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Save the date: IAHS 2021 Scientific Assembly

The next Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS 2021) will take place in Montpellier, France from 28 June to 2 July 2021. 

This important biennial event will provide an opportunity to communicate, exchange and project on all major topics in the hydrological sciences within the framework of sessions organized by all IAHS Commissions and Working Groups.

IAHS 2021 will have three major focuses:

·       Panta Rhei initiative (2013-2022) on change in hydrology and society

·       UPH initiative, "Unsolved Problems in Hydrology"

·       Launch of the 100th anniversary year of IAHS

This event will be accompanied throughout this week by many other "water-related" events for scientists, the general public and schoolchildren. 

More information will follow soon.

Intergovernmental cooperation for hydrometry – what, why and how?

IAHS wish to highlight a new paper in the HSJ Special Issue on Hydrological data: opportunities and barriers which will be of interest to the members active in hydrometry across the world. The open access paper details the WMO mechanisms on hydrometry and illustrates the strong inputs IAHS provides as a partner to WMO activities in the field of hydrology.

Intergovernmental cooperation for hydrometry – what, why and how?

Harry Dixon, Sophia Sandström, Christophe Cudennec, Harry F. Lins, Tommaso Abrate, Dominique Bérod, Igor Chernov, Nirina Ravalitera, Daniel Sighomnou & Florian Teichert

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2020.1764569 


Two thirds of hydrological observation networks in developing countries are reported to be in poor or declining condition. At the same time innovation in sensor technologies and data processing are presenting opportunities for enhancing observation networks that are not being realized. The WMO HydroHub was launched in 2016 to transform assistance to operational water monitoring agencies around the world. If successful, the initiative will increase the amount of hydrometric data available to researchers, catchment managers and water policy makers. To those unfamiliar with UN organizations, however, the nature of such initiatives, the reasoning behind the decisions taken to establish them and the mechanisms by which they try to deliver benefits for society, can be opaque. This paper adopts a novel dialogue-style format to explore the set-up of the WMO HydroHub and build awareness amongst those who ultimately may benefit from its approaches.

This paper is just one example of the firm partnership between the IAHS and the Commission of Hydrology of WMO for over 50 years which ensures a link with the latest developments in the hydrological sciences. Together with UNESCO, IAHS and WMO award the annual International Hydrology Prize medals to two people who have made an outstanding contribution to hydrological science.

‘TISOLS: the Tenth International Symposium On Land Subsidence – living with subsidence’ PIAHS Volume 382 is now available

The papers from the Tenth International Symposium on Land Subsidence due to be held in Delft, the Netherlands in April 2020 are now available open access as PIAHS Volume 382.

Facilitating scientists in exchanging ideas and sharing research results and inspiring stories has always been the aim of the International Symposia on Land Subsidence. Organized by a local organizing committee under the auspices of the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the UNESCO Land Subsidence International Initiative, already nine successful symposia have been held since the first in Tokyo (Japan) in 1969. Contributions to each International Symposium were published as full papers by the IAHS, thereby creating an impressive collection of papers on land subsidence, freely available and accessible.

Scientists play an important role in providing the data, information, knowledge and tools to allow for well-founded decision making. TISOLS will bring together international experts from around the world to share the latest research and insights on natural and anthropogenically induced land-level lowering. A platform is provided to share our understanding of land subsidence, reliable data, and innovative techniques. Only an integrated effort will facilitate targeted strategies and solutions for long-term sustainable living conditions in subsiding areas. TISOLS takes on the challenge of linking geodetical, hydrological, geotechnical and geological knowledge to policy and socially acceptable solutions. To foster the link between the natural and social sciences and between science and society, five thematic sessions were created: (i) measuring and monitoring land subsidence, (ii) understanding land subsidence, (iii) modelling of land subsidence, (iv) impacts of land subsidence, (v) land subsidence coping strategies. The same themes have been used as chapters in the present PIAHS.

In the winter of 2020, the world has witnessed the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 or the coronavirus. Quickly it became clear that international travelling was considerably restricted and in the following weeks, large-scale meetings were completely banned. TISOLS 2020, to be held from 20–24 April 2020, had to be postponed to 2021. The new date for TISOLS is 17–21 May 2021, hoping that by then the situation has improved enough to be able to organize a great meeting.

While TISOLS was postponed just weeks before the original date, the Proceedings had almost been finished. It was decided to pursue the publication as planned to share the exciting research results and to do justice to all the work performed. The Proceedings contain a record of 136 papers of high quality from all over the world. The contribution to all five themes, including the themes focusing more on social sciences, is large. They are all essential to deal with land subsidence and we are grateful that we managed to link them here. We hope that this volume of papers will furnish inspiration for land subsidence research and policy formulation around the world, and we look forward to sharing the presented research results of these Proceedings in 2021!

2020 International Hydrology Prize medals

IAHS are pleased to announce the recipients of the International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) for 2020.

The 2020 recipients of the IAHS-UNESCO-WMO International Hydrology Prize are:

Dooge medal - Hubert Savenije at the Technical University Delft, The Netherlands
Volker medal - Bruno Merz at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany


Nominations for the annual 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.

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

Our warmest congratulations go to both recipients.

‘Cryosphere and Hydrology’ at Cryosphere 2020


IAHS is co-organizing a session at Cryosphere 2020: International Symposium On Ice, Snow And Water In A Warming World in September 21-24 2020 in Reykjavík, Iceland (https://www.cryosphere2020.is/).

As a result of global atmospheric and ocean warming, all components of Earth’s cryosphere are now changing at a dramatic pace. This symposium will bring together scientists and policy makers for a discussion on the latest results from studies of the entire cryosphere, which plays an important role in the hydrological cycle and the Earth System and is one of the most useful indicators of climate change. The symposium will allow ample time for panel discussions on scientific results, new technologies, research gaps and future perspectives in the light of the Paris Agreement that calls for limiting global warming to 1.5–2°C.

IAHS is inviting presentations and papers for the ‘Snow and ice as a water resource’ session (https://www.cryosphere2020.is/sessions/snow-cover-change-current-capabilities-future-needs) concerning the importance of snow and ice melt as a water resource for mountain region populations and for hydropower utilization; runoff changes due to atmospheric warming and monitoring of changes in lake and river ice. We are soliciting presentations on new and emerging methods and technologies related to observations and research; satellite monitoring, snow trackers and derived products; data integration, data archiving and exchange; studies of the socio-economic impacts of changing snow conditions on runoff and water supply, especially for mountain regions and for improved hydrological forecasting in cold regions; education, capacity building and international cooperation

Abstracts should be submitted through the IGS website (https://www.igsoc. org/abstracts/85a/). A link to the abstract submission page can be found on the conference website (https://www.cryosphere2020.is/). Deadline for submitting abstracts is nominally 15 April 2020, but please check the website for updates and contingency plans for COVID-19.

Registration is now open.

