS e-volume, which will be ISI indexed. See the attached guidelines for poster proposals.
 
Further conditions prior to publication will be communicated to selected authors.
 
To register your abstract submissions, please complete the following form before 1 May 2016. Participants should take care of any related travel expenses and visa process to attend the Colloquium, as the organizers will not cover any such expenses nor undertake any action with regard to visa issues.
 
Related Information:
List of Participants
Registration for Participants
Guidelines for Poster Proposals

https://en.unesco.org/feedback/12th-kovacs-colloquium-call-posters 

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Panta Rhei at EGU

 If you are at EGU, I would like to particularly request you to attend our Panta Rhei PICO session HS1.1 on "Panta Rhei: Early career scientists’ vision and progress for research in hydrology, society and change", Tue, 19 Apr, 10:30–12:00 / PICO spot 1.

The location is on Brown level -2, near the X1 posters. After invited talks from our early career scientist speakers, the session will include audience discussion and be a chance for you to influence the Panta Rhei future directions, so please bring along your questions and comments. Everyone is welcome, not just early career scientists!

Other sessions related to Panta Rhei that may interest you are:

HS7.4 Change in climate, hydrology and society
HS5.5 Hydrology & Society: Transdisciplinary approaches to hydrology and water resources management
HS5.4 Advances in socio-hydrology

Hilary McMillan

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2016 Tison Award

IAHS are pleased to announce that the 2016 Tison Prize has been awarded to the following paper:

G. Thirel, V. Andréassian, C. Perrin, J.-N. Audouy, L. Berthet, P. Edwards, N. Folton, C. Furusho, A. Kuentz, J. Lerat, G. Lindström, E. Martin, T. Mathevet, R. Merz, J. Parajka, D. Ruelland & J. Vaze (2015) Hydrology under change: an evaluation protocol to investigate how hydrological models deal with changing catchments, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 60:7-8, 1184-1199, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2014.967248

The paper is available free access on Taylor & Francis online - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02626667.2014.967248  
 
The award will be conferred during the Kovacs 2016 meeting in Paris in June.
 
The IAHS Tison Award, established in 1982, aims to promote excellence in research by young hydrologists. The Award is granted for an outstanding paper published by IAHS in a period of two years previous to the deadline for nominations.

This award is prestigious. A 1000 US$ prize is allocated, to be shared between the awardees, sponsored by Taylor and Francis the publisher of Hydrological Sciences Journal.

Our congratulations to the eligible authors.

http://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/Tison-Award.do 

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2016 UN World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs

Three out of four of the jobs worldwide are water-dependent. In fact, water shortages and lack of access may limit economic growth in the years to come, according to the 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs, which was launched on 22 March, World Water Day, in Geneva.

From its collection, through various uses, to its ultimate return to the natural environment, water is a key factor in the development of job opportunities either directly related to its management (supply, infrastructure, wastewater treatment, etc.) or in economic sectors that are heavily water-dependent such as agriculture, fishing, power, industry and health. Furthermore, good access to drinking water and sanitation promotes an educated and healthy workforce, which constitutes an essential factor for sustained economic growth.

In its analysis of the economic impact of access to water, the report cites numerous studies that show a positive correlation between investments in the water sector and economic growth. It also highlights the key role of water in the transition to a green economy.

Download the UN World Water Development Report 2016 and executive summary:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/water/wwap/wwdr/2016-water-and-jobs/ 

The 2016 Report includes IAHS contributions and will provide the content and basis for debate throughout the year on the global theme ‘Water and Jobs’ of this year’s World Water Day. The Report illustrates that nearly 3 out of 4 jobs of the global workforce (3.2 billion people) are moderately or highly dependent upon access to water and water-related services and therefore states that “Water is essential to decent jobs and sustainable development”. Water stress and the lack of decent work can exacerbate security challenges, force migration and undo the progress made in the fight to eradicate poverty. 

