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2014 News

2014

IAHS Publ. 365 now available for purchase

Complex Interfaces Under Change: Sea – River – Groundwater – Lake

C. Cudennec, M. Kravchishina, J. Lewandowski, D. Rosbjerg & P. Woodworth
(Editors)

The hydrosphere is dynamic across the major compartments of the Earth system: the atmosphere, the oceans and seas, the land surface water, and the groundwater within the strata below the two last compartments. The global geography of the hydrosphere essentially depends on thermodynamic and mechanical processes that develop within this structure. Water-related processes at the interfaces between the compartments are complex, depending both on the interface itself, and on the characteristics of the interfaced compartments.
Various aspects of global change directly or indirectly impact these interfaces and interfaced compartments and processes. Climate, sea-level, oceanographic currents and hydrological processes are all affected, while anthropogenic changes are often intense in the geographic settings corresponding to such interfaces.


This volume combines selected papers from two symposia, HP2 and HP3, held during the 2013 IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Assembly in Gothenburg, Sweden:

HP2: Land–Ocean Interaction – Hydrodynamics and Biogeochemistry, and
HP3: Implications of Sea Level Change for the Coastal Zone.

IAHS Publ. 365 (2014) ISBN 978-1-907161-43-8, 100 + viii pp. Price £36.00
Abstracts of the papers in this volume can be seen in the IAHS bookstore

ICCE/IAHS 2014 Symposium in New Orleans 11-14 December 2014

The International Symposium on Sediment Dynamics: From the Summit to the Sea is part of a series of symposia organized under auspices of The International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE), which is one of ten commissions of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS). It will be held in New Orleans, USA from 11-14 December 2014.


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Natural resources and water management for African researchers December 2-22, 2014 in New Delhi

Natural resources and water management course for African researchers from December 2-22, 2014 in New Delhi.
Organised by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of External Affairs along with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.


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Red Books in press - 365 and 367

Red Books in press – Available from IAHS in December 2014.


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IUGG Early Career Scientist Award and STAHY Best Paper Award 2014

Our congratulations go to the recipients of the IUGG Early Career Scientist Award and the STAHY Best Paper Award.


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13 days to abstract deadline for IAHS JH1, HS1 & HS2 at IUGG 2015

The 16th November 2014 abstract submission deadline is fast approaching for the IAHS Symposia at IUGG 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. Submit your abstract on the IUGG website.

The papers presented in the these three IAHS Symposia will be published as volumes of the online open-access journal,  PIAHS that continues the IAHS Red Book series. 

JH1 - Extreme Hydrological Events

HS01 - Changes in Flood Risk and Perception in Catchments and Cities

HS02 - Hydrologic Non-Stationarity and Extrapolating Models to Predict the Future

We are pleased to announce that keynote papers will be presented at HS02 by  Prof. Dr. Günter Blöschl (Institute of Hydraulic Engineering, TU Vienna) and Dr. Stan Schymanski (ETH Zürich).

In Memoriam, Dr Jim McCulloch

It is with great sadness that we report the recent death of Jim McCulloch.  


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Webinar: AQUARIUS WebPortal - How to Make Data Sharing Easy

Dear Sir / Madam,

As a friend of the IAHS, you are invited to next week's Webinar: AQUARIUS WebPortal – How to Make Data Sharing Easy. On October 29, Chris Heyer will reveal 7 ways you can share water information, anywhere, anytime. Rich statistics, intuitive maps, email alerts, and live reports, on a secure or public web portal, keep stakeholders informed. Learn how real-time flood data helps Brisbane officials protect their city.

AQUARIUS WebPortal – How to Make Data Sharing Easy
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
9 AM PDT | 10 AM MDT | 11 PM CDT | 12 PM EDT | 4 PM GMT | 5 PM CET
Can’t make it? Register here today to receive a link to the recording after the webinar.

Water is life. Your water data is valuable, but getting the right information to the right people in real-time can be challenging. Technology “promises” anytime, anywhere access. The new AQUARIUS WebPortal actually delivers on that promise. Attend this webinar and discover how you can automatically share your quality water data with stakeholders in the office and in the field.