For updates on the symposium contact: cryosphere2020@vedur.is 

Info: Second Circular (PDF)

2020 Summer Schools continued

Dear IAHS members

Please find below announcements of two further Summer Schools which may be of interest to you:

PUB 2020 Summer School, Runoff Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB), 6th-10th July 2020, TU Wien (Austria). The purpose of the Summer School is to learn methods for estimating runoff characteristics in the absence of local runoff observations.

https://www.waterresources.at/index.php?id=5&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=42&cHash=5706733b75eca76e5e74b55392b09193 

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The 11th Annual Catchment Science Summer School will run 30th Aug - 4th September 2020 at the University of Birmingham (UK). The course is designed for PhD students and Post Docs in catchment science. The course is taught by Jeff McDonnell, Chris Soulsby, Jan Seibert, Ilja van Meerveld, David Hannah, Stefan Krause and many others. It is co-sponsored by the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Aberdeen, University of Zurich and Humboldt University. Course details can be found at: https://water.usask.ca/hillslope/teaching/catchment-science-summer-school.php .

Students are responsible for their own accommodation - there are inexpensive hotels and bed and breakfast options near the university, as well as Halls of Residence that can be contacted directly. The registration is £499 GBP and can be booked at: https://shop.bham.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-life-environmental-sciences/school-of-geography-earth-environmental-sciences/pgr-catchment-science-summer-school-2020 .

Enrolment is limited to 25 and is on a first come, first served basis.
Jeffrey McDonnell, FRSC


Please forward to potentially interested people.

Best wishes

Günter Blöschl
IAHS President

2020 Summer Schools

The following summer schools will take place this summer and may be of interest to IAHS members. For more information please contact the organisers directly.

SUMMER SCHOOL: EXTREMES IN WATER SCIENCE

July 12th-17th 2020 at Villa Colombella (Perugia, Italy) 

http://warredoc.unistrapg.it/en/events/2020-summer-school/

Lecturers

·  Richard Vogel

·  Simon Michael Papalexiou

·  Ilaria Prosdocimi

Background and Goals
The Summer School will focus on advances in statistical theory and applications dealing with extremes in Earth System Sciences, and in Water Science in particular. The aim is to bring PhD students, post-docs, and young scientists from different disciplines together with leading scientists in the fields of statistics of extremes, hydrology, and Earth System Science in general. Towards this aim, the School will be composed of traditional lectures on advanced topics and of group research work lead by the lecturers on topics at the boundary of the state-of-the-art.

Scientific Committee
Roberto Deidda, Salvatore Grimaldi, Marco Marani, Elena Volpi  


Hydro-JULES Summer School

Modelling hydrology and global change

July 13-17th 2020 at UKCEH Wallingford in Oxfordshire

Course is open to everyone (UK/non-UK; student or professional) 

Open for applications until 30th April

The UK Hydro-JULES programme will host up to 15 students for a 5-day Summer School in 2020. The intention is to train undergraduate, post-graduate, early-career and other international junior scientists from the fields of water and the environment, land surface science, water resources, ecology, hydrometeorology, biogeochemistry and other related research areas concerned with the delivery of next-generation land-surface and hydrological predictions.

For more information and an application form please see https://hydro-jules.org/news/hydro-jules-summer-school-2020

Election of Dan Rosbjerg as Honorary President of IAHS

It is with great pleasure that IAHS announce the election of Dan Rosbjerg as Honorary President of IAHS. IAHS President Günter Blöschl provided the following address:

Dan Rosbjerg of the Technical University of Denmark, has not only made outstanding contributions to hydrology in areas such as flood estimation and groundwater modelling and management, but he has also contributed immensely to furthering the hydrological sciences through his activities within IAHS and other international organizations. He was president and vice president of the International Commission on Water Resources Systems (ICWRS) for many years. During 2007-2011 he was vice-president of IAHS. Altogether he served as an IAHS-officer for 24 years in succession which, perhaps, is a record, just as his attendance of 20 IAHS/IUGG meetings in a row. He was editor of 12 IAHS red books where he put a great effort in helping authors to upgrade their papers with respect to language and structure. Dan has also served as Danish delegate to the Intergovernmental Council of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO and chaired the ad-hoc Governance Committee of IHP, through which he greatly facilitated the collaboration between IAHS and IHP. More recently he has been representing IAHS within the IUGG Commission on Climatic and Environmental Change (CCEC). He is therefore worthy of being elected as Honorary President of the IAHS. In this new role Dan Rosbjerg is once again in an excellent position to further advance the mission of IAHS.

Dan Rosbjerg accepted the position with the following response:

My first contact with IAHS was a paper in the Bulletin of the International Association of Scientific Hydrology in 1970, but it was after 1982 that my engagement with the Association really accelerated. By serving the Association and participating in numerous IAHS meetings, I also got invaluable inspiration from colleagues worldwide. Recently, it was a great privilege for me, together with John Rodda, to help the association by preparing the IAHS contribution to the IUGG centennial jubilee last year resulting in the HGSS paper on the IAHS history. The election as honorary president is much more than I could expect, and I am sincerely grateful for this additional opportunity to serve the Association.

A list of the Officers of IAHS can be found on the IAHS website.

IAHS/ICCE International Symposium 'River sediment quality and quantity: environmental, geochemical and ecological perspectives'

Dear colleagues,

We would like to announce an extension to the registration deadline for the upcoming IAHS/ICCE International Symposium 'River sediment quality and quantity: environmental, geochemical and ecological perspectives'.

The IAHS event will be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland on June 1-5, 2020 (www.icce2020.ukw.edu.pl)

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Sediment quantity – cascades, budgets, yields
  • Sediment impacts on river channel hydromorphology and managment
  • Sediment quality – geochemistry, nutrients, contaminants, emerging issues
  • Sediment-biota interactions
  • Business Day - inland waterways development in Middle-East Europe

Registration is open (click here)

Abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 1, 2020

All participant’s of ICCE 2020 will be able to submit papers to peer-reviewed scientific journals. Four of five journals are indexed on Web of Science (Core Collection) and Scopus. The papers will be reviewed according to requirements of the selected journals.
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Contact Email: icce2020@ukw.edu.pl 

Website, Registration and Submission: www.icce2020.ukw.edu.pl 

We look forward to welcoming you in June in Bydgoszcz !

 

Abstract submission is now open for 9th International Water Resources Management Conference

The 9th International Water Resources Management conference is being held in Cairns, Australia from Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 July 2020 (http://www.iahs-icwrs.org/conference/2020/index.html). This conference is part of the series of IWRM conferences organised by IAHS-ICWRS, and is also linked to the Panta Rhei Scientific Decade (2013-2022) of the IAHS. It has two very focused streams: ICWRS: advancing water resource management across the globe; and Progress in Panta Rhei: Change in Hydrology and Society.
 
Abstracts are due by January 31st. Please submit your abstract via the link below: https://meetings.copernicus.org/iwrm2020/contribution_management/how_to_submit.html

Full papers that have been accepted and presented at the symposium will be published in the Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (PIAHS).

