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2015 News

2015 IAHS News

Prevention and mitigation of natural and anthropogenic hazards due to land subsidence

The peer-reviewed papers in this volume were presented at the Ninth International Symposium on Land Subsidence (NISOLS) 15–19 November 2015 in Nagoya, Japan. The volume is available open access as PIAHS Volume 372.

An awareness of problems related to land subsidence and its anthropogenic causes has been growing worldwide since the second half of the Twentieth century.
The problem of land subsidence was first included by the UNESCO program of the International Hydrological Decade (IHD), 1965–74, and later in the International Hydrological Program (IHP).
Land subsidence has become an important area of research in Japan, other countries of South East Asia and globally.
The proceedings of the NISOLS represents a body of high quality and globally relevant scientific and technical information for scientists, engineers, and other stakeholders concerned about land subsidence and the associated hazards.

Principal topics

Aquifer-system compaction and subsidence caused by groundwater withdrawal
Risk management of subsidence related hazards
Anthropogenic land subsidence in coastal regions
Land subsidence and liquefaction, due to East Japan Great Earthquake of March 11, 2011
Ground failure (fracturing, fault activation, fissuring)
Land surface displacement, measuring and monitoring
Numerical Modelling
Social, cultural and economic influence of land subsidence
Water management strategies

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Whitepaper: 5 KEY Elements of Hydrological Monitoring

Written for water resource managers, the whitepaper “5 Essential Elements of a Hydrological Monitoring Program” presents the latest industry standards and best practices for improving the availability, reliability, and accuracy of data for today's water monitoring programs.

1.     Quality Management System – read the latest international industry standards from the USGS, ISO, and WMO to improve your QMS.

2.     Network Design - get tips to optimize the design of your network to meet your monitoring objectives and account for the complexity of your watershed.

3.     Technology - consider new strategies for selecting technologies that can maximize your information-to-cost ratio over the lifespan of your devices.

4.     Training - discover how training can help minimize procedural blunders resulting from errors in data collection and data handling.

5.     Data Management - learn how modern systems help automate quality controls, build better rating curves, and publish defensible hydrological data.

Get your free whitepaper here!

About the Author: Stu Hamilton was a senior hydrometric technologist with Water Survey Canada for nearly 30 years and managed the operations of 500+  monitoring stations. He is an expert volunteer with WMO, ISO, NASH, and OGC. Stu is Senior Hydrologist at Aquatic Informatics – which provides the leading software suite to acquire, process, model, and publish water data.


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This is not an endorsement of the Whitepaper or the AQUARIUS water data management system.

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Whitepaper - Monitoring Water in Extreme Droughts

DISCOVER 7 BEST PRACTICES FOR MONITORING LOW FLOWS

July 2015 was the hottest month in recorded history according to NOAA! Extreme droughts around the world are creating an opportunity for hydrologists to record a historic event. Every drop counts. Every measurement counts.

Droughts are a global problem that require new hydrological insight.  Authored by expert hydrologist Stu Hamilton, this new whitepaper presents 7 best practices for monitoring water during droughts.

Get your free whitepaper here!

Low flow monitoring presents new challenges and a chance to inform hydrological science and watershed management into the future. The most efficient path to a desirable water future is paved with data. Explore 7 ways to improve low flow monitoring in Stu's new whitepaper Monitoring Water in Extreme Droughts.


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This is not an endorsement of the Whitepaper or the AQUARIUS water data management system.

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Free live web-stream of International Gravel Bed Rivers Workshop

The Local Organizing Committee of the 8th International Gravel Bed Rivers Workshop (http://www.gbr8.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/poster.html ) which took place in Japan on 13-19 September, 2015 invite you to view the recorded presentations in YouTube (GBR8 channel; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8oW0AbmlhcJYwvtTBrAAsA ).
Sessions 6, 9 and 11 did not have talks so these are not included.
Your students and colleagues may wish to watch the free video clips of the sessions, so please feel free to distribute this information.

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Email problems now resolved

We were experiencing problems on the iahs.co.uk email accounts from 19th October to 26th October. All accounts are now restored.

Any emails in this period may not have been delivered so if you received a bounce back then please try to email us again using the same address.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

IAHS Membership

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International Hydrology Prize – Call for nominations before 31st December

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 and nominations are now open.

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. 


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HIC 2016 12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics - abstract submission deadline extended to October 31st.

