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Register now for the IUGG 2023 General Assembly in Berlin

The 28th IUGG General Assembly will be held July 11-20, 2023 at the CityCube in Berlin, Germany. This is a special opportunity for participants from around the world to come together and share their science and culture. Join us for a host of scientific activities, including special public lectures, keynote Union lectures and a wide variety of themed sessions.

Abstract submission and online registration are now open on the website:
Registration:  https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/registration-guidelines/#    
Abstract submission: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/abstract-submission/  
Submission of a travel grant application: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/travel-grant/

The IAHS-led programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 12-16 July 2023.

Details of the IAHS symposia can be found here:
IAHS standalone symposia: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/825-2/      
Inter-Association symposia led by IAHS: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/922-2/#IAHS  

and several other symposia led by sister associations with an IAHS involvement and hydrological perspective: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/922-2/#   

This event is eligible for IAHS SYSTA travel award support. Full details of the SYSTA eligibility criteria and application procedure can be found at: https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/SYSTA.do   

The closing date for SYSTA applications for upcoming IUGG 2023 General Assembly is 12 noon (GMT) on 6 December 2022.

International Hydrology Prize – Call for nominations

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 the list of 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 2022 – 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 proof of Hydrologists activities of long international standing, or for younger candidates, proof 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.

Preparatory Meeting for the UN 2023 Water Conference and Stakeholder Consultation

The IAHS would like to share with you that the registration is now open for the one-day preparatory meeting which will be convened by the President of the UN General Assembly on 25 October 2022, from 10am – 6pm (EDT) at the UNHQ in New York. The aim is to finalize the themes of the interactive dialogues and other outstanding organizational matters of the UN 2023 Water Conference. The meeting is for in-person participation only but will be live streamed on UN WebTV.

Additionally, to ensure the meaningful participation of all relevant stakeholders, the preparatory meeting will be preceded by a hybrid stakeholder consultation on 24 October 2022 in which scientists are encouraged to participate.

Please click here for registration and more information.

Applications are invited for Sivapalan Young Scientists Travel Awards to attend IUGG 2023

Applications are invited for the IAHS SYSTA (SIVAPALAN YOUNG SCIENTISTS TRAVEL AWARDS) towards the costs of participating in the IAHS programme at the IUGG 2023 General Assembly - Berlin, Germany during 12-16th July 2023.

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

Applications will be considered from hydrologists that meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • They grew up and now reside in a financially disadvantaged country.
  • They are registered for a PhD, or completed their PhD less than 5 years ago (an extra year per child is allowed for parents if they took parental leave).
  • There is evidence of their high quality/high potential as a scientist in the form of a paper of which they are first author in Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ) or Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (PIAHS) (or in another listed hydrological journal).
  • They have not previously received a SYSTA award for intercontinental travel.
  • They will be giving a presentation at the meeting.

 

Applicants must have submitted an abstract for the IUGG 2023 General Assembly. The maximum award value is 2500 euros.

Applicants should simultaneously apply for an IUGG 2023 travel grant https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/travel-grant/

The closing date for SYSTA applications for upcoming IUGG 2023 General Assembly is 12 noon (GMT) on 6 December 2022.

IUGG 2023 Registration and abstract submission are now open

The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) is comprised of eight Associations including IAHS. The IUGG General Assembly is held every four years and offers an opportunity to have IAHS-specific, inter-Association and Union symposia.

The 28th IUGG General Assembly will be held July 11-20, 2023 at the CityCube in Berlin, Germany. This is a special opportunity for participants from around the world to come together and share their science and culture. Join us for a host of scientific activities, including special public lectures, keynote Union lectures and a wide variety of themed sessions.

Abstract submission and online registration are now open on the website:
Registration:  https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/registration-guidelines/#  
Abstract submission: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/abstract-submission/  
Submission of a travel grant application: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/travel-grant/

The IAHS-led programme will be over the first half of the Assembly ie 12-16 July 2023.