This event is eligible for IAHS SYSTA travel support.

Regards

Barry Croke and Yongping Wei

Upcoming IAHS sessions at EGU General Assembly 2020

The EGU General Assembly 2020 will be held in the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 3–8 May 2020. 

Please be advised that the abstract submission deadline is 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET

IAHS co-convenes several sessions, including the following ones, especially in line with its agenda-setting initiatives UPH, Panta Rhei, MOXXI, CANDHY and topics of the 10 commissions.

Unsolved Problems in Hydrology Sessions

HS1.2.1 | PICO
Pathways towards solving the Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH)
Co-sponsored by AGU, IAH, and IAHS
Convener: Elena Toth | Co-conveners: Berit Arheimer, Günter Blöschl, Christophe Cudennec, Maria-Helena Ramos
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35358 

Panta Rhei Sessions

HS1.2.4 | PICO
Panta Rhei: Hydrology, Society & Environmental Change
Convener: Fuqiang Tian | Co-conveners: Enrica Caporali, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Heidi Kreibich, Tobias Krueger
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35357 

HS7.4
Hydroclimatic change and unchange: exploring the mysteries of variability, nature and human impact
Convener: Serena Ceola | Co-conveners: Christophe Cudennec, Theano Iliopoulou, Harry Lins, Alberto Montanari
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35562 

ICSH-STAHY (IAHS) Sessions

HS7.10
Spatial extremes in the hydro- and atmosphere: understanding and modelling
Convener: Manuela Irene Brunner | Co-conveners: A.B. Bardossy, Philippe Naveau, Simon Michael Papalexiou, Elena Volpi
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35560

HS7.7 | PICO
Hydroclimatic and hydrometeorologic stochastics: Extremes, scales, probabilities
Convener: Jose Luis Salinas | Co-conveners: Marco Borga, Auguste Gires, Hannes Müller-Thomy, Alberto Viglione
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35564

MOXXI session

HS1.1.1 | Posters only
The MacGyver session for innovative and/or self made tools to observe the geosphere
Convener: Rolf Hut | Co-conveners: Theresa Blume, Elisa Coraggio, Flavia Tauro, Andrew Wickert
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35359 

CandHy session

HS3.2 | PICO
Innovative sensing techniques for water monitoring, modelling, and management: Satellites, gauges and citizens
Convener: Fernando Nardi | Co-conveners: Thaine H. Assumpção, Wouter Buytaert, Serena Ceola, Maurizio Mazzoleni
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35467


Further IAHS related sessions

HS2.4.5
Long-term catchment memory
Convener: Vazken Andréassian | Co-conveners: Berit Arheimer, Alban de Lavenne, Markus Hrachowitz, Amaury Tilmant
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35639

HS5.2.1
Advances in Socio-Hydrology
Convener: Britta Höllermann | Co-conveners: Iolanda Borzì, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Murugesu Sivapalan, Ted Veldkamp
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35484 

HS5.2.2
Socio-hydrological approach to understand conflict and cooperation dynamics in transboundary rivers
Convener: Jing Wei | Co-conveners: Mohammad Ghoreishi, Murugesu Sivapalan, Fuqiang Tian
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35485 

HS2.4.3
Space-time dynamics of floods: processes, controls, and risk
Convener: William Farmer | Co-conveners: Heidi Kreibich, Luis Mediero, Alberto Viglione, Sergiy Vorogushyn
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35540 

HS2.5.2 | PICO
Large-sample hydrology: characterising and understanding hydrological diversity
Convener: Sandra Pool | Co-conveners: Gemma Coxon, Wouter Knoben, Nicolas Vasquez, Keirnan Fowler
https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2020/session/35535 

Subscription for Hydrological Sciences Journal for 2020

The annual subscription is now due for Volume 65 (2020) of Hydrological Sciences Journal. Volume 65 remains at 16 issues but we are pleased to announce that the annual subscription rate remains the same. The Impact Factor of HSJ is 2.180 with a 5-year Impact Factor of 2.510 (©2019 Clarivate Analytics, 2018 Journal Citation Reports®).

The HSJ Editorial Board currently consists of Editor-in-chief Attilio Castellarin, and Co-editors Stacey Archfield and Aldo Fiori, supported by 41 Associate Editors. Details may be found at https://iahs.info/Publications-News/Hydrological-Sciences-Journal.do

Lists of Tison Award winning articles and Featured Articles – selected by the editors as meriting special attention – are free to view.

Volume 65 will continue to publish a special series of invited opinion papers directly linked to the IAHS "Panta Rhei" initiative that are collated in the online virtual special series. Link Discussions and replies on these opinion papers will also be published.

A special issue of Hydrological Sciences Journal is in progress:
·      Hydrological Data: Opportunities and barriers; Guest editors: C. Cudennec, B. Arheimer, H. Lins, and S. Uhlenbrook.

Membership Subscription
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).

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

IAHS Membership

International Hydrology Prize – Call for nominations before 31st December 2019

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  https://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, as well as representatives from 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 organisations 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 2019 – 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.

4th International Conference on the Hydrology of Large African Rivers

The 4th International Conference on "The Hydrology of Large African Rivers" will be held in Cotonou, Republic of Benin from 24 to 28th November 2020.

The conference is organized in the frame of the UNESCO-IHP FRIEND-Water program, with the support of IAHS.

Full details of the conference are available on the website: https://friendgrandsfleuvesafriquecotonou2020.org/

Please register and submit your abstract through: https://friendgrandsfleuvesafriquecotonou2020.org/submission/.

Alongside the scientific sessions there are also several training sessions planned including 'the use of satellite data in hydrology' at discount prices for participants to the conference. Registration fees will be displayed on the website soon.

Selected presentations from the conference will be included in a PIAHS volume (indexed WOS and Scopus).

You can also follow the conference news on ResearchGate:
https://www.researchgate.net/project/4th-FRIEND-IAHS-International-Conference-on-the-Hydrology-of-African-Large-river-Basins 

Gil Mahe FRIEND FIGCC Chair
Ernest Amoussou FRIEND AOC coordinator and main organizer

Applications invited for 2020 Sivapalan Young Scientists Travel Awards

Applications are invited for the IAHS SYSTA (SIVAPALAN YOUNG SCIENTISTS TRAVEL AWARDS) towards the costs of participating at the following IAHS-badged conferences in 2020:

 

Full details of the SYSTA eligibility criteria and application procedure are at: https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/SYSTA.do 

The three key criteria are that applicants should be from, and currently reside in, a financially disadvantaged country, be within 5 years of their PhD award and be first author of a paper in Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ) or Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (PIAHS) or in another listed hydrological journal.  Those who have previously received a SYSTA award for intercontinental travel are not eligible to apply. The maximum award value is 2000 euros.

The closing date for SYSTA applications for 2020 meetings is 20 January 2020.