Get a look inside the Brisbane City Council Floodwise program, built on AQUARIUS WebPortal. Discover how 450 city officials can respond rapidly to flash foods. Colour-coded maps allow officials to quickly zone in on critical events and drill-down to related charts and tables. Powerful alerting capabilities, via email or SMS, enable officials to take timely action to protect residents.

1-Hour Webinar Highlights:

   
  • Getting data from stations to stakeholders automatically
  • 3 ways to disseminate data: maps, graphs, tables
  • 3 ways to alert stakeholders: email, SMS, live reports
  • Keeping mobile stakeholders informed on tablets & smart phones
  • Setting access rights for secure or public data sharing
  • Real-time quality data with AQUARIUS Time-Series


About the Speaker: Chris Heyer is currently Director of Sales at Aquatic Informatics. Previously, he specialized in instrumentation for real-time monitoring of surface water quality and quantity at YSI and its parent company Xylem. Chris also worked for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, leading the state’s continuous water quality monitoring program and co-developing the Eyes on the Bay data portal.

Don't miss this complimentary presentation! Discover how sharing environmental data in an interactive graphical display can result in better, faster decisions for the optimal management of your natural water resources.

Space is limited. Register online today >


Aquatic Informatics Inc.
2400 – 1111 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC, V6E 4M3, Canada
p: +1.604.873.2782 | tf: +1.877.870.2782
events@aquaticinformatics.com | www.aquaticinformatics.com


Sent to you by the IAHS, on behalf of Aquatic Informatics.
This is not an endorsement of the webinar or the AQUARIUS water data management system.

7th FRIEND-Water Conference Proceedings now available

Hydrology in a Changing World: Environmental and Human Dimensions

IAHS Publ 363 (edited by Trevor M. Daniell et al.) is the reviewed proceedings of the 7th World FRIEND-Water Conference held in France in October 2014. 


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47 days to submit abstracts for IAHS Symposia at IUGG2015

Please remember that the three IAHS organised Symposia at IUGG2015 in Prague have an abstract submission deadline of 16th November 2014. Submission is via the IUGG2015 website

JH1 - Extreme Hydrological Events

HS01 - Changes in Flood Risk and Perception in Catchments and Cities

HS02 - Hydrologic Non-Stationarity and Extrapolating Models to Predict the Future

The papers presented during these IAHS organised symposia will be published as volumes of the online open-access journal, Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (PIAHS) that continues the IAHS Red Book series. Authors will be informed before 5 December 2014 whether a full paper is required and how to submit. Full papers will be due by 19 January 2015.

Details of  the other IAHS events and workshops are in the events section of the IAHS website - link, and at the IUGG2015 website.

Don't forget the early deadline.

In Memoriam, Professor Mike Bonell

It was with deep regret that the international community of hydrologists learned of the death of Mike Bonell.


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IAHS Red Books transition to an open-access online journal

IAHS is pleased to launch the online open-access continuation of the IAHS Red Book series. The new proceedings journal, Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, or PIAHS, is published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of IAHS. The Editor-in-Chief is Christophe Cudennec, the IAHS Secretary General.


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IAHS programme for IUGG2015 in Prague

IAHS at IUGG2015 in Prague, Czech Republic

The complete programme of 26 IAHS events at IUGG2015 is now available and abstracts can be submitted online at IUGG2015. These comprise the two IAHS symposia (HS01 and HS02) and 19 workshops, as well as the two IAHS lead joint symposia (JH1 and JH3) and three other joint symposia involving IAHS (JA6, JC2 and JG3).

You can review these  'at a glance' in our pdf file or you can easily print the full description of each session from our sessions list.

We look forward to seeing you in Prague in June 2015.

Statisics in Hydrology International Workshop - Abstract deadline

The ICSH-IAHS Commission is pleased to announce the fifth STAHY international workshop, to be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,10-11 November 2014.

Following the success of the earlier STAHY workshops in Capri (2008), Taormina (2010), Tunis (2012) and Kos (2013), we are looking forward to welcoming members of the statistical hydrology community to present their most recent findings at this workshop.