Details of the IAHS symposia can be found here:

IAHS standalone symposia: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/825-2/     
Inter-Association symposia led by IAHS: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/922-2/#IAHS 

and several other symposia led by sister associations with an IAHS involvement and hydrological perspective: https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/922-2/#  

IAHS Union Lecture will be given by Luz Adriana Cuarta https://www.iugg2023berlin.org/union-lecturers/

We look forward to welcoming you to Berlin in 2023. 

For additional information please contact info@iugg2023berlin.org  

2023 Election of Officers of IAHS - Application Deadline 11 Jan 2023

Applications are now sought for the roles of IAHS Bureau and Commission Officers. For full information, and how to apply for a position, see the Election of Officers page on the IAHS website.

The officers of the IAHS Bureau and Commissions are elected every 4 years at the General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). Next elections will be held in IUGG2023 in Berlin, 11-20 July during the IAHS Plenary Administrative Session (exact date to be decided, between 12 and 16). Countries, which are IUGG members at the time, have one vote each. IAHS would like to draw attention to the following roles which are available for election (application by 11 Jan 2023):

  • For the Association: President Elect (to become President after two years), 3 Vice Presidents, Secretary General

  • For each of the ten International Commissions: President Elect (to become President after two years), 3 Vice Presidents, Secretary.

IAHS is an inclusive association and all hydrologists of the world participating in the work of the Association are entitled to stand as candidates for these positions, with the exception of the candidate for the President-Elect of the Association who shall be a citizen or resident of a country adhering to the IUGG.

For full information, and how to apply for a position, see our Election of Officers webpage.

Call For Abstracts for FRIEND-Water International conference 2023

The IAHS would like to draw your attention to the the Call for Abstracts for 9th Global FRIEND-Water 2023 International Conference.

As a flagship initiative of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP), which puts science to action for a Water Secure World, FRIEND-Water contributes to research on:

  • regional water resources,
  • hydrological extremes (drought and floods),
  • climate resilient water adaption,
  • as well as water education and capacity building.

 

Every four years, a world conference is held to bring together all the scientists involved to discuss the challenges of research on these issues.

The new edition will take place from 5 to 10 June 2023 at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal .

The abstract submission campaign runs from 15 October to 15 November 2022. For more information, go to Global FRIEND-Water 2023 International Conference for the submission form and information note on the call for abstract.

 

IAHS-ICWQ International Workshop on Flood-drought chain disasters and water ecological degradation in a changing environment

The International Commission of Water Quality (ICWQ) of IAHS have organised a workshop on 'Flood-drought chain disasters and water ecological degradation in a changing environment' in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, China on 9-12 December 2022.

With climate change and rapid urbanization, precipitation and runoff show a more concentrated distribution trend. The extreme water conditions of flood and drought disasters are aggravated. More frequent flood-drought alternations have been seen in some countries as a result of global climate change and intensive human activities. Water ecology degradation especially in developing countries is still serious. The purpose of this workshop is to investigate the new characteristics and new laws of flood and drought disasters and water ecological degradation in the changing environment through invited presentations. Scientific strategies and practical measures for flood-drought early warning and disasters prevention and water ecology protection in a changing environment will be discussed.

Topics (not limited to):

1. Intelligent monitoring of hydrology and water resources and water ecology for early perception of water risk

2. Extreme evolution of hydrology and water ecology in changing environments

3. Flood-drought-aquatic ecology modeling and risk early warning

4. Flood and drought disasters and drought-flood conversion risks

5. Water ecological responses to human activities and climate change

6. Storm surge - heavy rain - flood - waterlogging - ecological degradation "multi-encounter" and its derivative disaster occurrence mechanism

7. Simulation, prediction and assessment of flood and drought disasters and their derivative composite disasters

8. Mechanism of water ecological degradation and restoration and governance

Important Dates: 

* Deadline for abstract submission: 20 November 2022. 

* Abstract of no more than 300 words should be sent to Dr. Zhiyou Liu liuzhiy25@mail.sysu.edu.cn  

Panta Rhei publication in Nature

IAHS would like to draw your attention to the open access publication in Nature lead by Heidi Kreibich, Chair of the Panta Rhei Working Group.