“Smart Water for the Future”

August 21-26, 2016  Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea

Website: http://www.hic2016.org

Click here to download the Call for Papers in PDF format

Conference Information

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7th International Water Resources Management Conference - Abstract Submission extended to 7th November

Dear colleagues,                      

Please find attached the flyer for the 7th International Water Resources Management Conference, which will take place at the Ruhr- University Bochum, Germany, from May 18th to 20th 2016.

The conference is entitled: 'The spatial dimensions of water management - Redistribution of benefits and risks'

I hope that this conference announcement will be attract you to participate and contribute.

Please be aware that the deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to the 7th of November 2015.

Detailed information is available at the conference website:

http://iahs-rub.hydrology.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/

Sincerely

Andreas Schumann

7th IWRM Conference Flyer

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MOXXI - New developments

The Measurements & Observations in the XXIst Century (MOXXI) working group has been established to promote the advancement of novel observational techniques and to lead to new sources of information to help in better understanding the hydrological cycle. MOXXI provides a reference place to share novel,  multidisciplinary, and often unintended approaches for the observation of hydrological processes.

MOXXI initiatives include organizing topical international meetings, hosting workshops at major hydrological conferences, promoting special issues in peer-reviewed journals, and organizing schools and hands-on courses on innovative observational methodologies in hydrology.

Since the 26th IUGG General Assembly in Prague, MOXXI’s website has a new appearance and hosts dedicated pages for the working group’s friends, events, publications, pictures, and laboratories (http://iahs.info/Commissions--W-Groups/Working-Groups/MOXXI.do). Further, regular updates on MOXXI’s initiatives are disseminated to friends through a newsletter. If you would like to know more about the group’s activities, please send your email address to anyone of the group’s executive team members:

Flavia Tauro (flavia.tauro@unitus.it)  
Rolf Hut (r.w.hut@tudelft.nl
Theresa Blume (blume@gfz-potsdam.de)

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Panta Rhei Second Biennium

During the IUGG General Assembly in July the IAHS Bureau thanked Alberto Montanari for his leadership of Panta Rhei during the first biennium and appointed Hilary McMillan (NIWA, New Zealand) as Chair of the second biennium (2015-2017).

The second biennium has a leadership team of six scientists: Dr. Heidi Kreibich (Germany, Changes in flood risk);  Dr. Junguo Liu (China, Water scarcity); Dr. Anne Van Loon (UK, Droughts); Dr. Alfonso Mejia (USA, Urban water systems);  Dr. Dinis Juízo (Mozambique, Hydraulics and Water Resources Management) and Dr. Tobias Krüger (Germany, Transdisciplinarity).

Information about Panta Rhei can be found at http://iahs.info/Commissions--W-Groups/Working-Groups/Panta-Rhei/.

The paper detailing the science progress during the first biennium: 'Panta Rhei 2013-2015: Global perspectives on hydrology, society and change' has been submitted for publication to HSJ. 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. 

The Panta Rhei working groups have also been invited to prepare a paper for a special issue of HESS (Hydrology and Earth System Sciences journal). The special issue is open for submissions from 1 Oct 2015 - 1 Oct 2016. 'Panta Rhei: Opinions and progress towards hydrology for a changing world'. More information will be posted on the Panta Rhei News webpage as it becomes available (http://iahs.info/Commissions--W-Groups/Working-Groups/Panta-Rhei/Panta-Rhei-News.do).

We also invite any IAHS readers who are not yet involved in Panta Rhei, to look at the list of working groups and contact the working group leader of any that they would like to join. If you are interested in starting a new working group, then please to contact Hilary McMillan.

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HSJ Special Issue: Modelling Temporally-variable Catchments

Hydrological Sciences Journal Volume 60, Issue 7-8, 2015

Special Issue:   Modelling Temporally-variable Catchments

The Special Issue was published in August 2015 and is available via the Taylor and Francis website.

Two years ago, a workshop about challenges in modelling temporally-variable catchments was organized as part of the IAHS/IAPSO/IASPEI Joint Assembly (22-26 July 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden). This participative workshop gave modellers the opportunity to confront their own models on a selection of temporally-variable catchments following a predefined calibration/evaluation modelling protocol.

This Special Issue disseminates the main outcomes of the workshop and contains 19 articles (see the Volume 60, Issue 7-8, 2015, of the HSJ). Included in the Special Issue, two articles, Thirel et al. (2015a, b), are currently free-to-view on the HSJ website as Featured Articles. 

Thirel, G., Andréassian, V., Perrin, C., 2015a. On the need to test hydrological models under changing conditions. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 60:7-8, pages 1165-1173, DOI:10.1080/02626667.2015.1050027.