When: 10-11 November 2014
Where: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Website: www.stahy2014.org
Abstract submission deadline: 5 September 2014

IAHS scientific programme at IUGG2015 in Prague June 2015

2015 IAHS Assembly at IUGG2015 to be held in Prague, Czech Republic from 22 June to 2 July 2015. IAHS events will take place during the first week of the proceedings.

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Free access to articles in HSJ

Hydrological Sciences Journal

Access to the featured articles selected by the HSJ editors is FREE

Recent ones address: risks and uncertainties in reservoir yield, flood frequency analysis, and ecohydrology

Click here to view current and previous featured articles

HSJ also identifies the articles most cited in the last three years - an excellent set of papers and all with free access

Evolving Water Resources Systems: IAHS Publ 364, now available

EVOLVING WATER RESOURCES SYSTEMS: UNDERSTANDING, PREDICTING AND MANAGING WATER–SOCIETY INTERACTIONS

Proceedings of the recent ICWRS2014 meeting held in
Bologna, Italy

Available both online open access as PIAHS vol. 364, and to purchase as a Red Book, vol. 364

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Fifth STAHY International Workshop

    

The ICSH-IAHS Commission is pleased to announce the fifth STAHY international workshop, to be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,10-11 November 2014.


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Evolving Water Resources Systems: Understanding, Predicting and Managing Water-Society Interactions

Evolving Water Resources Systems: Understanding, Predicting and Managing Water–Society Interactions

Editors: Attilio Castellarin, Serena Ceola, Elena Toth & Alberto Montanari

IAHS Publ.364 (2014) ISBN 978-1-907161-42-1, 548 + xii pp.

Proceedings of ICWRS2014, Bologna, Italy, June 2014


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National Hydrological Associations - a new network to advance science, practice and capacity

Over the years, hydrologists in many countries have joined together to form National Hydrological Associations (NHAs). On many occasions the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) has collaborated with many of these and, by the start of the twenty-first century, it had come to realize that much could be gained if these NHAs were to be in contact with each other as well as with IAHS and from this arose the idea of establishing a Network of NHAs. 

https://iahs.info/Links/National-and-Regional-Hydrological-Associations/Network-of-National-Hydrological-Associations/


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The new IUGG Union Working Group on History

The IUGG Union Working Group on History (WGH) was established in November 2012. Its purpose is to raise the historical consciousness of IUGG Association members and to help preserve IUGG scientific and institutional history.


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Questionnaire on the role of social sciences and humanities (SSH) in Hydrology

Dear IAHS members

Interdisciplinarity in research teams and projects is becoming a more frequent occurrence, with increasingly recognized importance. Some of the challenges in international sustainability research are assumed to be only solvable through joint efforts between several disciplines. Hydrology (and its sub-disciplines) is also involved in such interdisciplinary work, particularly with social scientists. You may have heard of concepts such as Socio-Hydrology or the Panta Rhei initiative, which aim at integrating knowledge from social sciences and hydrology.

Whether you work(ed) in interdisciplinary teams or not, we would like to know what you expect from the cooperation between the social sciences and the humanities (SSH) and hydrological sciences. We prepared a short questionnaire (four blocks of questions and some basic demographics) and would be very thankful to receive your answers. It should not take more than 10 minutes.

Click the following link to start the questionnaire in your browser (Alternatively you may copy/paste the address into your browser): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/73WVFHK

Please answer before June 30, 2014. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Many thanks in advance and with best regards

Roman Seidl (ETH Zurich)
Roland Barthel (University of Gothenburg)
Michael Stauffacher (ETH Zurich)

Hydrological Sciences Journal link

As part of your membership of IAHS you have been given a link providing you with access to the Hydrological Sciences Journal at Taylor & Francis (by logging into the IAHS web site membership area using your email address and the password you set up when you joined as an IAHS member)

However, you may have recently encountered problems with access to the journal link due to technical updates at Taylor & Francis.

These problems are now fixed and you will now be able to access the journal via the web site as before.

