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Panta Rhei Survey: Water Crises?

Dear Colleague,

Do you know of any Water Crisis?

Help us identify hotspots around the world by filling in the attached questionnaire!
(It takes only 5-10 minutes)

This Panta Rhei Survey is a step towards a community-wide effort to share data and advance our understanding of social, technical and hydrological factors underlying the emergence of different phenomena.

If you are at the AGU Conference, please pass by our Interactive Poster on Thursday Morning. We can have a chat, and you can take part to our Survey directly there!

H41E-1490 Panta Rhei-Everything flows: Global Hotspots of Human-Water Interactions Thursday 14 December 2017, 08:00 – 12:20, Poster Hall D-F

At the AGU Conference, we will also discuss human-water interactions during the two oral sessions in the afternoon:

H43R Hydrology, Society, and Environmental Change: Coupled Human-Water Dynamics Across Scales I Thursday, 14 December 2017, 13:40 - 15:40, Room 280-282

H44F Hydrology, Society, and Environmental Change: Coupled Human-Water Dynamics Across Scales II Thursday, 14 December 2017, 16:00 - 18:00, Room 280-282

If you are not at the AGU Conference, please fill in the questionnaire (see attachment) and send it back by email to giuliano.dibaldassarre@geo.uu.se. All contributions will be properly acknowledged.

All the best,

Giuliano Di Baldassarre
IAHS Panta Rhei Chair 2017-2019

On behalf of the IAHS Panta Rhei Leadership Team:
Veena Srinivasan, Fuqiang Tian, Yasir Mohamed, Tobias Krueger, Heidi Kreibich, Junguo Liu, Tara J. Troy, and Amir AghaKouchak

Upcoming conference sessions related to Panta Rhei

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming Panta Rhei related sessions at AGU 2017 (New Orleans, USA, 11-15 December 2017)

Session on Hydrology, Society, and Environmental Change: Coupled Human-Water Dynamics Across Scales (Conveners: Hilary McMillan, Giuliano Di Baldassarre and Muregusu Sivapalan)

Thursday, 14 December 2017 08:00 - 12:20 New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Poster Hall D-F (H41E)
Thursday, 14 December 2017 13:40 - 18:00 New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 280-282 (H43R, H44F)

Other related sessions in New Orleans, include:

Global Floods: Forecasting, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, and Socioeconomic Response (H12C, H13O, H21D)

Water and Society: Modeling Food-Energy-Water Nexus for Sustainable Resource Management (H23J, H21S)

Water and Society: Water Resources Management and Policy in a Changing World (H31O, H33H, H32G)

Also, the Panta Rhei session information is now available for EGU 2018 (Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018). Please consider submitting to these sessions!
Support application deadline is 1 December 2017 and abstract submission by 10 January 2018.

HS1.2 Hydrology, society and environmental change (PICO session)
Conveners: Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Heidi Kreibich, Tobias Krueger, Anne Van Loon

HS2.1.1 Hydrological extremes: from droughts to floods
Conveners: Anne Van Loon, Jan Szolgay, Lena M. Tallaksen, Gregor Laaha

HS5.3 Advances in socio-hydrology
Conveners: Marcus Nüsser, Murugesu Sivapalan, Britta Höllermann, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Alberto Viglione, Saket Pande

HS5.15/NH1.15 Agent-Based Modelling in hydrology – integrative solutions to the Food Water Energy nexus (co-organized)
Conveners: Ted Veldkamp, Jeroen Aerts, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Niko Wanders

HS7.4 Naturally trendy: natural (and non-natural) trends (and non-trends) in climate and hydrology
Conveners: Serena Ceola, Demetris Koutsoyiannis, Alberto Montanari, C. Cudennec, Harry Lins

NH9.13/HS11.45/SSS13.67 Including Socio-Economic Dynamics and Feedbacks in Risk Assessment Models (co-organized)
Conveners: Jeroen Aerts, Giuliano Di Baldassarre, Sven Fuchs, S. Surminski

HS2.4.3/NH1.25 River flood dynamics and risk: processes, controls, consequences (co-organized)
Conveners: Sergiy Vorogushyn, William Farmer, Heidi Kreibich, Luis Mediero, Alberto Viglione

HS5.7/ERE3.8 Advances in modeling and control of environmental systems: from drainage and irrigation to hybrid energy generation. (co-organized)
Conveners: Alla Kolechkina, Matteo Giuliani , Jonathan Herman , Andreas Efstratiadis , Mashor Housh , Eric Duviella

HS5.1 Hydrology & Society: Transdisciplinary approaches to hydrology and water resources management PICO session
Conveners: Leon Herman, Britta Höllermann , Thomas Thaler , Gemma Carr , Eric Lindquist

To all hydrologists of the world: A Call to Arms!

What are the 23 unsolved problems in Hydrology that would revolutionise research in the 21st century?

At the IAHS Scientific Assembly in Port Elizabeth in July 2017 the new President of IAHS, Günter Blöschl, outlined his vision for a new initiative to generate a list of unsolved problems in hydrology.


 

Progress in hydrology is currently hampered by the rather fragmented research and we need stronger harmonisation of research efforts.  At the beginning of the 20th Century, mathematician David Hilbert set out 23 unsolved mathematical problems which have greatly stimulated focused research in mathematics and we can use this as a model for the IAHS initiative.

IAHS will facilitate the compilation of a list of unsolved scientific problems in hydrology to revolutionise research in the 21st Century and raise the level of excitement for the science. To make tangible progress, the problems should

(1)          ideally relate to observed phenomena and why they happen;

(2)          they should be universal (i.e. not only apply to one catchment or region); and

(3)          they should be specific (so there is hope they can be solved).

The 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. All IAHS members are invited to join, and so are all sister associations and partners, and all hydrologists.  The IAHS Commissions and Working Groups are tasked with streamlining the discussion and coming up with 3 unsolved problems each. 

During Winter 2017/2018 we will discuss the procedures for selecting the most important problems and come up with a short list of problems. In April 2018, we will meet to make a final selection based on the discussion outcomes. That meeting is open to all hydrologists.