The challenge of unprecedented floods and droughts in risk management

Just because you haven't experienced something, doesn't mean it can't happen. This insight also applies to natural hazards such as floods and droughts. A study published in the renowned scientific journal Nature has shown that gearing risk management measures to the worst-case event experienced to date is not enough to reduce impacts from unprecedented events. 

Floods and droughts can cause severe damage and are on the rise in many parts of the world. The impact of such natural hazards can be reduced through appropriate risk management if the causes of the increasing damage are known. However, this has so far been hampered by a lack of empirical data. 

A large-scale international collaborative effort by researchers from the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS), led by Heidi Kreibich of the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), has now led to important lessons from past events. A unique data set of two successive extreme flood or drought events in the same area was compiled and studied. Regions with large differences in population structure, socio-economic, climatic and hydrological conditions on all continents were studied. The analyses confirmed the assumption that appropriate risk management generally helps to reduce damage.

However, it is particularly difficult to reduce the impact of extreme events whose magnitude has not been seen in the past in the affected area. Heidi Kreibich explains this with two factors. First, infrastructures such as dams and reservoirs have an upper design limit up to which they are effective, but once a threshold is exceeded, they become ineffective. Second, risk management is usually introduced or adjusted reactively after major floods and droughts, while proactive, anticipatory strategies are rare. The reason for this behaviour is partly due to a cognitive bias related to the rarity and previous uniqueness of these extreme events, as well as to the nature of human risk perception: events that one has already experienced oneself are more likely to be expected again in the future.

Two success stories were also examined, in which the damage was less despite a higher hazard in the second event. Three success factors were identified: effective governance of risk and emergency management, high investment in structural and non-structural measures, and improved early warning and real-time control systems. Heidi Kreibich says: "We believe that applying these success factors can counteract the current trend of increasing damage from extreme events under climate change conditions."

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04917-5 

 

Open Science publication in Hydrological Sciences Journal

First author, Christophe Cudennec, elaborates on his experience as Secretary General of IAHS, part of IUGG, member of ISC. The publication of this article in Hydrological Sciences Journal, the Journal of IAHS, demonstrates how a century-old scientific community offers a reflexive space, and how open science developments can benefit from engaging with and springboarding from the existing self-organized structures of the scientific community. Along with COVID-19-related  developments, we place the discussion of open science in the context of long-term and accelerating challenges of the Anthropocene, within which the hydrological entry point provides a key aspect and illustration based on the connecting and interfacing dimensions of water in nature and societies; the increasing role of water in security issues; and the diversity of water-related contexts and epistemologies across the world.

The article is open access and available at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2022.2086462 

 

ICCE2022 Abstract Submission Deadline now July 31st

The international conference "River sediment quality and quantity" by the Continental Erosion Commission (ICCE) of International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) will be held at Bydgoszcz in Poland, at the Kazimierz Wielki Univeristy, on October 17-21, 2022 in Bydgoszcz (hybrid formula). The deadline for abstract submission is July 31st.

The conference program will include oral and poster thematic sessions within the following topics: Sediment quantity - cascades, budgets, yields; Sediment impacts on river channel hydromorphology and managment; Sediment quality - geochemistry, nutrients, contaminants, emerging issues; and Sediment-biota interactions.

The conference program will include: Oral and poster thematic sessions (hybrid version) and Social events for the offline participants (a post-conference tour is planned for the sediment management project in the Vistula River estuary and the construction of Vistula Spit canal (official name Nowy Swiat ship canal) which is a constructed canal across the Polish section of the Vistula Spit that will create a second connection between the Vistula Lagoon and Gdansk Bay) 

The updated flyer of conference is:

https://icce2022.ukw.edu.pl/jednostka/icce2000/downloads

The conference is eligible for SYSTA awards to pay the registration fee for remote registration (on-line). An abstract must be accepted before application for an award.

WMO Hydrological Research Strategy – call for research proposals

As a partner organisation IAHS would like to draw your attention to the WMO call for research proposals.