Invitation to the 2020 IAHS/ICCE International Symposium

We would like to invite you to the IAHS/ICCE International Symposium 'River sediment quality and quantity: environmental, geochemical and ecological perspectives'. 

The IAHS event will be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland on June 1-5, 2020 (www.icce2020.ukw.edu.pl)

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Sediment quantity – cascades, budgets, yields
Sediment impacts on river channel hydromorphology and management
Sediment quality – geochemistry, nutrients, contaminants, emerging issues
Sediment-biota interactions
Business Day - inland waterways development in Middle-East Europe

Registration is open (click here)

Abstract submission deadline: Februrary 1, 2020

This event is eligible for IAHS SYSTA travel support.


Publication:
All participant’s of ICCE 2020 will be able to submit papers to peer-reviewed scientific journals. Four of five journals are indexed on Web of Science (Core Collection) and Scopus. The papers will be reviewed according to requirements of the selected journals.

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Contact email: icce2020@ukw.edu.pl

Website, Registration and Submission: www.icce2020.ukw.edu.pl

We look forward to welcoming you next June in Bydgoszcz !

'Land use and climate change impacts on erosion and sediment transport' PIAHS Volume 381 now available

The 'Land use and climate change impacts on erosion and sediment transport' papers from the 2nd IYFSWC and ICCE symposium 2018 are now available open access as PIAHS Volume 381



The papers were part of a joint symposium combining The Second International Young Scientists Forum on Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) and the International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE-IAHS) which was held on 27–31 August 2018, in Moscow. Contributions were invited on work that investigates fluvial processes including hillslope and gully erosion and sediment transport, as well as river channel changes and management, the influence of hydro-sedimentological processes operating at local to global scales, and those that compare the findings drawn from local and global studies. A particular focus of the papers in this new volume is to provide regional examples of sediment movement along the sediment cascade in Northern Eurasia. Most of these works report scientific studies across a territory which covers nearly one sixth of the land surface of the Earth. Publication in a PIAHS volume permits wider dissemination of these regional studies. Collectively, the papers cover studies from the East European plain, Kola Peninsula Mountains, Central Siberian Plateau, and the Kamchatka peninsula, as well as river catchments in Japan and Italy.

This PIAHS volume continues the long-term tradition of stand-alone proceedings from meetings convened by the International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE-IAHS). Since 1981, ICCE has arranged a sequence of conferences and published 36 proceedings – and this volume discusses the ICCE story through a detailed scientometric analysis of past ICCE activities (Bondarev).

The first part of this volume comprises regional studies of soil and gully erosion (Sharifullin et al.; Gafurov et al.; Garankina et al.). The section also includes examples of an integrated approach to the study of sediment origin (Chalov et al.).

The second part of the volume is devoted to river process and connections with sediment transport issues. It includes novel studies of sediment yield presented by case studies from Italy (Porto and Callegari), the Kamchatka peninsula (Kuksina), Caucuses mountains (Tsyplenkov et al.) and channel erosion research (Golovlyov et al.; Fingert et al.; Kuznetsova et al.).

The third part of the volume links sediment transport processes and lake sedimentation, as well as environmental impacts. It mostly includes studies on the reconstruction of the long-term dynamics of sedimentation (Konoplev et al.; Wakiyama et al.; Garankina et al.), but also focuses on river runoff processes and salmon migration (Moreydo).

100 Years of IUGG

The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) was established on 28 July 1919 in Brussels, Belgium at the Inaugural General Assembly of the International Research Council (now the International Science Council) to promote activities of already-existing international scientific societies dealing with geodesy, terrestrial magnetism and electricity, meteorology, physical oceanography, seismology, and volcanology.

To celebrate the centenary of IUGG a special issue was compiled in the open-access journal History of Geo- and Space Sciences.
The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics: from different spheres to a common globe (https://www.hist-geo-space-sci.net/special_issue996.html)
Editor(s): A. Ismail-Zadeh and J. A. Joselyn

The special issue (SI) is comprised of 11 articles describing the history of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) and its eight International Associations. The SI is dedicated to the centennial anniversary of the Union, which has been coordinating and promoting international efforts in Earth and space sciences since 1919.
The purpose of this SI is not to relay a definitive history of the development of international cooperation in geosciences, but to summarize IUGG's remarkable role during the 100-year span of its existence. The first three articles present the history of IUGG from its founding through the years of extraordinary development of geophysical sciences and the concurrent evolution of the Union's structure and programs extending up to its advances at the beginning of the 21st century. Outstanding histories of each of the IUGG Associations are then presented.

Two articles are of special relevance to IAHS:

IAHS: a brief history of hydrology
Dan Rosbjerg and John Rodda
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 10, 109-118, https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-109-2019, 2019

Short summary
After describing the hydrological cycle and defining hydrology in the introduction, the early historical development of hydrology is briefly presented. Then the incorporation of hydrology within the IUGG and the subsequent development of the association are described chronologically. Finally, in the conclusions, the present state of the association is discussed together with an outlook for the future.

And

IACS: past, present, and future of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences
Ian Allison, Charles Fierz, Regine Hock, Andrew Mackintosh, Georg Kaser, and Samuel U. Nussbaumer
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 10, 97-107, https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-10-97-2019, 2019

Short summary
The International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) became the eighth and most recent association of IUGG in July 2007. IACS was launched in recognition of the importance of the cryosphere, particularly at a time of significant global change. The forbears of IACS, however, start with the 1894 Commission Internationale des Glaciers (CIG). This paper traces the transition from CIG to IACS; scientific objectives that drove activities and changes, and key events and individuals involved.

More information on the history of IAHS can be found at https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/History-of-IAHS.do

2019 International Hydrology Prize medalists and Tison award ceremony

Congratulations to the recipients of the International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) and Tison award for 2019!

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. The 2019 IHP medals were awarded during the 27th IUGG General Assembly in Montreal, Canada as follows:

Dooge medal - Alberto Montanari, at the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Material Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy 'For pioneering contributions to understanding hydrological systems in the presence of environmental and climatic change.'
For the full citation and response see the IAHS webpage https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/International-Hydrology-Prize/International-Hydrology-Prize-Winners/A-Montanari.do

Volker medal - Jan Szolgay, at the Slovak Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Land and Water Resources Management, Slovakia 'In recognition of his international leadership in engineering hydrological research for the benefit of society.'
For the full citation and response see the IAHS webpage https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/International-Hydrology-Prize/International-Hydrology-Prize-Winners/J-Szolgay.do

The 2019 Tison Award was presented to Sandra Pool (Switzerland) and Marc Vis (The Netherlands) for the paper:

Sandra Pool, Marc Vis & Jan Seibert (2018) Evaluating model performance: towards a non-parametric variant of the Kling-Gupta efficiency, Hydrological Sciences Journal,
63:13-14, 1941-1953, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2018.1552002
 
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.