Once established, the list will be used within IAHS to align symposia planning and other events. It can of course also be used by everybody in hydrology for supporting project proposals and more generally conducting focused research. The vision is for the list of unsolved problems in hydrology to better link hydrological research around the world, and to make more tangible, coherent progress in hydrology.

One week remaining to submit an abstract for the MOXXI - WMO HydroHub Joint Meeting

Dear All,

The deadline to submit an abstract to the MOXXI - WMO HydroHub Joint Meeting 2017  "Innovation in Hydrometry - From Ideas to Operation" is only one week away!

If you have not done it yet, please send your abstracts to me or register to the meeting by emailing me with your affiliation details.

Further details on the meeting can be found at this page.

Kind Regards,

Flavia

Dr. Flavia Tauro
Email: flavia.tauro@unitus.it
Chair, MOXXI, International Association of Hydrological Sciences

     

Abstract submission for 'Innovation in Hydrometry - From Ideas to Operation'

Dear All,

There are less than two weeks left to submit your abstract to "Innovation in Hydrometry - From Ideas to Operation - MOXXI and WMO HydroHub Joint Meeting"!

The meeting will be held in Geneva on December 4th and 5th. 

Please see the dedicated page for details.

If you would like to participate as an observer, please send an email to me with your affiliation details.

Feel free to forward this to friends and colleagues.

See you soon!

Flavia

Dr. Flavia Tauro
Email: flavia.tauro@unitus.it
Chair, MOXXI, International Association of Hydrological Sciences

       

IUGG Publications: November e-journal

The e-journal from IUGG is now available -  1 November 2017

This informal newsletter is intended to keep IUGG Member National Committees informed about the activities of the IUGG Associations, and actions of the IUGG Secretariat. E-journals from the two most recent years are available in the news section of the IAHS website (https://iahs.info/News/IUGG-Newsletters.do). Past issues are posted on the IUGG website (http://www.iugg.org/publications/ejournals/).

If you would like to subscribe for the monthly E-Journal, please contact the IUGG Secretariat

International Hydrology Prize – Call for nominations before 31st December 2017

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 and representatives of UNESCO and WMO. 

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

The following applies to both the Dooge and Volker medals


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

 

Specific considerations for the Dooge medal


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

 

Specific considerations for the Volker medal


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

 

Nomination format and procedure

Nominations should be received by the Secretary General of IAHS no later than 31 December 2017 – 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.

Abstract deadline for 'Innovation in Hydrometry - from ideas to operation'

Dear All,

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline to submit abstracts to the Joint MOXXI-WMO meeting "Innovation in Hydrometry - From Ideas to Operation" is November 15th.
 
The meeting will be held in Geneva at WMO headquarters on December 4th and 5th. There is NO registration fee to participate in the conference.

Further details on how to get there and accommodation are available on the dedicated page.

Please feel free to forward this to colleagues and friends.

See you soon,

Flavia Tauro
Chair, MOXXI, International Association of Hydrological Sciences

                              

More papers now free to view in the HSJ Panta Rhei Virtual Series

Two new opinion papers have been added to the Panta Rhei Virtual Series in Hydrological Sciences Journal bringing the number of papers to eight.  All papers in the series are currently free to view online.

Westerberg, I.K., Di Baldassarre, G., Beven, K.J., Coxon, G. and Krueger, T. 2017. Perceptual models of uncertainty for socio-hydrological systems: a flood risk change example. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62 (11), 1705-1713. doi:10.1080/02626667.2017.1356926

Liu, J., Yang, H., Cudennec, C., Gain, A.K., Hoff, H., Lawford, R., Qi, J., de Strasser, L., Yillia, P.T., and Zheng, C. 2017. Challenges in operationalizing the water–energy–food nexus. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62 (11), 1714-1720. doi:10.1080/02626667.2017.1353695

Kreibich, H., et al., 2017. Scientific debate of Panta Rhei research – how to advance our knowledge of changes in hydrology and society? Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62 (3), 331-333. doi: 10.1080/02626667.2016.1209929

Blume, T., van Meerveld, I., and Weiler, M., 2016. The role of experimental work in hydrological science – insights from a community survey. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62 (3), 334-337. doi:10.1080/02626667.2016.1230675

Srinivasan, V., et al., 2016. Prediction in a socio-hydrological world. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62 (3), 338-345. doi:10.1080/ 02626667.2016.1253844

Ceola, S., et al., 2016. Adaptation of water resources systems to changing society and environment: a statement by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61 (16), 2803-2817. doi:10.1080/02626667.2016.1230674

McMillan, H., et al., 2016. Panta Rhei 2013-2015: global perspectives on hydrology, society and change. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61 (7), 1174–1191. doi:10.1080/02626667.2016.1159308

Mount, N.J., et al., 2016. Data-driven modelling approaches for socio-hydrology: opportunities and challenges within the Panta Rhei science plan. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61 (7), 1192–1208. doi:10.1080/02626667.2016.1159683

The deadline for discussion of Blume et al. and Srinivasan et al. has expired; discussions on Westerberg et al. and Liu et al. should be submitted to HSJ no later than end March 2018.

More information on the work if the Panta Rhei Working Group can be found on here

IUGG Publications: October e-journal

The e-journal from IUGG is now available -1 October 2017

This informal newsletter is intended to keep IUGG Member National Committees informed about the activities of the IUGG Associations, and actions of the IUGG Secretariat. E-journals from the two most recent years are available in the news section of the IAHS website (https://iahs.info/News/IUGG-Newsletters.do ). Past issues are posted on the IUGG website (http://www.iugg.org/publications/ejournals/ ).

If you would like to subscribe for the monthly E-Journal, please contact the IUGG Secretariat

8th International Water Resources Management Conference update


Beijing IAHS - 13-15 June 2018

Innovative Water Resources Management under Changing Environment - Understanding Interactions and Making Balance between Humankind and Nature

Dear friends and colleagues,

For the second time the International Water Resources Management conference of IAHS will take place in the P.R. of China. We are very pleased that Professor Zongxue Xu, a vice-president of our commission, from the College of Water Sciences of the Beijing Normal University will be our host between the 13th and 15th June 2018.