WMO through its Hydrology Coordination Panel is seeking to fund research proposals that will address aspects of one or more of the three research priorities identified by the WMO Hydrology Research Strategy, contributing to build the capacity of WMO Members in the hydrological value chain. These aspects are:

1.     Improve Hydrological Monitoring to generate hydrologic and cryospheric information that enhances our understanding and assessment of the quantity and quality of water resources, including both surface and groundwater. This includes both issues related to hydrologic data collection, and to the design and evaluation of hydrological monitoring networks.
2.     Improve hydrological forecasting, including hydrological and cryospheric modelling and forecasting; precipitation estimation and forecasting;  understanding and predicting hydrological extremes; and assessing/modelling human-water-ecosystem interactions.
3.     Develop and improve relevant methods, procedures, and techniques for the collection, analysis, and transmission/communication of hydrological data for the user community. This includes issues related to data processing and quality control; data storage, access, and dissemination; and communications to the end users.

Additional background information and modalities are provided in the  WMO Hydrology research call for proposals

Submit your proposal
Proposing entities willing to submit a proposal should comply with the WMO Hydrological Research Strategy Proposal template, and submit it by 30 September 2022 using the email address  hydrology@wmo.int with following subject : WMO Hydrological Research Strategy – research proposal

Received proposals will be evaluated by an external Technical Evaluation Board with representatives from WMO, UNESCO-IHP and IAHS.

Jill Gash

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jill Gash. Jill worked for the IAHS office from 1991 to her retirement in 2013 and was actively involved with the team until recently.


For years Jill was responsible for all IAHS book sales and ensuring that books got to their destination. Many of the IAHS community will remember her friendly approach at the IAHS book stand at different conferences, and others will have communicated with her when ordering books from Wallingford, or arranging TFDC books for their libraries. She was a very capable colleague, and contributed much to the smooth running of the IAHS office. She was fun to work and travel with. I am sad to have lost a friend and colleague.

By Cate Gardner 

IAHS 2022 Scientific Assembly in Montpellier, France

The XIth IAHS Scientific Assembly was held in Montpellier, France from 29th May to 3rd June 2022 with a very rich scientific programme.

The Scientific Assembly was the opportunity to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the association, to look forward to the end of the Panta Rhei decade which will close in 2023, to envisage progress on the 23 UPHs - Unsolved Problems in Hydrology, and to screen developments of Open Science and support to Agenda 2030 in water-related fields.

There were 600 attendees from 65 countries at this in-person meeting locally organized by a team of scientists from diverse institutions federated by the UNESCO Cat2 Centre ICIREWARD. Covid travel restrictions continued to cause problems for some attendees with about 80 cancellations.

In 2021 the local organising committee decided not to hold the meeting in hybrid mode to encourage attendance and better collaboration. This was generally thought to be a good decision especially for the networking opportunity availed to younger members. Members were delighted to meet again and have the opportunity for discussion and interaction.

IAHS2022 was the first in-person assembly since the XXVIIth IUGG in Montréal in July 2019. The plenary therefore provided an opportunity to celebrate IHP IAHS-UNESCO-WMO medallists and Tison award winners for three years (2020-2022). Our congratulations go to them all.

Left to right: Christophe Cudennec (Secretary General IAHS), Abou Amani (Director, Division of Water Sciences UNESCO), Hubert Savenije (2020 Dooge medallist), Francis Chiew (2022 Volker medallist), Eleni Maria Michailidi (2020 Tison awardee), Taikan Oki (2021 Dooge medallist), María José  Polo Gómez (2022 Dooge medallist), Berit Arheimer (President IAHS), Günter Blöschl (Past President IAHS), Svenja Fischer (2021 Tison awardee), Johannes Cullmann (Director, Climate and Water Department, WMO – receiving award for Harry Lins 2021 Volker medallist), Alexander Ross (2022 Tison awardee), Attilio Castellarin (Editor in Chief HSJ), Salvatore Grimaldi (Vice President IAHS), Bruno Merz (2020 Volker medallist).