For the full citation and response see the IAHS web page: https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/Tison-Award/Tison-Award-winners/S-Pool--M-Vis/

The paper is available free to view.

Results from the IAHS Officer elections from the Administrative Plenary

Results of the 2019 elections held during the IAHS Administrative Plenary on Tuesday 9th July. The offices will be held for the period 2019-2023, except for the Presidents who were elected in 2015 and whose mandate is 2017-2021. In 2021 the Presidents will become Past-President and the President-Elect will become President.

  Position Candidates Nationality / Residence
       
IAHS President Günter Blöschl Austria
  President-Elect Berit Arheimer Sweden
  VP Salvatore Grimaldi Italy
  VP Paola Passalacqua Italy / USA
  VP Zongxue Xu China
  Secretary General Christophe Cudennec France
       
ICCE President Adrian Collins UK
  President-Elect Paolo Porto Italy
  VP Yuri da Silva Brazil
  VP Xudong Fu China
  VP Allen Gellis USA
  Secretary Sergey Chalov Russia
       
ICCLAS President Harald Kunstmann Germany
  President-Elect Richard Petrone Canada
  VP Monica Garcia Spain / USA
  VP Kanishka Mallick India / Luxembourg
  VP Fuqiang Tian China
  Secretary Christopher White UK
       
ICGW President Aldo Fiori Italy
  President-Elect Felipe de Barros Brazil / USA
  VP Roseanna Neupauer USA
  VP Daniele Pedretti Italy / Finland
  VP Alraune Zech Germany
  Secretary Antonio Zarlenga Italy
       
ICRS President Yangbo Chen China
  President-Elect Amir AghaKouchak Iran / USA
  VP Yaning Chen China
  VP Chris Hopkinson Canada
  VP Maria Jose Polo Gomez Spain
  Secretary Gilles Boulet France
       
ICSH President Ashish Sharma Australia
  President-Elect Elena Volpi Italy
  VP Yuanfang Chen China
  VP Svenja Fischer Germany
  VP Chris Kochanek Poland
  Secretary Ilaria Prosdocimi Italy / Belgium
       
ICSIH President Tobias Jonas Switzerland
  President-Elect Melody Sandells UK
  VP Tim Link USA
  VP James McPhee USA / Chile
  VP McKenzie Skiles USA
  Secretary Vsevolod Moreydo Russia
       
ICSW President Gil Mahé France
  President-Elect David Hannah UK
  VP Ernest Amoussou Bénin
  VP Alain Dezetter France
  VP Guoqin Wang China
  Secretary Yonca Cavus Turkey
       
ICT President Christine Stumpp Austria
  President-Elect Zhonghe Pang China
  VP Søren Jessen Denmark
  VP Maki Tsujimura Japan
  VP Tricia Stadnyk Canada
  Secretary Przemyslaw Wachniew Poland
       
ICWQ President Wouter Buytaert UK
  Co-President-Elect Xiaohong Chen China
  Co-President-Elect Elango Lakshmanan India
  VP Alena Bartosova Czech Rep. / Sweden
  VP Stefan Krause Germany / UK
  VP Hongyi Li China / USA
  Secretary Geneviève Ali Canada
       
ICWRS President Andreas Schumann Germany
  President-Elect Barry Croke Australia
  VP Jennifer Adam USA
  VP Jean-Marie Kileshye Congo / Zimbabwe
  VP Marloes Mul Netherlands
  Secretary Alberto Viglione Italy

First meeting of the new bureau on Sunday 14th July 2019.

4th International Conference on the Hydrology of African Large River Basins

The 4th International Conference on the Hydrology of African Large River Basins will take place in Cotonou, Rep. of Benin from 24 to 28 November 2020.

It is organized in the frame of the UNESCO-IHP FRIEND-Water program, with the support of IAHS.

The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to 22nd of September 2019.

You can submit your abstracts here:
https://friendgrandsfleuvesafriquecotonou2020.org/fr/soumission/

A number of training sessions will follow the event. They will be advertised on the conference website.

Communications to the conference will be collected to be submitted to publication in a special issue of the PIAHS (indexed WOS and Scopus).

You can also follow the conference news on ResearchGate:
https://www.researchgate.net/project/4th-FRIEND-IAHS-International-Conference-on-the-Hydrology-of-African-Large-river-Basins

Gil Mahe FRIEND FIGCC Chair
Ernest Amoussou FRIEND AOC coordinator and main organizer

IAHS events at IUGG2019 from July 10


"Beyond 100: The next century in Earth and Space Science"

The IAHS programme will be over the first half of the Assembly i.e. 9-14 July 2019.
Details of the IAHS symposia can be found here:  http://iugg2019montreal.com/h.html 
A Searchable schedule is available at: https://www.czech-in.org/cmPortalV15/CM_W3_Searchable/iugg19/normal#!sessionschedule

IAHS activities are continuing well at the General Assembly.
Highlight of today is the Unsolved Problems in Hydrology meeting in room 511 - all welcome.
The Gala Dinner will be held on Friday July 12th from 8pm - tickets are available from Claire Lupton, Executive Secretary of IAHS on the IUGG booth in the Exhibition Hall (#503).

Here is an update of events for the remainder of the week.

STAHY Abstract submission deadline extended to July 15

The tenth edition of the STAHY International Workshop, STAHY 2019, is organized by the International Commission on Statistical Hydrology (ICSH) of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), and Hohai University.

For more information see the STAHY2019 website - http://www.stahy2019.org/

General topics include:

Big data, data mining & assimilation in hydrology
Extreme hydrological and meteorological events under climate change
Hydrological prediction and its uncertainty
Hydrological design and risk assessment under changing environment
Eco-hydrological regime changes and uncertainty assessment under human activities

STAHY 2019 will be held in Nanjing, China from October 19 - 20, 2019. The workshop venue will be the College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University.

On the day before this workshop (October 18), an Early Career Course and a short reception for the early career members of the STAHY will be held. All young hydrological scholars are welcome to participate in this event.

Important dates:
(1) Abstract submission deadline: June 30, 2019 (Extended to July 15, 2019)

(2) Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2019

(3) Early bird registration: August 15, 2019

(4) STAHY workshop:
Arrive, Reception: October 18, 2019
Plenary Sessions & Breakout Group Discussion: October 19-20, 2019

(5) Early career course:
Arrive, Reception: October 17, 2019
Presentations & Discussion: October 18, 2019

IAHS events at IUGG2019


"Beyond 100: The next century in Earth and Space Science"


The 27th IUGG General Assembly will be held July 8-18, 2019 at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Québec, Canada. This is a special opportunity for participants from around the world to come together and share their science and culture. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of IUGG; we will look back on the accomplishments of the previous century of Earth and space science research, and forward to the next century of scientific advancement. Join us for a host of scientific activities, including special public lectures, keynote Union lectures and a wide variety of themed sessions.

For more information see the event website: http://iugg2019montreal.com/

The IAHS programme will be over the first half of the Assembly i.e. 9-14 July 2019.