The main topics of the conference are water management issues with regard to the sustainability of the environment:

  • Ecological baseflow /Environmental flow to maintain the health of rivers and lakes
  • Water needs for a healthy society
  • Interactions between water resources and ecosystem


The program contains also the classical problems of water management:

  • Assessment of available water resources at regional and basin scales
  • Socio-hydrology as the basis of water resources management
  • Water resources allocation and management models
  • Impact of climate change and human activities on water resources
  • Risk analysis for water resources systems, and
  • Spatiotemporal distribution of water resources availability


In this way, the program is wide spreaded and offers many opportunities to present and discuss new scientific results and their practical applications. You are cordially invited to take part in this meeting and to submit an abstract: http://iwrm2018.bnu.edu.cn/ 

Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until September 30th 2017!

I hope to meet you in Beijing!

Sincerely
Andreas Schumann
President of ICWRS

IAHS Measurements and Observations in the XXI Century (MOXXI) and WMO HydroHub joint meeting 2017

Innovation in Hydrometry – from ideas to operation

                       


The workshop will be held in Geneva at WMO headquarters on December 4th and 5th 2017.

Sensing the hydrological cycle is key to understand natural processes. However, the monitoring systems currently operated by National Hydrological Services are very expensive to install and maintain. Too expensive for some applications, such as capacity development efforts in low-income countries. Limited budgets in developing countries but also shrinking budgets in developed countries put pressure on manufacturers and customers of hydrometry equipment to find more cost-effective solutions. MOXXI and HydroHub jointly address the need for increased data quality, spatial/temporal resolution and availability of hydrological observations by resorting to innovation and multidisciplinary.

Further information is available on the IAHS website at https://iahs.info/Commissions--W-Groups/Working-Groups/MOXXI/Information/MOXXI-2017.do

4th IAHR-WMO-IAHS Training Course on Stream gauging

The 4th IAHR-WMO-IAHS Training Course on Stream gauging will be held as part of the RiverFlow 2018 conference, with separate registration.

Three days will be dedicated to Hydrometry basics, field and classroom exercises and recent advances (technology and uncertainty analysis), by internationally recognized lecturers. The audience will be students and professional field hydrologists. The three first courses were held in Brescia (Italy, 2011), Andong (Korea, 2013) and Hanoi (Vietnam, 2014).
 
Schedule:
Sunday September 2nd, 2018 – Hydrometry basics
Monday September 3rd, 2018 – Field gauging exercises
Tuesday September 4th, 2018 – Modern gauging technologies and uncertainty analysis

Contact: for sponsoring the course, proposing exhibition or for any information, please contact Jérôme Le Coz .

English will be the official language of the course.

International lecturers:  
Dominique Bérod, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland
Alexandre Hauet, EDF, Grenoble, France
Prof. Ichiro Fujita, Kobe University, Japan
Boosik Kang (Chair of the course), Dankook University, Korea
Dongsu Kim, Dankook University, Korea
Jérôme Le Coz (Vice-Chair of the course), Irstea, Lyon, France
Marian Muste, University of Iowa, USA
Prof. Roberto Ranzi, University of Brescia, Italy

More information is available through the course website.

8th International Water Resources Management Conference


Beijing IAHS - 13-15 June 2018

Innovative Water Resources Management under Changing Environment - Understanding Interactions and Making Balance between Humankind and Nature

The eighth in the series of IWRM conferences organized by IAHS-ICWRS will be held in Beijing (China) in the 13th-15th June 2018.

I would like to remind you that the deadline for abstract submission is 15th September 2017.

Conference themes:

  • Assessment of available water resources at regional and basin scales
  • Ecological baseflow /Environmental flow to maintain the health of rivers and lakes
  • Spatiotemporal distribution of water resources availability
  • Water needs for a healthy society
  • Impact of climate change and human activities on water resources
  • Water resources allocation and management models
  • Interactions between water resources and ecosystem
  • Socio-hydrology as the basis of water resources management
  • Risk analysis for water resources systems, and
  • Related issues


For further information about registration, accommodation, abstract and paper submission, conference fees and programme, please visit the conference website: http://iwrm2018.bnu.edu.cn/ 

I would be most grateful, if you distributed this enews among people potentially interested in the conference.

See you soon in Beijing.

Yours faithfully
Alberto Viglione
Secretary of ICWRS

18th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium

IAHS are pleased to be a partner in the upcoming 18th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium.

The 18th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium will be held in Swakopmund, Namibia from 25th – 27th October 2017 under the theme Integrated Water Resources Development and Management: Innovative Technological Advances for Water Security in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry is the lead host of the 18th Symposium.

The Symposia have been held annually in the Eastern and Southern African regions for the past 17 years to promote interaction among policymakers, academics, practitioners from water and related sectors, and cooperating partners. Together, they identify regional issues, gaps and priorities that require further research and support. Great emphasis will be placed on integration of knowledge, particularly involving scholars form the natural and social sciences.

This year, the sub-themes of the symposium have been aligned to those of the SADC Research Agenda under the Regional Strategic Action Plan on the Integrated Water Resources development and Management Phase IV. It is intended that researchers identify themes under which their projects fit within the SADC Research agenda, and thereby contribute to its main objective which is:

Promoting evidence-based implementation of SADC water programmes and projects through multi- and inter-disciplinary research, and synthesis of existing and new information, which will lead to a realisation of SADC developmental goals.

For more information read the Second Call

Obituary, Professor Wayne Erskine

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden and untimely death of Professor Wayne Erskine who passed away in Darwin in late July 2017. 

Wayne graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Fluvial Geomorphology (1987) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.  He held academic positions at the University of New South Wales, University of Newcastle – Ourimbah Campus and Charles Darwin University and, also, research scientist positions with New South Wales Department of Water Resources, New South Wales State Forest, Office of the Supervising Scientist (OSS), and the Environmental Institute of the Supervising Scientist (ERISS). He had recently been appointed as the sub-editor of Geographical Research. Wayne was a keen fisherman and spoke often of his obsession for everything related to freshwater science.