GEORISK2014, Improving Geophysical Risk Assessment, Forecasting and Management

IUGG COMMISSION ON GEOPHYSICAL RISK AND SUSTAINABILITY 2014, IUGG CONFERENCE ON GEOPHYSICAL RISK 


November 18-21, 2014, Madrid, Spain

www.georisk2014.com

Scientific program

  • Session 1: Global Risks assessment for natural hazards: methods and practices
  • Session 2: Modelling and assessment of geophysical hazards
  • Session 3: Monitoring and early warning systems for geophysical hazards
  • Session 4: Quantitative forecasting of geophysical hazards
  • Session 5: Vulnerability assessment methodologies
  • Session 6: Decision-making models
  • Session 7: Communication protocols and practices


Abstract submission

Submit abstract(s) specifying the scheduled session(s) to which it (they) should be
included, to: georisk2014@gmail.com

Abstracts without registration will not be accepted.

Deadlines

Deadline for Abstract Submission September 15, 2014 

Acceptance of Abstract September 30, 2014 

Early Bird Registration September 15, 2014

Final Program October 15, 2014

Contacts

Prof. Joan Marti, joan.marti@ictja.csic.es or joanmartimolist@gmail.com 

Dr. Alicia Felpeto, afelpeto@fomento.es

Conference web site

New co-editor of Hydrological Sciences Journal


Mike Acreman joins Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz and Demetris Koutsoyiannis as a co-editor of the Hydrological Sciences Journal

Mike Acreman is science area lead on natural capital at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK and visiting Professor at University College London. His work focuses on the flows of ecosystem services from natural assets of the environment. His previous expertise is in environmental flows in rivers and wetland hydrology. In the UK he is advisor to the Defra, Environment Agency and Natural England, with recent work focusing on defining environmental flows for the Water Framework Directive and hydrological functions of wetlands. He was a lead author on freshwater systems in the UK National Ecosystem Assessment and on the science committees of Natural England and WWF-UK. Internationally he is an advisor to IUCN, the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar) and the World Bank. He has recently edited Special Issues of Hydrological Sciences Journal on Ecosystem Services of Wetlands and Environmental Flows. He is currently leading work for the Conventions on Biological Diversity and Wetlands (Ramsar) on the role of ecosystems in the water cycle.

To view the latest articles from HSJ Click here 

Extended abstract submission deadline, Remote Sensing and GIS - RSHS'14 and ICGRHWE'14

NEW ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 April

The 3rd Remote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium (RSHS’14) and the 3rd International Conference of GIS/RS in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment (ICGRHWE’14)

Guangzhou, China, 24-27 August 2014

Organized by the International Commission on Remote Sensing (ICRS) of IAHS and Sun Yat-Sen University, China. Co-organizers are the University of Swansea, UK and the University of Nebraska, USA.

Themes:

  • Theme A, GIS and Remote Sensing includes Data mining and assimilation, GIS and Remote sensing technologies and products, Hydroinformatics, Software and tools.
  • Theme B, Hydrology Hydrological modelling, Flood management, Global hydrologic cycle, Urban hydrology, Eco-hydrology.
  • Theme C, Water Resources Water resources modeling, Integrated water resources management and planning, Reservoir management, Water resources management system, Dam development, Water transfer.
  • Theme D, Environment Water quality modeling, Pollutant fate and transport in reservoirs, rivers and lakes, Groundwater quality modelling, River and dam restoration, Ecosystem diversity and integrity.

Abstract submission: online, up to 300 words, before 30 April 2014. The abstract should clearly state the purposes, methods, preliminary results and conclusions, and indicate the conference topics and presentation method (oral or poster); figures, equations and tables are not allowed.

The accepted abstracts will be pre-published, and the full papers will be included in a CD-ROM and distributed to the conference participants during the conference. Selected papers will be further reviewed and be published in the IAHS Red Book series and other internationally-refereed journals as special issues.