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

This special issue also includes papers following alternative testing methodologies, as well as an opinion paper on the definition of non-stationarity (Koutsoyiannis & Montanari – currently also free-to-view).

The remaining papers in the issue are available to purchase directly through the Taylor & Francis website and to IAHS members through the membership subscription rate (online/online+print - go to HSJLink to order).   IAHS members in the poorest countries receive free online subscriptions.
Member subscriptions are accessed using your personal log in at HSJLink in the IAHS membership area. IAHS membership is free of charge.

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4th IAHR Europe Congress - Deadline for abstract submission: 1st October 2015

This is a reminder that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the 4th IAHR Europe Congress is in less than two weeks from now. The deadline is 1st October 2015.

Submit your abstract here: http://www.iahr2016.ulg.ac.be/

The upcoming IAHR Europe Congress will be hosted by the University of Liege, Belgium, from 27 to 29 July 2016. It is the fourth in a successful series, formerly held in Edinburgh 2010, Munich 2012 and Porto 2014. This congress has become a prestigious event in the agenda of hydro-environment researchers and practitioners from all over Europe and beyond. It will provide a unique forum for scientists, professionals, managers and policy-makers to share recent research advances and be updated on the latest technology in all branches of hydraulic and water engineering.


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4th IAHR Europe Congress

IAHS are pleased to announce our co-sponsorship of the 4th IAHR Europe Congress to be held in Liege, Belgium 27-29 July 2016.

Abstract submission is now available for the Congress entitled 'Sustainable hydraulics in the era of global change'. 

Key Dates

Deadline for abstracts submission 1 October, 2015
Notification to authors of abstracts acceptance 1 December, 2015
Deadline for final papers submission 1 February, 2016
Notification to authors of papers acceptance 15 April, 2016

 

Second Announcement

Further details are available from http://www.iahr2016.ulg.ac.be/.

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HEPEX News

Research to operations (and vice versa) in hydrological forecasting

Contributed by Maria-Helena Ramos, Fredrik Wetterhall, Andy Wood, Julie Demargne, Qingyun Duan, Liz Stephens and Massimiliano Zappa.


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New list of Co-Editors of Hydrological Sciences Journal

At the IUGG in Prague in July 2015 Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz stood down as editor of the Hydrological Sciences Journal after 18 years in charge. 

Address to the retiring editor of HSJ Zbyszek Kundzewicz by Demetris Koutsoyiannis.


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Abstract submission open for 7th International Water Resources Management Conference

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

The conference brings together experts from different countries and expertise to present their research ideas and discuss challenging questions of modern water management. This meeting, part of the series of IWRM conferences organized by ICWRS series is focused on spatial aspects of water management.

Submit your abstract now!   
Abstract submission is available now using pdf form via the following website:

http://iahs-rub.hydrology.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/node/9

The submission will be possible until October 15th 2015.

Registration for the conference will open in September 2015.

Andreas Schumann

Chair of the scientific steering committee

7th International Water Resources Management Conference of ICWRS, Bochum, Germany, 18-20 May 2016

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Dr Cate Gardner Retires

The retirement of Dr Cate Gardner as Manager of IAHS Press was announced to Members at the Plenary held at the recent IAHS General Assembly in Prague on Friday June 26th, 2015. This provided an appropriate occasion for the Association to convey their thanks and appreciation to Cate for her long, loyal and valuable service to IAHS and to recognise her outstanding contribution to the Association over many years.  


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2015 International Hydrology Prize and Tison award medalists

Congratulations to the recipients of the International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) and the Tison award for 2015!

 
THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL HYDROLOGY PRIZE MEDALISTS

Dooge medal: Mary Hill (USA)

Left to Right: Christophe Cudennec (Secretary General, IAHS), Anil Mishra (UNESCO), Hubert Savenije (President, IAHS), Mary Hill (Dooge Medal Recipient), Paul Pilon (WMO).

Volker medal: Pierre Hubert (France)

Left to Right: Anil Mishra (UNESCO), Hubert Savenije (President, IAHS), Pierre Hubert (Volker Medal Recipient), Paul Pilon (WMO).

Awarded during the IAHS Plenary at IUGG 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic (26th June 2015).

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 and forwarded to the Secretary General 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

THE 2015 TISON AWARD PAPER

The 2015 Tison Award was presented to A. Maltese and F. Capodici.