Wayne was an exceptionally productive and influential fluvial geomorphologist publishing over 230 peer reviewed international and national journal manuscripts, conference papers and book chapters.  He supervised 35 post graduate students. Wayne had been a strong supporter of, and contributor to, ICCE activities since the mid-1980s and will be warmly remembered for his in depth and wide readership of the scientific literature which permitted him to engage in detail with all scientists on their work, his ability to produce high quality papers for the Red Book series, his extremely engaging and word perfect presentations on diverse subjects and increasingly on work bridging pure and applied science, and his capacity to ask incisive questions at conferences backed up by his broad, but in-depth, knowledge and understanding. He had recently been discussing the possibility of hosting a future ICCE meeting with the current committee. Wayne will be greatly missed and is survived by three children - Vanessa, Aaron, Jessica and his Mother Judith.

Professor Adrian Collins, President ICCE

Second IAHS Panta Rhei International Conference 2nd Announcement

                  

Water System Knowledge Innovation and its Practices in Developing Countries

November 20-22, 2017  Gorgan, Iran

This international conference aims to bring together scientists (in particular from developing countries) and various disciplines that share a common interest in addressing the challenges of understanding and managing water systems.

A special session will be held on the Caspian Sea water-related management challenges to provide a forum for more detailed discussion on an important water system and its dynamics. A one-day field trip will be organized to the southern coastal areas of the Caspian Sea and the nearby Hyrcanian forests.

The broad aims are to enhance the contribution of strategic scientific and technical research and innovation to the sustainable management of water systems, including rivers, groundwater and wetlands.

There are four main objectives for this conference:

(1)  To understand major water system problems and their root causes particularly in developing countries in coupled nature-human systems;

(2)  To demonstrate current hydrological knowledge of models, tools and case studies to deal with water system problems e.g. water scarcity, water-related disasters, groundwater depletion, water-related poverty and conflicts;

(3)  To identify demand for hydrological innovation to meet the grand water system challenges particularly IWM under the severe climate change conditions as well as under unstable policy and management conditions; and

(4)  To develop a multi-national and multi-disciplinary cooperation framework with a concrete working plan in order to provide capacity building, monitoring equipments, and free software packages and decision support systems for developing countries, and to expand Panta Rhei as well as IAHS through establishing national committees and regional networks and increasing members in these counties.

Registration fees and logistics

No registration fees will be charged, but participants are responsible for their own international flights. Conference organizers will arrange for accommodation and travelling within Iran.

Key deadlines

June 9, 2017                   First announcement of the conference
August 14, 2017              Second announcement of the conference
September 8, 2017         Deadline for collecting submissions
October 31, 2017            Last announcement with detailed conference information
November 20-22, 2017    Conference and excursion

Further information is available in the Second Announcement

2017 International Hydrology Prize medalists

Congratulations to the recipients of the International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) for 2017!

THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL HYDROLOGY PRIZE MEDALISTS:
Dooge medal: Zbigniew Kundzewicz (Poland)

Left to right: Dominique Bérod (Chief WMO), Hubert Savenije (President IAHS), Zbigniew Kundzewicz (Dooge Medal Recipient), Abou Amani (Chief of Section HSS, UNESCO)

For the full citation and response see the IAHS webpage https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/International-Hydrology-Prize/International-Hydrology-Prize-Winners/Z-Kundzewicz.do


Volker medal:  Dan Rosbjerg (Denmark)

Left to right: Dominique Bérod (Chief WMO), Hubert Savenije (President IAHS), Dan Rosbjerg (Volker Medal Recipient), Abou Amani (Chief of Section HSS, UNESCO)


For the full citation and response see the IAHS webpage https://iahs.info/About-IAHS/Competition--Events/International-Hydrology-Prize/International-Hydrology-Prize-Winners/D-Rosbjerg.do

Awarded during the IAHS2017 Scientific Assembly in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (13th July 2017).

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

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

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

2017 Tison Award Ceremony

The 2017 Tison award was presented to Mohammad Merheb during the IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

For the paper:
Mohammad Merheb, Roger Moussa, Chadi Abdallah, François Colin, Charles Perrin & Nicolas Baghdadi (2016) Hydrological response characteristics of Mediterranean catchments at different time scales: a meta-analysis, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61:14,2520-2539, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2016.1140174

Left to right: Christophe Cudennec (Secretary General IAHS), Mohammad Merheb (NCSR Lebanon, Tison Award Recipient), Demetris Koutsoyiannis (HSJ Co-Editor).


The paper is available open access: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2016.1140174

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/Mohammad-Merheb.do


IAHS 2017 Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

This year the traditional IAHS Frisbee game was held on a sandy Port Elizabeth beach. The game opposed the stationary ungauged hydrologists (SUHs) to the nonstationary gauged hydrologists (SGHs), being a perfect mix of the two PUB (SUHs team) and Panta Rhei (SGHs team) decades’ researchers.

The first ten minutes of the game were heavily disputed between the two teams. Some time was indeed necessary to adapt to the unusual sandy and windy terrain conditions, as well as to the salty water. The SGHs team fast developed a stochastic model that could adapt to the wind gusts, as well as to the drop of wind, to dry and wet sandy land use, and to the rising Indian Ocean tide and even to waves. They consequently scored first, taking advantage of the changing conditions, which they are used to. This resulted into a fast growing score, up to 6-0 for SGHs.

Over confident with their score advantage, the Panta Rhei SHGs team decided that they had to also take advantage of their moto: “Everything flows”, which in that case was adapted to “Everything floats”. For this reason, they decided to throw the Frisbee into the ocean. To their surprise, Frisbees do not float very well and the one they threw disappeared, so the players had to use a new one.

The SUHs team, oppositely to the over-calibrated SGHs team, did not need calibration for this new Frisbee, so they began to score their first points: 6-2. However, the original Frisbee reappeared from the water and with this well-known Frisbee, the score went fast to 11-2 for the SGHs team.

It was time for the golden Frisbee, i.e. the last point that would decide upon the winners of the game. Again, the SUHs did not need calibration for this new rule and they scored fast, putting an end to this pleasant game, with a score of 11-3.

We are all waiting forward for a new game in Montréal in 2019.
G. Thirel
 
 

Thanks to all of the players of the Frisbee game (not all of them are on the picture): Samuel Monhard, Berny Bisselink, Giuliano di Baldassare, Alberto Viglione, Gil Mahé, Giuseppe Formetta, Shuya Liu, Tao Chen, Weifei Zheng, Wenpeng Wang, Valérie Borrell-Estumina, Sandra van Exter, David Milan, Corinna Abesser, Johan Strömqvist, Omen, Remko Nijzink and Guillaume Thirel.