Of the 33 SYSTA awards granted to attend the assembly 25 were able to participate. Seven were unable to attend due to visa issues and one withdrew. IAHS organised their flights, accommodation and registrations as well as refunding local expenses up to a maximum total of €2,500. They all spoke highly of the opportunity afforded to them to meet and interact with their peers

The second the Early Career Committee representatives took up their roles during the assembly. IAHS international commissions and working groups, the Editorial Board of Hydrological Sciences Journal and the IAHS Bureau had strategic and operational meetings. WMO and UNESCO took the opportunity to reach out to the scientific community on their latest developments and on science-operational-policy interactions.

IAHS 100 year anniversary plenary

IAHS celebrated its 100-year anniversary during the IAHS2022 Scientific Assembly in Montpellier, France. 

The well-attended plenary was divided into three parts:

  • Segment 1: Historical recap in building the future, chaired by B. Arheimer, with inputs by G. Blöschl, K. Beven and C. Cudennec
  • Segment 2: Future water challenges and scientific opportunities, chaired by C. Cudennec, with inputs by A. van Loon, I. Pechlivanidis, M-J. Polo
  • Segment 3: Emerging knowledge, technology, community building, chaired by G. Blöschl, with panelists B. Arheimer (IAHS), A. Amani (UNESCO), J. Cullmann (WMO), H. Makurira (Waternet), M. H. Ramos (EGU), S. Uhlenbrook (IWMI), H. Kreibich (IAHS), M. Sivapalan (IAHS)

 

During the historical recap we heard from Günter Blöschl about the history of the association including information on the PUB and Panta Rhei decades as well as lessons learned from the UPH process.

Christophe Cudennec produced 10 posters about IAHS history for the event (one for each decade) and detailed the growth and development of the Association.

During 'Future water challenges and scientific opportunities' we heard from Anne Van Loon about the Panta Rhei working group ‘Drought in the Anthropocene’ and Ilias Pechlivanidis about ‘Flooding beyond Prediction’ before María José Polo Gómez spoke about co-development with stakeholders and engaging citizens including the IAHS CandHy working group.

The audience were then invited down for a pop-up session to talk for 2 minutes on their thoughts for the new decade and many took the opportunity.

Finally a panel of IAHS Officers and invited sister organisations (WMO, UNESCO, WaterNet, WMO and IWMI) chaired an interactive session on ‘Emerging knowledge, technology, community building’ inviting provocative questions from the audience.

IAHS 2022 Scientific Assembly opening

The XIth IAHS Scientific Assembly opened on Monday 29th May at Le Corum in Montpellier, France. Over 600 hydrologists are excited to be back at a fully in-person meeting with a week of collaboration and interaction around scientific oral presentations and posters.

The event was kicked off with a presentation by Professor Eric Servat (University of Montpellier and Director of Research at IRD) of the IAHS2022 local organising committee.

This was followed by a presentation by Heidi Kreibich, Chair of the 5th biennium of Panta Rhei about the progress made during the decade.

Berit Arheimer, President of IAHS, described her vision for the Association and launched the call to update three main documents during the assembly:

IAHS Declaration on water security

Revisiting the IAHS culture

Producing the IAHS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion statement of commitment.

We look forward to a week of excellent presentations.

The 13th Annual Catchment Science Summer School

IAHS would like to draw attention to a PhD-course, “The 13th Annual Catchment Science Summer School”. It runs Aug 28-Sept 2, in-person at the University of Birmingham UK.

Course details and registration information can be found at https://water.usask.ca/hillslope/teaching/catchment-summer-school/home.php.

The instructors include Profs: Jeff McDonnell, David Hannah, Chris Soulsby, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Ilja van Meerveld, Jan Seibert & Stefan Krause.

Frances Watkins

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of Frances Watkins. After 27 years dedicated contribution to IAHS and its official journal, Hydrological Sciences Journal (HSJ), Frances Watkins retired in 2021.

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) in 2019.