Maltese, A., Bates, P.D., Capodici, F., Cannarozzo, M., Ciraolo, G. and La Loggia, G., 2013. Critical analysis of thermal inertia approaches for surface soil water content retrieval. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 58 (5), 1144–1161. doi:10.1080/02626667.2013.802322

Left to Right: Christophe Cudennec (Secretary General, IAHS), Hubert Savenije (President, IAHS), Antonino Maltese (Tison Award Recipient), Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz (Retired Co-editor, HSJ). Photo courtesy of C. Neale.


The paper is available open access: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2013.802322

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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IAHS Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

In these times of scientific controversy on the issue of scales in hydrology, the IAHS Ultimate Frisbee tournament held during the 2015 IUGG General Assembly in Prague was expected to shed new light on this debate, by pitching downscalers against upscalers. Twenty players took part in the match on the field of the Vyšehrad close to the Congress Centre.

There was no observation round in this match and the upscalers quickly took the advantage after a few minutes. Their very detailed representation of the field thanks to a 10 cm resolution LiDAR data and to drone airborne measurements was very helpful to identify the best trajectories by applying least-energy principles. In contrast, the downscalers started with a large 10x10 km2 scale and it took some time for them to adapt to the actual limits of the field and to find the best pathways to score. After trying a few statistical approaches, they opted for a deterministic one and managed to come back to 4 goals to 5. This was the time the upscalers chose to define efficient adaptation strategies, which resulted in five new successive goals. The golden Frisbee did not change the outcome of the match and the upscalers won.

After the match, the downscalers complained that they did not have recent enough data to cope with extreme situations. A more detailed analysis of the statistical parameters of the match showed that the team of upscalers was in fact a mix of upscalers and downscalers, and that the variety of experiences and points of view within the team strongly contributed to finding efficient solutions. This is a matter for thought before the next Ultimate Frisbee game planned in two years’ time in South Africa at the next IUGG Assembly.      

 

The participants of the Ultimate Frisbee game. The downscalers team: G. di Baldassare, A. Castellarin, J. Fabre, C. Furusho, S. Grimaldi, P. Hublart, F. Raynaud, A. Viglione, and M. Zappa. The upscalers team: H. Aksoy, M. Courbariaux, R. A. Montero, F. Neugirg, I. Pechlivanidis, C. Perrin, P. Pilon, D. Ruelland, A. Rücker, and G. Thirel.

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Proceedings of IAHS at IUGG 2015 available open access

Three volumes of proceedings of the papers presented in IAHS sessions at IUGG2015 are available open access on the PIAHS website: JH1, HS01 and HS02

  

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The Prague Statement

A Need for Action to Develop Water Resources Management Systems

by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS)

We, the delegates to the conference of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences in Prague, June 20-26, 2015 are deeply concerned by the water problems humanity is experiencing with increasing frequency and severity and express the following concerns and recommendations. The hydrosphere is experiencing a global water crisis caused by uneven freshwater availability in space and time, overexploitation, environmental degradation and the more frequent occurrence of floods and droughts.

We call upon all local, regional and national governments and urge them to develop effective solutions to the water crisis by developing effective water resources management systems. In order to address problems of freshwater availability and supply, the full spectrum of technical, organisational, economic, political, legal and social approaches should be considered, and implemented as needed. In order to address flood risks, a holistic approach of integrated flood risk management should be adopted that considers all phases of the disaster cycle – mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

We also call upon members of the international scientific community and urge them to develop practical and implementable methods and techniques to support adaptation of water resources management systems to the current and future challenges. Adaptation of water resources management systems should build on observed evidence and rigorous system understanding. An improved understanding of hydrological processes is therefore needed, in particular at the local scale, and put into the context of broader river basin and groundwater issues.

Finally, we call upon the research funding agencies at both national and international levels and urge them to provide funding that is commensurate with the challenges of the global water crisis. Enhanced funding is needed to improve the understanding of hydrological processes at all scales. Fundamental research is equally important as applied research, and is equally likely to become societally relevant, albeit over longer time scales. 

Adopted by acclamation, in the city of Prague, Czech Republic, on this 26th day of June 2015.

full document

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IUGG IAHS Frisbee Match

The IAHS frisbee match took place this morning pitching upscaler hydrological modellers against downscalers. A well fought match was eventually won by the upscalers 11-4.

More photos are available on the IAHS facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/IntAssocHydrolSci

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IAHS at IUGG 2015 Prague Assembly

IUGG 2015 is fast approaching (June 22nd - July 2nd). IAHS will have a presence on the IUGG booth so please come along to meet us and buy a ticket for the IAHS dinner on Friday 26th June (limited availability).