More photos are available on the IAHS facebook page.

Panta Rhei at IAHS 2017 (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

Dear IAHS and Panta Rhei members,

This e-news brings you the latest news from Panta Rhei at the IAHS Port Elizabeth Assembly.

New Panta Rhei Biennium 2017 – 2019
We are very pleased to announce that the IAHS Bureau has voted to accept the handover of the Panta Rhei leadership from the 2015 – 2017 Biennium to the 2017 – 2019 Biennium. This announcement was made to the participants of the IAHS Scientific Assembly in Port Elizabeth (South Africa) during the Plenary on 13 July. The new Panta Rhei leadership is as follows:

Panta Rhei Chair 2017-2019:

·         Giuliano di Baldassarre, Uppsala University, Sweden

Leadership Team 2017-2019:

·         Veena Srinivasan, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Bangalore

·         Fuqiang Tian, Tsinghua University, Beijing

·         Yasir Mohamed, UNESCO IHE, Netherlands

·         Tobias Krueger, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

·         Junguo Liu, South University of Science and Technology of China

·         Amir AghaKouchack, University of California, Irvine, USA

·         Heidi Kreibich, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany

·         Tara Troy, Lehigh University, USA

 
Panta Rhei Meeting at Port Elizabeth
A Panta Rhei meeting took place on Wednesday 12 July at the IAHS 2017. The meeting was chaired by Giuliano Di Baldassarre. Hubert Savenjie introduced the event, which was then followed by three brief talks and a 45-minute debate.

Alberto Montanari summarized the origins of Panta Rhei and the overarching research questions, Berit Arhemeir presented the potential of SWITCH-ON Virtual Water Science Lab IT to support scientific collaboration, and Junguo Liu showed some of the most recent activities with a focus on developing countries.

An open discussion was then facilitated by Giuliano Di Baldassarre. The debate aimed to get feedback on ongoing and future activities, and keep shaping together the Panta Rhei research agenda. There was a general consensus on the need to produce open databases and tools, support cooperation within the IAHS community, keep the focus on early career scientists, and connect with other research communities, including human geographers, behavioral economists, sociologists and political scientists. Various challenges were also discussed. Scientific challenges, such as the understanding of hydrological change in the Anthropocene, whereby humans are key drivers of change, and methodological challenges, including both opportunities and difficulties in collaborating and engaging with social scientists.

Panta Rhei and SWITCH-ON
A new partnership between Panta Rhei and the SWITCH-ON Virtual Water Science Lab, which we hope will assist Panta Rhei working groups to participate in joint projects. This new tool is launched at the IAHS website for data sharing and collaborative experiments: http://www.switch-on-vwsl.eu/

Each working group can start thematic discussions in the Forum and also create protocols. The VWSL aims to facilitate collaboration despite of geographical distances, as well as transparency of computational workflows. We hope that these tools will serve the IAHS community to advance science and comparative hydrology through more efficient collaboration across the globe. The SWITCH-ON Virtual Water-Science Laboratory was demonstrated in the Poster Hall every day during coffee breaks and poster sessions at the IAHS 2017.

Panta Rhei Activities 2016 – 2017
Panta Rhei had a busy year during 2016 – 2017. One new working group was formed, “Comparative Study on the Co-Evolution of Coupled Human-Water Systems”, bringing the total number of groups to 32 (with a total of more than 400 members).

More details of all our working groups, and the latest Panta Rhei News, can be found on our website at https://iahs.info/Commissions--W-Groups/Working-Groups/Panta-Rhei/  

A dedicated Panta Rhei Day Workshop was held in Vienna, where we continued to build on Panta Rhei activities including a discussion of the best ways to energise your own working group! See here https://iahs.info/uploads/Panta%20Rhei/How%20to%20revitalise%20your%20Panta%20Rhei%20working%20group.pdf  for a short summary.

Panta Rhei is creating an online map with overview information of working group projects and Panta Rhei members. Watch this space as we hope to release the first version by the end of 2017. We continue our ongoing opinion paper series in Hydrological Sciences Journal: you can find more information about the series here: https://iahs.info/News.do?news_id=201  .

Panta Rhei has organised conference sessions at EGU, AGU, and workshops in UK and China. The upcoming 2nd IAHS Panta Rhei International Workshop will be held in Iran in November.

For more details on all these activities will soon be available in the Panta Rhei annual report.

With kind regards,

Hilary McMillan: Panta Rhei Chair 2015 – 2017
Giuliano di Baldassarre: Panta Rhei Chair 2017 – 2019

SWITCH-ON Virtual Water-Science Laboratory

 IAHS are pleased to announce that the SWITCH-ON Virtual Water-Science Lab. is now available through the IAHS website (in the Panta Rhei section and the Links page). This Lab was developed by a group of IAHS researchers and will be demonstrated during the whole week of the IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly in Port Elizabeth in July 2017 in the poster section of  room B2. The project phase is ending and the Lab is now offered as a tool for the IAHS community and the working groups of Panta Rhei.

SWITCH-ON is an EU-funded FP7 project with 15 partners across Europe (duration 2013 - 2017, grant agreement no. 603587). One main focus is share data, tools and computational scripts between scientists and research groups world-wide. The Lab also enable transparency and reproducibility of scientific experiments.

Suggestions for improvement to the Lab with the inclusion of more tools are highly appreciated. Please contact Berit Arheimer or Lorna Little.


About VWSL

Why use the Virtual Water Science Laboratory (VWSL) ?

The VWSL should facilitate collaboration and support reproducible experiments in water research. The goal is to overcome geographical distance for comparative hydrology and increase transparency when using computational tools in hydrological sciences. The VWSL gives access to open data through dedicated software tools for data search and upload, and helps creating protocols for joint experiments in the virtual environment. The SWITCH-ON VWSL will help you as a scientist with:

Cooperation around the world - helps you to connect with other scientists in comparative analyses and collaboration, as a mean to accelerate scientific advance in your research field.

