An in-person event with limited number of participants will be held 1-3 February 2023 in Córdoba, Spain, to decide on the topic for the next scientific decade, after an initial online discussion. This will not be a hybrid meeting but with frequent on-line forum iterations every day. The workshop will be hosted by Professor María José Polo at the University of Córdoba.

The overall aim with a Scientific Decade is to accumulate knowledge and streamline research efforts worldwide. Previous experience show that such initiatives foster engagement, sharing and collective focus to better understand specific hydrological problems or phenomena - and thereby accelerate scientific achievements. IAHS now search for a scientific topic that is broad enough to engage the wider hydrological community but narrow enough for concerted actions (click here for Outcome Document).

Venue information


Wednesday 1 Feb (afternoon): Shared starting point (WHY?)

Introduction and Background; Group discussion on Why and How; Reporting and pre-suggested topics in Plenum.

Thursday 2 Feb. (Full day): Defining a scientific topic (WHAT?)

World-wide outlook (café style); Reporting and discussion of trends in Plenum; Brainstorming and analysing topics for next decade; Reporting and Open discussion in Plenum; Voting on suggested scientific topics.

Friday 3 Feb. (morning): Setting the process (HOW?) 

Group discussion on science questions, organisation, communication/work activities; Reporting and structure of the Concept Note in Plenum; Way forward and Closure (Plenum).

Registration procedure:

The workshop is open to all IAHS members (Not member yet? Become a member for free HERE).

To apply for registration, please complete the registration form and return to [email protected] along with your 2-page CV.

Travel support:

To encourage wider diversity and attendance by early career scientists we have a few grants of up to €2500 each to cover travel and accommodation for scientists from financially disadvantaged countries and/or early career scientists (registered for a PhD, or within 5 years of PhD completion), which should be applied for by 15th December 2022. Note: Time for application has past.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee including the IAHS President, IAHS Past President, IAHS Secretary General and the local host, to ensure diversity and personal contributions to the workshop. Confirmation for full registration with payment will be announced by 20th December 2022 and if seats are still available, they will be filled according to “first come first served”.

Registration fee: €50 to be paid in Córdoba.

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