During the IUGG General Assembly elections will take place for officers of IAHS and the Commissions. See www.iugg2015prague.com/ for the programme and additional information. A ballot paper has been drawn up for the 55 positions who will be elected by National Representatives and is available on the IAHS 2015 Elections page where you will find all the election information.

There are two candidates for the post of President-elect of the Association. An IAHS administrative plenary will take place at the Prague Assembly, in Forum Hall, on Tuesday 23rd June, from 12:15 where the two candidates will take the floor and present their vision.

Elections results will be announced during the IAHS Plenary on Friday 26 June and on iahs.info. During the plenary session prizes will be presented for the International Hydrology prizes (Dooge medal and Volker medal) and the Tison award (see announcement).  We celebrate the end of the first biennium in the Panta Rhei decade and welcome the transition to the new Working Group. During the week, meetings will take place for some of the 10 IAHS commissions.

On a fun note we look forward to the traditional frisbee contest where the delegates demonstrate their physical skills in an international competition.

The full scientific programme is available and the papers selected for three IAHS symposia at IUGG2015 are now available open access on the PIAHS website: JS1 (Vol. 369), HS01 (Vol. 370) and HS02 (Vol. 371).

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New eBook: The Value of Water Monitoring

There is a solution – you understand the value of water monitoring but need additional, sustainable funding. Know that you are not alone. The gap between water monitoring capability and the rapidly evolving need for evidence-based policies, planning, and engineering design is growing worldwide. Learn how to form persuasive arguments that are sensitive to local politics and priorities to address this deficit in funding. The benefits of hydrological information DO vastly outweigh investments in water monitoring.

Read Stu's eBook


This free resource can help water resource professionals, government agencies, private enterprises, and citizens around the world frame locally meaningful discussions on how to best prepare for a secure water future. Here are some highlights:

  • The universal value of water – social, economic & environmental benefits
  • The cost of ignorance – adverse, unwanted outcomes
  • The value of establishing relevance & trust – actionable information from data
  • The economics of monitoring – benefit/cost analyses
  • Tips for success in your quest for more funding


Stu Hamilton was a senior hydrometric technologist with Water Survey Canada for nearly 30 years and managed the operations of 500+ monitoring stations. Today, Stu is Senior Hydrologist at Aquatic Informatics and serves as an expert volunteer with the WMO, ISO, NASH, and OGC.


Read Stu’s new eBook The Value of Water Monitoring today and discover winning strategies to help you close the funding gap for your water monitoring program.

Aquatic Informatics
1 (877) 870-2782 or 1 (604) 873-2782
info@aquaticinformatics.com
Video: AQUARIUS in 3 minutes
 


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HIC 2016 12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics

“Smart Water for the Future”

HIC is a well-established series of Hydroinformatics conferences started in the early nineties. It is supported by three world-leading international organizations, IAHR (International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research), IAHS (International Association of Hydrological Sciences) and IWA International Water Association).

August 21-26, 2016

Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea

Abstract submission Sept 30 2015

Website: http://www.hic2016.org/html/index.php

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UNESCO International Symposium on Scientific, Technological and Policy Innovations for Improved Water Quality Monitoring

UNESCO International Symposium on Scientific, Technological and Policy Innovations for Improved Water Quality Monitoring

to be held in Kyoto-Otsu, Japan, from 15-17 July 2015. 

 The meeting focuses on three main objectives:


1. Facilitating scientific discussion, knowledge exchange and collaboration among experts and stakeholders.
2. Establishing a state-of-the-art of scientific research, methodologies, tools, technologies, and policy approaches on water quality and wastewater monitoring.
3. Collecting practical cases of this stocktaking on water quality monitoring as a demonstration of the implementation of these tools and approaches.

Contribution proposals may be submitted until 10-12 June for good contributions.

Conference brochure

More information about the meeting in English and French are available on the UNESCO website:

https://en.unesco.org/events/unesco-international-symposium-scientific-technological-and-policy-innovations-improved-water

http://fr.unesco.org/events/colloque-international-unesco-innovations-scientifiques-techniques-politiques-amelioration

and is directly accessible from the UNESCO webpage on “Water Security”

http://en.unesco.org/themes/water-security

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Watch the On-Demand Webinar: Securing More Funding for Water Monitoring

As a friend of the IAHS, you are invited to watch the on-demand webinar: Securing More Funding for Water Monitoring. Discover proven techniques and strategies that have achieved increased funding.