Repeatability* of experiments – enables thorough review of a large variety of numerical experiments, which is a foundational principle in scientific research and will raise your standards.

New forms of scientific research – by using online ‘living’ protocols you can elaborate ideas incrementally with a large group of colleagues and share data, tools, models, etc. in open science.

More information can be found at http://www.switch-on-vwsl.eu/ 




 

2nd IAHS Panta Rhei International Workshop

The Second IAHS Panta Rhei International Workshop on

Water System Knowledge Innovation and its Practices in Developing Countries

November 20-22, 2017
Gorgan, Iran

 The four main objectives for this workshop are:

(1)                 To understand major water system problems and their root causes particularly in developing countries in coupled nature-human systems;

(2)                 To demonstrate current hydrological knowledge of models, tools and case studies to deal with water system problems e.g. water scarcity, water-related disasters, groundwater depletion, water-related poverty and conflicts;

(3)                 To identify demand for hydrological innovation to meet the grand water system challenges particularly IWM under the severe climate change conditions as well as under unstable policy and management conditions; and

(4)                 To develop a multi-national and multi-disciplinary cooperation framework with a concrete working plan in order to provide capacity building, monitoring equipment, and free software packages and decision support systems for developing countries, and to expand Panta Rhei as well as IAHS through establishing national committees and regional networks and increasing members in these counties.

Workshop Information

8th International Water Resources Management Conference

Innovative Water Resources Management under Changing Environment – Understanding Interactions and Making Balance between Humankind and Nature

This conference, the eighth in the series of IWRM conferences organized by IAHS-ICWRS, is focused on the innovative and integrated management of water resources.

Conference themes

1.            Assessment of available water resources at regional and basin scales

2.            Ecological baseflow /Environmental flow to maintain the health of rivers and lakes

3.            Spatiotemporal distribution of water resources availability

4.            Water needs for a healthy society

5.            Impact of climate change and human activities on water resources

6.            Water resources allocation and management models

7.            Interactions between water resources and ecosystem

8.            Socio-hydrology as the basis of water resources management

9.            Risk analysis for water resources systems, and

10.          Related issues

Conference Flyer 

For further information about registration, accommodation, abstract and paper submission, conference fees and programme, please visit the conference website:  http://iwrm2018.bnu.edu.cn/ 

IUGG Publications: June e-journal

The e-journal from IUGG is now available -1 June 2017

This informal newsletter is intended to keep IUGG Member National Committees informed about the activities of the IUGG Associations, and actions of the IUGG Secretariat. E-journals from the two most recent years are available in the news section of the IAHS website (https://iahs.info/News/IUGG-Newsletters.do ). Past issues are posted on the IUGG website (http://www.iugg.org/publications/ejournals/ ).

If you would like to subscribe for the monthly E-Journal, please contact the IUGG Secretariat

StaHy Workshop 2017 Abstract Submission deadline

            

The IAHS Statistical Hydrology (StaHy) Workshop 2017 will be organised in Warsaw (Poland) on 21st-22nd September 2017.

I would like to remind you that the deadline for abstract submission is 31st May.

More information and useful details can be found at http://stahy2017.org 

Should you require any further information on the workshop, Warsaw or travel to Poland do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail (kochanek@igf.edu.pl).

I would be most grateful, if you distributed this enews among people potentially interested in STAHY.

See you soon in Warsaw.

Yours faithfully
Krzysztof Kochanek
Local Organising Committee

Integrated Flood Management guidance document

Selecting Measures and Designing Strategies for Integrated Flood Management.
A new guidance document has been developed to support the design of well-balanced strategies for Integrated Flood Management. “This guidance document serves as the operational link between the policy and tool papers previously published by the Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM),” said Johannes Cullman, Director of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Climate and Water Department.

News item

IUGG Publications: May e-journal

The e-journal from IUGG is now available -1 May 2017

This informal newsletter is intended to keep IUGG Member National Committees informed about the activities of the IUGG Associations, and actions of the IUGG Secretariat. E-journals from the two most recent years are available in the news section of the IAHS website (https://iahs.info/News/IUGG-Newsletters.do ). Past issues are posted on the IUGG website (http://www.iugg.org/publications/ejournals/ ).

If you would like to subscribe for the monthly E-Journal, please contact the IUGG Secretariat

Update on preparations for the IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly

"Water And Development: Scientific Challenges In Addressing Societal Issues”
Dear Colleagues

Herewith an update to assist you with preparations for the IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly in South Africa in July.

•       The programme is close to being finalised. You have already received information on the acceptance of your paper or poster. Confirmation of your presentation date and time will be sent soon.  Meanwhile, an overview of the programme is available on the conference web site at http://cwrr.ukzn.ac.za/iahs/session-programme 

•       The past few weeks have been very busy for many hydrologists with meetings such as EGU etc. taking place. Given these activities, we have taken the decision to extend the early bird registration to May 15.

•       The Boardwalk Hotel, hosting the conference, has released a number of rooms at a low rate. Please contact them directly to take advantage of this opportunity. Details are on the conference web site.

•       The assessment of the Young Water Scientists support applications is ongoing and will be finalised in the next week or so. It is too late to apply for financial support now.

•       We are planning to hold a group dinner on the beach on Thursday evening i.e. July 13. Registration and payment for the dinner will be done when you register on site in July. The international frisbee competition will precede this.

•       More detailed information on local issues, such currency, electrical sockets, cell phone coverage, sim cards, security, health care etc. will be posted on the conference web site next week.

Regards

Graham Jewitt on behalf of the LOC

2017 International Hydrology Prize medalists

IAHS are pleased to announce the recipients of the International Hydrology Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) for 2017.

The award ceremony will be held on July 13th during the IAHS Scientific Assembly in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The 2017 recipients of the IAHS-UNESCO-WMO International Hydrology Prize are:
- Zbyszek Kundzewicz, Poland, Dooge medal for his outstanding contributions to an improved understanding of flood events, climate impact on water resources and his leadership in the international community of hydrologists.
- Dan Rosbjerg, Denmark, Volker medal for outstanding scientific achievements within hydrology and water resources, his life-long dedication and service to IAHS and his contributions to IHP

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

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

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

Our warmest congratulations go to both recipients.