Frances oversaw the publication of over two-thirds of HSJ pages and tirelessly mentored HSJ Authors, Associate Editors, and Editors. Frances achieved all this with her characteristic warmth and empathy, making the HSJ Editorial Team feel like a welcoming family. All the IAHS staff, HSJ Editors and Associate Editors, IAHS Officers past and present, and HSJ Authors will miss her dearly.

The IAHS Ltd office are in contact with Frances’ family and is collecting IAHS memories of Frances to pass on to them. Contact us via info@iahs.co.uk if you would like to add a memory.

To create an enduring legacy of Frances’s immense contribution to HSJ, the Co-editors proposed to the Bureau establishing an annual Frances Watkins Memorial Award, to be given to a paper whose structure, presentation and writing are exemplary. The winning paper would be Open Access, with the fee for this covered by IAHS.

The Bureau accepted this proposal, and the first award (early in 2023) will be for a paper accepted in 2022.

Quantitative Isotope Hydrology course

IAHS would like to draw attention to a PhD-course in Quantitative Isotope Hydrology, to be held 17-21 October 2022 in Copenhagen. The course will be taught by Paolo Benettin (Laboratory of Ecohydrology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland) and Scott T. Allen (Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada, USA). Both have specialized in the quantitative use of stable isotope tracers. 

The course will be held at the Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management, located in Øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

There is no course fee, but participants have to pay their own travel, food and accommodation.

More information and an option to sign up for the course can be found at this link: https://phdcourses.ku.dk/DetailKursus.aspx?id=109293&sitepath=NAT.

The course is hosted by IAHS Internationnal Commission on Tracers member Søren Jessen (sj@ign.ku.dk) from University of Copenhagen to whom questions can be addressed.

Best wishes
Soren

UNESCO event - Science for a water secure world in a changing environment

A contribution to United Nations Water Conference 2023

Within the framework of the 25th Ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Council of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP),  IAHS will contribute to the scientific side event “Science for a Water Secure World in a Changing Environment - A contribution to Water Conference 2023”, scheduled to take place on 25 April 2022, in hybrid mode in Paris and online. 

The recently released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report (2022) highlighted that increases in frequency and intensity of extremes have reduced food and water security, hindering efforts to meet SDGs. Furthermore, the IPCC report also emphasized that risks in physical water availability and water-related hazards will continue to increase, with greater risk at higher global warming levels. The report also expressed high confidence that the projected changes in the water cycle, water quality, cryosphere changes, and increases in droughts and floods will negatively impact natural and human systems.

IHP’s 9th phase (2022-2029) Science for a Water Secure World in a changing Environment seeks to ensure that “By 2029, the Member States have the knowledge, sound scientific and research capacity, new and improved technologies, and the management skills that allow them to secure water resources for human development and healthy of ecosystems within a sustainable development context.” 

The proposed scientific side event is organized to discuss and shape the science contribution to IHP-IX (2022-2029) “Science for a Water Secure World in a Changing Environment” as well as to feed into the scientific research agenda for the Water Conference 2023. The side event will build further on the achievements of the recent 9th World Water Forum (March 2022) and the Dakar Declaration, that urges the need for a ‘Blue Deal’ for water security and sanitation for peace and development, through enhanced international cooperation towards solving the water resources challenges under a changing climate. 

The event is structured around three panels on:

-     Science Policy
-     Water Education and Capacity Development
-     Scientific Research and Innovation 


The event is hybrid (online and physical speakers) and is open to all.

To participate either physically or virtually, please register.

IAHS will be represented by Berit Arheimer (IAHS President ), Christophe Cudennec (IAHS Secretary General ) and Nilay Dogulu (IAHS Chair Early Career Committee).

12th International Workshop on Statistical Hydrology (STAHY2022) abstract deadline extended

The abstracts submission deadline for 12th International Workshop on Statistical Hydrology (STAHY2022) has been extended to Friday 15th April. The International Commission on Statistical Hydrology (ICSH) of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) invites researchers to submit abstracts for presentation at the 12th International Workshop on Statistical Hydrology (STAHY2022), which will be hosted by the University of Cagliari in Chia, Sardinia (Italy), 17-20 September 2022.