Details of the IAHS symposia can be found here:  http://iugg2019montreal.com/h.html
A Searchable schedule is available at: https://www.czech-in.org/cmPortalV15/CM_W3_Searchable/iugg19/normal#!sessionschedule

Other activities:

More information on the IAHS Workshops organised by the Early Career Committee can be found at:
YHS post on IAHS workshops at IUGG 2019 -  https://younghs.com/2019/06/13/iahs-workshops-at-iugg-2019-in-montreal/
And on the @YoungHydrology Twitter feed -  https://twitter.com/YoungHydrology/status/1145666882374160384

IAHS Dinner
The IAHS Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 12th July directly after the plenary and award ceremony at the BierMarkt (https://www.thebiermarkt.com/en/locations/montreal.html). Tickets are $80 CAD (inc. taxes) and include two drinks as well as buffet starters, choice of main course and desserts. More information about the menu and how to purchase tickets is available at https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/IAHS-at-IUGG2019/IAHS-Gala-Dinner-2019/

2019 International Hydrology Prize medals

IAHS are pleased to announce the recipients of the International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) for 2019.

The award ceremony will be held on Friday July 12th 2019 during the IAHS plenary at the IUGG General Assembly in Montreal, Canada.

The 2019 recipients of the IAHS-UNESCO-WMO International Hydrology Prize are:

Dooge medal - Alberto Montanari, at the Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental and Material Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy

Volker medal - Jan Szolgay, at the Slovak Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Land and Water Resources Management, Slovakia

Nominations for the annual 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.

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

Our warmest congratulations go to both recipients.

UPH update – Community Perspective paper published online

IAHS are pleased to announced the first publication in the Hydrological Sciences Journal from the Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) initiative launched by IAHS President Günter Blöschl at the 2017 IAHS Scientific Assembly in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The authors' accepted version of ‘Twenty-Three Unsolved Problems in Hydrology (UPH) – a Community Perspective’ is now available open access at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507

The initiative was launched with a video outlining the new IAHS initiative is available on the IAHS YouTube channel. Discussion is encouraged via the LinkedIn Group IAHS – International Association of Hydrological Sciences and information displayed on the IAHS website https://iahs.info/IAHS-UPH.do.

This paper is the outcome of a community initiative to identify major unsolved scientific problems in hydrology motivated by a need for stronger harmonisation of research efforts. The procedure involved a public consultation through on-line media, followed by two workshops through which a large number of potential science questions were collated, prioritised, and synthesised. In spite of the diversity of the participants (230 scientists in total), the process revealed much about community priorities and the state of our science: a preference for continuity in research questions rather than radical departures or redirections from past and current work.

This publication is the beginning of a process ran by our learned societies (IAHS and partners). The next meeting will be held during the IUGG General Assembly in Montreal (July 10th 2019) and we look forward to further publications.

Questions remain focussed on process-based understanding of hydrological variability and causality at all space and time scales. Increased attention to environmental change drives a new emphasis on understanding how change propagates across interfaces within the hydrological system and across disciplinary boundaries. In particular, the expansion of the human footprint raises a new set of questions related to human interactions with nature and water cycle feedbacks in the context of complex water management problems. We hope that this reflection and synthesis of the 23 unsolved problems in hydrology will help guide research efforts for some years to come.

IAHS Announce the winner of the 2019 Tison Award

The jury of the IAHS Tison award for young hydrologists have identified the 2019 winning paper as:

Sandra Pool, Marc Vis & Jan Seibert (2018) Evaluating model performance: towards a non-parametric variant of the Kling-Gupta efficiency, Hydrological Sciences Journal,
63:13-14, 1941-1953, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2018.1552002

This award is prestigious with a 1000 US$ prize and a 1 year subscription to HSJ sponsored by Taylor & Francis the publisher of Hydrological Sciences Journal.

Our congratulations go to authors Sandra Pool and Marc Vis who are eligible to receive the award.

 

The paper is free to view on Taylor & Francis online:
DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2018.1552002

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. The description of the award is available at https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/Tison-Award.do

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Workshops and Fieldtrips are online!

Please visit the website for updates and to book online:

Workshops
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Accommodation

Book your room today to benefit from the preferential rates negotiated for the conference. Rates are starting at $94.00 Canadian, per night. See the website for additional details about each hotel and how to book your accommodation.

2019 Summer Schools

Dear IAHS members

Please find below announcements of two Summer Schools.

The Summer School on Runoff Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB) will run at the TU Wien, Austria from July 1-5, 2019. The purpose of the Summer School is to learn methods for estimating runoff characteristics in the absence of local runoff observations.

http://www.waterresources.at/fileadmin/user_upload/Flyer_Summer_School_PUB_2019_Electronic.pdf
 

The 10th Annual Catchment Science Summer School will run at the University of Birmingham UK from September 1-6, 2019. The course is designed for PhD students and Post Docs in catchment science. The course is taught by Jeff McDonnell, Chris Soulsby, Jan Seibert, Ilja van Meerveld, David Hannah, Stefan Krause and many others. It is co-sponsored by the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Aberdeen, University of Zurich and Humboldt University. Course details can be found at:
https://www.usask.ca/watershed/teaching/catchment-science-summer-school.php.

Please forward to potentially interested people.

Best wishes

Günter Blöschl
IAHS President

IUGG’s Centennial Anniversary


Formed in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 July 1919, the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. The centennial year marks an important milestone for IUGG. Since its inception as a union of international scientific associations, IUGG has evolved into a prominent scientific organization promoting Earth and space sciences worldwide in the complex political, economic and scientific landscapes of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries. IUGG’s mission is to advance, strengthen and promote Earth and space sciences for the benefit of humanity through international research cooperation and education, and to communicate the knowledge to governments and policymakers. For the decades ahead, IUGG envisions a future Earth that is environmentally sustainable and where societies are resilient against natural hazards. We celebrate the IUGG centennial not only to remind geoscientists how important international scientific cooperation is and how IUGG science and science diplomacy have developed over the last century, but also to think collectively about future scientific developments, international scientific initiatives, and finding solutions to the urgent problems of our society, especially to those related to the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are looking at the past in order to develop a new future for Earth and space sciences and to promote science for the benefit of all.

To celebrate the Centennial of the Union, IUGG established a Task Force to develop a program for celebrations around the world for 2018-2019. In 2018, several conferences/symposia and a summer school for early career scientists were held in China, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, and the USA. The program for this year includes:
-    27th IUGG General Assembly, Montreal, Canada, 8-18 July 2019;
-    Celebration of the IUGG Centennial at UNESCO, Paris, France, 29 July 2019;
-    Several meetings in Europe, South America, and the Middle East;
-    A special volume on “The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics: From Different Spheres to a Common Globe” will be published as a part of the peer-reviewed journal History of Geo- and Space Sciences.