IAHS Announce the winner of the 2017 Tison Award

The Secretary General of IAHS is pleased to announce that the jury of the IAHS Tison award for young hydrologists (chaired by Demetris Koutsoyiannis) identified the following paper as the 2017 winner:

Mohammad Merheb, Roger Moussa, Chadi Abdallah, François Colin, Charles Perrin & Nicolas Baghdadi (2016) Hydrological response characteristics of Mediterranean catchments at different time scales: a meta-analysis, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61:14,2520-2539, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2016.1140174

Our congratulations go to the eligible author, Mohammad Merheb from Lebanon.

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 available free access on Taylor & Francis online - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2016.1140174
 
The award will be conferred during the IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in July 2017.

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.

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

WWAP launch the World Water Development Report 2017.

The new edition of the World Water Development Report 2017, titled  “Wastewater, The Untapped Resource”, is published today during the celebrations of World Water Day in Durban, South Africa. Watch the event in live streaming: https://www.facebook.com/UnitedNationsWater/ 

WWDR2017

English: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002471/247153e.pdf 

French: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0024/002475/247551f.pdf   

Please visit the UNESCO website to know more about the Report and the launch event: www.unesco.org/water/wwap.

Runoff Prediction in Ungauged Basins - Chinese Translation now published

     
Four years after the successful completion of IAHS Predictions in Ungauged Basins (PUB) initiative, its high impact continues with publication of the Chinese translation of the Cambridge University monograph, Runoff Predictions in Ungauged Basins: Synthesis across Processes, Places and Scales (G. Blöschl, M. Sivapalan, T. Wagener, A. Viglione and H. H. G. Savenije, Editors, 2013). 

This is a simplified Chinese translation produced by a team of hydrologists at Tsinghua University, Beijing, led by Professor Fuqiang Tian. The softcover edition is published by China Water & Power Press, in partnership with Cambridge University Press. More information is available from
http://eng.waterpub.com.cn/products/publication/books/302.html 

This Simplified Chinese Translation is authorised for sale in the People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) only.

IAHS 2017 Abstract Submission Deadline March 6th 2017

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

"Water And Development: Scientific Challenges In Addressing Societal Issues”

The Abstract Submission for IAHS 2017 closes on March 6th 2017.

Authors can submit abstracts of original work for consideration as a poster or oral presentation at IAHS 2017. View the Scientific Programme for details of all themes.

Abstracts must be submitted via the Copernicus online system by Monday 6th March 2017.

Organisers: Graham Jewitt and  Denis Hughes

Only a few more days are available to submit your abstracts for IAHS 2017

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

"Water And Development: Scientific Challenges In Addressing Societal Issues”

Only a few more days are available to submit your abstract for IAHS 2017.

Authors can submit abstracts of original work for consideration as a poster or oral presentation at IAHS 2017. View the Scientific Programme for details of all themes.

Abstracts must be submitted via the Copernicus online system by Monday 6th March 2017.

Organisers: Graham Jewitt and Denis Hughes

IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly Reminder

IAHS 2017 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY

10 – 14 JULY 2017

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Water and Development: scientific challenges in addressing societal issues
Authors can submit abstracts of original work for consideration as a poster or oral presentation at IAHS 2017. View the Scientific Programme for details of all themes.

Abstracts must be submitted via the Copernicus online system by Monday 6 March 2017.

Conference Fees
Early Bird Until April 30, 2017           Euro 450
After May 1, 2017 (including on-site) Euro 480
Abstract submission fee                    Euro 37

UNESCO may cover the abstract processing charge for applicants for Session #26 upon request and pre-submission of the abstract to Renée Gift (r.gift@unesco.org) and Nicole Webley (n.webley@unesco.org), with priority given to students as well as individuals from developing and least developed countries.

Please note that PIAHS volumes for sessions #1 and #16 will be post-published.

IAHS 2017 Abstract Submission Date

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

"Water And Development: Scientific Challenges In Addressing Societal Issues”

Don't forget the Abstract submission deadline for IAHS 2017 is Tuesday 14 February 2017.

Authors can submit abstracts of original work for consideration as a poster or oral presentation at IAHS 2017. View the Scientific Programme for details of all themes.

Abstracts must be submitted via the Copernicus online system by Tuesday 14 February 2017.

Kruger National Park technical tour following IAHS 2017

The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship conservation area where 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sites, in a semi-arid savanna landscape. The KNP offers a wildlife experience that ranks as one of the best in Africa. The KNP has also had a long history of freshwater management and research on both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem, which includes some long running water resources management and hydrological studies. This technical tour will allow the participants to get out into the bush, with a chance to see some of the Big 5 whilst visiting some of the long term hydrological monitoring sites. Space is limited, so please register your interest as soon as possible at http://cwrr.ukzn.ac.za/iahs/programme-of-activities 

Organisers: Graham Jewitt and  Denis Hughes

Panta Rhei opinion paper series in HSJ

Dear IAHS members,

We recently started the Panta Rhei opinion paper series. The purpose of the series is to enrich and improve the Panta Rhei approach via diverse, critical and constructive opinions. For this, we have identified key questions and topics for debate, which will be covered by invited opinion papers over the course of the next two years.

Additionally, we want to motivate a scientific discussion in response to the contributions and topics presented. We sincerely hope for your engagement in this scientific debate. Please contribute your ideas or critique on the opinion papers by writing and submitting your commentary within six months from their online publication. Once the commentary is deemed suitable for publication, the authors of the original opinion paper will be invited to submit a 'Reply to commentary' so that the two (or more) contributions to the formal scientific discussion can be published together in a later issue of the Hydrological Sciences Journal.

The first two opinion papers are “The role of experimental work in hydrological sciences – insights from a community survey” by Blume et al. (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2016.1230675 ) and “Prediction in a socio-hydrological world” by Srinivasan et al. (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2016.1253844).

More details about the idea of the Panta Rhei opinion paper series can be found in the respective editorial “Scientific debate of Panta Rhei research – how to advance our knowledge of changes in hydrology and society?” by Kreibich et al. (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02626667.2016.1209929)

I hope for a lively discussion!