In order to disseminate these key findings and to add momentum to the official launch event in Geneva (22 March), WWAP is organizing an information meeting for the representatives of the Member States at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 24 March and at the UN Headquarters in New York on 14 April. In parallel, various UNESCO Field Offices with their national partners and United Nations counterparts are organizing regional events on the topic ‘Water and Jobs’, spread over the globe, notably Almaty, Amman, Bangkok, Beijing, Brasilia, Cairo, Jakarta, Montevideo, Nairobi, New Delhi and Tashkent.

For the first time, the WWDR will not only be launched in English but also in Spanish and French. The Executive summary of the Report will be made available in all 6 UN languages as well as in Italian, Portuguese and Hindi.

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Call for abstracts for the 17th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium

Integrated Water Resources Management: Water Security, Sustainability and Development in Eastern and Southern Africa

Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC), Botswana 26 – 28 October 2016

The Symposia have been held annually in the Eastern and Southern African regions for the past 16 years to promote interaction among policymakers, academics, practitioners from water and related sectors, and cooperating partners. Together, they identify regional issues, gaps and priorities that require further research and support. Great emphasis will be placed on integration of knowledge, particularly involving scholars from the natural, medical and social sciences.

Sub-Themes:
Hydrology and Climate Change
Water and Environment
Water, Land and Agriculture
Water and Society
Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation
Water Resources and Infrastructure Management

Deadline for submission of abstracts 16 May 2016
Notification acceptance of abstracts 15 July 2016
Deadline of submission of full papers 16 September 2016
Deadline for early registration 2 September 2016

Call for abstracts

                

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CALL FOR POSTERS - 12th Kovacs Colloquium

                                                                       

15 June, 2016, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

International Hydrological Prize and Tison Award Ceremony

HYDROLOGICAL INPUTS FOR WATER-RELATED SDGS IMPLEMENTATION:

KNOWLEDGE, DATA, INDICATORS, TOOLS & INNOVATIONS

Every two years, the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) organise the Kovacs Colloquium, a series of international scientific meetings in the most challenging fields of water resources research. These meetings also commemorate the late George Kovacs, an established authority on hydrology, who served as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Council of IHP and as Secretary General and President of IAHS.


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2016 International Hydrology Prize medalists

IAHS are pleased to announce the recipients of the International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) for 2016.

The award ceremony will be held at the end of the Kovacs colloquium on 15 June 2016 in UNESCO HQs, Paris

The 2016 INTERNATIONAL HYDROLOGY PRIZE Medalists are
IHP Dooge medal: Jeffrey J. McDonnell (Canada)
IHP Volker medal: Denis Hughes (South Africa)

The International Hydrology Prize is awarded annually by IAHS, with UNESCO and WMO, to two people who have made an outstanding contribution to hydrological science.

Nominations for the Prize are made by National Committees to IAHS, National Committees to the UNESCO-IHP or National Hydrological Advisors to the WMO, and forwarded to the Secretary General of IAHS for consideration by the Nomination Committee. The Committee consists of the President and a Vice-President of IAHS and representatives of UNESCO and WMO.

As of 2014, two medals are awarded under the International Hydrology Prize: the Dooge medal and the Volker medal. Both medals are intended to distinguish outstanding achievements by hydrological scientists but with a different focus. The Dooge medal is aimed at fundamental contributions to the science of hydrology, whereas the Volker medal is aimed at outstanding applications of hydrological science for the benefit of society at large.

http://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/International-Hydrology-Prize.do 

Our warmest congratulations go to both recipients.

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IAHS and WaterNet Sign Memorandum of Understanding

                                                                                     

15 March 2016
WaterNet, represented by Dr. Jean-Marie Kileshye Onema and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), represented by Prof. Hubert Savenije, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of water resources management. The objective of the MoU is to establish a framework for cooperation, establishing scientific research and technology exchange, capacity building, outreach and exchange of experience and knowledge from various regions in the world within the field of water resources management. This shall be done on the basis of sustainable development in an integrated, efficient and gender sensitive manner.

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Make your opinion count on 'The role of experimental research in hydrological sciences'

       

Dear IAHS member,

The IAHS Panta Rhei Working Group is producing a series of opinion papers in Hydrological Sciences Journal. For the paper  "The role of experimental research in hydrological sciences - current state, challenges, needs and potentials" we decided to do something different. Instead of the opinion paper reflecting the authors' opinion we want it to reflect how the community feels about this topic.