Conference Chairman: Prof. Yangbo Chen

hydrolab@mail.sysu.edu.cn
http://hydroinfo.sysu.edu.cn/meeting

2014 International Hydrology Prize and Tison award medalists

Congratulations to the recipients of the International Prize (Dooge medal and Volker medal) and the Tison award for 2014!


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New submission deadlline, 11th Kovacs Colloquium, Paris, 16-17 June 2014

 

HYDROLOGICAL SCIENCES AND WATER SECURITY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

16-17 June, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, jointly organized by UNESCO IHP and IAHS

NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE Abstracts of Poster contributions must be submitted by 4 May 2014 (template available here). Abstracts should be no more than two pages long, including figures and tables. Abstracts of selected posters will be inserted in the final IAHS Red Book e-book, which will be ISI indexed. 

Submit all abstracts to b.lwanga@unesco.org (Ms Barbara Lwanga Kavuma, IHP Secretariat). 

This Colloquium is the continuation of a series of biennial international scientific meetings organized jointly by the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) in the most challenging fields of water resources research. 

The Colloquium will address the emergence and development of water security concepts over the past decades, the state of present day ideas and opinions, and will look to likely developments in the future. Of particular importance will be inclusion of the new IAHS decade of research “Panta Rhei – Change in Hydrology and Society” and its relevance to Water Security.

The Colloquium will combine invited papers with a panel discussion and a poster session.

Invited Speakers

Affiliation

Subject

Blanca Jimenez Cisneros

UNESCO

Water Security: Needs to address the theme under IHP VIII

Hubert Savenije

IAHS

Panta Rhei, the new science decade of IAHS

Howard Wheater

Canada

Water Security – science and management challenges

Frans Berkhout

Future Earth

The Anthropocene

Zbignew Kundzewicz

Poland

Hydrological Extremes and Security

Grigory M. Barenboim et al.

Russia

New problems and opportunities of oil spill monitoring systems

José Galizia Tundisi

Brazil

Water availability, water quality and water governance: the future ahead

Pradeep Mujumdar

India

Uncertainty in Regional Impacts of Climate Change: A Growing Challenge for Water Management in the Developing World

Yan Huang

China

Flood management and drought relief using engineering measures

Bruce Stewart

WMO

Measuring what we manage - the importance of hydrological data to water resources management

Vazken Andreassian et al.

France

What part of natural flow can be considered a water resource?

Michela Miletto

WWAP

Water and Energy nexus: findings of the World Water Development Report 2014

Heribert Nacken

Germany

Capacity Building for Hydrological Change - using a Blended Learning approach

Panellists

Roger Falconer (IAHR)

Ania Grobicki (GWP)

Alberto Montanari (IAHS)

Blanca Jimenez Cisneros (UNESCO)

All interested hydrologists are invited to participate; registration is free of charge.  Register at:

https://en.unesco.org/feedback/11th-kovacs-colloquium-line-registration-11e-colloque-kovaks-inscription-ligne

The Kovacs Colloquium conveners are G. Young, A. Mishra, S. Demuth and C. Cudennec 


Contact: Ms Barbara Lwanga Kavuma, IHP Secretariat, b.lwanga@unesco.org

Water Resources Systems meeting, June 2014 - abstract deadline

Reminder: Evolving Water Resources Systems - Understanding, Predicting and Managing Water - Society Interactions

Bologna, Italy, 4-6 June 2014

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 15 March 2014.

Further details on conference themes, invited speakers and focused debates are available at the web site www.iahs.info/bologna2014.

Floods - a continuing challenge

Major floods are the most chronic and costly natural hazards in many countries and continuing work in flood related sciences and implementation of hazard-reduction policies is essential to constrain the associated damage.

Several publications available from IAHS report innovative flood research and integrated flood risk management.

The following are available via our online Bookshop

Flood sign


Special Publ. 10 (2012) 978-1-907161-28-5 516 + xvi pp.