Heidi Kreibich, member of Panta Rhei leadership team 2015-2017

More information about the Panta Rhei Working Group can be found on the IAHS website.

Abstract submission deadline for IAHS 2017 - 14 February 2017

IAHS 2017 SCIENTIFIC ASSEMBLY
10 – 14 JULY 2017
PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA
"Water And Development: Scientific Challenges In Addressing Societal Issues”

The Abstract submission deadline for IAHS 2017 is fast approaching - Tuesday 14 February 2017.

Authors can submit abstracts of original work for consideration as a poster or oral presentation at IAHS 2017. View the Scientific Programme for details of all themes.

Abstracts must be submitted via the Copernicus online system by Tuesday 14 February 2017.

Kruger National Park technical tour following IAHS 2017

The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship conservation area where 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sites, in a semi-arid savanna landscape. The KNP offers a wildlife experience that ranks as one of the best in Africa. The KNP has also had a long history of freshwater management and research on both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem, which includes some long running water resources management and hydrological studies. This technical tour will allow the participants to get out into the bush, with a chance to see some of the Big 5 whilst visiting some of the long term hydrological monitoring sites. Space is limited, so please register your interest as soon as possible at  http://cwrr.ukzn.ac.za/iahs/programme-of-activities 

Organisers Graham Jewitt and Denis Hughes

IUGG Publications: February e-journal

The February e-journal from IUGG is now available - February 2017

This informal newsletter is intended to keep IUGG Member National Committees informed about the activities of the IUGG Associations, and actions of the IUGG Secretariat. E-journals from the two most recent years are available in the news section of the IAHS website (https://iahs.info/News/IUGG-Newsletters.do). Past issues are posted on the IUGG website (http://www.iugg.org/publications/ejournals/). 

If you would like to subscribe for the monthly E-Journal, please contact the IUGG Secretariat

IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly - Abstract Submission Due by 14th February

IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly
10 – 14 July 2017
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
 
"Water And Development: Scientific Challenges In Addressing Societal Issues” 
Scientific programme of the IAHS Scientific Assembly
#1 Water security and the food-water-energy nexus: drivers, responses and feedbacks at local to global scales (to be post-published as a PIAHS volume)
#2 Hydrology and the Anthropocene
#3 Understanding spatio-temporal variability of water resources and the implications for IWRM in the semi-arid east and southern Africa
#4 Water Balance and Crop Water Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Agricultural Watersheds
#5 Land use change impacts on water resources
#6 Water resources management and the competition/balance between humans and ecosystems (eco-hydrology)
#7 Measurements in the 21st century: innovation in hydrological observations
#8 Environmental and artificial tracers as indicators in hydrology
#9 Innovative ICT tools for water management and science
#10 Prediction in ungauged basins
#11 Modelling hydrological processes for prediction under change
#12 Probabilistic forecasts and land-atmosphere interactions to advance hydrological predictions
#13 Extreme events: links between science and practice
#14 Advances in cold-region hydrological models: Integration of process understanding and application to climate and landcover changes
#15 Operational snowmelt runoff modelling: Advances and prospects for water management
#16 Water quality and sediment transport issues in surface water (to be post-published as a PIAHS volume)
#17 Long-term evolution in catchment water quality
#18 Changing biogeochemistry of aquatic systems in the Anthropocene: inter-comparison of data and models for predicting water quality
#19 Advancements in modeling and characterization of aquifer
#20 Methodologies for risk assessment of groundwater contamination
#21 Quantifying uncertainty in hydrological systems: A Bayesian point of view
#22 Nonstationarity in Hydrology: Theories, Methods and Applications
#23 Multivariate statistics for hydrological application
#24 Stochastic hydrology: simulation and disaggregation models
#25 Graduate Schools in Water Sciences
#26 Facilitating Scientific contributions in water diplomacy and cooperation processes

Submission of abstracts for the symposia and workshops is now open via the Copernicus online system.

Submission deadline for all sessions is 14 February 2017.

Conference Website   
Scientific Programme

Organisers Graham Jewitt and Denis Hughes

IAHS 2017 Scientific Assembly - Abstract Submission Due

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

"Water And Development: Scientific Challenges In Addressing Societal Issues”

THERE ARE NOW JUST 2 WEEKS AVAILABLE TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT FOR ALL SESSIONS FOR IAHS2017.

Submission deadline for all sessions is 14 February 2017.

Conference Website
Scientific Programme

Organisers Graham Jewitt  and  Denis Hughes

Subscription for Hydrological Sciences Journal for 2017

The annual subscription is now due for Volume 62 (2017) of HSJ.  Volume 62 remains at 16 issues but we have managed to keep the subscription rate the same as in 2014. Volume 62 will contain a special series of invited opinion papers directly linked to the IAHS "Panta Rhei" initiative has also been launched in HSJ, coordinated by associate editor Heidi Kreibich.

The results from the first Panta Rhei Biennium are published in the HSJ in a free access paper entitled 'Panta Rhei 2013-2015: Global perspectives on hydrology, society and change'.

The Panta Rhei virtual series includes the following free access papers: 'Adaptation of water resources systems to changing society and environment: a statement by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences' and'Scientific debate of Panta Rhei research – how to advance our knowledge of changes in hydrology and society?’.
 
In July 2016 we announced the continued rise in Impact Factor for HSJ. The 2015 Impact Factor is 2.182 with a 5-Year Impact Factor of 2.156 (©2015 Thomson Reuters, 2014 Journal Citation Reports®).

The number of Co-editors of HSJ was increased to four at the IAHS Bureau meeting following the Kovacs Colloquium in June 2016. Ross Woods joins Demetris Koutsoyiannis, Mike Acreman and Attilio Castellarin.

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

IUGG Publications: January e-journal

The January e-journal from IUGG is now available - January 2017

This informal newsletter is intended to keep IUGG Member National Committees informed about the activities of the IUGG Associations, and actions of the IUGG Secretariat. E-journals from the two most recent years are available in the news section of the IAHS website (https://iahs.info/News/IUGG-Newsletters.do). Past issues are posted on the IUGG website (http://www.iugg.org/publications/ejournals/).

If you would like to subscribe for the monthly E-Journal, please contact the IUGG Secretariat