Ryan Muller and Peter Evans from the Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP) share how they secured US$7.2 million in additional funding for USGS stream gauging over the past two fiscal years. They outline successful strategies that can be scaled to any size funding campaign. Aquatic Informatics Senior Hydrologist Stu Hamilton highlights 7 proven tactics to quantify and qualify the value of your water monitoring and discusses how to build a winning cost/benefit business case for sustainable funding.

WATCH NOW


1-Hour Webinar Highlights:

  • Inside look at ICWP funding strategies that work
  • Funding success: state + national case studies
  • 7 universal truths to success for any scale funding effort
  • Review of published cost/benefit industry studies

                

Don't miss this complimentary web presentation – watch the webinar here! Studies show the benefits of hydrological information vastly outweigh investments in water monitoring. Learn how to form persuasive arguments to get that additional funding.

Aquatic Informatics
1 (877) 870-2782 or 1 (604) 873-2782
info@aquaticinformatics.com
 


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This is not an endorsement of the webinar or the AQUARIUS water data management system.
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Remote Sensing and GIS for Hydrology and Water Resources: IAHS Publ. 368 now available.

Remote Sensing and GIS for Hydrology and Water Resources: IAHS Publ. 368 now available.
Editor: 
YANGBO CHEN
Co-Editors: CHRISTOPHER NEALE, IAN CLUCKIE, Z. SU, JIANZHONG ZHOU, QIANG HUANG, ZONGXUE XU

IAHS Publ. 368 (2015) ISBN 978-1-907161-46-9, 484 + xii pp. Price £110.00

Available both online open access as PIAHS vol. 368, and to purchase as a Red Book, vol. 368.

This volume collects together 78 peer-reviewed papers presented at the 3rd Remote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium and the 3rd International Conference of GIS/RS in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment, that were held concurrently in Guangzhou, China, in August 2014. The papers are organized under four topics: GIS And Remote Sensing; Hydrology (Precipitation estimation and applications,  Simulation and prediction of hydrological processes, Evaluation of hydrological processes); Water Resources and Environment.

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Field Course in Hydrology & Geology at Reykjavik University

 “The Principals of Resilience Based Management of Natural Resources” from 17th -22nd August, 2015.

The course will include daily field trips, field measurement, modelling aspects and management strategies.

This programme is a joint collaboration with the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland. For more information, or advice on applying, please check the website.

Within the Hydrology & Geology course we will visit typical Icelandic case studies to learn and discuss with experts about (this list is not complete):

-              Performing discharge measurements in natural rivers to assess water availability

-              Assess ecological status of river section

-              Discuss geological formations and their impacts on hydrological processes

-              Investigate and discuss representative areas of landscape degradation and restoration

-              Assess requirements of relevant stakeholders (e.g. hydropower, farming, nature conservation)

-              And finally learn and discuss the principals of resilience based management of natural resources.

The course is limited to 20 participants, so we will have interactive discussions on the above mentioned topics.

Registration is now open and we encourage you to share this with those you think may be interested.

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7th International Water Resources Management Conference of ICWRS

Bochum, Germany IAHS - 18-20 May 2016

7th International Water Resources Management Conference of ICWRS      

The spatial dimensions of water management - Redistribution of benefits and risks
  
The conference brings together experts from different countries and expertise to present their research ideas and discuss challenging questions of modern water management. This meeting, part of the series of IWRM conferences organized by ICWRS series is focused 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. Large water supply systems have been developed in the past to accomplish this. With the advanced structural possibilities, the scale of human interventions in hydrological systems shifted from local to regional scale and involves more and more global aspects. The overlaying of human interventions at different spatial scales results in complex changes of the hydrological conditions. In many cases improvements at one site are connected with degradations of hydrological conditions at other sites. Also the performance of water management measures becomes more uncertain if the rate of social and economic changes is accelerated. Often improvements at one site are connected with limited options to solve water problems at other sites.

These developments requires a new approach in water management considering crossing scales. This requires a comprehensive analysis of hydrological initial conditions, the evaluation of options and limitations of anthropogenic interventions with particular attention to their socio-economic and ecological impacts and the assessment of the sustainability of planned measures.

Website: http://iahs-rub.hydrology.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/

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Hydrological Sciences and Water Security: IAHS Publ. 366, now available

Hydrological Sciences and Water Security: Past, Present and Future.
Editors: CHRISTOPHE CUDENNEC, SIEGFRIED DEMUTH, ANIL MISHRA & GORDON YOUNG  

IAHS Publ. 366 (April 2015) ISBN 978-1-907161-44-5, 202 + x pp. Price £60.00.