As a part of this program, a website dedicated to the IUGG Centennial has been developed and is now open to the public. Please visit http://100.iugg.org/ to learn more about the history of IUGG. We hope all visitors to the website, especially IUGG scientists from all nations and geoscientific disciplines, will enjoy this wonderful 100-year journey through space and time and appreciate the work of several generations of Earth and space scientists, who voluntarily contributed their time and efforts to the development of international cooperation in geosciences.

Michael G. Sideris, IUGG President
Alik Ismail-Zadeh, IUGG Secretary-General

Less than 24 hours remaining


Abstract submission deadline

Abstracts must be submitted via the online submission system.
The deadline is March 1st, 2019 (12:00 CET).
Don’t miss your chance to be part of the 27th IUGG General Assembly!

Travel grant deadline

To submit an application for a travel grant to attend IUGG2019, please click here.
Deadline to submit a travel grant application is March 1st, 2019 (12:00 CET).

For additional information on the 27th IUGG General Assembly, please contact secretariatiugg2019@jpdl.com

For more information on IAHS symposia visit - http://iugg2019montreal.com/h.html 
See you in Montreal!

IUGG GA Abstract submission and Travel Grant Submission closes on Friday this week

Deadline for Abstract submission and Travel Grants has been extended to March 1, 2019 at 12:00 Central European Time (CET). The extension is to accommodate many researchers, who have been affected by technical difficulties, and national governmental regulations.

The IAHS programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 9-14 July 2019.

Abstracts must be submitted via the online submission system.

To submit an application for a travel grant to attend IUGG2019, please click here.

Conference Registration and Visa Application
Early-bird registration deadline: April 5, 2019
Please note that, if you need a visa to enter Canada, the necessary letter of invitation will be generated when registration and payment are complete. We therefore encourage delegates to register as early as possible in order to start their visa application process.

For the full program overview and symposia details: http://iugg2019montreal.com/iugg-program.html 

For additional information, please contact secretariatiugg2019@jpdl.com

Deadline for Abstract submission and Travel Grants extended to March 1, 2019


Deadline for Abstract submission and Travel Grants has been extended to March 1, 2019 at 12:00 Central European Time (CET). The extension is to accommodate many researchers, who have been affected by technical difficulties, and national governmental regulations.

The IAHS programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 9-14 July 2019.

Abstracts must be submitted via the online submission system.

To submit an application for a travel grant to attend IUGG2019, please click here.

Conference Registration and Visa Application
Early-bird registration deadline: April 5, 2019
Please note that, if you need a visa to enter Canada, the necessary letter of invitation will be generated when registration and payment are complete. We therefore encourage delegates to register as early as possible in order to start their visa application process.

For the full program overview and symposia details: http://iugg2019montreal.com/iugg-program.html 

For additional information, please contact secretariatiugg2019@jpdl.com

5 days left for abstracts submission and travel grant!


The IAHS programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 9-14 July 2019.


Abstracts submission deadline – 5 days left!
Abstracts must be submitted via the online submission system.
The deadline is on February 18, 2019, 23:59 (or 11:59 PM) Pacific Time.

Travel grant deadline – 5 days left!
To submit an application for a travel grant to attend IUGG2019, please click here.
Deadline to submit a travel grant application is on February 18, 2019, 23:59
(or 11:59 PM) Pacific Time.


Conference Registration and Visa Application
Early-bird registration deadline: April 5, 2019
Please note that, if you need a visa to enter Canada, the necessary letter of invitation will be generated when registration and payment are complete. We therefore encourage delegates to register as early as possible in order to start their visa application process.

For the full program overview and symposia details: http://iugg2019montreal.com/iugg-program.html

For additional information, please contact secretariatiugg2019@jpdl.com

Only one week left!

Abstract submission deadline for the 27th IUGG General Assembly is 18th February.

The IAHS programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 9-14 July 2019.

It will be a busy week for IAHS members and there are plenty of opportunities to share your research and interact. IAHS are organising 29 Association Symposia (H01-H29) ranging from an update on the Unsolved Problems in Hydrology initiative, Predictions in Ungauged Basins and Water Related Education, to science-front focuses on all the hydrological compartments, interfaces and methods. For more information visit - http://iugg2019montreal.com/h.html 

IAHS members are also involved in 3 cryosphere related symposium, are leading 5 Joint symposia (JH01-JH05) and are involved in 16 other joint symposia with the IUGG family and UN Agencies, addressing the Panta Rhei decade, and tackling all the sustainability and emerging challenges related to Agenda 2030, the Anthropocene, Hydroclimate, citizen sciences, new monitoring technologies and service value chain.

Abstract submission, online registration and accommodation reservation are all now open on the website: http://iugg2019montreal.com/ 

For the full program overview and symposia details: http://iugg2019montreal.com/iugg-program.html
Registration and housing reservation: http://iugg2019montreal.com/register.html
Abstract submission: http://iugg2019montreal.com/abstract-submission.html
Submission of a travel grant application: http://iugg2019montreal.com/travel-grant.html

For additional information, please contact secretariatiugg2019@jpdl.com

IAHS celebrate 25 years of service from Frances Watkins, Editorial Manager of HSJ

Pictured left to right - Sara Rafferty (HSJ Editorial Assistant), Günter Blöschl (President IAHS), Christophe Cudennec (Secretary General IAHS), Attilio Castellarin (Editor-in-Chief HSJ), Frances Watkins (HSJ Editorial Manager), Helen Houghton-Carr (Company Secretary IAHS), Kate Heal (Treasurer IAHS), Claire Lupton (Executive Secretary IAHS) and Eilise Norris (Managing Editor Agriculture, Environment and Water for Taylor & Francis)


IAHS is delighted to be able to show our appreciation to Frances Watkins for her 25 years of devoted service to IAHS and HSJ.

Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ), the official journal of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), is over 60 years old and is celebrated worldwide as a truly international hydrological journal.

HSJ has seen many changes of Editor and Editorial Board over the decades but has relied on the constant,­ steadying hand of Frances since her first appointment as Assistant Editor in 1993 through to her taking up the position of Editorial Manager in 2003, a role which she continues to fulfil.

In 2022 IAHS will celebrate its 100 years anniversary, so it’s wonderful to think Frances has been a part of our family for over a quarter of that span. The IAHS office, Association and the journal have undergone many changes in that time, not least of which has been a technological revolution within the world of publishing over the last 25 years.


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IUGG General Assembly Abstract Submission reminder


Abstract submission deadline for the 27th IUGG General Assembly is 18th February.

The IAHS programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 9-14 July 2019.

It will be a busy week for IAHS members and there are plenty of opportunities to share your research and interact. IAHS are organising 29 Association Symposia (H01-H29) ranging from an update on the Unsolved Problems in Hydrology initiative, Predictions in Ungauged Basins and Water Related Education, to science-front focuses on all the hydrological compartments, interfaces and methods. For more information visit - http://iugg2019montreal.com/h.html 

IAHS members are also involved in 3 cryosphere related symposium, are leading 5 Joint symposia (JH01-JH05) and are involved in 16 other joint symposia with the IUGG family and UN Agencies, addressing the Panta Rhei decade, and tackling all the sustainability and emerging challenges related to Agenda 2030, the Anthropocene, Hydroclimate, citizen sciences, new monitoring technologies and service value chain.

