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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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


November 18-21, 2014, Madrid, Spain


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: [email protected]

Abstracts without registration will not be accepted.


Deadline for Abstract Submission September 15, 2014 

Acceptance of Abstract September 30, 2014 

Early Bird Registration September 15, 2014

Final Program October 15, 2014


Prof. Joan Marti, [email protected] or [email protected] 

Dr. Alicia Felpeto, [email protected]

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


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.


  • 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

[email protected]

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



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 [email protected] (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



Blanca Jimenez Cisneros


Water Security: Needs to address the theme under IHP VIII

Hubert Savenije


Panta Rhei, the new science decade of IAHS

Howard Wheater


Water Security – science and management challenges

Frans Berkhout

Future Earth

The Anthropocene

Zbignew Kundzewicz


Hydrological Extremes and Security

Grigory M. Barenboim et al.


New problems and opportunities of oil spill monitoring systems

José Galizia Tundisi


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

Pradeep Mujumdar


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

Yan Huang


Flood management and drought relief using engineering measures

Bruce Stewart


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

Vazken Andreassian et al.


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

Michela Miletto


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

Heribert Nacken


Capacity Building for Hydrological Change - using a Blended Learning approach


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:


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

Contact: Ms Barbara Lwanga Kavuma, IHP Secretariat, [email protected]

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


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

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