SP10

Changes in Flood Risk in Europe

Editor Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz


Floods are the most prevalent natural hazard in Europe. But, has flood risk increased in the continent? How, where, and why? Are climate change impacts apparent? How do socio-economic trends and associated land-use change impact flood risk? This interdisciplinary book, authored by an international team, offers:

  • A comprehensive overview of flood risk in Europe, past and present, and future
  • National/regional chapters covering Central Europe, Western Europe, Southern Europe and Northern Europe, the Alpine region and the Iberian Peninsula.
  • A focus on detection and attribution of change with respect to climate change and its impacts, water resources and flood risk, the re-insurer’s view point, and future projections of flood risk.


IAHS Publ. 357 (2013) ISBN 978-1-907161-35-3, 470 + x pp.

IAHS 357

Floods: From Risk to Opportunity

Editors A. Chavoshian & K. Takeuchi
Co-editors X. Cheng, E. Plate, S. Simonovic, S. Uhlenbrook & N. Wright


A paradigm shift from focusing on emergency response and recovery to flood risk management is required to build the capacity necessary to cope with floods. The process should be supported by vulnerability monitoring and development of tools such as standard measures of risk and preparedness in an integrated approach to improve capacity to deal with floods, taking advantage of their benefits while minimizing the social, economic and environmental risks. The papers cover flood risk and disaster management, forecasting and early warning, and management in different regions.


Weather Radar and Hydrology

Editors Robert J. Moore, Steven J. Cole & Anthony J. Illingworth

Weather Radar and Hydrology concerns the monitoring and forecasting of rainfall over space and time, and how the pattern of rainfall is transformed by a varied landscape into surface water runoff and river flow across a city, region or country, and so has significant practical application across water resource functions, including flood forecasting and warning, flood design, urban drainage manage¬ment, water supply and environmental services. 

A valuable record of current activity with >100 peer-reviewed contributions from WRaH 2011, Exeter, UK.

IAHS Publ. 351 (2012) ISBN 978-1-907161-26-1, 672 + xvi pp.


Risk in Water Resources Management

Editors Günter Blöschl, Kuni Takeuchi, Sharad Jain, Andreas Farnleitner & Andreas Schumann

Water resources management has to deal with incomplete knowledge of the current dynamics and the future evolution of water resource systems. Risk is a concept that helps in making management decisions under incomplete and/or incorrect knowledge by relating water-related hazards and their consequences. Risks related to floods and droughts, to the environment and to health, as well as economic and financial risk are encompassed by water resources management. It is not possible to completely eliminate uncertainty, but better under-standing of the sources and magnitude of the uncertainties involved in a particular project will clearly lead to improved decisions: this volume aims towards that end.

IAHS Publ. 347 (2011) 978-1-907161-22-3 276 + x pp.


Frontiers in Flood Research


Editors Ioulia Tchiguirinskaia, Khin Ni Ni Thein & Pierre Hubert

International experts provide new  information and insights to the key issues and developments in present flood research. Scientific understanding of the flood phenomenon and of its potential impacts from the perspective of the engineering, operational, economic, social and ecological aspects of flood research, and with a focus on integrated flood risk management, is proposed.

IAHS Publ. 305 (2006) ISBN 1-901502-63-5 212 + xii pp. 


Hydrological Sciences Journal

In addition, the following article is now free to view in HSJ at Taylor & Francis

Flood risk and climate change: global and regional perspectives by Z. W. Kundzewicz et al. (Dec. 2013) 

Putting Prediction in Ungauged Basins into Practice

The second book resulting from the IAHS decade of PUB (Prediction in Ungauged Basins) is now published and is available in electronic or printed format.


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Whitepaper: 5 Best Practices for Building Better Stage-Discharge Rating Curves


Dear Sir / Madam,

As an IAHS member, Aquatic Informatics invites you to read the new whitepaper, "5 Best Practices for Building BetterStage-Discharge Rating Curves."

A reliable rating curve is one that is credible, defensible, and minimizes re-work. This paper outlines 5 modern best practices used by highly effective hydrographers. Rediscover the science of building the best possible rating curves and gain the highest confidence in your calculations of flow.

Read this whitepaper to learn how to:

1. Have a Plan - Modernize your approach to leverage a world-class quality management system, network design, technology, training, and data management software.