Abstract submission, online registration and accommodation reservation are all now open on the website: http://iugg2019montreal.com/ 

For the full program overview and symposia details: http://iugg2019montreal.com/iugg-program.html
Registration and housing reservation: http://iugg2019montreal.com/register.html
Abstract submission: http://iugg2019montreal.com/abstract-submission.html
Submission of a travel grant application: http://iugg2019montreal.com/travel-grant.html

For additional information, please contact secretariatiugg2019@jpdl.com

IAHS at UN Water Meeting


IAHS Secretary General Christophe Cudennec and IAHS Statistical Hydrology Past President Salvatore Grimaldi represented IAHS at the UN Water meeting in Rome this week.

IAHS at the IUGG General Assembly

Abstract submission deadline for the 27th IUGG General Assembly is 18th February.

The IAHS programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 9-14 July 2019.

It will be a busy week for IAHS members and there are plenty of opportunities to share your research and interact. IAHS are organising 29 Association Symposia (H01-H29) ranging from an update on the Unsolved Problems in Hydrology initiative, Predictions in Ungauged Basins and Water Related Education, to science-front focuses on all the hydrological compartments, interfaces and methods. For more information visit - http://iugg2019montreal.com/h.html 

IAHS members are also involved in 3 cryosphere related symposium, are leading 5 Joint symposia (JH01-JH05) and are involved in 16 other joint symposia with the IUGG family and UN Agencies, addressing the Panta Rhei decade, and tackling all the sustainability and emerging challenges related to Agenda 2030, the Anthropocene, Hydroclimate, citizen sciences, new monitoring technologies and service value chain.

Abstract submission, online registration and accommodation reservation are all now open on the website: http://iugg2019montreal.com/ 

For the full program overview and symposia details: http://iugg2019montreal.com/iugg-program.html
Registration and housing reservation: http://iugg2019montreal.com/register.html
Abstract submission: http://iugg2019montreal.com/abstract-submission.html
Submission of a travel grant applicationhttp://iugg2019montreal.com/travel-grant.html

For additional information, please contact secretariatiugg2019@jpdl.com

Abstract submission deadline for IUGG Montreal is February 18, 2019



This is a reminder that the abstract submission deadline for the 27th IUGG General Assembly is fast approaching on 18th February.

The 27th IUGG General Assembly will be held July 8-18, 2019 at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, Québec, Canada. This is a special opportunity for participants from around the world to come together and share their science and culture. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of IUGG; we will look back on the accomplishments of the previous century of Earth and space science research, and forward to the next century of scientific advancement. Join us for a host of scientific activities, including special public lectures, keynote Union lectures and a wide variety of themed sessions.

Abstract submission, online registration and accommodation reservation are all now open on the website: http://iugg2019montreal.com/.

The IAHS programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 9-14 July 2019.

IAHS stand alone symposia - http://iugg2019montreal.com/h.html

Program overview and symposia details: http://iugg2019montreal.com/iugg-program.html
Registration and housing reservation: http://iugg2019montreal.com/register.html
Abstract submission: http://iugg2019montreal.com/abstract-submission.html
Submission of a travel grant application: http://iugg2019montreal.com/travel-grant.html

For additional information, please contact secretariatiugg2019@jpdl.com

Abstract submission deadline for the 2019 MOXXI conference extended to January 17th


The MOXXI 2019 International Conference will be hosted at New York University from March 11th to 13th in collaboration with the Citizen AND Hydrology (CandHy) working group of IAHS, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) HydroHub, and the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI).

The conference aims to bring together different researchers, users, and instrumentation developers to discuss how to overcome the barriers to the advancement of hydrological observations and to the operationalization of innovative hydrometric technologies and monitoring approaches. The event will provide a forum for sharing the latest developments in fields such as sensor technology, information systems, participatory monitoring and consideration of the key challenges faced by those delivering operational hydrometric monitoring services in the public and private sector.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to January 17th, 2019. The abstracts should be sent to flavia.tauro@unitus.it. The participants should indicate the preferred format for their contribution (e.g. oral/poster presentation, demonstration) when submitting their abstract.

For further details, please visit the IAHS webpage https://iahs.info/MOXXI2019/.

Subscription for Hydrological Sciences Journal for 2019

The annual subscription is now due for Volume 64 (2019) of Hydrological Sciences Journal. Volume 64 remains at 16 issues but we are pleased to announce that the annual subscription rate remains the same. The Impact Factor is 2.061 with a 5-Year Impact Factor of 2.274 (©2018 Clarivate Analytics, 2017 Journal Citation Reports®).

The HSJ Editorial Board currently consists of Editor-in-chief Attilio Castellarin, and Co-editors Ross Woods and Stacey Archfield, as well as 41 Associate Editors. Details may be found at https://iahs.info/Publications-News/Hydrological-Sciences-Journal.do

Lists of Tison Award winning articles and Featured Articles – selected by the editors as meriting special attention – are free to view at: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/newsAndOffers?journalCode=thsj20

Volume 64 will continue to publish a special series of invited opinion papers directly linked to the IAHS "Panta Rhei" initiative that will be collated in the online virtual special series. Discussions and replies on these opinion papers will also be published.

Two special issues of Hydrological Sciences Journal are in progress:
·      Hydrological change in Chinese rivers (Panta Rhei in China meeting, October 2017; Guest editors: Yangbo Chen, Yangwen Jian and Marco Borga. Submission closed. Likely publication in mid-2019.

·      Hydrological Data: Opportunities and barriers; Guest editors: C. Cudennec, B. Arheimer, H. Lins, and S. Uhlenbrook. Deadline for submissions 31 March 2019.

Membership Subscription

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).

You can renew your membership online via the IAHS website at https://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.

IAHS Membership

Announcement of MOXXI 2019 International Conference


The MOXXI 2019 International Conference will be hosted at New York University from March 11th to 13th in collaboration with the Citizen AND Hydrology (CandHy) working group of IAHS, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) HydroHub, and the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI).

The conference aims to bring together different researchers, users, and instrumentation developers to discuss how to overcome the barriers to the advancement of hydrological observations and to the operationalization of innovative hydrometric technologies and monitoring approaches. The event will provide a forum for sharing the latest developments in fields such as sensor technology, information systems, participatory monitoring and consideration of the key challenges faced by those delivering operational hydrometric monitoring services in the public and private sector.

The deadline for abstract submission is January 10th, 2019. The abstracts should be sent to flavia.tauro@unitus.it . The participants should indicate the preferred format for their contribution (e.g. oral/poster presentation, demonstration) when submitting their abstract.    

For further details, please visit the IAHS website.