Link for abstract submission: https://sites.unica.it/stahy2022/abstract-submission/  

Web site: https://sites.unica.it/stahy2022/  

Expression of Interest: If you are interested in participating to the workshop, please send an email to stahy2022@unica.it at your earlier convenience, under the subject “Expression of Interest for STAHY2022”, including your name, surname and contact details (i.e. affiliation, email and preferred telephone number). We will be keeping you updated with the latest workshop news (dates, venue, deadlines, agenda, etc.)

This event is eligible for SYSTA travel awards. Note that an abstract must already be submitted to be considered for an award. The closing date for SYSTA applications is now 18th April 2022 (GMT).

For questions do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee at stahy2022@unica.it  

Call For Abstracts – 12th International Workshop on Statistical Hydrology (STAHY2022)

The International Commission on Statistical Hydrology (ICSH) of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) invites researchers to submit abstracts for presentation at the 12th International Workshop on Statistical Hydrology (STAHY2022), which will be hosted by the University of Cagliari in Chia, Sardinia (Italy), 17-20 September 2022.

The STAHY2022 workshop will bring together experts and young scientists alike for vibrant scientific discussions and debates on advanced statistical methods for hydrological applications. New insights and new approaches to characterize hydrological processes considering climate and global changes, inter- and intra-annual variability, statistical projections, and seasonal predictions are particularly welcome. Possible themes of interest are (but not limited to):
- Characterization and modeling of extreme hydrological and meteorological events, including e.g.: flood and precipitation frequency analysis, analysis of compound extremes, hydrological design and risk assessment with event based and continuous simulation approaches;
- Hydrological forecasting and nowcasting, including e.g.: data assimilation techniques, methods to merge different forcings, characterization of different sources of uncertainty;
- Drought characterization and forecasting, including e.g.: methods for drought frequency estimation and intensity identification, monitoring and early warning of drought events;
- Frontiers in hydrology, such as statistical applications to socio-hydrology and eco-hydrology, rainfall-triggered landslides;
- Hydrological applications based on big data, including e.g.: data mining techniques, information theory, artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques;
- Scaling approaches in hydrology, fractals and multifractals.

Deadline for abstract submission: 1st April 2022

Link for abstract submission: https://sites.unica.it/stahy2022/abstract-submission/ 

Web site: https://sites.unica.it/stahy2022/ 

Expression of Interest: If you are interested in participating to the workshop, please send an email to stahy2022@unica.it  at your earlier convenience, under the subject “Expression of Interest for STAHY2022”, including your name, surname and contact details (i.e. affiliation, email and preferred telephone number). We will be keeping you updated with the latest workshop news (dates, venue, deadlines, agenda, etc.)

This event is eligible for SYSTA travel awards. Note that an abstract must already be submitted to be considered for an award. The closing date for SYSTA applications is 5th April 2022 (GMT).

For questions do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee at stahy2022@unica.it  

Cryosphere 2022 Symposium in Iceland in August

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ICE, SNOW AND WATER IN A WARMING WORLD


The Cryosphere 2022 symposium will be held in Iceland on August 21-26.  Registration is now open and abstract submission has been extended to April 1.

As a result of global atmospheric and ocean warming, all components of Earth´s cryosphere are now changing at a dramatic pace. More than a quarter of the planet´s land surface receives snow precipitation each year and declining snow cover in many parts of the world is causing concern over the future of snowmelt as a water resource. Mass loss continues from glaciers and ice-fields in all mountainous regions of the world and from Arctic and sub-Arctic ice caps. The two large ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are major contributors to rising sea-level and may have begun to show signs of irreversible mass loss. The areal extent and thickness of Arctic sea ice continues to decline and the resulting albedo changes may be affecting winter weather patterns in North America and Eurasia. Increasing attention is being given to hazards due to thinning of lake and river ice cover and permafrost degradation, including slope failure.