Available both online open access as PIAHS vol. 366, and to purchase as a Red Book, vol. 366

Water Security is “the capacity of a population to safeguard access to adequate quantities of water of acceptable quality for sustaining human and ecosystem health on a watershed basis, and to ensure efficient protection of life and property against water related hazards – floods, landslides, land subsidence and droughts” (UNESCO-IHP 2012). 

The contributions arise from the 2014 Kovacs Colloquium held at UNESCO in Paris, which addressed the emergence and development of water security concepts. The invited keynote papers are accompanied by extended abstracts summarizing the posters presented.

Print copies of the volume are available to purchase from IAHS (info@iahs.co.uk) or via the bookshop. Abstracts and papers are also available online open access as PIAHS vol. 366.  

Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (PIAHS) is a collaboration between IAHS and Copernicus.org. Also available on PIAHS:

Sediment Dynamics from the Summit to the Sea - PIAHS Vol. 367.

Complex Interfaces Under Change: Sea – River – Groundwater – Lake: PIAHS Vol. 365.

The proceedings of ICWRS2014, Evolving Water Resources Systems: Predicting and Managing Water–Society Interactions - PIAHS Vol. 364.

 

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2015 International Hydrology Prize and Tison award medalists

IAHS are pleased to announce the recipients of the International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) and the Tison award for 2015.

The award ceremony will take place during the IAHS Plenary on Friday 26 June at the 2015 IUGG Assembly in Prague, Czech Republic http://www.iugg2015prague.com/

THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL HYDROLOGY PRIZE MEDALISTS

IHP Dooge medal: Mary Hill (USA)

IHP Volker medal: Pierre Hubert (France)

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 and forwarded to the Secretary General 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


THE 2015 TISON AWARD 

Tison Award is shared by Antonino Maltese and Fulvio Capodici (Italy) for their paper:

A. Maltese , P.D. Bates , F. Capodici , M. Cannarozzo , G. Ciraolo & G. La Loggia (2013) Critical analysis of thermal inertia approaches for surface soil water content retrieval, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 58:5, 1144-1161, DOI:10.1080/02626667.2013.802322  (free online access)

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.

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

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UrbanRain15, 1-5 December in Pontresina, Switzerland

UrbanRain15
10th International Workshop on Precipitation in Urban Areas

RAINFALL IN URBAN AND NATURAL SYSTEMS

Extreme weather, and especially heavy rain, has a major impact on urban populations and landscapes. Urban flooding and the damage to infrastructure and society are problems in both developing and developed countries. Key challenges in urbanized areas are to provide good quality detailed weather forecasts, to accurately measure high resolution space-time precipitation fields, to be able to predict impacts on urban systems and their vulnerability, evaluate flood risk and potential practical counter-measures. Similar challenges apply to the effects of rainfall in natural landscapes, the triggering of landslides, debris flows, and other natural hazards. Climate change provides an additional uncertainty to deal with when analyzing potential impacts of heavy rainfall in the future.

Abstract submission deadline is now 15 May 2015.
Sport Hotel, Pontresina, Switzerland, 1-5 December 2015.

Website: http://www.ifu.ethz.ch/urbanrain

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Joint EGU Topical & IAHS STAHY Conference, 18-20 November 2015 in Addis Ababa.

JOINT EGU Topical and IAHS STAHY Conference
Water-Food-Energy River and Society in the Tropics

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 18 – 20 November 2015

The conference brings together three important scientific meetings for the water science community at the international level: the Alexander von Humboldt Conference of the European Geosciences Union, the STAHY workshop of the International Commission on Statistical Hydrology of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (ICSH-IAHS) and the Leonardo Conference of the Hydrological Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union.

The associated GIFT workshop (Geosciences Information for Teachers) will bring together 50 high school teachers from Ethiopia and neighbouring countries.

For more information visit the conference website

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IUGG 2015 Scientific Programme

IUGG 2015 Scientific Programme 


The Draft Scientific Programme is now available to view on the IUGG 2015 website showing the schedule and location of each session.


The IUGG 2015 conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic from 22 June to 2 July 2015 with the IAHS Symposia and Workshops occurring during the first week (Tuesday 23 to Sunday 28 June).


You can also quickly access the deadline timings and information on IAHS sessions in our 'at a glance' and ‘Symposia and Workshops’ pdf files on the IUGG2015 page of the IAHS website.