2. Understand the Science - Make better informed decisions guided by a clear understanding of the science and engineering principles behind rating curve development.

3. Systematically Analyze the Data - Use a hydraulics based approach to determine curve shape and slope, period of applicability, measurement error, and explainable deviations.

4. Manage the Variance - Understand the sources of variance, both systematic and random, by adaptively managing your monitoring plan. Mitigate for variable hydraulic conditions to provide timely, evidence-based, results.

5. Qualify the Derived Discharge Results - Qualify your results by maintaining and disclosing (1) comprehensive records of all data processing steps and (2) data approval levels and quality grades to provide evidence that the curve is reliable.

Stream hydrographers are held accountable for their work. Highly skilled hydrographers follow a best practices approach, making it easier to perform, explain, and defend their work. Reliable rating curves result in better information for decision makers, enabling the optimal use, management, and protection of water resources. To learn more, read Stu’s whitepaper here.

Meet the Author

Stu Hamilton was a senior hydrometric technologist with Water Survey Canada for nearly 30 years and managed the operations of over 500 monitoring stations. Since 2009, Stu has been a Senior Hydrologist with Aquatic Informatics. He is an expert volunteer with the WMO, the ISO, NASH, and the OGC.

Read Stu's 5 Best Practices for Building Better Stage-Discharge Rating Curves to learn how you can build reliable rating curves in a timely, efficient, and effective manner.

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This is not an endorsement of the whitepaper or the AQUARIUS hydrological data management system.

ICWRS, Bologna meeting, June 2014

EVOLVING WATER RESOURCESBologna, June 2014 

Conference Attendance Award


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Hydrological Sciences Journal Editorial Retreat

Prior to the Facets of Uncertainty meeting in Kos, the Co-editors of HSJ, Zbyszek Kundzewicz and Demetris Koutsoyiannis, convened an Editorial Retreat with 17 of the journal's Associate Editors, Frances Watkins and Cate Gardner from IAHS Press and representatives from Taylor & Francis, to focus on the journal. It was the first event of this type and made possible because T&F provided funding.


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

Hydrological Sciences and Water Security: Past, Present and Future


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RSHS'14 and ICGRHWE'14

Call for abstractS

The 3rd Remote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium (RSHS'14) and the 3rd International Conference of GIS/RS in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment (ICGRHWE'14)

Guangzhou, China, 24-27 August 2014

The conference is organized by the International Commission on Remote Sensing (ICRS) of IAHS and Sun Yat-Sen University, China; the co-organizers are the University of Swansea, UK and the University of Nebraska, USA.


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FACETS OF UNCERTAINTY, STAHY'13 Workshop

STAHY'13 Workshop, Kos Island, Greece, 17-19 October 2013

The topical workshop of the International Commission on Statistical Hydrology (ICSH-IAHS, formally STAHY) was held in Kos Island, Greece, 17-19 October 2013, jointly with two prestigious events: the annual EGU Leonardo Conference, and the Hydrofractals Conference that takes place every 10 years. Each of the above events had its own dynamic, but they all focused on a common idea: the uncertainty in natural processes. The different views of the three components were apparent during the Kos convention.


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Managing Groundwater Quality to Support Competing Human and Ecological Needs (GQ13)

Summary of GQ13 held at the University of Florida 

The 8th International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Groundwater Quality Conference (GQ13) was held at the University of Florida, J. Wayne Reitz Union, in Gainesville Florida from 21 to 26 July, 2013.


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Groundwater @ Global Palaeoclimate Signals (G@GPS Africa)

The 2013 ICSU-INQUA-IGCP-GRAPHIC Groundwater @ Global Palaeoclimate Signals (G@GPS) Workshop and Training Course, G@GPS Africa: Long-term recharge of large groundwater basins, was held in Bobole, Mozambique, 14-19 October 2013.


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Climate Change, Water Resources and Disasters in Mountainous Regions

Report on the International Conference on Climate Change, Water Resources and Disasters in Mountainous Regions: Building Resilience to Changing Climate, Kathmandu, Nepal, 27-29 November 2013


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