We would like to hear your opinions, independent of whether you are a modeller, data miner or experimentalist.  It would be great if you could take 10 minutes to complete the survey we prepared.  You can find it here:  https://www.soscisurvey.de/hydrology/ 
(Do it right now - don't put it off... the survey is only open until March 24th.)

And please - pass this link on to anybody who might be interested!

Thank you very much for your help,
Theresa Blume, Ilja van Meerveld, Markus Weiler

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Panta Rhei 2013-2015: Global perspectives on hydrology, society and change

 FIRST BIENNIUM SUMMARY PAPER NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE 

The Panta Rhei science leaders and all of the working group leaders have prepared a paper describing science progress during the first biennium:

Panta Rhei 2013-2015: Global perspectives on hydrology, society and change


This paper covers diverse topics from hydrological models, data and predictability in the Anthropocene; descriptions and study of the human – water system; water governance and water scarcity; societal impacts on floods and droughts. It gives an overview of all the great work being done by the working groups, and offers opportunities to see similarities and conflicts between different points of view, and open up new dialogues.

This paper is now available free access as the Accepted Author Version DOI:10.1080/02626667.2016.1159308.

For news and more information about the current Panta Rhei Biennium see our website.

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7th IWRM Bochum IAHS conference

The spatial dimensions of water management – Redistribution of benefits and risks. 

Bochum, May 18th to 20th , 2016.

Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Institute of Hydrology, Water Resources Management and Environmental Engineering.

This meeting, as part of the series of IWRM conferences organised by ICWRS, focuses on spatial aspects of water management. Since water is unevenly distributed in space and time, its storage and redistribution is a fundamental task of water management.

The spatial aspects, which will be discussed during this meeting are extensive. The main topics of the presentations are:

1.       Spatial aspects of water supply and the redistribution of benefits from water

2.       Floods and spatial aspects of flood risks

3.       Spatial dimensions of water scarcity

4.       Scale problems of water management if the summation of individual measures becomes a problem

5.       Hydrological regionalisation issues

6.       The spatial dimension in socio-hydrology

Conference Flyer 

Conference proceedings will be published in PIAHS.

The registration fee is 380 €  Registration is open until 11th May 2016.

Further information is available from http://iahs-rub.hydrology.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/ 

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Hydrological Sciences Journal Subscription

HSJ
Co-Editors:  Demetris Koutsoyiannis, Mike Acreman & Attilio Castellarin

The annual subscription is now due for Volume 61 (2016) of HSJ.  Volume 61 has increased in size from 12 issues to 16 but the subscription rate remains the same as in 2014. Volume 61 will contain two special issues/sections: Hydrology and Peace in the Middle East (invited; K. Aggestam and R. Berndtsson) and Facets of Uncertainty (Kos October 2013; A. Carsteanu, E. Eris, S. Weijs and E. Volpi).  A special series of invited opinion papers directly linked to the IAHS "Panta Rhei" initiative has also been launched in HSJ, coordinated by associate editor Heidi Kreibich.

Hydrological Sciences Journal provides a forum for original papers and discussion of significant developments in hydrological science and practice, and related disciplines. In July 2015 we announced the continued rise in Impact Factor (IF) for HSJ: 1.549 for 2014  with a 5-Year IF of 1.864 (©2015 Thomson Reuters, 2014 Journal Citation Reports®).

 

Special journal subscription rates are available to IAHS Members: £27.00 for a personal online subscription, and £48.00 for a personal online + print subscription (£32.40 and £53.40, respectively for EU members, inclusive of VAT). IAHS members in the poorest countries receive free online subscriptions.

Access to the back archive is free - explore 58 volumes of cutting-edge research and discovery.

You can renew your membership online via the IAHS website at http://iahs.info/Members-Area/hsj-link.do or contact the IAHS office via phone +44 1491 692515, fax +44 1491 692448 or email info@iahs.co.uk .

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