Sessions co-organized by IAHS are the Tuesday session on “Snow and ice as a water resource” and the Friday session on “Monitoring systems, research gaps, new technologies”. See preliminary schedule on the symposium website

The new Second Circular is now available online.

 

2022 IAHS Tison winner announced

IAHS are pleased to announce that the 2022 Tison award goes to Alexander Ross (USA) for his work on the 2020 Hydrological Sciences Journal paper:

Alexander Ross & Heejun Chang (2020) Socio-hydrology with hydrosocial theory: two sides of the same coin?, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65:9, 1443-1457, DOI:10.1080/02626667.2020.1761023

The paper was co-authored by Heejun Chang (USA) who is not eligible for the Tison Award, age-wise.

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.

The paper is free to access at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02626667.2020.1761023?journalCode=thsj20

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   

2022 International Hydrology Prize medallists

IAHS are pleased to announce the award of the International Hydrology Prize for 2022 to:

Dooge medal - María José Polo Gómez, Spain

Volker medal - Francis Chiew, Australia

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.

The International Hydrology Prize medals for 2020, 2021 and 2022 will be awarded during IAHS 2022 Scientific Assembly in Montpellier, France alongside celebrations of the 100th anniversary of IAHS.

HSJ volume 67 personal subscriptions now due

HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES JOURNAL 

Editor in Chief: Attilio Castellarin
Co-Editors: Stacey Archfield & Aldo Fiori

 
Hydrological Sciences Journal provides a forum for original papers and discussion of significant developments in hydrological science and practice, and related disciplines.

The Impact Factor of HSJ is 3.787 (©2021 Clarivate Analytics, 2020 Journal Citation Reports®) with a 5-year Impact Factor of 3.5, ranking it 24th out of 98 journals in the Water Resources category (Q1).

Institutions and libraries should order direct from Taylor & Francis: www.tandf.co.uk/journals/thsj, or their usual agent.

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.  IAHS Members should subscribe by contacting info@iahs.co.uk.

Access to the back archive is free - explore 61 volumes of cutting-edge research and discovery.

IAHS members from the following countries are eligible for 80% discount on book prices, subject to the minimum price restriction, and free online access to HSJ via the IAHS website:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Republic of, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

List of eligible countries with GDP per capita smaller than the median of all countries of the world (UN data, 2016)

N.B.This list is subject to revision.

WMO Hydrohub Innovation Workhop on Hydrometry

As a partner of WMO, IAHS would like to draw your attention to the upcoming virtual Innovation Workshop on hydrometric monitoring.

Background: The WMO HydroHub Phase II was launched on 1 September 2021 for a 5-year period, to enhance capacities of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in sustainable operation and effective delivery of hydrological monitoring services for disaster risk reduction, social and economic development and environmental protection. Advancing the use of innovative measurement approaches and technologies in operational hydrometry is a core aim of the HydroHub and will be the focus of a number of its activities including Innovation Calls and Innovation Workshops. Full details are available in the 2020 paper Dixon, H., et al., 'Intergovernmental cooperation for hydrometry – what, why and how?'

The Innovation Workshop will thus focus on identifying areas of innovation that the WMO HydroHub could support during its Phase II helping to ensure its activities help build sustainable capability within National Meteorological and Hydrological Services. The event will explore recent advances in hydrometric monitoring approaches and technologies and the current needs of operational monitoring agencies around the world.

Date of event: February 2 and 4, 2022

Format: An interactive virtual event on Zoom with six segments

Organizers: The WMO HydroHub, the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) MOXXI Working group and the WMO Public-Private Engagement Office.

The MOXXI Working Group (Measurements and Observations in the 21st Century) has the task to “promote the advancement of novel observational techniques that leads to new sources of information to help better understand the hydrological cycle”. More information can be found in the Tauro,  F., et al., 2018 paper 'Measurements and observations in the XXI century (MOXXI): innovation and multi-disciplinarity to sense the hydrological cycle.'

View HERE to get more information and register for the event.