We look forward to seeing you in Prague.

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Third Space for Hydrology Workshop

Third Space for Hydrology Workshop

"Surface Water Storage and Runoff: Modelling, In-Situ data and Remote Sensing"
15-17 September 2015
ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy

http://www.hydrospace2015.org/

Workshop information

The deadline for abstract submission is until 15 May 2015.

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IAHS co-convenes sessions on Freshwater at the International Scientific Conference - Our common future under climate change, 7-10 July 2015, Paris, France

IAHS co-convenes sessions on Freshwater at the International Scientific Conference “Our common future under climate change”, 7-10 July 2015, Paris, France, the largest scientific event ahead of the UNFCCC COP21 negotiations to be held in December 2015.

 

Climate change and freshwater – 1: State of knowledge / 2: Shaping the future

Convening partners: IAHS-UNESCO-WMO-French research coordination Allenvi

The freshwater cycle, including groundwater, is embedded in the climatic system. The freshwater cycle is also a strong structural and functional driver linking processes, locations, scales, uses and hazards, and socio-institutional entities and dynamics. The freshwater cycle also provides a key interface between the atmosphere, the geosphere, the biosphere and the anthroposphere; and between the basic needs, especially for water, food, energy and health. Although the fundamental physics behind climate processes is rather straightforward, the impact of climate change on local water resources is difficult to quantify with limited uncertainty (IPCC 2014).

Two sessions will address these issues across the first days of the conference, with a conceptual progression from actual knowledge towards approaches to shape the future.

Contributions submissions by 2nd March at www.commonfuture-paris2015.org

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IUGG 2015 Abstract DEADLINE extended to Sunday 8th February

Due to the increased interest in the abstract submission for the 26th IUGG General Assembly in the last few days the Local Organizing Committee decided to extend the Abstract Submission Deadline until February 8, 2015. If you have not yet submitted your abstract, do not miss your chance to be part of the Scientific Programme.

When 22 June - 2 July 2015
Where Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
Website www.iugg2015prague.com

New Abstract submission deadline JH3, HW01-HW18 8 February 2015
You can review these 'at a glance' in our pdf file or you can easily print the full description of each session from our sessions list.

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WATER RESOURCES ASSESSMENT AND SEASONAL PREDICTION, Germany, 13-16 October 2015

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WATER RESOURCES ASSESSMENT AND SEASONAL PREDICTION

The dynamic assessment and monitoring of available water resources and seasonal predictions are a basis for the sustainable management and use of water resources. To this effect, an International Conference on Water Resources Assessment and Seasonal Prediction is being organized in Koblenz, Germany from 13 to 16 October 2015.

The conference is being organized by the German Federal Institute of Hydrology and the German IHP/HWRP Secretariat and co-sponsored presently by WMO, UNESCO, GEOSS and IAHS.

The first information note and call for papers has been published on: www.worldwaterbalance.org
The organizers can be contacted under: contact@worldwaterbalance.org

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IUGG Fellows Announcement

On 10th January 2015 IUGG announced the list of Elected and Conferred Fellows to be presented at XXVI IUGG General Assembly on 1 July 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

With specific relevance to IAHS we congratulate:  A. Askew (Switzerland/Australia), H. Colenbrander (The Netherlands), J. C. Rodda (UK), K. Takeuchi (Japan), G. Young (Canada).

IUGG Fellows Announcement

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Abstract Submission Dates for IUGG General Assembly

Abstract Deadline for the XXVI IUGG General Assembly


The Local Organizing Committee and the Scientific Program Committee of the XXVI IUGG General Assembly announced the following abstract submissions dates:
- 15 January 2015, due date for the abstract submission in case of an application for a travel grant award; and
- 31 January, due date for the abstract submission.


Other important dates to be marked in your calendar:
- 31 March, due date for the notification of paper acceptance and successful grant application;
- 10 April, early bird registration deadline.

Please read carefully the abstract submission guidelines before submitting your abstract at: http://www.iugg2015prague.com/abstract-submission-guidelines.htm. All presenters are limited to two oral presentations, except for the invited Union Plenary Lecturers, who may present two oral presentations in addition to their Union lectures.

For all abstract submission and registration details, and the scientific program outline, go to: http://www.iugg2015prague.com.

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11th Kovacs Colloquium, Paris, 16-17 June 2014, final programme

HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES AND WATER SECURITY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

16-17 June 2014, Room IV (Fontenoy), UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France

Jointly organised by UNESCO IHP and IAHS


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